Dr.Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo is a policy expert in the fields of culture, intercultural dialogue, public economics and innovation, and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). She worked in policy advising, management, teaching, research and consulting in a number of international organizations. Previously she has been working for the Council of Europe (CoE, France), the European Commission (EC, Belgium), European Investment Bank (EIB, Luxembourg), the US Agency for International Development (USAID, USA), the Government Financial Officers’ Association in Chicago (USA). Dr. Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo has also been a Senior Fellow and Research Projects Manager at the Ashburn Institute (SC, USA) think-tank for more than 7 years. International publications during her career include books, book chapters, reviews, evaluations, individual studies and manuscripts. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Chicago.Tags: cultural economics, cultural policy, France, ICT and Culture, intercultural dialogue
Patrick Bartos is a researcher, consultant and academic lecturer in the field of cultural and creative industries development, brand strategy, cultural economics and arts management. He is also a CEO of the Linz and Upper Austria Creative Industries Development Company, an Associate of TRAM Research in Barcelona and an advisory experts of the European Commission EACEA cultural programme. Patrick holds a PhD in social and economic sciences at the Institute for cultural studies and cultural economics at Linz University, a Master in Arts and Media Management and a Master in law.
He began his career as research consultant at AEA Consulting, a company specializing in strategy consulting for local, regional and national governments as well as arts institutions in London, New York and Vienna. In 2004 he moved to invent Institute and Consulting in Vienna, a company and private research institution engaged in comprehensive strategy consulting for cluster economies, tourism destinations and the cultural sector. There he played a key role in developing the brand concept and marketing plan for the cultural mega-event RUHR.2010 – European Capital of Culture in Germany that was awarded as a “cultural brand of the year”. The project aimed to set the strategic guidelines which highlighted the cultural diversity of the region, the creative industries, urban development and festivals. Additionaly, he managed the “Culture Tour Austria”, a federal ministry-commissioned project that streamlined the development of a new international cultural tourism strategy for the Republic of Austria. He also had a vital role in setting up the new marketing company Creative Austria and was promoted to Senior Researcher and Senior Consultant with full management responsibilities. In 2011 he became the CEO of the Linz and Upper Austria Creative Industries Development Company.
In 2007, Patrick was Visiting Assistant Professor at Shenandoah University in Virginia, USA where he lectured marketing for the arts at graduate level at the School of Arts Management, marketing and brand strategy at undergraduate level at the Business School and the complementary course in Cultural Tourism at undergraduate level at the School of Arts Management.Tags: arts management, austria, cultural and creative industries, cultural economics, cultural management, Cultural Marketing and Communication, cultural tourism, EU
Diana Andreeva is a co-founder and Director of the Observatory of Cultural Economics (since 2008). She holds Master Degree in Finance at University of National and World Economy, and has continued her education on Arts and Cultural studies at Sofia University ‘Kl.Ohridski’, as well as Film Directing at the New Bulgarian University. Since 2005 she has been working as a researcher in cultural policy and cultural economics. She is a guest lecturer on Marketing and Advertisement of Performing Arts an ‘Financing of the Performing Arts at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts ‘K. Sarafov‘, as well as Economics and Financing of Film Industry at the New Bulgarian University. She is author of many articles and studies and she has participated in various national and international research teams in the field of cultural economics and financing. Since 2010 she is a co-editor of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends responsible for updating the Bulgarian cultural policy (together with Assoc.Prof. BilyanaTomova). Diana is a member of the Association of Cultural Economics International.Tags: Bulgaria, cultural economics, cultural policy, funding, performing arts