Tatiana Stoitchkova is an academic, researcher and an expert in the field of culture and education. Her research interests are comparative cultural studies, EU-cultural policies, cultural policies in relation to globalization, with special emphasis on management, planning, regional development and tourism.
She is a Head of the Department of Cultural Studies, Director of Master Program Cultural management and Visual Communications, Faculty of Arts, South-West University “Neofit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad, and coordinator of MA programme in Cultural Management, which includes a European and East-European dimension. She has also worked with the Institute of Cultural Studies, Academy of Science and Ministry of Culture in Bulgaria. Tatiana Stoitchkova participated in many national and international academic events, conferences and is the author of numerous articles published in national and international journals.Tags: Bulgaria, cultural education, cultural planing, cultural policies, cultural research, culture and development, South East Europe
Hristina Mikic is a lecturer, expert, and consultant within the field of cultural policies and culture economics. She is an executive director of SFBC-Creative Economy Group and as an expert she is covering feasibility studies, cultural policies in Europe and cultural industries by promoting and implementing a new standards in legislative protocols.
She worked as a national expert/consultant in several international project such as “Entrepreneurship Serbia” – UNDP; “UK SEE Forum” – British Council; “Severance to job” UNDP; “Feasibility Study for Central Institute for Conservation and Restoration in Serbia”-The Ministry of foreign affairs of Italy; “Compendium of Cultural Policies in Europe”-Council of Europe/ERICArts, UNESCO/UIS “Measuring economic contribution of cultural industries” etc.
Hristina gained professional experience at the Association for promotion and development of culture, Belgrade (2001-2003) as a Financial and tax consulting officer; at the Ministry of culture as a analyst of media economics (2003-2004) and at the Art Council of Switzerland PRO HELVETIA-Swiss Cultural Programme Serbia and Montenegro as a financial and administration officer (2004-2006), and from 2006-2007 as a financial consultant, in the period 2006-2012. she was employed as a lecturer at Higher Business School for professional studies in Novi Sad.
Since 2010, Hristina is PhD candidate in Economics, economic policy and development at the Faculty of Economics, Belgrade. In 2004 she obtained an M. Sc in Economy and in 2000 a B.Sc degree in Economics at the University of Belgrade, Faculty for Economics (Serbia).
She had published more than 30 scientific papers in domestic and international journals, 5 books and several research policy papers/studies for various international bodies (The Ministry of culture of the Republic of Serbia, The Ministry of international affairs of Italy; UNESCO, UNDP, British Council Belgrade etc).Tags: cultural and creative industries, cultural education, cultural policies, cultural research, economy of culture, Serbia
The Danish Cultural Institute is an independent institution supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture. The Institute was established in 1940. The objectives of the Institute are to promote cultural exchange between Denmark and other nations and regions, to inform about Denmark and support long-term cooperation between foreign and Danish cultural institutions, artists and other professionals. The activities evolve around cultural projects, publishing activities, exhibitions, concerts, conferences, seminars, training and education both abroad and in Denmark. These are coordinated through the head office in Copenhagen and branch offices in Benelux, Brazil, China, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and the United Kingdom. The Institute also enables the Job Swop, an international exchange of staff and arranges study tours for groups with special professional interests within its network.Tags: access to culture, cultural cooperation, cultural diversity, cultural education, cultural exchange, cultural programmes, Denmark, External Relations and Culture, Training and Professional Development
The Danish Center for Culture and Development (DCCD) promotes cultural co-operation between Denmark and the developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The center’s work evolves around two fundamental ambitions: to strengthen the art and culture and to create new resources in the developing countries ; as well as to forward new knowledge to a Danish audience about the cultures and contemporary arts scene of the developing countries. Part of this work also serves to engage Danish arts institutions and culture organization to take part in working with artists from the developing world.
The Centre’s activities in Denmark (the IMAGES festival, the Arts Fund and the youth program World Images in Motion) are oriented at presenting arts and culture projects that support contemporary images of the developing countries to the Danish audiences.
Activities in the developing countries, such as the Culture programs, support the local cultural and arts environment, working to improve and widen the scope of platforms for diverse artistic expressions, capacity building and training.arts financing, contemporary art, cultural cooperation, cultural education, culture and development, Denmark, developing countries, festival, Local and Regional Development
Department of Arts Management and Production at Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Beograd, is covering higher education in arts management and cultural production in the field of culture, media, arts and theatre in general. Department is offering Masters and Doctorial academic studies according to the postulates of the Bologna Declaration and within the improved curriculum in educational-scientific field of humanities and social sciences.
Basic studies provide knowledge of cultural, artistic and media systems and enable students to master skills in the field of management and production through lectures, project work, workshops, professional practice, practical research work, study visits to related institutions and study tours. Students are trained to actively participate in organizing and managing artistic productions, cultural institutions, media and other art organizations, as well as debating the future cultural policy developments. Master studies organized by the Department aims to enable students to acquire theoretical and research knowledge and mastery of managerial skills at higher, strategic level that is necessary for the successful management of projects and cultural and media institutions. At the same time these programs of study encourage individual, analytical and critical thinking, modelling and conceptualization necessary for the development of existing cultural systems.Tags: arts management, cultural education, Serbia, South East Europe, University
ProCulture, a Research, Information and Education Center for Arts and Culture is non-governmental and non-profit organization based in Prague. It was established in 2003 by the Open Society (Otevrena spolecnost o.p.s.) as the Arts and Culture Program founded by the private foundation Open Society Fund Prague. ProCulture aims to raise the capacity and professionalism of Czech cultural organizations by supplying them with relevant information and services. The main objective of ProCulture is to transform the role of culture and attitude towards it by building pro-active cultural policy vital for the development of the Czech civil society. Their activities include providing external assistance for culture institutions, including research and analysis, documentation, consultations and educational activities, provide practical information about art projects, contacts with relevant organizations and initiatives abroad and publishing documents focused on the issues concerning cultural organizations. Special importance is laid on informing on trends and promoting successful strategies that support the development of the EU region.Tags: arts and cultural policies, arts management, cultural analysis, cultural and creative industries, cultural education, Cultural Policy Research, culture and development, Czech Republic, documentation