Nancy Duxbury, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal (since 2009), and Co-coordinator of its Cities, Cultures and Architecture Research Group. Her current research focuses on culture in sustainable development, and the integration of culture within local planning initiatives internationally. Nancy is Chair of the “Policies” working group of the European COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action on “Investigating Cultural Sustainability” and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
She is internationally published, and has been a guest editor for the journals Culture and Local Governance, Society and Leisure, Cescontexto – Debates, Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais and Canadian Journal of Communication. She is editor of the book “Animation of Public Space through the Arts: Toward More Sustainable Communities” (2013) and co-editor of “Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry” (forthcoming).
Nancy has organized a series of international scientific events and panels investigating the place of cultural initiatives and policy within urban development, among other topics. Recent examples are: “Digital Worlds: Mapping Local Cultures and Telling Local Stories”, Panel Session at the World Social Science Forum (October 2013); “Urban (Ir)rationalities: Between Global Dynamics and Local Collective Actions”, 23rd International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA) conference (June 2013); “Investigating Culture, Cultural Policy, and Sustainable Development”, Thematic Session at the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) (July 2012); “Rethinking Urban Inclusion: Spaces, Mobilisations, Interventions” international conference (June 2012); “Placing Culture in Sustainable Development: Policies, Strategies and Processes”, COST Action Symposium (May 2012); “Animation of Public Space through the Arts: Innovation and Sustainability”, international symposium and workshops (September 2011).
She has been an invited lecturer at the University of Jväskylä, Finland; IULM (Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne) University, Milan, Italy; and the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She also was a Topic Trainer in a cultural policy exchange workshop for the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme, covering Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, in April 2013.
Prior to moving to Portugal, Nancy co-founded and worked as Director of Research of the Creative City Network of Canada, a knowledge sharing and professional development network for municipal staff working on cultural development in about 130 municipalities across Canada (to 2006). From 2005 to 2009, she was Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at Simon Fraser University, and managed a major research project on cultural infrastructure.Tags: Canada, conference organization, cultural education, cultural mapping, cultural policy, international networks, international projects, lecturing, Portugal, sustainable development
Fibicc is a nonprofit institution that promotes training, cooperation and specific research in the fields of culture, art and creativity, in Europe, Latin America and Africa.
It’s mission is to contribute to social and economic development through the promotion of cultural entrepreneurship, creative community support schemes, the establishment of collaborative networks and through research of cultural policies and management models in the field of creative industries.
It’s aim is to respond to the growing importance of cultural and creative industries in the global economic scenario by:
- Supporting those who want to innovate in the field of culture and creativity worldwide, from entrepreneurs to managers, designers, programmers and researchers;
- Contributing to the development of top professionals in the industry through our educational programmes in collaboration with several universities and academic institutions;
- Encouraging the development of culture in Spain, Latin America and Africa;
- And making regular research and divulgation work in order to help consolidate and improve practices within an industry with a long road ahead.
It’s goals are:
- The promotion of Spanish and Latin American culture, with a special focus on the use of new technologies.
- The promotion and encouragement of cultural and creative industries throughout the Spanish territory, with a special interest in supporting young cultural actors, and therefore entrepreneurship.
- To promote research and development of technological and digital media tools for cultural and creative entrepreneurs.
- The strengthening of vocational education and specialized training in the sector;
- To encourage and contribute to scientific research and dissemination in the field of cultural economy.
- Promoting international development cooperation in the field of arts and culture.
- The transmission of the social economy’s values.
Banlieues d’Europe is a European resource and network centre of cultural and artistic innovation based in France. The network is constituted of cultural actors, artists, militants, social workers, local councillors and researchers bringing together 300 international active partners and 5000 contacts in Europe. Their joint objective is to exchange practices and information and to get away from isolation in order to valorise cultural action projects in deprived neighborhoods with excluded communities. To achieve such goal the centre organizes meetings, seminars, training courses and publications of meeting reports, and other works centered on cultural democracy. Additionally Banlieues d’Europe participates in different research projects at European level. The network brings its support to the identification of practices in European cultural institutions and artists, and provides an interface with university research. Banlieues d’Europe is also solicited for expertise in Europe: – Urbact programmes, DG Education-Culture, DG Social Affairs.Tags: cultural cooperation, cultural education, cultural exchange, cultural networking, cultural research, culture and development, EU, France
The International Organisation of La Francophonie acts as one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world representing 56 member states and 19 observers. Sharing humanist values and promoting the French language are two cornerstones which the International Organisation of La Francophonie is based on. Its mission is to embody the active solidarity between its member states and governments by organising political activities and actions of multilateral cooperation that benefit, enhance and promote cultural and linguistic diversity, peace and democracy, sustainable development and education. La Francophonie is also committed to fighting the cultural and linguistic standardization that is a consequence of globalisation.
IOF has concluded 33 cooperation agreements with international and regional organisations and has established permanent dialogue between the major international linguistic zones (the English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arab-speaking zones). The IOF has its head office in Paris as well as four permanent representations in Addis Ababa (at the African Union and at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), in Brussels (at the European Union), in New York and in Geneva (at the UN). It has three regional offices (West Africa ; Central Africa and Indian Ocean ; Asia-Pacific) located respectively in Lomé (Togo), Libreville (Gabon) and Hanoi (Vietnam) and two regional antennas in Bucharest (Romania) and in Port-au-Prince (Haiti).Tags: cultural diversity, cultural education, France, languages, sustainable development
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