Vesna Srnić is a professor of Art History and Comparative Literature. She has been teaching “Media Culture” and “Multimedia Culture” at the Croatian Faculty of Teacher Education in Osijek for 8 years and has taught “New Media Genres” at the board of The Faculty of Culturology in Osijek during 2010.
Dr. Srnic defended her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis „Electronic media and Aesthetics in Postfeminist Theory“ at the department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, in September, 2011. (http://media-via.net/scientific-research) and the dissertation is published at Belgian On Demand publisher ShopMyBook (http://www.shopmybook.com/Dr%252E-sc%252E-Vesna-Srni%C4%87/Elektronski-mediji-i-estetika-u-postfeministi%C4%8Dkoj-teoriji).
She has edited electronic magazines such as “Art and Ecology for Planet Europe” (http://planet-europe.sbnet.hr) and “Media-via” (http://media-via.net). Her international project “Glocal Multimedia Art: Urban Performance” (2010-2011) was created in collaboration with two schools from the US and Israel, and was realised with support from UNESCO and the Croatian Ministry of Culture. As a president of NGO “ARTHEA: Culture, Media and Education” in 2011 She initiated the project “Glocal Multimedia Culture,” focusing on aesthetical/ethical revolt against corruption.
Vesna regularly present papers at and participates in conferences in Croatia and abroad (eg. Croatian Academic Research Net (CARNet) conferences and the XV. International Scientific Conference Society and Technology, the symposium „Philosophy of Media” (Opatija, 2012), Arts and Sciences” conference in Munich, 2013, 4th International Conference on the Arts in Society (Venice, Italy), etc.).
She is included in the EACEA (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) list of potential experts in 2013.Tags: Croatia, cultural research, international conferences, international projects, media policy, multimedia research, non-governmental organizations
Asu Aksoy works at the Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communications Cultural Management Department as a senior lecturer. She is the director of Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY) where research activities are undertaken in the fields of cultural policy and cultural management.
After getting her doctorate degree from the University of Westminster in Communication Studies she worked in British universities (such as the University of Westminster, the University of Sussex, and Goldsmiths College London) as a research fellow and on large-scale research programmes on migrants, media and cultural identity. After returning to Turkey in 2007 she worked as the international projects director of the arts and culture center of Bilgi University – santralistanbul. She then worked in the team of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture project. She coordinated a major project on the cultural economy of Istanbul funded by the Istanbul 2010 Agency and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This research work has been published by the Istanbul Bilgi University Press in Turkish and English.
She has many publications in the areas of transnational media, migration and cultural identity, on the socio-political dynamics of urban development of Istanbul, and on cultural policy issues in Turkey. She was the Istanbul curator of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Making City, 2012, and she participated in Istanbul’s first Design Biennale in 2012 with a project titled AdilKebapDürüm. Presently she is coordinating the Turkish side of a European project on Access to culture, funded by the EU Culture Programme.Tags: cultural management, cultural policy, cultural research, project coordinator, Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serhan Ada is a member of the faculty at Art and Cultural Management BA/MA/PhD Programmes of Istanbul Bilgi University and the founding director of santralistanbul, an international center for arts, culture and education converted from the Silahtarağa Power Plant, the first urban-scale power plant of the Ottoman Empire.
Ada has been visiting professor at University IUAV in Venice (2012 and 2013) and GIOCA (Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts Master Programme) at University of Bologna (2011), Cultural Advisor to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, founding member of AICA Turkey (International Association of Art Critics), Vice Chairman of Anadolu Kültür A.Ş. (an independent cultural network creating artistic structures and improving local cultural policies in various cities of Turkey), Deputy President of the Turkish National Commission of UNESCO’s Committee on Cultural Diversity, an Honourary Member of the Creative Industries Council (YEKON) and founder of Cultural Industries Development Platform (KEGeP) representing Turkey in the International Federation of Coalitions on Cultural Diversity (IFCCD).
Ada is the editor of the book entitled “Turkish Cultural Policy: Report A Civil Perspective,” published in 2011 as a result of the Independent Cultural Policy Report of Turkey project, focusing on the civil society’s perspective on cultural policy of Turkey as an alternative to the National Report. He also edited the first book on the Turkish national cultural policy, entitled “Introduction to Cultural Policies in Turkey” and the periodical “Cultural Policy and Management Yearbook,” both published in 2009. His publications include: “Festivals of Istanbul,” as editor, 2011, and “Emerging Cultural Continent: Actors and Networks,” as co-editor, 2008.Tags: cultural management, cultural policy, cultural research, Turkey
Charles Vallerand has more than 20 years of experience in the field of cultural policies, half of which were devoted to international cultural cooperation within the Francophonie, including at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. In particular, he held the position of Executive Assistant to the Vice-President of the French-language television services of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation after having filled several senior management positions at TV5 Quebec Canada. Until recently, he was the communications director for a non-governmental organization dedicated to the implementation of the International Bill of Human Rights of the United Nations through cooperation programs with civil society organizations in some 15 developing countries.
He is the Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Diversity and General Secretary of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity present in 43 countries. This international NGO plays a lead role in advocating for participatory governance in policy making for the protection and the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions and the recognition of the distinctive nature of cultural goods and services in the context of global trade liberalization. It is an official partner with consultative status of UNESCO and serves on the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee.Tags: Canada, cultural cooperation, cultural management, cultural participation, cultural policy, cultural research, media policy
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.
Cristina Ortega Nuere is Director of the Institute of Leisure Studies at the University of Deusto where she is involved in various coordination, research and teaching activities.
- She is professor and the Principal Researcher of the Official Research Team of Leisure and Human Development of the University of Deusto.
- She is teaching in the PhD Programme in Leisure and Human Development, PhD Programme in International and Intercultural Studies and in several other masters (Master Erasmus Mundus Euro-culture, Master in Management of Leisure Projects, Master in Organisation of Events) and specializing courses (the University course in Local Cultural Management and the Course in Protocol and Special Events).
- She is also Director of the Master in Management of Leisure Projects, Master in Organisation of Events and the Postgraduate Course in Local Cultural Management.
Cristina is also President of ENCATC, the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centres and also the chair of ENCATC’s Policy Grouping Monitors of Culture with 40 members from 20 countries.
Cristina has participated in more than 30 research projects in the cultural field. In the last year she has been the leader of the project Monitors of Culture that aims to reflect on cultural observatories in the future in Europe, financed by the European Commission under the framework of the Culture Programme. She has also taken part in the Life Long Learning project Artists Moving and Learning that analyses the impact of mobility experiences of artists in Europe. She has organized more than twenty events and scientific meetings on an international level, among which also the 6th World Leisure Congress of the Institute of Leisure Studies. She regularly participates as a guest in various international meetings.
Her recent publications include:
- contribution to the book edited by the European Commission, entitled Measuring Creativity with the contribution Events: functions and tendencies, by Ortega C. and Izaguirre, M. (2010) Bilbao: University of Deusto; and
- Ortega, C. (2010) Observatorios Culturales. Creación de Mapas de Infraestructuras y Eventos, Barcelona: Ariel.
At present, she is Member of the Basque Council of Culture of the Basque Government.
Cristina is Doctor in Leisure and Human Potential studies, with a Master degree in Leisure Management, and specialised in Cultural Management, she graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy from the University of Deusto and completed her studies in London, Middlesex and at Westminster University.Tags: creativity, cultural infrastructures, cultural management, cultural research, cultural statistics/indicators, Spain
Anna Villarroya is associate professor at the Department of Political Economy and Public Finance at the University of Barcelona, where she teaches “Economics of Culture” and “Creative Industries”. She studied Law and Economics at the University of Barcelona and in 2000 she obtained her PhD in Economics of the Public Sector. Since 2006, she is working, as an independent expert in cultural policy research, in the Spanish-country profile included in the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe.
She has taken part in several research projects funded by the Ministry of Culture, the Department of Culture and Communication of the Catalan government and the Organisation of Iberoamerican States. She is author of several articles and book chapters on different topics related to cultural policies.Tags: cultural and creative industries, cultural research, economy of culture, Spain
Antonio Ariño Villarroya is a Professor of sociology at the University of Valencia. From 1997 till 2003 he was Head of Department of Sociology and Social Antropology. Presently he is a Vice-Principal for Culture and Equality at the University of Valencia. He was a VicePresident of the Federación Española de Sociología. The focus of his research interest is directed towards sociology of culture, social policies and the third sector.
- La ciudad ritual (1992);
- El calendari festiu a laValència contemporànea (1750-1936) (1993);
- Sociología de la cultura (Ariel, 1998);
- Larosa de las solidaridades. Necesidades sociales y voluntariado en la ComunidadValenciana (1999),
- La ciudadanía solidaria. El voluntariado y las organizaciones devoluntariado en la Comunidad Valenciana (2001),
- Diccionario de Solidaridad (2003);
- Las encrucijadas de la diversidad cultural (CIS, 2005),
- La participación cultural enEspaña (Fundación Autor, 2006),
- Asociacionismo y voluntariado en España (Tirant loBlanch, 2007),
- El oficio de estudiar en la Universidad (PUV, 2008)
- AutonomíaPersonal en la edad avanzada (CAM, 2008),
- El movimiento Open (PUV, 2009).
Alfons Martinell’s profesional interests are focused on issues related to cultural policies, cultural development, cultural cooperation and cultural management. Based at University of Girona, where he is Full Professor and a Director of the UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policies and Cooperation’, he is engaged in applied research, knowledge transfer and education within the above mentioned fields, as well as in various international cultural cooperation projects. He has published books and articles dealing with topics of cultural management, cultural policies, culture and development, international cultural cooperation, social education, etc.
In addition, Alfons is co-director of the Laboratorio Iberoamericano de Investigación e Innovación en Cultura y Desarrollo, based in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) and Girona. Within this framework, the review Revista de Investigación en Cultura y Desarrollo Wale’keru is being published.
Alfons Martinell’s profesional experience includes also:
- General Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations at the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional. ( May 2004 – July 2008 )
- President of the Fundación INTERARTS, Observatorio Políticas Culturales Urbanas y Regionales based in Barcelona.
- Expert in the field of education on cultural management, cultural cooperation and cultural policies
- Academic Director of the Campus Euroamericano de Cooperación Cultural
Diane Dodd is a director of Projects and Programmes at ARTidea. She has been working in the field of international cultural co-operation and local strategies for cultural development for nearly 20 years. Since 2007, Diane has also worked for IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies) on European affairs and is a contributor to IFACCA’s international news bulletin, ACORNS. In 2006, she developed and continues to co-ordinate ConnectCP – an international online database of experts on cultural policy, planning and research.
Dianee has been contracted an an independent evaluator for the Cultural Routes programme of the Council of Europe (completing three commissioned reports, a transversal examination of networking and clustering in and amongst cultural routes and evaluations of The Routes of the Olive Tree and The Viking Route.
Diane is a lecturer on the ‘International Masters in Cultural Management’ course at the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona, as well as, invited as a visiting lecturer on many other European courses. She is co-author of the third and fourth European Capitals of Culture Report (published by ATLAS in 2012 and 2011) and she edited Handbook I and II on Cultural Management for the European Cultural Foundation (2010, Netherlands).
Diane has provided expert advise to Fundación Valletta 2018 and Fundación Burgos 2016 in preparation for their resoective bids to be European Capital of Culture. Earlier in her career she co-authored the book entitled ‘a Cultural Component as an integral part of the EU’s Foreign Policy?’ – which looks at foreign cultural policies and the state of international cultural co-operation in EU member states and which led to this subject being addressed by Foreign Institutes at the Hague in 2007.
Diane has worked for and maintains relations with the European Commission (Directorate General for Regional Policy and Directorate General for Education and Culture); UNESCO; the Council of Europe; the Boekmanstichting Study Centre for Arts and Culture; Interarts Foundation (Spain); the European Cultural Foundation (Netherlands); CIRCLE (Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe); LabforCulture.org (European portal for cultural co-operation); On-the-move.org (European portal for performing artists mobility); the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA); the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) and the London School of Economics.
She obtained her PhD from the University of Girona in 2010.Tags: cultural diplomacy, cultural policy, cultural research, cultural tourism, Spain