Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick Centre for Cultural Policy Studies provides a focus for teaching and research in cultural management, cultural policy, media and communications, social enterprise and the creative and media industries. It is run by a multidisciplinary team of full-time staff supported by a range of distinguished practitioners and visiting experts. The Centre has awarded over 500 Masters degrees with students going on to PhD at Warwick. Its alumni network is global and its expertise is regularly called upon for research and consultancy work in the fields of cultural policy, media, culture, communications and the creative industries.

It forms part of an international network that connects with researchers, cultural managers and creative organisations and businesses in many parts of the world. It  teaches students from the UK,  different countries in Europe and other continents.  The Centre has partnerships and contracts with a variety of institutions including the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Arts Council England (ACE).

Founding members of the Centre have helped define the field of cultural policy studies, notably through the International Journal of Cultural Policy and the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR). The Centre’s research seeks to inform policy and to engage with industry and communities, contributing to projects on aesthetic practice, digital innovation, heritage management, arts impact and the management of creativity through commissioned research, collaborative projects, industry seminars, conferences and workshops and by creating partnerships and networks with key institutions and agencies both nationally and internationally.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Martina Borovac Pečarević

Martina Borovac Pečarević works as Head of Directorate for European Affairs and Media at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia where she is in charge of EU funding/projects (coordinator of the process of programming 2014-2020) and EU programmes (Culture 2007-2013/Creative Europe), international cultural cooperation, media, digitization of cultural heritage, Croatian cultural strategy 2014-2020 – cultural policies, cultural and institutional reform, cultural management and education in cooperation with Kennedy Center Washington.

From 2004 until 2011 she worked at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, where she was dealing with international cultural cooperation, political issues, negotiation and accession to the EU and the relations with the EU institutions.

From 2006 until 2010 she was a cultural attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Kingdom of Belgium, but also dealt with politics and from 2009 also worked as a head of the consular section.

In 2011 Martina obtained a PhD with the thesis “Prospective Development of the European Cultural Policies: Intercultural Dialogue and Multiculturalism” at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Helena Popović

Helena Popović is a researcher and a teaching assistant at the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.  Her research interests include media and culture, media audiences, media genres, entertainment, diversity and pluralism, representation in the media, media and the public sphere and gender representation in the media.

She holds  PhD (2011)  from Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest (2005)  and B.A.  from the University of Zagreb, Department of Sociology (2004).

Previously she was the research assistant at the Department for Culture and Communication of the Institute for International Relations, Zagreb (2004-2007)

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Department of Aesthetics and Communication – Aarhus University

The Department of Aesthetics and Communication belongs to the Faculty of Arts at the Aarhus University. It encompasses more than 20 research and teaching programmes. The researchers participate in a variety of interdisciplinary projects that contribute to the important research breakthroughs and also enrich the individual teaching and research programmes. Interdisciplinary projects contribute both to the development of the  faculty’s own research and teaching activities and to meet the society’s need for innovative responses to the challenges. The main research programmes cover Art, music and design, Media, communication and information and Language, culture and history. They imply varitey of special focus areas.

Tags: , , , , , ,


The is a non-governmental media portal and information service  covering culture and contemporary art news and topics, with the main focus on the independent cultural scene in Croatia. It is strategically contributing to cultural media diversity in Croatia.

Initiated in 2005 by the Clubture Network and run by Kurziv – Platform for Matters of Culture, Media and Society NGO, is aiming to increase the influence and public visibility of the independent cultural sector, constantly encouraging social and political participation, monitoring civic initiatives and advocacy processes, youth culture, urban culture, social activism, new technologies, alternative economies, free software and many other social, political and economic features which have direct impact on cultural production in Croatia.

Its editorial approach is analytical and critical. In addition to regular portal news topics, announcements, current information on funding opportunities, there are several editorial subcategories (Poptika, Kulturskop and Kultrapunkt) covering phenomenons of popular culture and providing theoretical texts and insights into the cultural politics of Southeastern Europe with a special focus on cultural policies in transition, non-governmental SEE trends, cultural decentralisation and new public culture. is covering “Criticize this!,”a collaborative  media initiative between Kulturtreger and Kurziv from Croatia, KPZ Beton and from Serbia, and Plima from Montenegro.

Tags: , , , , ,

Natalija Macura

Natalija Macura is a researcher in the field of cultural policy. She holds a PhD in Cultural Policy and Management Culture from the University of Arts in Belgrade (2011), and a M.A. in Theory of Arts and Media (2005). She is actively involved in cultural policy making on local, regional and international level. She was Cultural Policy Researcher in “European Music Council a Regional Group of International Music Council of UNESCO,” in Bonn, on research project “Structure of the National Music Council,” 2006/2007.

Some relevant research references:

  • “National and international music councils,” Belgrade, 2011, University of Arts in Belgrade
  • “Cultural policy in the field of music,” Belgrade, 2006, Zadužbina Andrejevic
  • “Personnel policy as an instrument of education, cultural and media policy in the field of music”, Belgrade, 2005, University of Arts in Belgrade
Tags: , , , , , , ,

CFK – Czech Film Chamber

The Czech Film Chamber (CFK) is an association founded in  2003 upon the initiative of the Association of Producers in Audiovision (APA), the Union of Film Distributors (UFD) and the Association of Cinema Exhibitors (APK). The Czech Film Chamber runs MEDIA Desk Czech Republic, the national representative office of the EU MEDIA programme. Since 2004, the CFK has been the umbrella organisation for both sections of the Czech Film Center – Film Promotion, promoting Czech cinematography abroad, and Film Commission, ensuring services for foreign film productions. The Czech Film Chamber is also a platform for exchange of opinions among individual players in the Czech audiovisual sector and for the coordination of common action in situations that concern the Czech audiovisual sector as a whole. The Czech Film Chamber actively co-operates with other professional organisations and associations.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Mirko Petrić

Mirko Petrić is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Theory and Media Studies at the Department of Sociology, University of Zadar. His work includes research in the field of cultural policy as well as his involvement in preservation of cultural heritage and public space.  In 2012 Petrić has been appointed for the Head of the working group „Social processes and Cultural Policies“. His work as a cultural journalist started back in the late 1970s and continues to this day. Petrić’s experience in the cultural sector also includes his work as a translator, as well as editorial collaboration at Literaturhaus in Vienna. He studied Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, with study periods at Freie Universitaet Berlin,  and the University of Bologna.

His research involvment includes various research projects, including:  Croatian Society: Identity, Mobility, New Technologies (researcher; project funded by Croatian Ministry of Science, 2007-2010);  Creative Industries – Mapping Project (project leader; funded by the British Council, 2005-2006);  New Media: Sociological, Aesthetic and Technological Aspects (researcher; project funded by Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology, 2001-2005); New Media and New Political Space in Transition Countries (project leader; project funded by the British Council; Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology, 2001-2003); The Visual Style of Croatian Postcommunism (project leader; Open Society Fund, 1997-2000).

Some selected writings:

  • Tomić-Koludrović, I./Petrić, M. (2005) “Creative Industries in Transition: Towards a Creative Economy”, u The Emerging Creative Industries in Southeastern Europe , Zagreb: Institut za međunarodne odnose, str. 7-23.;
  • Petrić, M./Tomić-Koludrović, I. (2005) “Creative City vs. Kulturstadt: Implications of Competing Policy Formulations”, u The Emerging Creative Industries in Southeastern Europe , Zagreb: Institut za međunarodne odnose. str. 127-156.;
  • Petric, M./ Tomic -Koludrovic, I. / Mitrovic, I. (2004), “Metanarratives and Believable Behavior of Autonomous Agents”, u Regulated Agent-Based Social Systems, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York : Springer-Verlag, str. 145-155.;
  • Tomić-Koludrović, I./Petrić, M. (2004): “Identities on the Net: Gender and National Stereotypes on Croatian Broad-Reach Portals”, Društvena istraživanja 13 (4-5): 803-823.;
  • Tomić-Koludrović I. /Petrić, M./Mitrović, I. (2002 ) “Mixed Reality or One Reality: A Socio-Semiotic Approach to Hybrid Multiagent Environments”, JASSS The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation , 5, 1; (40-55)

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Branimir Stojković

Branimir Stojković is a Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. He has carried out research projects in the field of sociology of culture, sociology of religion,  communication studies and his research results have been published in domestic and foreign monographs, journals and volumes of papers. He participated, as  expert for the UNESCO, Council of Europe or within independent research teams in realization of several international research projects such as: “Culture and Working Life“, “Culture, Economy and Regional Development” , “Suppressed Civil Society” , ” The Civil Society in the Countries of Transition” and “New Media in South-East Europe”.  Stojković is a Member of the team of experts for the Ministry of Culture of Serbia,  as well as coordinator of the team for preparation of national report “Cultural Diversity and Cultural Policy” for the Council of Europe.

In Serbia, Stojković was a member of the research team working on three-year (2002-2004) project of the Ministry of Science of Serbia entitled “Democratic Transformation of Political System and Civil Society in Serbia”. Since 1996 he has worked within the scientific project of the Institute for European Studies: “Europe and Yugoslavia: the Problems of European Integration after Maastricht”  researching the position and role of media in the European cultural space. In period 1990-95 he was involved in the scientific project “Developments in Theatre Communication”  conducted by the Institute of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.


Tags: , , , ,

Delia Mucica

Delia Mucica is an independent consultant in media and cultural policies and lecturer at the Bucharest University of Theatre and Film. She is a visiting professor at the University of Arts in Belgrade. Mrs. Mucica has worked for several years as a scientific researcher with the National Institute for Economics  and legal expert with the Standing Committee for Culture, Arts and Mass Media of the House of Deputies.  In 1998-2000 and  2005-2006 she served as Secretary General of the  Romanian Ministry of Culture. She was involved in various projects of the Council of Europe, participating in a number of expert’s missions, mainly in Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus region.   She has authored books and papers on copyright and related rights and  cultural policies.  Some of her works include publications such as:  book ’Cultural Legislation. Why? How? What?’, published by the Council of Europe; “From government to governance: evolving South East European cultural regulation”; “Despre televiziune, diversitate culturala si comertul cu servicii audiovizuale” ; “Presa scrisa si drepturile de autor”.,  “Assessment of needs and impacts – Essential Tools in Cultural Policy-Making” in Cultural Transitions in South-Eastern Europe (2004) .  She has presented over 30 papers in various international conferences.


Tags: , , ,