On the evening of 18 September 2014, the ENCATC Cultural Policy & Cultural Management Research Award Ceremony will be held in the framework of the 22nd ENCATC Annual Conference “New Challenges for the Arts and Culture: Is it just about money?” (17-19 September 2014) in Brno, Czech Republic.
The winner will be revealed in front of an international audience made up of academics, researchers, cultural professionals, policy makers, artists and students from more than 30 countries.
The ENCATC Award on Cultural Policy & Cultural Management Research is bestowed upon the best recent PhD Thesis on comparative cultural policies or management topics presented by a young researcher. This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and management to explore, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake in contemporary Europe, Asia and the Americas, and possibly anticipate new cultural policy orientations, as well as to contribute to the process of creating an "infrastructure", a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and management issues.
The ENCATC Award on Cultural Policy & Cultural Management Research consists of two award levels overseen by the Award’s international jury of experts. First, in the framework of the ENCATC Annual Conference, the Award finalists are invited to present their PhD theses to an international audience of established and young researchers coming from Europe and beyond. The mobility opportunity for two finalists has been made possible thanks to the financial support of ECF’s Step Beyond grants. Second, the winner’s PhD thesis will be published in 2015 in the ENCATC Book Series published by the international Publishing house Peter Lang.