CPRA 2007: Crossing Cultural Borders? Migrants and Ethnic Diversity in the Cultural Industries



In 2007, the Cultural Policy Research Award went to Amanda Brandellero, an English-Italian PhD researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (University of Amsterdam), for her research paper Crossing cultural borders? Migrants and ethnic diversity in the cultural industries. Amanda has accomplished an in depth theoretical study applying a specific interdisciplinary approach, and an inspiring empirical study on migrant entrepreneurship in the cultural industries in three European cities - Paris, London and Amsterdam.

By portraying the ‘ethnicity’ of the creative entrepreneurs in the areas of music, fashion and architecture, the author reveals important intercultural processes that (pre)determine the birth of creative production. This knowledge may result in fine tuning of the respective policy attitudes and instruments. 



Dr. Sophia Labadi received the 2008 Cultural Policy Research Award for her work evaluating the socio-economic impacts of selected regenerated heritage sites in Europe. We talk to Sophia about the impact of the award, international heritage, and on her future plans.

Christiaan De Beukelaer was awarded the 2012 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) which lead to the publication of his book Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice. Exploring the connection between culture and broader goals of human development, this research focuses on cultural and creative industries in developing countries.

The CPRA has been awarded to the best research on comparative cultural policies or management topics presented by a young researcher. Currently, eight published works are available in our Library and two more books will soon join featuring the 2012 and 2013 winners.

This publication is the result of the 3d Cultural Policy Research Award in 2006.

This publication is the result of the 2d Cultural Policy Research Award in 2005.