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Christiaan De Beukelaer on developing cultural industries

  • Boekman Foundation 415 Herengracht Amsterdam Netherlands (map)

2012 CPRA winner Christiaan De Beukelaer (Lecturer in Cultural Management, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh & PhD Candidate, University of Leeds) will talk about his research Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice (download the book from our Library).

The discourse of the creative economy is now increasingly global. Virtually every country around the world uses the concept (or one of its variants) in politics, policy, advocacy and practice. The aim of this talk is to discuss the uptake of this discourse in the context of Burkina Faso and Ghana. In these countries, the use of the 'creative economy discourse' is rather recent and remains largely at odds with the lived realities of many stakeholders in the cultural sector. Through an empirically illustrated engagement with this debate, the author shows how the use of 'cultural and creative industries' in public policy reconfigures the boundaries of cultural policy.

Reservation required due to a limited number of places
Admission: free

The Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA), from 2004 to 2013, honoured young and talented researchers (up to 35 years old) addressing topics of European relevance in the field of applied and comparative cultural policy. 

While as of 2014 both the CPRA Award and the Forum are handed over to ENCATC, the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education, ECF continues to invest in a young generation of talented cultural policy researchers by providing mobility grants, publishing research, presenting the Researchers’ Lab, and promoting them within the European Research Area. Visit our CPRA page for further information.