Launched in 2014, the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management is bestowed annually upon the best recent PhD Thesis on comparative cultural policies or management topics presented by a young researcher.

About the award

 What is the aim?

This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with an emphasis on its applied implications. The ENCATC Award also has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.

What could I win?

Award consists of the translation of the winning PhD thesis into English or French and its publication in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a new series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy headed by ENCATC. The international dissemination of the ENCATC Book Series is ensured by Peter Lang, an international publishing group based in Switzerland and operating throughout the world.

Who is eligible?

Emerging researchers in the field of cultural policy and cultural management up to 35 years of age from Europe and the rest of the world are eligible to apply. Applicants must have recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. The PhD thesis should inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.

Elena Borin, Annick Schramme, GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, Jonathan Price

3rd ENCATC Research Award Ceremony

On 16 December in Brussels at the 3rd ENCATC Research Award Ceremony, the winner will be announced to an international audience that will include the Award's international jury as well as academics, researchers, cultural professionals, policy makers, artists and media. 

Two finalists in the running to win the 3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management: Elena Borin, from Italy and Jonathan Price from the United Kingdom.

Their research has been earmarked to make important contributions to comparative research and policy making and have captivated the Award's jury with their work: Elena Borin for her PhD thesis at the University of Ferrara, “Public-Private Partnership in the Cultural Sector: A Comparative Analysis of European Models” and Jonathan Price from Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University with his PhD thesis “The Discourse of Cultural Leadership”

Supporting the next generation of talented researchers to impact the field of cultural management and policy.

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