Lluís Bonet, President of the Jury (Spain)
Jacques Bonniel, Jury member (France)
Mikhail Gnedovsky, Jury member (Russia)
Therese Kaufmann , Jury member (Austria)
Eleonora Belfiore, Jury member (UK)
Sanjin Dragojevic, Jury member (Croatia)
Timo Cantell, Jury member (Finland)
Lluís Bonet, President of the Jury (Spain)
Professor of Public Economy, and Director of the Doctoral and the Graduate Program on Cultural Management and Policies at the University of Barcelona. He is President of the Jury of the European Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) and Board member of the Association of Cultural Economics International (ACEI). He has been President of ENCATC, Vice-President of Abacus (the largest Spanish Cooperative Corporation on education and culture) and Vice-President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE). He has been a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, invited professor at the University of Montpellier, and guest lecturer in over thirty different countries. His main fields of research are cultural economics and cultural policies. Winner of the 2002 CAC Research Award with “The Audiovisual Industry facing the digital age”, he published a large number of articles and books on the political, managerial and economic dimension of the cultural sector.
Jacques Bonniel, Jury Member (France)
Jacques Bonniel is Maître de Conférences in Sociology at the University Lumière LYON2 France. He is also director of a post-grad (master) in cultural project management (« Développement culturel et Direction de Projet Management of Cultural Projects») at the same University and co-organizer of a post-grad « Cultural management and policies in the Balkans » with the University of Arts in Belgrade (Milena Dragicevic-Sesic) and the University of Grenoble II (Mireille Pongy). He conducts research for different regional and national departments, mainly about cultural policies and published books, articles and research reports about subjects in the field of culture, He also participates to various national or regional working groups about these subjects. Jacques Bonniel was Dean of Faculty of Anthropology and Sociology (University of Lyon, 1995 - 2005) and is involved in ENCATC since the beginning in Warsaw in 1992.
Mikhail Gnedovsky, Jury Member (Russia)
Mikhail Gnedovsky has been Director at the Cultural Policy Institute, a Moscow based NGO, since 2003. During these years, he has led, or supervised, various projects aimed at the promotion of innovative agenda in the cultural field in Russia. He has been involved in the research and capacity building projects, as well as in the development of strategies focused around the issues of creative industries, arts and business collaboration, social implications of the arts, the role of cultural heritage in the regional economy, etc. He has worked internationally, as an expert in various cultural projects, including the programmes of the Council of Europe. In 1998–2002, he worked as Director for the Arts and Culture Programme at the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation) in Russia. In 2000-03, he was also Member of the Arts and Culture Sub-board at the Open Society Institute in Budapest. In 2009, he was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees at the European Museum Forum, an organisation that aims at the promotion of excellence, innovation and public quality in the European museums, and operates the European Museum of the Year Award scheme. In 2005, he was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit of Poland.
Therese Kaufmann, Jury Member (Austria)
Therese Kaufmann is a co-director of the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies in Vienna (eipcp), and one of the editors of the multilingual web journal transversal. She currently coordinates the multi-annual research project Creating Worlds (2009-2012) on the relationship between art and knowledge production. She has worked in a number of projects connecting visual arts, debate and theory production. She was coordinator of the transnational art- and research project "translate": Beyond Culture: The Politics of Translation (2005-2008). She also took part in the project team of republicart (2002-2005): both projects were funded by the Culture Programme of the EU. Therese is a member of the editorial board of the journal Kulturrisse. She teaches regularly on cultural policy and cultural theory. From 2003-2006 she was a board member of EFAH, now Culture Action Europe. In her writing and research she currently takes a specific interest in postcolonial studies and critical migration studies.
Eleonora Belfiore, Jury Member (UK)
Eleonora Belfiore is Associate Professor in Cultural Policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. Her research interests revolve around the notion of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts, and the effect that the transformational rhetoric of impact has had on British cultural policy. In particular, Eleonora Belfiore has been researching the challenges posed by impact evaluation and assessment in the context of a growing trends towards evidence-based policy making in the cultural sector. Part of this work was published by Palgrave in 2008 as a monograph entitled The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history, co-authored with Oliver Bennett. Most recently, Dr Belfiore’s research interests have focussed more specifically around the often unacknowledged role of deeply held beliefs and cultural values in the process of policy-making, despite the professed reliance on empirically acquired ‘evidence’ as a basis for decision making in the policy sphere.
Sanjin Dragojevic, Jury Member (Croatia)
Sanjin Dragojević has been participating in the establishment and work of the Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development (Culturelink), and was a board member of the CIRCLE network (Cultural Information and Research Liaison in Europe). At the moment he is teaching at the Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb and Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb as well as at the University of Arts in Belgrade. He is a winner of the Pergamon Press Prize in European studies. Previously, he was a Head of Department for Bilateral Cultural Co-operation at the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the member of the European expert group for the evaluation of cultural policy of Georgia in the scope of the Council of Europe.
His areas of interest include philosophy and sociology of culture, cultural development and international cultural cooperation, cultural policy, cultural management and information systems in culture. He has published more then one hundred articles and seven books (as author or editor) translated into 14 languages.
Timo Cantell, Jury Member (Finland)
Timo Cantell is in charge of Urban Research Unit at City of Helsinki Urban Facts. where over 20 researchers are engaged in studying various urban phenomena, including population, housing, economic issues, urban policies, cultural participation, etc. He is responsible for urban research strategy and activities within Urban Facts and develops urban research activities in liaison with universities and other research institutions located in the Helsinki metropolitan region.
Prior to Urban Facts Dr Cantell was professor in arts management at Sibelius Academy. He has published and lectured extensively on arts audiences, arts and urban growth strategies, urban regeneration and arts management.