ENCATC Congress 2023

Artificial Intelligence Embraced: the future of cultural and creative sector 11-13 October 2023, Helsinki, Finland TICKET SALES END ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2023!

ENCATC Award for Outstanding Contribution

The ENCATC Award for Outstanding Contribution to cultural management, education, research, and policy is a biennial accolade established in 2019 to celebrate the Network's twenty-fifth anniversary. It represents the highest expression of recognition to exceptional achievements in developing and sustaining innovative and consistent approaches that contribute to positive changes in cultural education, research, management and policy.

The Award is designed to acknowledge and honour visionary leadership, creativity, and contribution in education, research, policy, and advocacy within cultural management and/or policy.

In 2023, ENCATC has expanded the Award's reach to individuals, groups, or institutions worldwide. The laureate of the 2023 Award was recently revealed.

The winner for the 2023 Award is LluĂ­s Bonet, Professor of Applied economy and Director of the Cultural Management Graduate program at the University of Barcelona

The 2023 Laureate will be honored during the Award Ceremony on 13 October 2023 in Helsinki. Those attending will have the opportunity to listen to the new laureate deliver a keynote speech after the Ceremony, followed by a panel in response. 

You can learn more about the Award in the dedicated brochure and in the ENCATC news.

ENCATC Award for Outstanding Contribution

ENCATC Research Award

Who will be announced as the winner of the 2023 ENCATC Research Award?

On 12 October, as part of the ENCATC Congress 2023, ENCATC will organise its 2023 Research Award Ceremony.

Launched in 2014, this prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural management and policy 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 ground-breaking research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.

An open call for applications was held between 19 April and 31 May 2023. The winner will be selected by an international Jury and announced at the occasion of the ENCATC Research Award Ceremony.

The finalists of the 2023 ENCATC Research Award are:

  • Giuliana Ciancio (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Carlotta Scioldo (Interfaculty Department of the University and Polytechnic of Turin, Italy)

They have been selected on the basis of their doctoral research work, capable of informing policymaking and benefitting practitioners in the field of culture.

The winning PhD researcher will have their work published in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy. The ENCATC Book Series is now edited by the leading academic publisher Routledge, and its international dissemination is thus ensured by this international publishing group.

You can learn more about the Award, the Jury, and past editions on the ENCATC Research Award's dedicated webpage, and in the ENCATC news you can read more about the profiles of the two finalists of this year. 

ENCATC Research Award