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New! /encatcSCHOLAR #09 is out!

New! /encatcSCHOLAR #09 is out!

The latest /encatcSCHOLAR issue #09 is part of the legacy of the 2017 ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy “Click, Connect and Collaborate! New directions in sustaining cultural networks” that took place in September 2017 in Brussels.

The /encatcSCHOLAR is your unique tool for education and lifelong learning on arts and cultural management and policy. This ENCATC project launched 6 years ago was designed for ENCATC members and followers to provide them with curated material for classes and research work. 

Composed of articles, exclusive interviews, case studies, reports and more, /encatcSCHOLAR was born to satisfy the growing demand for the latest teaching material from academics, researchers, cultural operators and students in over 40 countries around the world.

With this newest publication, ENCATC wants to further explore this topic of networks and make a contribution for its study in cultural management and policy classrooms. Therefore, this issue is devoted to the topic of the sustainability of networks, understood as the common effort to enhance the relationship between cultural projects and sustainability through cooperation.

This issue includes two Case Analyses. First, Olga Kolokythia (University of Vienna) discusses the evolution of the European Opera Centre in relation to the cultural landscape and how networks and synergies have changed its course. Next, Zuzana Timcikova (Slovak Academy of Science) outlines the principles in the management of independent theatres and how they challenge the current cultural and legislative context in the Slovak Republic.

The Angles section includes two articles. ENCATC member, Nina Loustarinen (Humak University of Applied Sciences) narrates the creation of the Lights on! Project, which attempted to create a joint network of historical tourist attractions in Finland and Estonia. Irma de Jong (Cicerone Music & Art) highlights the importance of understanding intergenerational differences to enhance communication within the arts and music industry.

By focusing on the evolution of the Dwie Ole collective, Aleksandra Tatarczuk exemplifies in her Case Analysis the possibility of transforming an unutilized greenery belt into a public neighbourhood garden for collective use. In her article on network governance, Anna Steinkamp (independent consultant) provides a Context on how to make international networks of cultural cooperation more effective and sustainable.

In this issue the section Teaching Experience by Rui A. S. Esteves (Portugal) deals with the importance of cybersecurity education for children to protect their privacy and keep their networks safe.

Last but not least, an Interview by Ginevra Addis (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan) with Lucy Latham (Julie’s Bicycle) will help to understand how cultural networks can favour sustainability given the development of necessary leading skills.

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