European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.

Democratising the arts and the arts sector

In their Annual Gathering on 23-25 May 2019 at Heilbronn University, Campus Künzelsau (Germany), the Network Brokering Intercultural Exchange wants to build on what has been learned through a series of previous seminars. Four main topics will be explored further. Call for papers…

ERICarts members met in Rijeka

Board members of the European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V. (ERICarts Network) held an open information exchange on October 9 at the RiHub building in Rijeka. Topics were the transformation of the Compendium, the ERICarts work plan and the preparation of the next Assembly 2019 in Paris.

Cyprus Assembly of Compendium Stakeholders

The future Compendium "architecture" has been the main topic of this meeting on 30./31. March 2017 in Nicosia, hosted with great care by Cypriot authorities and the university. Stakeholders and experts, including from ECURES, set the agenda for the future of the information and monitoring system after 2017 (see Agenda).


New handbook on culture & human rights

In 2013, ECURES experts stood at the cradle (see below) of this basic dictionary, just published by De Gruyter and ARCult Media. The handbook with 130 articles written by 96 authors has been presented on 14 November 2016 in Wroclaw. More

ICCPR 2016 in Seoul

Registration dates

For the first time, the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research will be held in July 2016 in Asia (Seoul). The deadline for early registrations ends May 16th, 2016 and regular registrations will be closed after June 11th, 2016. more »


Can we keep focus on the creative process, or do we gothe market takes us?

Presenter and author for the Culture Shift: Creative Leadership in Action, Antwerp, 2014.

A link to the text of the article that was subsequently published is

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Human Being Creative: making arts and healthcare collaborations work

Lateral Thinking, the value of collaboration between the arts, health and environment Conference – 9th April, 2015, Glasgow

An outline of the presentation can be found here

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"Arts and creativity: working on identity and difference"

2016 ESA Conference in Portugal

The 9th midterm conference of the ESA Research Network Sociology of the Arts, 8th to 10th September 2016 at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, focuses on arts and creativity, questioning the processes through which in an increasingly global, open, different and multicultu­ral world artistic creativity is (re)defined, fostered, evaluated and asserted.more »

ECURES Assembly in Wroclaw

Preceding the annual Compendium events on November 12 and 13, the 11th Assembly of the European Association of Cultural Researchers (ECURES) will be held on Thursday, 12 November, from 10 to 13h at the "Bar Barbara", Świdnicka 8b, Wroclaw/Poland - which is also the HQ and information centre for Wroclaw - European Capital of Culture 2016.

Main issues on the agenda:

 - Compendium developments;
 - ECURES work plan;
 - Election of a new Board.
 Guests are welcome.

"Arts Ecosystems in Asia" - Conference in Phnom Penh 2016

An Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER) Conference will be organized by Cambodian Living Arts in Phnom Penh on 14-16 January 2016. The conference, entitled "Vitality and Viability: Arts Ecosystems in Asia", will include keynote speeches and working sessions, focusing on the themes of: regional networks; policy environments; leaders and managers; audience development. It will also feature a young researchers panel as well as a post-conference cultural tour in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The call for submissions of proposals is open. More:

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