European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.

Bucharest calling

Open Call for the ENCATC 2018 Education and Research Session

In the context of the Congress "Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon?", 26-29 September 2018 in Bucharest (Romania), ENCATC will organise an Education and Research Session on Friday, 28 September 2018. The organisers look for "perspectives to face ongoing transformations” from relevant disciplines. Participants are encouraged to address critical and inclusive views of cultural heritage and its relation with other cultural and creative sectors. More

Transnational Arts Awards

Opportunity for partnerships

The ERICarts Institute considers bidding in the EU "Creative Europe" Programme which would, if successful, include opportunities for ECURES members. Details about the planned TAA project, that is to support the mobility of arts and media workers, can be found here. However, we still need additional partners (e.g. NGOs, governments or a foundation), investments in the range of ca. 40,000 € - are needed. We look forward to your suggestions!

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

Message from

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

Message from

"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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