European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.

Pavla Petrová

Pavla Petrová with her background in economics and management has many years of experience working for large cultural institutions and projects. For example, she has been working since 1992 for the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in different capacities - longest of all as the Director of the Section of Arts and Libraries, with focus on theatre, dance, visual arts, music, literature and libraries. She has also acted as the producer manager of the International Festival of New Dance CONFRONTATIONS 2001 and the producer of the Central European Dance Platform 2002.

On March 1st 2008, Pavla Petrová was appointed as the Director of the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague. She is also the Director of the Prague Quadrenniel 2011 and Executive Director of the Czech Centre of International Theatre Institute.

She has been a member of different expert teams and working groups on culture policy and on mobility of artists.

Main research fields:
  • Cultural policies / arts administration
  • Economics / creative industries
  • Financing / sponsoring / philanthropy
  • Literature / publishing
  • Management / marketing
  • Perform. arts (music, theatre, dance)
Institutional background:
  • Arm's-length bodies (e.g. cultural institutes)
  • National Governments and agencies


Arts and Theatre Institute
Celetná 17
110 00
Prague 1
Czech Republic