European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.

Andreas Joh. Wiesand

Executive Director, European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research - ERICarts; Founding Member, Association Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends -; Director, ARCult Media publishing house / consultancy

Worked first in broadcasting, at Rowohlt book publishing, at the SPIEGEL magazine and until 2008 as Director of Zentrum für Kulturforschung - ZfKf. Expert for: European Commission & Parliament, e.g. Selection and Monitoring Panel of the European Capital of Culture programme, 2009-11 and Team Leader, "Voices of Culture" 2014-16; the Council of Europe; UNESCO, e.g. Member of the Expert Facility for the 2005 Convention; UN Alliance of Civilisations; European Cultural Foundation; etc. Missions around the world for development agencies; international foundations; governments; the Goethe Institute; IFACCA; universities; etc.
Professor emeritus for arts management and cultural policy in Hamburg still lecturing at other universities/academies, e.g. Dresden International University. Author, co-author or responsible editor of over 50 book publications, latest: "Culture and Human Rights: THE WROCLAW COMMENTARIES", November 2016. Numerous honorary positions, e.g. former Secretary General German Arts Council and outgoing SG European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V., i.e. the former ECURES, now ERICarts NETWORK.
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Main research fields:
  • Access / participation
  • Architecture / city planning
  • Cultural policies / arts administration
  • Development / 'South-North' relations
  • Diversity / intercultural studies
  • Documentation / archives
  • Economics / creative industries
  • Education / training
  • Empirical methods / statistics
  • European cooperation / integration
  • Financing / sponsoring / philanthropy
  • Heritage / history
  • Impact studies / evaluation
  • Law / rights issues / status of artists
  • Literature / publishing
  • Mass media (press, TV/radio, film)
  • New media / digital culture
  • Sociology / anthropology
  • Socio-cultural and gender studies
Institutional background:
  • Arm's-length bodies (e.g. cultural institutes)
  • Consultancies
  • European networks/advocacy bodies (NGOs)
  • Independent research institutes/Observatories
  • Internet portals/Media/Communication
  • Professional organisations or institutions
  • Universities/Academic institutes


ERICarts Institute and NETWORK
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