Course date

26 July - 6 August, 1999
Application deadline
15 February, 1999
Course Director(s): 

Milena Dragicevic Sesic

University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Course Faculty: 

Effie Karpodini

Institute of Cultural Studies, Athens, Greece

Dragan Klaic

Felix Meritis Foundation, Amsterdam / Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Corina Suteu

ECUME, Bucharest, Romania

Lidia Varbanova

University of National and World Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria

Raymond Weber

Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

Sergei Zuev

School for Cultural Management, Moscow, Russian Federation
The mission and sense of the course is to give information about and insight into current methods and research in the fields of cultural policy and management – and to present innovations and solutions within art management practices. Presenting crucial issues in the forms of debates and employing the methodology and approach of cultural studies (cultural policies, cultural management etc.) the course aims to stimulate academic circles to enter into this new discipline from different standpoints: political, sociological and economic. That should contribute to the development of higher education in the social sciences and humanities in the fields which are dominated by conservative and traditional approaches.
  • to stimulate public debate about and raise awareness of the importance of art and culture in the development of the countries in the region;
  • to answer the crucial need to educate professionals in the new disciplines and new work methods (marketing managers, art entrepreneurs etc.);
  • to build a network of faculties and professionals in the region, increase interaction (mutual projects and other forms of co-operation);
  • to reinforce the position of art management and administration education in the region, and contribute toward modernisation and innovation of classical academic disciplines and departments such as Political Sciences,  Sociology of Culture, Economics and Management, Law, Librarianship etc.;
  • to reinforce the position of art management education in art schools, where a broader overview of cultural policy and cultural theory is often lacking;
  • to help define the role of cultural managers as policy makers, administrators, programmers, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, mediators and animators, and the extent university courses can contribute to it.
  • policy makers / public cultural administrators on state, regional and city level 
  • senior managers of cultural institutions, festivals or associations and movements 
  • young researchers and academics in universities and institutes in the fields of  Cultural Studies  (Sociology of Culture), Political Sciences (Cultural Policy),  Media Theory and Communication,  and Cultural/Art Management