Cultural studies, Public policy

In cooperation with the Mosaic project of the Council of Europe

Course date

10 July - 28 July, 2000
Application deadline
15 February, 2000
Course Director(s): 

Milena Dragicevic Sesic

University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Course Faculty: 

Sarah Dawson

Sociology and Social Work, University of Durham, United Kingdom

Effie Karpodini

Institute of Cultural Studies, Athens, Greece

Dragan Klaic

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

Branimir Stojkovic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Corina Suteu

ECUME, Bucharest, Romania

Nada Svob-Dokic

Institute for International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia

Raymond Weber

Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

Lidia Varbanova

University of National and World Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sergei Zuev

School for Cultural Management, Moscow, Russian Federation
Course objectives 
The course objective is to give information and reflection about current methods and research in the fields of cultural policy and management - and also to present innovations and solutions within art management practices. Presenting crucial issues in the forms of debates, with arguments from different sides, the course aims to stimulate academic circles to enter this new discipline from different standpoints: political, sociological, economic and, of course, within the methodology and approach of cultural studies (cultural policies, cultural management, etc.) This should contribute to the development of higher education in the social sciences and humanities in the fields suffering from conservative and traditional approach.
  • to raise public debate and awareness about the importance of art and culture for the development of the countries in the region;
  • to answer the crucial need for education of professionals for the new disciplines and new work methods (marketing managers, art entrepreneurs, etc.);
  • to build a network of faculty and professionals in the region, increasing interactions (mutual projects and other forms of cooperation;
  • to reinforce the position of art management and administration education in the region, and contribute toward the modernization and innovation of classic academic disciplines and departments such as Political Sciences (Cultural Policy missing),  Sociology of Culture (both Cultural Management & Cultural Policy lacking), Economics and Management (Enterpreneurship in Culture), Law (Copyright Issues and Legislation in Culture), Librarianship (Library Management), etc.
  • to reinforce the position of art management education at art schools, where a larger overview of cultural policy and cultural theory is often lacking. The role of cultural managers as policy makers, administrators, strategists, programmers, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, mediators and animators, has to be developed, and university courses have to have their role in it.
Course level, target audience 
The course targets 
  • policy makers / public cultural administrators at state, regional and city level 
  • high level managers of cultural institutions, festivals or associations and cultural movements 
  • young researchers and academics at universities and institutes: Cultural/Art Management, Cultural Studies (Sociology of Culture), Political Sciences (Cultural Policy) and Media Theory and Communication.