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23 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021

ICCPR conference 2020 moved online to March 2021

The 11th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2020) whixh was due to be held in the historical city of Japan, Kyoto in September 2020 has been moved online and will now take place in March 2021.

Registration is open with earlybird rates until 8 January 2021. 

The online conference outline has been published.

With all regrets, the organisers have announced the decision that the next ICCPR is postponed to March 23-26, 2021 and will be all online. In light of current situations concerning COVID-19 and corresponding uncertainties that remain globally, we have come to think that it is unrealistic and risky to have an onsite, international conference in the coming months in Japan.

The theme of ICCPR 2020 is Resilience of Cultural Policy. In the rapid globalization and digital transformation of recent years, one major challenge for cultural policy seems to be how best to maintain or strengthen regional, local or various representations of communities’ own culture. Cultural policies of many nations, in the meantime, are increasingly expected to work with (or for) other policy areas such as economic development, social inclusion and urban planning. Is such an approach to cultural policy crossing many policy areas negatively affecting 'cultural policy proper' concerns? Was there any time in history when cultural policy was independent, autonomous and detached from socio-economic aims of government? To what extent is cultural policy of today 'resilient', or should it be so? ‘Resilient’ to what forces and in what directions? These are some of the issues this conference would like to address with invited guests and participants from all over the world.