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25 Jul 2022

2022 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management

The European network on cultural management and policy (ENCATC) is calling for applications for the 2022 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management.

The annual Research Award is granted to a recently successfully defended doctoral thesis exploring topical issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to innovative and internationally oriented research designs. In addition, it is rewarded to a doctoral thesis that can inform policy making and benefit practitioners in the broad field of culture.

This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural management and policy with an emphasis on its applied implications. The Award also has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing ground-breaking research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.

For this Research Award, a very broad definition of culture is used, including the arts, cultural heritage and culture and creative sectors. Doctoral thesis submitted to the call should be related to the domain of cultural management and or policy. 

Assessment criteria: 

  • Quality of the research and the research methodology
  • Originality of the research topic
  • Innovative character of the research design
  • Relevance and inspiration for the field and/or for policy makers
  • International and comparative dimension of the research
  • Quality of writing

An international Jury will evaluate the applications and select the three finalists. The winner will be selected and announced at the occasion of the ENCATC Research Award Ceremony to be organised on the 17 October 2022 in Antwerp, as part of the ENCATC Congress 2022.

Granted each year, the Award consists of the winning doctoral thesis being published in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy. 

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 25 July 2022