European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.

Transnational Arts Awards

Opportunity for partnerships

The ERICarts Institute considers bidding in the EU "Creative Europe" Programme which would, if successful, include opportunities for ECURES members. Details about the planned TAA project, that is to support the mobility of arts and media workers, can be found here. However, we still need additional partners (e.g. NGOs, governments or a foundation), investments in the range of ca. 40,000 € - are needed. We look forward to your suggestions!

European Parliament study tender

Support from ECURES for tenderers

The EP invited us to tender for a study on “Creative Europe: Towards the Next Programme Generation” - Procedure no. IP/B/CULT/IC/2017-084. The budget could be up to 40 000 EUR. We may submit a bid until 29/09/2017, if one of our members takes the administrative lead. Contact

Compendium Assembly 2016 in Malta

The 2016 Assembly of Compendium Experts has been held October 17/18 in Malta, followed by IFACCA's World Summit on Arts and Culture. Debates focused on the future of the Compendium which could be transformed into a consortium (in addition to the Council of Europe and the ERICarts Institute, other stakeholders such as governments, NGOs, universities are invited). ECURES with many Compendium experts as members will take part in the process of finding a new  "architecture" that started on 4 November 2016 in Strasbourg.

Expert survey of the Budapest Observatory on the climate of culture

The online questionnaire asks about the conditions for the vitality of cultural life in a country (or region). What are the main characteristics of the ecosystem? Which are the strengths and the weaknesses? (And yes, the opportunities and threats...)

What kind of cultural policy model prevails? This is a follow-up of an earlier pilot survey held in 2014 – you may read the report. The survey is open until 6 December. More here.

Message from Péter Inkei

University of British Columbia online courses on cultural planning and development

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is offering a new session of online professional development courses and workshops, starting September 2015. International experts, among them ECURES members, prepared courses on a variety of topics, inter alia on Cultural Planning and Processes of Urban Change (Franco Bianchini, Sept 9-21); on Digital Culture and Cultural Policy (Aleksandra Uzelac, Oct 13-27); or on Cultural Entrepreneurship (Lidia Varbanova, Nov 19-Dec 3). These courses and workshops can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning – an international professional learning programme. More information:

Seminar: Dialogues with Images. Art, Heritage and Narratives for Europe

June 26, 2014 at ISCTE-IUL University Institute of Lisbon

Following the seminar Dialogues with Images. Art, Heritage and Narratives for Europe, held June 26, 2014 at ISCTE-IUL University Institute of Lisbon, the connected research project with an iconographic basis on the relations between contemporary art, memory and the European historical heritage is to continue. The project works with images of art and heritage that may anchor the reflexivity about cultural issues in institutional and political agendas. It includes the selection of a corpus of images with a special metaphoric potential. An interdisciplinary project team with the participation of experts in sociology of art and culture, cultural policy, history of art, museology, contemporary art, visual studies and European studies is being formed. Prof. Conde welcomes information about similar projects in the European context and a dialogue with colleagues sharing the same interest and approach.
Message from Idalina Conde

Research - resources and strategies of music festivals

November 19-21, 2013 in Lille

In the context of a Europe-wide research project, interesting data about the artistic concepts, finances, cooperation, human resources and strategies of 390 music festivals in 15 different countries are being compared. November 19-21, 2013 in Lille (France), the book with the final results has been presented. Those interested please contact:
Message from Lluis Bonet (Barcelona)

IV. Workshop on Cultural Economics and Management

29 and 30 November 2012

The IV. Workshop on Cultural Economics and Management took place on 29 and 30 November 2012 at the University of the Basque Country in Bizkaia Aretoa, UPV/EHU (Arriaga Auditorium). An invited session with Luciana Lazzeretti (University of Florence) dealt with the topic: Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe.
Message from Victoria Ateca (Bilbao)

International Workshop "Innovation & Diversity in the Media Economy"

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

On the occasion of the Creative Media Days,the International Workshop "Innovation & Diversity in the Media Economy" has been held on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at the Free University of Brussels (VUB, IBBT-SMIT).
Message from Heritiana Ranaivoson (Brussels)