On the evening of 11 November, ENCATC, the leading European network on cultural management and policy, announced Dr. Rocío Nogales Muriel was the 2020 ENCATC Research Award winner for her PhD “Social transformation and social innovation in the field of culture: The case of the SMart model and its adaptation across Europe” obtained from University of Barcelona in Spain.

The announcement came at the official Ceremony of the 2020 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management edition at the occasion of the annual Ceremony being held during the 2020 ENCATC Digital Congress “Cultural management and policy in a post-digital world – navigating uncertainty” (3-11 November).

There are four recent PhD recipients in the running for this only international Award recognising excellence in cultural policy and cultural management research. Selected by an international panel gathering distinguish academics and researchers from six countries, the finalists are authors of a practical based research that sheds light on contemporary cultural issues and challenges by analysing them and offering policy solutions.

The International jury praised the important work of the finalists:

  • Ali FitzGibbon for her PhD “The Artist in the Room: An investigation of the independent artist as stakeholder in the decision-making of subsidised theatre in the UK” obtained from the Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom;
  • Eman Kandil for her PhD “The EcoMuseums: An Approach for the Preservation of Heritage Attributes in Egypt’s Historic Urbanism” obtained from the Menoufia University in Egypt;
  • Anastasiia Sedova for her PhD “Spaces ‘Out of Religious Use’ and ecclesiastic architecture as marketable real estate assets: A potential solution for Russia’s abandoned religious heritage artifacts”, obtained from the Politecnico di Milano in Italy.

The winning PhD researcher will have her work published in the ENCATC Book Series on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education, by international publishing house P.I.E. Peter Lang.

Read the press release.