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On 8 April 2021, The European network on cultural management and policy, ENCATC and The Cultural Management Fund from the University of Antwerp launch the call for applications for the 2021 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management.

This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural management and cultural policy with an emphasis on its applied implications. The ENCATC Research 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.

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 headed by ENCATC and funded by the Cultural Management Fund. The international dissemination of the ENCATC Book Series is ensured by Peter Lang, an international publishing group.

An international Jury will evaluate the applications and select the 3 finalists. The winner will be selected and announced at the occasion of the ENCATC Research Award Ceremony to be organised on the 22nd of October in an online format.

In order to be published, the winner will be asked to provide ENCATC with a proof edited manuscript in English.

For this Research Award, a very broad definition of culture is used, going from the arts, 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 will be based on:

  • 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.

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