2021 ENCATC Research Award Finalist

Doctoral Thesis:Foreign Cultural Policy through the work of the National Institutes of Culture: a comparative study on instrumentalism” defended at the University College London (United Kingdom).

Dimitra Kizlari read Archaeology & Art History in Greece before she obtained her doctorate from University College London in 2019. Her thesis on ‘Foreign Cultural Policy through the Work of the National Institutes for Culture’ investigates the managerial practices of 6 Cultural Institutes across the EU (British Council, Goethe Institut, Institut français, Instituto Cervantes, Swedish Institute and Hellenic Foundation for Culture).

Dimitra has been a trainee at the Cultural Policy Unit of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the EU. She is working as an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission (2019 – now) assessing project proposals submitted to Creative Europe. She is also a Subject Matter Expert for Canada Council for the Arts (2021-2023) and a Senior Insights Specialist at PRS for Music (2019 – now).

In terms of on-going research, her latest article compares the practices of three countries (Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden) with regard to the work of cultural attachés. The article is published in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and is available in open access.