The recipient of the 2023 ENCATC Research Award was revealed at the annual ENCATC Research Award
held in Helsinki on the evening of 12 October, in the frame of the 2023 ENCATC CongressArtificial Intelligence Embraced: the future of the cultural and creative sector“.

The 2023 Award winner: Carlotta Scioldo

Doctoral ThesisTransnational Networks between European Governance and Local Chance in the
Cultural and Creative Sector, if not for harmonizing Policy, then what?
, defended at the DIST the Interfaculty Department of the University and Polytechnic of Turin.

Carlotta Scioldo is a researcher and consultant focusing on EU cultural policies. Through her professional and academic trajectory, she has acquired a multifaced view of the cultural and creative sector in Europe. Her fundamental drive is to bridge the communication gap between the cultural sector and policymaking, ensuring that the functioning and aspirations of the artistic field are effectively conveyed. With this motivation, she has worked as dance dramaturg, joined the Creative Europe Unit at EACEA, and served as Network Manager and Policy Advisor the European Dancehouse Network.

Carlotta completed her Ph.D. on how European Transnational Networks operate in the Cultural Sector at DIST the Interfaculty Department of the University and Polytechnic of Turin, and she was visiting researcher at the UCL’s Public Policy Department. Her work questions the political and empirical implications of Transnational Networks in the EU’s cultural sphere and the external dimension. She holds two master’s degrees, the first in Theater Studies from IUAV in Venice, the second in Cultural Projects for Development from ITC-ILO and UNESCO Centre in Turin. Carlotta’s expertise was also acknowledged through a visiting fellowship at New York University.