2023 ENCATC Research Award Finalist

Doctoral thesis: “Cultural policy and emotional clusters in the post-global context. Performing arts and emotions between top-down and bottom-up negotiations”

Giuliana Ciancio is a researcher, cultural manager, curator and lecturer internationally active in the cultural field. Deeply convinced about the key role of cultural cooperation in the development of the contemporary world, she explores these topics both as an academic and as a practitioner. With a PhD in Management, Giuliana is a member of the C.C.Q.O. (Culture Commons Quest Office) at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). She studies cultural policies and cultural activism with a focus on the role of political emotions in these areas. As a practitioner, she collaborates with public and private Institutions and independent organizations. Author and curator of several award-wining project proposals (at EU and national level), she often brings together international festivals, universities, municipalities, civil servants, artists and cultural activists. She is the co-founder of the Italian social enterprise Liv.in.g. (Live Internationalization Gateway) and she publishes in academic and popular journals in English and Italian.