Cultural Policy Research Award 2009: Application Process until 23 May

11 May 2009

The European Cultural Foundation, the Riksbankens Jublileumsfond and the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centres (ENCATC) launched the application process for the Policy Research Award 2009 earlier this year. Designed to stimulate academic and applied cultural policy research and to explore, through comparative cross-national research, issues at stake in contemporary Europe, and possibly anticipate new cultural policy orientations, the CPRA aims to contribute to the process of creating a network of young cultural policy scholars competent in carrying out comparative research projects. Targeting young academics, researchers and policymakers across Europe Open to young - 35 or under - academics, researchers and policymakers from all European countries, the award was first launched in 2004. Issues covered so far range from the raison d’être of European cultural policy; creative industries in South-East Europe; comparison of trends in funding, governance and organizational structure of live classical music organizations; and diversity and the commodification of culture in cultural industries with a special focus on architecture, fashion and music. More recently, particular attention is being given to research projects in the area of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, especially with regard to their implications for cultural policy-making at European, national, regional, or local level. Each year, a European Jury selects the best project in terms of its relevance to European debates and policy-making, as well as its methodology and the research achievements of the applicant. The CPRA has been awarded to the best project proposals which were throwing light on contemporary European cultural issues and offering possible policy solutions. Award winner announced at ENCATC Annual Conference in October in Barcelona The deadline for the submission of applications for the CPR Award 2009 is 23 May. The on-line application form, and guidelines for application, can be downloaded from the CPR Award website. The winner of the CPR Award 2009, worth Euro 10.000, will be announced at the International ENCATC Annual Conference taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 24 October. ENCATC administers the CPRA as part of its ongoing commitment to cultural policy research and education. The ultimate aim is to contribute to creating a European competitive research area by supporting capacity-building in cultural policy research, and thus the production on new knowledge. For more information, please consult the ENCATC website Contact: Claudia Ritter De Decker ENCATC Director for Projects & Communication