Travel Grants

We are pleased to offer travel grants to 45 researchers with a need for financial assistance. Eligible scholars should mention their need for a travel grant in the submission form. The amount granted is contingent on the applicants’ country of origin (due to different travel expenses).The following funds are available:

  • 10 Researchers from Germany: 100€ per person
  • 14 Researchers from Europe: 200€ per person
  • 7 Researchers from North Africa: 250€ per person
  • 14 Researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania: 900€ per person In addition the registration fee is waived for these researchers.

Please note that we cannot guarantee any funding. Preference is given to those presenting a paper. Go to iccpr2014.de/guidelines-for-proposals to find out how you can apply for the ICCPR2014.

Welcome to Berlin!

Just after the closing ceremony of the ICCPR 2014 in Hildesheim there will be the opportunity to travel quickly and easily to Berlin with ICCPR shuttle busses. From the 12th to the 13th September 2014 you can enjoy a nice stay in the city center of Berlin, where the team of the ICCPR 2014 has organized some very interesting events.

On Friday night we will celebrate at the Embassy of the State of Lower Saxony in Berlin. ICCPR has invited the new Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the President of the Federal Council of Germany and President of the State of Lower Saxony, and the Lord Mayor and Senator for Culture of Berlin.

Saturday morning includes an Excursion to three outstanding Arts Institutions with a remarkable relation to Cultural Policy, the afternoon can be used however you like. We offer you a special get-together with a great variety of important actors and representatives of Arts, Policy and Culture.

Let´s have a great time in Berlin, book the additional program – Save the date after the Conference!

Conference Lounge

On the 11th September the widely known “Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum” in Hildesheim opens us its doors and allows us to come into closer contact with each other, in form of a special “Conference Lounge”.

The “Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum” Hildesheim is a house with a broad spectrum. It owns one of the most important ancient Egypt collections of the world, but also one of Europe’s most beautiful and oldest collections of ancient Peruvian artefacts as well as an important palaeontological collection. Hildesheim’s museum gained national importance through its special exhibitions.

The museum’s double name stands for the family names of the museum’s founders: Hermann Roemer and Wilhelm Pelizaeus. Hermann Roemer (1816-1894) and Wilhelm Pelizaeus (1851-1930), citizens of Hildesheim, donated their collections to the city of Hildesheim, thus establishing the basis of the museum. The “Conference Lounge” will not only provide a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, it also gives priority to a well-known starting point of Hildesheim.

Enjoy some unprejudiced hours before the last paper sessions and look forward to a casual evening in the “Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum”. In addition, there will be a fitting musical supporting program.

Welcoming Address by Lower Saxony Minister for Science and Culture, Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić

One goal of cultural policy is to create ideal conditions for the emergence of culture. In Lower Saxony, we are guided by the basic idea of cultural participation for all citizens. Therefore, cultural education, socio- cultural and inter-cultural as well as cross-cultural work are particularly encouraged.

However, which tools and measures can achieve these goals? How is cultural policy shaped in other countries and what are new approaches? These questions show the crucial role of the international discourse for successful cultural policy: Scientific knowledge can be obtained through exchange and stimulate the policy debate.

The eighth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research in September 2014 offers perfect conditions to achieve a successful debate, hosted by the first and only chair of cultural policy in Germany, which holds an UNESCO Chair with the focus on Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development. Moreover, the conference takes place at a special venue, the culture campus Domäne Marienburg. It provides inspiration and ideal working conditions in a unique and creative atmosphere. The city of Hildesheim, with its many historical and cultural highlights as well as two UNESCO World Heritage sites ensures a comprehensive accompanying program.

I hereby invite you to participate at the ICCPR2014, to debate and to continue to explore cultural policy. We are looking forward to have the eighth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research in Hildesheim, and wish you a warm welcome in Lower Saxony.

Sincerely,

Unterschrift-Heinen-Kljajic

 

 

 

Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić
Lower Saxony Minister for Science and Culture

Updates on the ICCPR2014

The ICCPR2014 will be organized by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, in collaboration with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. The Department hosts the UNESCO Chair “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development”. ICCPR2014 aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact in an interdisciplinary and international environment.

The opening session of the Conference will take place in the prestigious “Theatre of Lower Saxony”. In the following days several paper session, thematic sessions and semi-plenary sessions will provide the basis for interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of cultural policies. The high caliber accompanying program offers not only different culinary and cultural highlights but excellent networking opportunities.

You are more than welcome to hand in your proposal by 1st February 2014 at the latest. You can either hand in a proposal for a whole panel session (thematic session) as a group or an individual paper session. If you are not able to pay the conference fee, mention that on your submission form and we will try to arrange financial support. You can find all the information on the application here.

The city of Hildesheim boasts two UNESCO world heritage sites. The ICCPR2014 itself will take place on the Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg, a castle dating back to the fifteenth century, now the home of Cultural Studies at the University of Hildesheim. The campus is reached by a ten minute shuttle ride from the city, or a twenty minute cycle ride alongside the river Innerste. Bicycles will be provided by the conference upon request. You can find the indicative timetable here.

On the final day, after the official closing plenary session, the participants will have the chance to move to Berlin for an exclusive meeting with cultural policy makers and directors of cultural institutions at one of the world´s most vibrant cultural hot spots. Here you can find some details on the Berlin Program.

Conference registration for the audience will be opened at 1st February 2014.

Welcoming by the Director of the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim

Cultural policy could be social policy and, in fact, cultural policy research in Germany deals with the issues of democratization of culture, the social and economic situation of artists and with arts education. Objects of investigation are the cultural infrastructure, cultural management and foreign cultural policy, as well as the complex system of cultural support in the multi-level political system of Germany, where especially communities and federal states have culture-political responsibility. But also the role of civil society with a differentiated provider landscape – the German Cultural Council unites around 250 organizations, for example of music, performing arts, literature, film and community arts -, the private arts foundations as well as the cultural and creative industries are analyzed, reflected and discussed in research and education.

Germany regards itself as a Kulturstaat. In Article 5, paragraph 3 of the Basic Law, the freedom of art is proclaimed, in the federal structure the 16 states express their cultural mandate, for example in the constitution of Lower Saxony, which states that state, county and local governments have to protect and promote culture. The overall public cultural support of currently more than nine billion euros per year allows a diverse theatre, museum and library presence. However mainly in the cities.

Against this background, it is a great pleasure to host the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, from 9th to the 12th September 2014 at the only German university department of cultural policy in Hildesheim. We are honored by the decision of the Scientific Committee to be able to host this important congress in Germany for the first time and we please you now: Save the date!

We welcome you on the Kulturcampus of our medieval castle in the city of world cultural heritage at the office of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development.

And please plan right now to come – perhaps even to apply a presentation or a thematic session – and to continue after the Hildesheim program of theoretical debate with travelling with us from 12th to 13th September 2014 to Berlin, where we can meet artists and cultural politicians from practice.

Welcome to Hildesheim!

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider

UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development

A Glimpse of Research in Hildesheim

Artist. A Report. Portraits and conversations about Cultural Policy, by Wolfgang Schneider.

Art is created by creative people. With their forms of expression as some kind of self-assurance of society artists act in a complex framework between state, market and civil society. The research contains portraits and conversations where movie and theater makers, writers, musicians and visual artists speak for themselves. They provide insights into training and working conditions, commend on a culture-political claim and to reality of promoting the arts and highlight key elements of a future “artists compatibility clause” in all policy decisions. It is obvious that art costs – and the artists’ work should be the precious to the Kulturstaat.

Basis of the present publication is a project that gives artists a voice through qualitative methods to deepen debate instead of continuing the sole conversation about other in cultural policy frameworking. A two semester research project with students of Hildesheim cultural studies has dealt with the German “Artist Report” of 1975 and recent studies on the economic and social situation of artists in Germany and collected, analyzed and reflected through interviews with artists and cultural workers new material. Direct and indirect promotion of artists, social security of artists and other concepts of cultural policy which intended to promote the freedom of art had been tested. The result is a new approach as an “Artist Report” with two dozen portraits, which name also the necessary for a cultural policy that describes reform requirements from the perspective of the artists and which may contribute to the discussion in the local, state and federal government.

International Journal of Cultural Policy

The International Journal of Cultural Policy provides an outlet for an interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of cultural policies. Cultural policy is understood as the promotion or prohibition of cultural practices and values by governments, corporations, other institutions and individuals.

Such policies may be explicit, in that their objectives are openly described as cultural, or implicit, in that their cultural objectives are concealed or described in other terms. The historical range is not limited to any given period, but the Journal is primarily concerned with material that is relevant to the contemporary world and which contributes to a fruitful international exchange of ideas.

The Journal acknowledges the multiplicity of meanings around the idea of culture and the inter-relationship of these meanings. However, whilst it takes a broad view of culture, encompassing a wide range of signifying practices that include the products of the media, the arts and various forms of government or religious display, the Journal will attempt to maintain a focus on policies relating to culture as symbolic communication rather than to culture in the anthropological sense as ‘a whole way of life’.

The Journal publishes papers that reflect on cultural policy from any relevant discipline, provided they make an original academic contribution to the study of cultural policy. Papers based on research that is primarily ‘instrumental’ (such as market research) or on research designed for the advocacy of a preconceived institutional position will not be accepted. This does not exclude applied research of high academic quality, particularly research that advances methodology.

The Journal addresses itself to all those with a serious intellectual interest in how and why different agencies and agents attempt to work on the cultural practices and values of individuals and societies. As an interdisciplinary and international Journal, it requires its contributors to write in a clear, readable style. Some editions of the Journal are designed around particular themes, which may relate to a specific set of issues, a geographical region or a particular cultural practice.

The Journal is edited by Professor Dr Oliver Bennett, from the University of Warwick, and is published five times a year. Further information can be found at:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gcul20/current#.UnpUV3BSjvk

Who’s Who

The main function of ICCPR (The International Conference on Cultural Policy Research) is to promote, in association with the International Journal of Cultural Policy, a biennial research conference of high academic standards in different parts of the world. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present papers that reflect on cultural policy from any relevant discipline, provided they make an original academic contribution to the field. Proposals for papers are rigorously assessed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee (see below).

The ICCPR2014 is hosted by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim and organized in cooperation with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. Therefore the Chair of the ICCPR is the director of the Department, Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schneider. He is accompanied by the team of the Department who is Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel (Arts and Cultural Management and Mediation), Prof. Dr. Vanessa-Isabelle Reinwand-Weiss (Arts Education), Dr. Daniel Gad (Academic Associate and Manager UNESCO Chair), Dr. Doreen Götzky, Dr. Tobias Fink, Julia Speckmann, Thomas Renz, and an extended team of doctoral candidates and postgraduates students.

The Department of Cultural Policy, founded in 1998, focuses its work on the representatives, the content and the structures of cultural policies, arts management and arts education in Germany and in international contexts. It is a part of Arts and Cultural Studies at University of Hildesheim.

The International Journal of Cultural Policy provides an outlet for an interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of cultural policies. The Journal publishes papers that reflect on cultural policy from any relevant discipline, provided they make an original academic contribution to the study of cultural policy. The initiative to organise the ICCPR 1999 was taken by an international group of researchers in cooperation with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. This International Scientific Committee supports the conference host during the planning process. It is chaired by Dr. Jenny Johannisson, University of Borås, Sweden. Further members are Prof. Dr. Jeremy Ahearne, University of Warwick, UK; Prof. Dr. Oliver Bennett, University of Warwick, UK (editor of The International Journal of Cultural Policy); Prof. Dr. Jennifer Craik, University of Canberra, Australia; Prof. Dr. Peter Duelund, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Enríquez-Soltero, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), ENES – León, Mexico; Prof. Dr. Aysegül Guchan, Yeditepe University, Turkey; Prof. Dr. Nobuko Kawashima, Doshisha University, Japan; Prof. Dr. Sigrid Røyseng, BI: Norwegian Business School, Norway; Prof. Dr. Diane Saint Pierre, University of Quebec, Canada; Prof. Dr. Michael Volkerling, University of Western Sydney, Australia and PD Dr. Michael Wimmer, University of Vienna, Austria.

Welcome

Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, Hildesheim, Germany, 9-12 September 2014 + Berlin 12-13 September 2014.
The ICCPR2014 will be organized by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, in collaboration with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. The Department hosts the UNESCO Chair “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development”.
ICCPR2014 aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact in an interdisciplinary and international environment. This ICCPR2014 exploration is not restricted to the contemporary period, or any geographical area. The conference assumes no fixed understanding of the concepts of culture or policy.

In general terms, ICCPR2014 sees cultural policies as the regulation, promotion, and discouragement of practices and values by institutions and individuals, public and private. Furthermore, ICCPR2014 maintains that cultural policies and their effects can be explicit and implicit, or latent.
In Germany, where the ICCPR2014 takes place, cultural policy is most commonly understood as Gesellschaftspolitik, or ‘society policy‘. Whilst this will form one of the main themes of the conference, encompassing the broad field of culture and development and especially the relations of cultural policy, the arts and development processes in society, the ICCPR2014 will be welcoming papers from across the whole spectrum of cultural policy studies.

The city of Hildesheim boasts two UNESCO world heritage sites. The ICCPR2014 itself will take place on the Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg, a fortress dating back to the fifteenth century, now the home of Cultural Studies at the University of Hildesheim. The campus is reached by a ten minute shuttle ride from the city, or a twenty minute cycle ride alongside the river Innerste. Bicycles will be provided by the conference. On the final day, after the official closing plenary session, the participants will have the chance to move to Berlin for an exclusive meeting with cultural policy makers and directors of cultural institutions at one of the world´s most vibrant cultural hot spots located two hours by fast train from Hildesheim.

The conference will be conducted in English, although it is anticipated that some sessions, involving local, regional and national policy-makers and practitioners, will be conducted in German.

The call for proposals has already been posted at the conference website and can be handed in until February 1, 2014. Conference registration will be opened at February 1, 2014.

Conference organizers:
Wolfgang Schneider
Professor for Cultural Policy Manager of UNESCO-Chair
Department of Cultural Policy, University of HildesheimDaniel Gad
UNESCO Chair “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development”
Email: iccpr2014[at]uni-hildesheim.de

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