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.