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University of Antwerp - Cultural Management

National Network: 
Belgium
Address: 
University of Antwerp Dept. Management - Cultural Management Prinsstraat 13 B - 2000 Antwerp Belgium
Antwerp
Belgium
Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
Year of Establishment: 
1999
General Information: 

Within the Management department of the UA the Cultural Management Group foresees in a master and postgraduate program. In addition, it establishes a research track. The Cultural Management Group consists of a coordinator and two assistants. There is a fixed team of 10 professors involved that foresees in specialist training courses into the diverse functional management dimensions and other classes such as cultural policy and art & law. In addition, a series of guest lectures by experienced and/or innovative cultural actors is being organized. Our main partner is the Foundation for Cultural Management R. Bilsen, with whom a yearly seminar on an actual topic in the broad field is being organized. The staff and regular activities are being financed through the generic academic budgets; for special projects such as research activities extra funding (by e.g. Flemish scientific foundations and private or public constituents) is being attracted.

Mission and Objectives: 

Within the Management department of the University of Antwerp the Cultural Management Group wishes to establish a contemporary and specialist education for those already working and those willing to work in the broad cultural and creative field. Hereby it aims at stimulating the professionalization of the cultural and creative sectors in Flanders, Belgium and abroad, this in order to optimize the cultural offer and climate. Therefore, it develops different learning activities, such as a master program, a postgraduate program, seminars and guest lectures. By integrating a practical component (training period) in its master program and by involving many cultural workers and policy makers in its activities, the Cultural Management Group wishes to increase the access to the field of action, relevant interaction and vivid debate.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Within the Management department of the University of Antwerp the Cultural Management Group foresees in a master and postgraduate education. These consist of specialist training courses into the diverse functional management dimensions (strategic, financial, marketing, HRM) and other classes such as cultural policy, art & law, cultural entrepreneurship & the creative industries and international cultural policy. Every year a series of guest lectures by experienced and/or innovative cultural actors and a seminar is being organized. In addition, it establishes a research track, on different topics related to the management, marketing and financing of cultural organizations, on (governmental) policy and tendencies within the cultural and creative fields such as internationalization. At the moment plans for the organization of a summer school and an international network are being elaborated.