Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland Keynote Lecture with Professor Eleonora Belfiore, Loughborough University.
Wednesday 16 November 2016.
Registration/ tea and coffee: from 3.30pm.
Lecture: 4pm - 5.30pm.
Free, all welcome. Please reserve a ticket in order to facilitate planning and catering.
The Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland, in collaboration with the MA Festive Arts Programme (UL), is delighted to present a keynote lecture with Eleonora Belfiore, Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University.
Eleonora Belfiore is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University. She has published extensively on cultural politics and policy, and particularly the place that notions of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts have had in British cultural policy discourses. With Palgrave she has published, with Oliver Bennett, The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history (2008) and co-edited with Anna Upchurch a volume entitled Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets (2013). More recently, her research has focused on researching the politics of cultural value, and she was Director of Studies of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value (2013-5), and co-author of its final report, Enriching Britain: Culture, creativity and growth, published in February 2015.
The event will be chaired by Dr. Victoria Durrer, Lecturer in Cultural Policy at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen's University Belfast.
This lecture takes place as part of the Tower Seminar series organised by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. For further information on our seminars, concerts, and programmes, please visit http://irishworldacademy.ie/
This event is free and all are welcome. Please reserve a ticket in order to facilitate planning and catering.
About the Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland:
In October 2015, Kerry McCall Magan and Victoria Durrer launched an all island research network: Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland (CPOI) at The Production of Our Contemporary Livelihood conference held on October 22, 2015, at The School of Creative Arts, Queen’s University Belfast. This North-South initiative was formed to further research and information exchange on cultural policy across the island of Ireland. CPOI is a collective venture comprised of affiliated researchers, drawn from diverse disciplines, whose work explores the value, impact and functions of arts and cultural policies (both implicit and explicit) on the island of Ireland.
Further information on the network, its activities, including subscribing to the CPOI monthly listserv, can be found at: Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland: an all island research network, url: www.culturalpolicyireland.org.
Dr. Victoria Durrer is Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy at Queen's University Belfast. Her research focuses on the relationship between cultural institutions and the social realm. She has published and presented work on theoretical underpinnings of cultural policy, arts managers as cultural intermediaries, social inclusion policy in the arts and the workings of local government in arts development. She is the recipient of an Arts and Humanities Research Council Award to develop new lines of inquiry regarding intercultural exchange in the field of arts and cultural management. Victoria has a particular interest in developing research on cultural policy in Ireland. She is currently establishing work on the role of local government in cultural policy in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and received an Improving Children's Lives Award from Queen's University Belfast to examine young people's interpretations and experiences of cultural participation in Ireland with colleagues in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work. She is co-founder of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, an all island research network and serves on the editorial panel of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy.
Kerry McCall Magan is Director of Academic Affairs at Uversity, a progressive concept in creative arts higher education. She has lectured at postgraduate and undergraduate level for many years and specialises in teaching cultural management, leadership and policy issues. Kerry is co-founder of the all island research network, Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland(CPOI), a founding editor of the Irish Journal for Arts Management and Cultural Policy, and a co-ordinator the Arts Management Studies Research Stream in the European Sociological Association. Kerry is Affiliate Faculty to the special academic unit, LEAP Institute for the Arts, in Colorado State University, USA.A member of the Steering Committee and Research Working Group of the National Campaign for the Arts(NCFA), Kerry was Director of The Sculptors’ Society of Ireland (now Visual Artists Ireland) and also sat on the Expert Committee of Culture2025: a national cultural policy for Ireland. Kerry is currently completing doctoral research on The Social Life of Cultural Taste in Ireland at the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths’ University of London (Supervisor, Dr. Dave O'Brien).
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