Decolonising the cultural policy and management curriculum


Exploring the fundamental significance of decolonization and its potential to recalibrate the paradigms underpinning cultural policy and management education is the key concept behind this Members Talk, organized in the frame of the Research Interest Cluster (RIC) carrying the same name.

Today, cultural management educators must be prepared to provide a kind of educational experience that can both serve an increasingly diverse student population and equip all future arts managers with the skills necessary to engage audiences from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. 

With arts management higher education curricula being still largely based on Eurocentric models, it is essential to address the calls to diversify teaching practices as well as the arts management workforce, thus reflecting the populations already served by many arts organizations.

Creating an equal, diverse and inclusive (EDI) cultural management community starts from educational structures. At this Members Talk, you will gain insight into practical aspects of curricular transformation and discover the innovative strategies adopted by educational institutions in reorienting course content, methodologies, and assessment criteria to reflect increasing ethnic and racial diversity.

Decolonising the cultural policy and management curriculum