ENCATC Research Award Ceremony 2016

Brussels, Belgium

ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Management

On 16 December in Brussels at the 3rd ENCATC Research Award Ceremony, the winner will be announced to an international audience that will include the Award's international jury as well as academics, researchers, cultural professionals, policy makers, artists and media. 

Two finalists in the running to win the 3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management: Elena Borin, from Italy and Jonathan Price from the United Kingdom.

Their research has been earmarked to make important contributions to comparative research and policy making and have captivated the Award's jury with their work: Elena Borin for her PhD thesis at the University of Ferrara, “Public-Private Partnership in the Cultural Sector: A Comparative Analysis of European Models” and Jonathan Price from Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University with his PhD thesis “The Discourse of Cultural Leadership”.

The ENCATC Award aims to encourage and enable young cultural policy researchers to take a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research that can inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the field. The Award is devoted to PhD theses which shed light on contemporary cultural issues and challenges by analysing them and offering policy solutions. The Award is open to European and non-European researchers.

Launched in 2014, of the total of 9 finalists who are promising young researchers, 3 have won the Award at date which represents an important achievement for them in this discipline, and a key step in the production of new knowledge.production of new knowledge.

This Award Ceremony is intended for researchers, academics, policy makers, cultural managers and operators, experts, representatives from International and European institutions, students, artists, general public.

Programme & details

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The finalists

Dr Elena Borin is Associate Professor for the Department of Control, Law and Finance, Coordinator of the MSc in Arts and Cultural Management at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France) where she is also member of the Management of Culture and Arts Research Cluster (CEREN/MECIC). She holds a PhD in Economics at the University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy) and was awarded the title of Doctor Europeus European Doctor by an international Jury Member. Her PhD thesis on "Public-Private partnerships in the cultural sector in Europe", presented a comparative analysis of current European models of public-private and multi-stakeholder cooperation for the enhancement and management of the cultural and creative sector. She has been visiting researcher and professor at ICHEC Management School (Brussels, Belgium), at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France), at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (Eichstaett, Germany) and at the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK).Her research interests  include cultural management, cultural governance with an international comparative approach, public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the cultural and creative sector. She has previously cooperated with the European Project ADRIA A, studying the synergies between cultural tourism and transport systems for integrated  territorial  development. Her most recent scientific contributions have been published by the ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy and by the Journal of Intellectual Capital.

Dr Jonathan Price  is a British cultural analyst based in West Yorkshire. He currently works both independently and with the On The Edge research partnership in Scotland, which focuses on the role of the arts in public life (https://ontheedgeresearch.org). With degrees in English Literature (BA) and Cultural Studies (MA), Jon started his career in journalism and music promotion before working for many years as a cultural development manager in Leeds (UK). There he ran festivals, youth programmes, international collaborations, community engagement and cultural regeneration initiatives, also leading on funding programmes and development work for cultural organisations. Returning to academia, Jon obtained his PhD in February 2016 from the Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) with a thesis on ‘The discourse of cultural leadership’. He has since co-ordinated the cross-sectoral project ‘Cultural leadership and the place of the Artist’, generating dialogue between researchers, artists, policy makers and training providers at events in Edinburgh, Brussels and London.  International interest in Jon’s work has resulted in contributions to a range of networks, conferences and programmes throughout the year, including major policy forums organised by ENCATC, ICCPR, IFACCA and IETM.  Immediately after the ENCATC Research Awards he will be delivering a session for the Kulturverkstan cultural leadership programme in Gothenburg, with another planned for next year’s King’s College London executive programme, ‘Leading Culture in the 21st Century’. In the meantime Jon is evaluating arts projects for diverse organisations in England and Scotland, while he also acts as an expert assessor for the European Commission on Creative Europe and Horizon 2020.  Jon has research interests in arts management, cultural participation and the relationship of artists to cultural policy. 

Group photo: Award Finalist, Elena Borin from Italy, ENCATC President Annick Schramme, ENCATC Secretary General, GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, Award Finalist, Jonathan Price from the UK

ENCATC Research Award Ceremony 2016
  • Elena BorinElena Borin
  • Jonathan Price Jonathan Price