2023 ENCATC Award for Outstanding Contribution nominees revealed

2023 ENCATC Award for Outstanding Contribution nominees revealed

The ENCATC Award for Outstanding contribution to cultural management, education, research, and policy is a biennial accolade established in 2019 to celebrate the Network's 25th anniversary. It represents the highest expression of recognition to exceptional achievements in developing and sustaining innovative and consistent approaches that contribute to positive changes in cultural education, research, management and policy.

The nominees for the 2023 Award are:

  • Lluís Bonet is Professor of Applied economy and Director of the Cultural Management Graduate program at the University of Barcelona, specialized in cultural economics, cultural policies and arts management. He has been president of ENCATC, board member of many academic and cultural organizations, and coordinator / active participant of many international research projects (H2020, Eramus+, Creative Europe, IADB, National research or Arts councils …). He is the coordinator of the Erasmus+ project CHARTER ('Cultural Heritage Action to Refine Training, Education and Roles'). 
  • Mircea Geoană became NATO Deputy Secretary General in October 2019, after a distinguished domestic and international career. He studied at the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest, the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, and he holds a PhD from the Economic Studies Academy of Bucharest. Mr Geoană is a strong advocate of transatlantic integration and has held a number of international positions, including OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in 2001 and personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Georgia in 2005. 
  • Museums Moving Forward (MMF) is a staff-driven initiative to support greater equity and accountability in art museum workplaces through data and research. With a network of 54 museums (and counting), they have partnered with museum directors in the US to survey their staff. Crucially, the data are shared back with staff not just with directors. MMF initially researched three key areas of inquiry: 1) internal culture and structure; 2) legal issues; 3) program and audience. MMF's work is driven by shared values of trust, courage, and care.

The 2023 Laureate will be honored during the Award Ceremony on 13 October 2023 in Helsinki, in the frame of the ENCATC Congress. Those attending will have the opportunity to listen to the new laureate deliver a keynote speech after the Ceremony, followed by a panel in response. 

Stay tuned to ENCATC's communication channels to learn who will become the 2023 ENCATC Award for Outstanding Contribution winner.

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