Meet the finalists of the 10th ENCATC Research Award!

Meet the finalists of the 10th ENCATC Research Award!

Carlotta Scioldo and Giuliana Ciancio are the two shortlisted candidates of the 10th edition of the ENCATC Research Award, the recognition designed by ENCATC in partnership with the Cultural Management Fund of the University of Antwerp. The two researchers specialise on topics of cultural cooperation, cultural activism and the role of political emotions; and on transnational networks and policy harmonization in the cultural and creative sector. They have been selected on the basis of their doctoral research work, capable of informing policymaking and benefitting practitioners in the field of culture.

The Ceremony of the 2023 ENCATC Research Award, where the final winner will be announced, will be held on 12 October 2023 in the frame of the ENCATC Congress.

The finalists of the 2023 ENCATC Research Award are:

  • Giuliana Ciancio is a researcher, cultural manager, curator and lecturer. With a PhD in Management, Giuliana is a member of the Culture Commons Quest Office at the University of Antwerp. She studies cultural policies and cultural activism with a focus on the role of political emotions in these areas. As a practitioner, she collaborates with public and private institutions and independent organizations. Author of several project proposals, she brings together international festivals, universities, municipalities, civil servants, artists and cultural activists. She is the co-founder of the Italian social enterprise (Live Internationalization Gateway).
  • Carlotta Scioldo is a researcher and consultant focusing on EU cultural policies and Lecturer at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Department of Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her drive is to bridge the communication gap between the cultural sector and policymaking. She has worked as dance dramaturg, joined the Creative Europe Unit at EACEA, and served at the European Dancehouse Network. Carlotta completed her Ph.D. on how European transnational networks operate in the cultural sector. Her work questions the political and empirical implications of Transnational Networks in the EU’s cultural sphere. She holds two master’s degrees in Theater Studies and Cultural Projects for Development.

Launched in 2014, the ENCATC Research Award is the only international award recognising top academic achievements in cultural policy and cultural management research, promoting works that explore topical issues at stake in the field, taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to innovative and internationally oriented research designs.

The ENCATC Research Award has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating an international network of scholars who are competent in doing ground-breaking research projects in  cultural management and policy. Over the years, the Award has also proven to be a platform for promoting academic work conducted by women researchers, as made evident from previous editions.

Winners of the Award have their work published as a book in the ENCATC Advances in Cultural Management and Policy Book Series, a series of specialised publications edited by Routledge, the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM. In addition, Award winners gain in visibility and outreach, expanding their network of contacts within the cultural management and policy community.

Join the 2023 ENCATC Congress to attend the Research Award Ceremony, find out who will be the winner and take part in a unique global gathering dedicated to the advancement of theory, education, research and practice in cultural management and policy!

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