Announcing the 2024 ENCATC Research Award Finalists

Announcing the 2024 ENCATC Research Award Finalists

Two recent PhD recipients are shortlisted for the 2024 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management, the only international Award recognizing excellence in cultural policy and cultural management research. Having been selected by the Award’s international jury, these finalists are authors of important research that sheds light on contemporary cultural issues and challenges by analyzing them and offering policy solutions. 

The winner will be chosen by the Award’s international jury from among the finalists: Jordi Sanjuán Belda for his PhD “Cultural and Creative Industries and the Well-Being of Regions” obtained from the University of Valencia, and João Oswaldo Leiva Filho for his PhD “Fifty years measuring cultural engagement: contributions, gaps and the future of survey” obtained from Goldsmiths, University of London.

ENCATC, the leading European network on cultural management and policy, will announce the winner of the 2024 ENCATC Research Award on 19 September in Lecce, Italy, at the official Ceremony being held during the 2024 ENCATC Congress “Culture that matters: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Futures” (18-20 September).

Speaking on behalf of the jury as ENCATC President and Jury President, Gerald Lidstone said: “This year, the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management received an impressive number of applications, each showcasing exceptional quality and innovation. The diversity and depth of research presented by our finalists are truly remarkable. Their work not only advances our understanding of cultural policy and management but also offers invaluable insights and solutions to contemporary challenges. It is an honor to recognize and celebrate such outstanding scholarship that contributes significantly to the cultural sector’s development and sustainability.”

The ENCATC Award Ceremony is a flagship event that unites top minds from academia, research, cultural operations, and policy-making to honor exceptional work in cultural policy and management. This ceremony underscores ENCATC’s dedication to promoting cutting-edge research on a European and global scale, thereby strengthening the European Research Area’s competitive edge. Receiving acknowledgment from the European Union through the Creative Europe program further emphasizes the significance of our efforts in advancing the cultural sector and fostering innovation and excellence,” said ENCATC Secretary General, GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens.

The winning PhD researcher will have his work published in the Book Series ENCATC Advances on Cultural Management and Policy, by international publishing house Routledge.

Read the full press release here.

Back to all news