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Summer School - The International Arts & Cultural Management and Cultural Policy, 3-16 July 2017, Rijeka, Croatia


May 31, 2017

Event Date:

July 03, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Opportunity Cover Image - Summer School - The International Arts & Cultural Management and Cultural Policy, 3-16 July 2017, Rijeka, Croatia

The International Arts & Cultural Management and Cultural Policy
Lifelong Learning Programme

3rd - 16th of July 2017
Rijeka, Croatia

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka
Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia
Venice Biennale


The program is planned in order to increase participant's knowledge and skills on cultural policy and cultural management and to emphasize the importance of cultivating creative capital in acting as a bridge between education and the community.

Program structure

The Unicult2020 program aims to provide professional training from various angles of cultural practice. The structure is a collaborative and applied learning environment, providing an open, flexible, theoretically grounded platform, combined with practical fieldwork experience.
A well-rounded education that will cover issues such as cultural identities and rights and professional ethics and develop the competence to define, interpret and implement inclusive and participatory cultural strategies. Participants will develop strategy skills, be introduced to financial and legal challenges, operations planning, programming, human resource management and negotiation.

Faculty / Lectures

A heightened capacity for engaging in international projects is a defined objective for Unicult2020.
The faculty of Unicult2020 consists of recognized professors teaching at respected Universities from Croatia and Europe, together with experts and specialists in the cultural field with an international experience and practice.

Lectures at the University of Rijeka
Airan Berg | Radical Animation. Is there ART in pARTicipation?
Milena Dragičević Šešić | Part I - Shared Cultural Leadership and Decision Making Processes -
Ethics in Policy-making and Cultural Practice; Part II: Bottom-up Cultural Policies: Towards New Financing Practices
Bruno Juričić | Design and Architecture in the age of Digital Media
Horst Hortner | TBA
Darko Lukić | Socially Responsible Cultural Leadership
Robert Manchin | The culture of leadership and the use of data in decision making for cultural institutions
Davor Mišković | Bounded Rationality of Cultural Organizations
Lidia Varbanova | Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the Arts and Creative Industries in an International Context: Strategies, Tools and Practices
Lorien Beijaert, Arna Mackic, Mattias Viktor Desac | Transformational leadership

Lectures at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia will be held by:
Rosa Lux and JAŠA | Inside the artwork, inside the biennale
Michele Drascek
With the participation of Dr. Carlo di Raco and Micol Saleri

Educational tours @ Venice Biennale will be guided by:
Rosa Lux (producer & artistic director, pavilion of Slovenia 2015)
JAŠA (artist, pavilion of Slovenia 2015)
Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Italian pavilion 2013, Venice biennial curatorial exhibition 2015)

Unicult2020 Local capacity building
For the local capacity building and career development of our local cultural workers the participation at the programme will be facilitated through 3 scholarships which includes free attendance at Unicult2020_third edition.

Unicult2020 is coordinated and produced by the Croatian Cultural Alliance in partnership with academics and cultural operators. Unicult2020 is designed by Daniela Urem in consultation with Chris Torch (Intercult/Sweden).

Based on the principle that a common language is needed for students and teachers alike, the courses are offered in English.

Who should attend?

  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Undergraduate students
  • Masters and PhD students
  • Cultural operators and professionals
  • Representatives from international organizations and Institutes of Culture

Why attend?

  • Unicult2020 program will help you to: Build yourk knowledge and skills on cultural policy and international cultural relations
  • Develop a critical understanding of the diverse and changing relationships between culture and international politics
  • Experience diverse opportunities to engage with key
    current policy and practitioner concers
  • Receive a body of work and experiences that can be used to deepen your knowledge
  • Internationalise your career and enlarge your professional network in Europe
  • Gain access to a rich bibliography on Culture in External Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

Recognition of your participation
The participants will be awarded with the University of Rijeka Certificate of Completion of Unicult2020, the International Arts and Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Programme.

The deadline to apply for the program is
31st of May 2017.
Only complete, English-written applications will be considered.

Early bird registration: by 28th of February 2017. Apply now and save your place !

Participation fee
1. Accommodation Excluded
We will accept a limited number of applicants on a non-accommodation basis at a 750 Euro rate.

2. Accommodation Included at the Student Dormitory
The total fee, including tuition and 15 nights accommodation;(from Sunday, 2nd of July to Monday, 17th of July 2017) is 1125 Euro. As the places are highly limited, apply soon to secure your place at this year’s summer program.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
March 11, 2017


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