Dr. Richard Maloney, Performing Arts Administration program director, served as a member of the international jury that determined the winner of the 2019 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management. Launched in 2014, the ENCATC Research Award is the only international award that recognizes excellence in cultural policy and cultural management research. Dr. Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski of the University of Arts in Belgrade won this year’s award for her doctoral dissertation entitled “Theory of Institutions and Cultural Policies for Contemporary Performative Practices.”
The ceremony for this unique award was held in Dijon, France, on October 3, 2019, and was attended by a global audience of leading academics and renowned researchers, policy makers, cultural operators, and artists, including representatives from the UNESCO and the French Ministry of Culture.
Dr. Maloney said, "it was very exciting to discuss the work of these talented scholars with my fellow jury members. ENCATC's commitment to identifying and supporting the next generation of arts administration researchers strengthens the vibrancy of the field."
The ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management is bestowed annually to the author of the best recent PhD dissertation in the field of cultural policy and cultural management. This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with an emphasis on its applied implications. In addition, the ENCATC Award contributes to the creation of a network of emerging scholars who are dedicated to conducting innovative comparative research in cultural policy and cultural management throughout the world. The award has the generous support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
The award consists of the publication of the dissertation in the ENCATC Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a group of publications dedicated to highlighting the work of emerging cultural policy and management scholars. Peter Lang, an international publishing group based in Switzerland and operating throughout the world, publishes the winning dissertation each year.