7th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum: Call for applications now open!

The European Cultural Foundation, ECF and ENCATC, the leading European network on Arts and Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education, have today officially launched the call for applications for the 7th Young Cultural Policy Researchers (YCPR) Forum. Aimed at providing young/early career cultural policy researchers with the opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share their experiences and analyse topical research issues regarding content and methodology, the YCPR Forum will be held in Brussels from 4-5 November 2013.

The Forum will bring together 45 promising young cultural policy researchers and Ph.D students drawn from a wide range of countries from across Europe and beyond. They will be joined by renowned cultural policy academics, researchers and experts from around Europe to share their experience and provide guidance to those young researchers at the beginning of their careers.

This unique initiative in Europe aims to promote and stimulate trans-border exchanges among young/early career cultural policy researchers and on a long-term basis contribute to the development of a strong network of European cultural policy researchers.

This year’s group of YCPR Forum researchers will be invited to attend the 10thCultural Policy Research Award ceremony and celebration of the in presence of outstanding academics, researchers, policy makers and leading arts managers.

With the ambition to create strong connections and synergies between young and experienced researchers, the 2013 YCPR Forum will be immediately followed by the 21st ENCATC Annual Conference to be organised in Brussels and Antwerp from 5-7 November. YCPR Forum applicants are also encouraged to attend the ENCATC Annual Conference and apply to present at the 4th Annual ENCATC Research Session to be held in the framework of the ENCATC Annual Conference.

The YCPR Forum is an initiative developed by the European Cultural Foundation and ENCATC, as part of a larger collaborative project involving the Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) and the Online Young Researchers Forum.

More information:

Young/early career researchers interested in participating in the YCPR Forum must submit their application by the 7 June 2013 deadline. Attendance to the YCPR Forum is free of charge. Nine young promising researchers will receive a travel and/or accommodation grant to attend the 7th YCPR Forum in Brussels, chosen based on their research abstracts and submitted letters of recommendation.

 To download the 2013 YCPRF application form, click here.

 To apply to attend the 7th YCPR Forum, send the application and questions to Elizabeth Darley (e.darley@encatc.org).

 For more information about the ENCATC Annual Conference and Research Session.