Kultura Nova Foundation has launched a call for papers for their conference, “Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. DO IT TOGETHER“. The conference will take place from the 22 – 24 November and will be held in Rijeka, Croatia. In collaboration with Rijeka 2020 and the European Cultural Foundation, the conference is supported by the “Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions” project by UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity and the regional intergovernmental forum Central European Initiative.

This international and interdisciplinary conference intends to address a number of issues and concerns about the challenges, limitations and perspectives that cultural research, practices and policies are increasingly facing around the concept of participatory governance in culture. Consequently, the conference aims to explore the domain of participatory governance in culture from various angles, including topics such as:

  • The implications of participation for democratic values in public (cultural) policies
  • The complexities of power relations and authority devolution between different stakeholders
  • Differences among private, public and common interests of all relevant stakeholders
  • Ethics of participation
  • Institutional and policies change and innovation.

The Conference is looking for a wide range of conceptual and empirical case studies, as well as papers exploring different aspects of participatory governance in national and local policy contexts across a variety of socio-political geographies.

View the call for papers.

For further information, please contact Tamara Zamelli, Head of Research and Development department of Kultura Nova Foundation at tamara.zamelli@kulturanova.hr or participatory-governance-in-culture@kulturanova.hr.