Cultural Policy Research Award 2008 – Call for Applications

ENCATC calls for Applications

The European Cultural Foundation, the Riksbankens Jublileumsfond and the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centres (ENCATC) call for applications for the 5th Cultural Policy Research Award 2008. The winner of the CPR Award 2008, worth Euro 10,000, will be publicly announced on the 16th of October at the International ENCATC Annual Conference taking place in Lyon, France.


Designed to stimulate academic and applied cultural policy research and to explore, through comparative cross-national research, issues at stake in contemporary Europe, and possibly anticipate new cultural policy orientations, the Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating an “infrastructure”, a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy.

Who can apply?

Open to young – 35 or under – academics, researchers and policymakers from all European countries, the Award was launched for the first time in 2004 and has been running as a pilot project for four years (2004-2007). Issues covered so far range from the raison d’être of a European cultural policy, creative industries in South-East Europe, comparison of trends in funding, governance and organizational structure of live classical music organizations, among others.


Each year, young researchers have been invited to propose research projects which could inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the cultural field. A European Jury selects the best project in terms of its relevance to European debates and policymaking, as well as its methodology and the research achievements of the applicant. Since 2007, particular attention is given to research projects that tackle issues of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, especially as regards their implications for cultural policy making on European, national, regional, or local level.


Applications must be submitted until 23rd May 2008 through the online application form on the CPR Award website

For more information:

CPR Award Coordinator and Press Contact

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