CfP: 8th Annual ENCATC Research Session

The 25th ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy will be organised 27-29 September 2017 in Brussels. As part of this major international congress, ENCATC will hold its 25th Annual Conference “Click, Connect and Collaborate! New directions in sustaining cultural networks” and the 8th Annual ENCATC Research Session, which will take place on Friday, 29 September and for which you are invited to submit abstracts or thematic session proposals. Proposals from any relevant discipline will be considered, provided that they make an original academic contribution to the study of arts management and cultural policy. Deadline for application is 15 May 2017.

Topics of interest
Themes  related  to  the  main  topic  of  the  Annual  Conference,  “Click,  Connect  and  Collaborate!  New  directions  in  sustaining cultural networks”:

  • Networks governance leadership
  • Business models
  • Evaluation processes and methods
  • Internationalization of networks

Other arts management and cultural policy areas:

  • Arts and culture education
  • Cultural policy and arts management
  • Culture and local, regional and national development
  • Cultural heritage management
  • Cultural and creative industries
  • Culture in external relations and cultural diplomacy
  • Cultural networking

Types of Contribution
1. Abstracts

  • 300 words max.
  • All abstracts must include a title, author(s) (names, affiliations, e-mails of all authors) and 3-5 keywords. Authors are also asked to submit a short biography that includes name, institution, position, publications (if appropriate) and research area (300 words maximum). The abstract should provide information on:
    • the theme of the paper
    • the theory used
    • the research method
    • a summary of main or expected conclusions
    • main references (not included in the wordcount)
  • Presentations will be no longer than 20min.

2. Thematic sessions
They must include:

  • Description of the topic of the session, clearly stating how it is related to the main topic of the Annual Conference
  • Panel composition (members’s short biography and their contribution)

Once the proposal is approved by the Congress ’Scientific Committee, those who submitted the proposal will be responsible for the organisation and quality of the thematic session.

A thematic session may include 3-4 presentations, with a maximum duration of 60 min.
Abstracts and papers can be submitted in any of the Congress official languages: English and French. However, alloral presentations of accepted papers must be given in English.

Important Dates

Monday, 15 May 2017: Call for abstracts deadline.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017: Authors are communicated the selection.
Monday, 15 July 2017: Final papers are due (5,000-8,000 words, only for paper sessions)

Publication Opportunities

All accepted papers will be published in an electronic book of proceedings (with ISBN number), which will be made public at the time of the Congress. In case you prefer not to have your paper included in the book of proceedings, the conference organisers kindly ask you to let them know when submitting your proposal. The electronic book of proceedings may include papers in English and French. 

Papers presented at the ENCATC Research Session may also be considered for publication in the ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. The Journal works independently from the Research Session, what means that Research Session panellists are invited to re-submit their papers for the Journal when the call for its 8th volume will be launched (after the Congress), but their papers will only be consider for the Journal upon resubmission in response to the call. It must be noted that only papers in English can be considered for publication in the ENCATC Journal.


More information are available here.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 19, 2017