Dates: 23-27 August, 2016
Location: Impact Hub, Haarlemmerweg 8c, Amsterdam
NB! New deadline for application is 10th of August - especially for those who need further funding arrangements with other organisations!
Join the 7th edition of the International Summer School in Cultural Economics!
We will explore together the interaction between the arts, culture, society and economy. We will learn about the newest insights that the field of cultural economics has to offer while exploring the current development within the creative economy and its contributions to the social and cultural transformations in our societies.
What relevance do the arts and culture have for society and economy? The creative industries are about the production of meanings. What, then, is creativity? How to engender creative environments? Why is the cultural sector running the risk of being marginalized? What could cultural leaders do differently to improve the standing of the arts and culture and increase the necessary support? How to meet the challenges of decreasing subsidies and new technologies? How to formulate an up to date cultural policy? How to monitor the qualitative impact of the arts?
Learn from prominent cultural economists and practitioners. And all that in the creative center of Amsterdam, arguably the most tolerant city of the world!
This course uses a value-based approach to the interaction between economic processes, the arts and culture. This approach stresses the role of values, and points out the different logics for the realization of values. This gets us to discuss the special characteristics of cultural goods, the mission of cultural organizations (and how difficult it is to articulate a good one), cultural entrepreneurship, creative ways of financing and alternative ways of evaluation.
Program & Method
The course will consist of a series of interactive seminars, group discussions, a few workshops, an excursion and discussions with prominent cultural leaders in the Netherlands.
In this course participants will gain up to date knowledge about:
The course stimulates interaction among the participants by the development of a common project, personal reflection on one’s own values and purposes, and applications of the ideas presented. Each participant will have a chance to present his or her own project and will receive professional advice.
The course is endorsed by the cultural economics program of the Erasmus University (that offers an international master on cultural economics and entrepreneurship) and Association of Cultural Economics International.
The faculty, led by professor dr. Arjo Klamer (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), includes scholars in the field of cultural economics and cultural sociology and cultural leaders who will share their insights.
Be part of inspiring and thought-provoking discussions with interesting and curious professionals and students from all over the world. Develop a network that will last a life time. Read about previous participants experience.
Fees and Accommodation
Tuition fee for for professionals is € 1600 and € 900 for students. The fee includes refreshments, materials, field trips, lunches and excludes accommodation and dinners.
The Centre for Research in Arts and Economics provides five grants covering 40% of the tuition fee. Candidates are invited to send their CV, a motivation letter and two recommendation letters.
Maximum of 20 participants will be admitted.
Download, complete the application form and send it to email@example.com (subject: VOC Amsterdam).
The deadline for early bird applications: May 16th, 2016 (10% discount). The discount is valid only for the full tuition fees.
NB! Registration is valid only upon payment.
Final deadline to submit the application: July 11th, 2016
NB! New deadline for application is 10th of August
Candidates who requires visa to enter the Netherlands, please contact us as soon as possible.
Participants will receive a Certificate for attendance after successful completion of the course. The graduate students can receive 3 ECTS. In that case they need to do an extra assignment. Those who need academic credit should contacts us beforehand to discuss current school’s requirements.
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