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ASEF supports International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) 2016

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6-9 July 2016
Seoul, Korea

The 9th edition of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) took place at Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul in July 2016.

At ICCPR 2016, ASEF supported a panel discussion on cultural labour titled Finding Their Value: Artistic Survival And Public Policy (6 July 2016). Speakers included

  • Dr. Hyein KIM, Director, International Cultural Exchange Center, Korea Culture & Tourism Institute;
  • Dr. Kate OAKLEY, Professor of Cultural Policy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; and,
  • Dr. Stevphen SHUKAITIS, Lecturer, Centre for Work and Organisation, University of Essex, United Kingdom.

The discussion was moderated by Dr. Ruth BERESON, Dean (Academic), Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University, Australia. The report of this panel is now available on the Documents section of this page.

ASEF commissioned a report on the key ideas coming out of ICCPR 2016, which was held in Asia for the first time since its inception in 1999. The full report by Dr. Marcin POPRAWSKI, ENCATC Vice President, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland) is now available on the Documents section of this page. 8 emergent thematics from ICCPR 2016 highlighted by Dr. Poprawski include:

  1. Comparative perspective of cultural policies in Asia and their (in)dependence of the creative economy rationale
  2. The status of the artist and economic compensation for cultural labour
  3. Cultural diplomacy, with a special comparative focus on its governance models
  4. The practices of networking in cultural policy research and education
  5. Education methods, processes of professionalisation and self-development conditions of  present and future cultural policy actors (such as cultural practitioners      and scholars)
  6. The role of the artists and citizens in a culture-led regeneration of cities; and, urban cultural policies, with a special focus on global cities
  7. A range of critical perspectives on digitalisation policies as related to the creative economy and cultural policies
  8. Civic engagement in cultural policies in the context of digitalisation and globalisation

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ICCPR 2016 Opening (LtoR): Dr Sun-Hye Hwang (President, Sookmyung Women’s…


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ASEF Panel at ICCPR 2016


ASEF panel at ICCPR 2016


Report: ICCPR 2016 by Dr Marcin Poprawski


Report: Focus Session on Finding Their Value


Programme: ICCPR 2016


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