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The call for nominations for the Cultural Policy Research Award is underway

In the most recent edition of its newsletter, Culturelink informs readers that the European Cultural Foundation, the Riksbankens Jublileumsfond, and the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC) have opened the application process for the 6th Cultural Policy Research Award 2009.

“The CPRA was designed to stimulate academic and applied cultural policy research and to explore, through comparative cross-national research, issues at stake in contemporary Europe and to possibly anticipate new cultural policy orientations. It also has the ambition of contributing to the process of creating an ‘infrastructure’—a network of scholars who are competent in comparative research projects in cultural policy.

“Open to young (35 or under) academics, researchers, and policymakers from all European countries, the Award was launched in 2004 and has been running as a pilot project for four years (2004–2007). Issues covered so far have been the raison d'être of European cultural policy; creative industries in Southeast Europe; a comparison of trends in funding, governance, and organizational structures of live classical music organizations; and issues of diversity within the cultural industries (with a focus on architecture, fashion, and music).

“For the year 2009, applications must be submitted by May 23, 2009, through the online application form on the CPR Award website. The winner of the 2009 CPR Award, worth €10,000, will be publicly announced at the International ENCATC Annual Conference held in Barcelona, Spain from October 21 to 24, 2009.”

Contact information: Rosa Diaz Dominguez, CPR Award Coordinator, Promotion and Press