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ENCATC - Call for applications!

6th Young Cultural Policy Researchers’ Forum: Call for applications now open! The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and ENCATC, the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education, have officially launched today the call for applications for the 6th Young Cultural Policy Researchers’ (YCPR) Forum. Aimed at providing young/early career cultural policy researchers with the opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share their experiences and analyse topical research issues regarding content and methodology, the YCPR Forum will bring together in London from 11-12 September 2012 researchers, students, academics and cultural policy experts in the cultural field drawn from a wide range of countries in Europe and beyond. Initiated in 2006 by ECF and managed since 2008 by ENCATC, this important initiative has proven to be over the years an ideal occasion for young cultural researchers to expand their network and explore new cooperation opportunities as well as publishing possibilities.

This unique initiative in Europe, organised in 2012 in close partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, aims to promote and stimulate trans-border exchanges among young/early career cultural policy researchers and contribute on a long term basis to the development of a strong network of European researchers on cultural policy. >From among the applicants, 40 researchers across Europe and beyond will be selected to participate in the YCPR Forum, share their knowledge and network with their fellow researchers on relevant topics.

With the ambition to create strong connections and synergies between young and experienced researchers, the 2012 YCPR Forum will be immediately followed by the 3rd Annual ENCATC Research Session organised as part of the 20th ENCATC Annual Conference “Networked Culture”. The YCPR Forum will close with the Cultural Policy Research Award Ceremony to be held during the official opening reception of the 20th ENCATC Annual Conference on the evening of Wednesday, September 12th in the presence of outstanding academics, researchers, policy makers, and leading arts managers.

The YCPR Forum is an initiative developed by the European Cultural Foundation, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and ENCATC, as part of a larger collaborative project involving the Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) and the Online Young Researchers Forum, on ECF labs, a new participatory online tool in cultural policy research.   

Young/early career researchers interested in participating in the YCPR Forum must submit their application by the May 30th 2012 deadline.  Attendance to the YCPR Forum is free of charge.  Nine young promising researchers will receive a grant to attend the 6th YCPR Forum, chosen based on their research abstracts and letters of recommendation submitted.  These nine bursaries aim to contribute towards the travel and/or accommodation costs to attend the YCPR Forum in London.

To download the application form, click here: www.encatc.org/pages/index.php?id=200

To apply to attend the YCPR Forum, send the application, letters of recommendation and questions to Elizabeth Darley (e.darley@encatc.org).

For more information about the 3rd ENCATC Research Session: www.encatc.org/pages/index.php?id=202

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