Pályázatok – Pályázatfigyelő – Pályázatírás

Value of Culture on the relationship between economics, Culture and Arts

Culture matters! Values matter! And, of course, the financing matters! The arts play an increasingly important role in modern society. Creativity is the driving force. A new world asks for a new perspective. This course offers the cultural economic perspective. It introduces new concepts, other ways of thinking that students in a variety of disciplines can apply in their study and from which practitioners in the cultural sector can benefit.

Learn about the economics of arts and culture, about the essential tension between cultural and economic values and about the ways to deal with that tension. Get a primer on basic economic principles if you are in need of one, and find out how the cultural economic perspective opens the eyes for the role of values, and about the special characteristics of cultural goods and cultural organizations. Learn about creative ways of financing the arts and discover new approaches in cultural policy.

This intensive course is entering its 4th edition. We build on experience and an extensive network of participants. We invite you to take advantage of what we have been building.

Dates: 22-30 August, 2012

Location:  Amsterdam

Language: English


The course will provide both theoretical and practical knowledge. It will address the way artists and cultural organizations realising cultural and economic values; how does matter when the arts are finance by the government, market or by donations; how marketing strategies can contribute to the realisation of cultural values; how to stimulate a strong leadership in the cultural sector.

As part of the process participants will learn by interacting with texts, teachers, and each other. Participants will be divided into small groups to complete a common project. There will be sessions especially for professionals to discuss their issues with experts in their fields of interest.


Participants will learn from well-known scholars who are working on cultural economics: professor dr. Arjo Klamer (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), professor, dr. Kazuko Goto (Saitama University, Japan), dr. Olav Velthuis (Amsterdam University), Lyudmila Petrova, MA (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), dr. Anna Mignosa (Catania University), Prijateya Kotipalli, MA (Erasmus University, Rotterdam). Participants will enter into discussions with experts and cultural entrepreneurs who have experience of specific cultural sectors: professor dr. Cees Langerveld (director, Chassé Theatre, Breda, The Netherlands), Jetske Homan van der Heide (senior director at Christie’s, Amsterdam). Read more

Who can apply

Lecturers, researches and students who are interested in cultural management, policies and studies,

  • Representatives of public national and trans-national institutions dealing with culture,
  • Professionals working for or with private and public cultural institutions,
  • Curious people who would like to now more about the subject

Maximum of 20 participants will be admitted.

Download, complete the application form and send it to

Deadline to submit the application: June 18th, 2012

Candidates who requires visa to enter the Netherlands, please contact us at the earlier stage.

Fees and Accommodation 

The tuition fee is € 2000. The fee includes refreshments, materials, field trips, lunches and excludes accommodation and diners.

The Centre for Research in Arts and Economics provides five grants covering 50 percent of the tuition fee. Candidates are invited to send their CV, motivation letter and a recommendation letter. Candidates who plan to follow more than one course will receive a discount of 15 percent of the tuition fees.

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Academic Credits

Participants receive a Certificate for attendance after successful completion of the course. The graduate students can receive 4 ECTS. Those who need academic credit should contacts us beforehand to discuss current school’s requirements.

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