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Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. DO IT TOGETHER.
22nd - 24th November 2017, Hrvatski kulturni dom (HKD) / The Croatian House of Culture, Rijeka, Croatia


The international and interdisciplinary conference is organized by Kultura Nova Foundation, in partnership with Rijeka 2020 LLC, collaboration with European Cultural Foundation and with the support of Central European Initiative regional intergovernmental forum. The conference is a part of the "Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions” project supported by UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity.


The topic of participatory governance is becoming increasingly important due to the fact that traditional public governance and market-oriented governance systems have increasingly proven inadequate to respond to the complex realities of policy challenges and ongoing transformations in the socio-economic environment, encompassing the needs of cultural professionals and artists, audiences and local communities. The Conference intends to cover a number of issues and concerns about the challenges, limitations, paradoxes and perspectives that cultural research, practices and policies are increasingly facing around the concept of participatory governance in culture. In order to understand the meaning and role of participatory governance in culture, it is important to explore: changes in the socio-political context, cultural and social effects of new models of governance, modes and levels of involvement of all relevant stakeholders in decision-making processes and the (re)organization and relevance of their roles. Consequently, the Conference aims to explore the domain of participatory governance in culture from various angles, involving topics such as: 1) the implications of participation for democratic values in public (cultural) policies; 2) the complexities of power relations and authority devolution between different stakeholders; 3) differences among private, public and common interests of all relevant stakeholders; 4) ethics of participation; and 5) institutional and policies change and innovation.


The conference will gather scholars, researchers, theoreticians, cultural operators, artists, practitioners, activists, policymakers and decision-makers from across the world and a broad range of disciplines – anthropology, architecture, arts, arts and cultural management, cultural policy studies, cultural studies, development studies, economy, legal studies, philosophy, political science, urbanism and spatial planning, sociology, etc. Therefore the conference presents an interdisciplinary effort in collecting new information, discussing various practical, theoretical and political approaches and meanings of participatory governance in different geopolitical and social contexts and generating new ideas for  integration of these practices into the existing framework of cultural and other relevant policies.


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Conference registration fee (ticket) includes all sessions, artistic programme, conference’s materials and meals (refreshments, lunch and dinner). Participation in the evening key note lectures is free.


Participants from countries on the UNCTAD list, 2017.

  • Early Bird registration (until 15/10/2017) = 370 HRK (approx. 50 €)

  • Regular fee (from 16/10/2017) = 520 HRK (approx. 70 €)

Participants from Croatia

  • Early Bird registration (until 15/10/2017) = 370 HRK (approx. 50 €)

  • Regular fee (from 16/10/2017) = 520 HRK (approx. 70 €)

Others (Participants from the countries which are not on the UNCTAD list, 2017. or from Croatia)

  • Early Bird registration (until 15/10/2017) = 740 HRK (approx. 100 €)

  • Regular fee (from 16/10/2017) = 880 HRK (119 €)