Jeanette Snowball + Bojan Milosavljević + Lluís Bonet

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Cultural rights, public space, democracy, welfare and security.

A reflection in the midst of the pandemic. At a time of traumatic social transformation, is now the time to delve into the potential of culture as an antidote to the crisis and as the fourth pillar of sustainable development? This pandemic calls us to broaden our cultural practices and to rethink their implications for society and their role in global agendas.  

Jeanette Snowball, Coordinator of the South African Cultural Observatory.
Bojan Milosavljević, Programme Coordinator of the 2021 European Capital of Culture Novi Sad.
Moderator: Lluís Bonet, Director of the Cultural Management Programme at the University of Barcelona. 

Jeanette Snowball

She is Professor of Economics at Rhodes University, South Africa, and Chief Research Strategist at the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO). SACO is a national research centre funded by the South African Department of Sports, Arts and Culture. SACO’s mandate is to provide up-to-date data on the cultural and creative industries in South Africa that is relevant to policy and industry. Professor Snowball’s research interests are primarily in the fields of cultural economics (or the economics of arts and culture) and environmental economics. She has published widely in national and international magazines and regularly presents her work at international conferences. Her research has focused on the use of market and non-market valuation methods, especially concerning cultural festivals. 

Bojan Milosavljević

Professional theatre director with a Master’s degree in Political Science – New public management. He also studied an alternative programme at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Belgrade and a Master’s programme in Contemporary Performing Arts at MAPA (Moving Academy for Performing Arts) in Amsterdam. As a theatre director, he has directed plays in Serbia and the surrounding region. For three years he has been the director of a small public cultural centre in the city of Belgrade. In the last ten years, he has coordinated and participated in many international projects within the EU’s Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens and Erasmus + programmes. He currently works as a programme developer at the Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture Foundation and also coordinates various EU projects.

Lluís Bonet

Lluís Bonet is a professor of applied economics at the University of Barcelona, specialising in cultural management, politics and economics. He has been Director of the Cultural Management Programme at the University of Barcelona (since 1989) and an international teacher and lecturer. In addition to teaching various undergraduate subjects, he is a lecturer on various postgraduate courses on the UB’s Cultural Management Programme: he coordinates the line of research in Cultural and Heritage Management at the University of Barcelona’s Doctoral Programme in Society and Culture. Coordinator and regular participant in numerous international cultural research programmes and author of numerous books and articles. 

He has been a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting professor at the University of Montpellier. Bonet has been president of the Jury of the Cultural Policy Research Award and the jury of the Roca Boncompte awards for cultural management, as well as the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management’s jury, among others. A constantly active international lecturer, he has also been President of the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC), Vice President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and Vice President of the ABACUS Cooperative. He is currently a board member of the Association of Cultural Economics International (ACEI) and the TresC Culture Club. 

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