- Association of Neuroesthetics (AoN)
- Oxford Arts Journal
- Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley
- Jesse Prinz Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, City University of New York
- Georg W. Bertram, Institute of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin
- Albertina Museum
- Trapholt Art Museum
- Modern Art Oxford
- Galerija Matice srpske Novi Sad
- SAVVY CONTEMPORARY
- Galerie Wedding
- Vienna University of Applied Arts (Gerald Bast, Rector)
- Studio Olafur Eliasson
- Tino Sehgal
- Alexandra Pirici
Strategic Advisory Board
Professor of Communication and Media Studies in the Department of Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies, Loughborough University, UK. International expert on cultural policy-making. Previous Director of Studies for the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value and co-author of the report “Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity, and Growth” (2015). Creator and Editor of the blog “The Cultural Value Initiative” (http://culturalvalueinitiative.org/) which unites perspectives from academia, creative practice, arts management, policy-making and media cultural commentary. Author of multiple texts discussing the potential and the limitations of empirically-grounded policy making with the arts.
Professor of Art History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE. Permanent Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin. Founder of “The Technical Image” at the Hermann von Helmholtz-Centre for Cultural Techniques (HZK), and director of DFG- Kolleg research group “Picture Act and Embodiment” at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Expert on socio-political discussions of art and political iconography, embedding of art interaction into philosophical/art-historical perspectives, the relation of art and technology, and new media.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, South-West University, Blagoevgrad, BG. Previous head (2000-2004) of the Department of Cultural Studies. Director of the “Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Integration” (2001-2009). Has research and policy expertise in art and creativity initiatives in urban areas and considering sustainability. In 2009, she initiated the Working Group “Urban Management and Cultural Policies of City” at ENCATC, which evolved into a Thematic Area. Co-organizer of various conferences: e.g., “The Role of Artists in Social Participation: The Contribution of Arts and Culture to Social Sustainability of Cities” (Utrecht, 2010). Vice-Chair of Section of Urban Sociology at the Bulgarian Sociological Association and member of “Management Committee of the COST Action IS1007 Investigating Cultural Sustainability” (2011-2015).
Pascale Bonniel Chalier
Founder of “La Terre Est Ronde,” a support platform for cultural professionals. Devised the Development of Artistic Projects and International Cultures master’s course at the Lyon II University. Specialist in cultural policies, she teaches at several higher education institutes and conducts studies and research for regional authorities and social partners. Pascale Bonniel Chalier also had a seven-year spell as Deputy Mayor of Lyon.
Matteo Rosati is programme officer of the Culture Unit at UNESCO Office in Venice.He works at the definition and implementation of activities for the enhancement of South-Eastern European cultural heritage. He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences. He is the winner of UN-DESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs) Fellowship Programme in 2001. Previous work experiences include: international cooperation with European Commission (2000), Italian Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2003), World Bank (2004), International Management Group (2005). He joined UNESCO in 2005.