Understanding Global / Local Cultural Leadership: Issues and Methods

Kolsteeg, J. 2017

Research output: ScientificPaper

Cultural leaders sail between the Scylla and Charibdis of aggregated trans- and supranational cultural-political discourses and the cultural needs of local communities. How do these dynamics influence the work of cultural leaders? How can we understand the work of cultural leaders to connect aggregated political discourses and globalised ideologies to the needs of the local cultural community they cater to?
In a longitudinal research project named CLASP (Cultural Leadership as Situated Practice) a network of European research institutions and field organisations investigates how cultural leaders construct meaning of local and European political agendas, in a practice that requires them to mediate creative autonomy, economy and ideology.
Among the objectives of this research project are the identification of variables which ‘smooth’ micro-macro translations, and which variables constitute barriers; how cultural leadership capacity can be built and how cultural leaders can shape cultural policy development and co-create transnational strategies for the societal role of the arts.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2017
Event25th Encatc Congress on Cultural Management and Policy - TBC, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 27-Sep-201730-Sep-2017


Conference25th Encatc Congress on Cultural Management and Policy
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25th Encatc Congress on Cultural Management and Policy: Click, Connect and Collaborate! New Directions in Sustaining Cultural Networks


Brussels, Belgium

Event: Conference


  • Cultural Leadership, cultural policy, transnational comparison

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