Cultural policy refers to social activities concerning culture. There are different views on culture in the field of cultural policy. Culture can be more narrowly defined in terms of artistic and cultural heritage or more broadly as a human activity that has socio-political implications beyond the boundaries of administrative sectors. In the current social debate, the objectives of cultural policy relate in particular to the arts, the promotion of creativity, cultural heritage, well-being and the economic importance of cultural sectors, and, more broadly, to social development.
Cupore’s research pays special attention to the themes under the Ministry of Education and Culture’s administration but is not limited to these research topics and extensively concerns the cultural policies implemented by various parties. Cupore’s strengths include knowledge of cultural policy governance structures, sector knowledge, a strong understanding of cultural policy developments, the academic substance of research and knowledge of networks.
Directing such a multidisciplinary research environment means being in the middle of a polyphonic community of researchers and practitioners. The task is to produce and disseminate research information, studies and evaluations on cultural policy for decision-making and civil society. My vision is that Cupore actively acts as a producer and mediator of information as well as a conversation opener. There needs to be a dialogue and some degree of understanding between the different actors.
CreaTures project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870759. The content presented represents the views of the authors, and the European Commission has no liability in respect of the content.