30 October: new book and symposium Cultural Policy in the Polder
The Dutch tradition of ‘poldering’ is a system of constant negotiations and compromises between public and private parties. Not only has this system persisted over the centuries, but it has grown in both size and complexity. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Cultural Policy Act, Cultural Policy in the Polder introduces this typically Dutch system, the key debates during twenty-five years of cultural policymaking, and the challenges to the system for the coming decades.
This English-language publication will be published this fall by Amsterdam University Press and the Boekman Foundation
A symposium in honor of this publication will be organized op October 30, 2018, at Radboud University, Nijmegen. Policymakers, researchers, students, and other people interested are cordially invited for a collegial day filled with reflections, analyses, and research results.
The symposium will focus on how the Cultural Policy Act has shaped cultural policy over the past twenty-five years under succesive Ministers of Culture: setting up conditions, maintaining, developing, and spreading art and culture (socially as well as geographically), under a regime of quality assurance and diversity.
Special attention will be paid to those topics that are expected to dominate cultural policy over the coming years: regional cultural policy; globalization and digitization; media policy; cultural policy and the public domain; libraries in an information society; inclusivity and diversity; as well as recommendations for a cultural policy of the future.
11:00 Welcome | Professor Margot van Mulken, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Radboud University
Introduction to Cultural Policy in the Polder | Quirijn van den Hoogen and Edwin van Meerkerk
11:15 Keynote: Changes, challenges and strategies for cultural management and cultural policy from an international perspective | Professor Birgit Mandel
12:00 Musical intermezzo
Geert Drion: Cultural capabilities – the starting point for an agenda?
Koen van Eijck: Cultural participation as a policy goal
Quirijn van den Hoogen: The values behind Dutch theatre policy
Erik Hitters: Media policy in Europe: culture, commerce and viewers
Toine Minnaert: How ‘national’ is our national cultural policy?
Hanka Otte and Thijs Lijster: Towards a policy of trust
14:15 Move to next workshop
Frank Huysmans: How broad should the public library be?
Johan Kolsteeg: Beyond provincializing cultural policy
Marjo van Schaik: Cultural policy in the Netherlands and Brussels
Erik Schrijvers: Cultural policy: what now?
Teunis IJdens: The balance of more than 20 years of cultural education policy
15:15 Break and musical intermezzo
15:45 Presentation NWO Boekman Dissertation Award 2018 for the best PhD thesis. Nominees: Jos van Beurden (VU), Theisje van Dorsten (RuG) and Hanka Otte (RuG)
16:15 Concluding remarks with Marijke van Hees, Raad van Cultuur (Council for Culture) and Barbera Wolfensberger, OCW (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)
Chair of the day: Thomas van Dalen
Tickets and registration: full price €45 (excluding surcharges), including lunch and drinks (50% student discount). Admission in order of registration, after receipt of payment.
This symposium is organized by the Boekman Foundation, Radboud University, and the University of Groningen and was made possible by the financial support of the Department of Education, Culture, and Science and the Humanities Program Office.
Datum: October 30, 2018 Time: 10.30am – 6pm Location: Radboud University, Hall C
6525 AJ Nijmegen
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