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International Arts Professionals Summer School

The European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education (ENCATC) and the University of Kent have officially launched the registration for the second edition of the International Arts Professionals Summer School, taking place in Brussels, on 26 July 2012. This joint initiative of ENCATC and its member, the University of Kent, represents an intense learning opportunity for arts and cultural managers seeking to professionalize their career and expand their knowledge, expertise and contacts in the field of arts management.

Following feedback from last year's Summer School, this year's event will include once more real Brussels insiders willing to share their knowledge and experience from their time in Europe's capital. Summer School speakers include also a considerable number of international experts from Europe invited to address the topical issues at stake in the cultural management field through a mix of lectures, presentations, workshops, discussions, case studies and practical exercises.

The Summer School this year will include the following key themes: Europe and regions funding for arts and culture; Cultural Diplomacy and working internationally in the arts; Fundraising and strategies for arts institutions; Mapping and measuring culture: old and new indicators; Leadership in arts and cultural organisations; Evaluating cultural and arts projects: models and practice; and Innovation in audience development and engagement. The Summer School Programme is designed to engage participants with innovative theories and practices in cultural management and to offer new directions as well as practical examples for their work and professional development. With the aim of widening the networking and partnership opportunities amongst the arts professionals, participants will also be invited to attend various cultural activities during the Summer School. For further information on the speakers and programme and to register, please visit www.next-arts-professionals.org.uk.

Summer School coordinator: Dr Roberta Comunian, School of Arts, Jarman Building, University of Kent Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7UG, UK; tel.: +44 (0)1227 82 3639; e-mail: Info@next-arts-professionals.org.uk