The theme of ICCPR 2018 is The Cultural Governance of Global Flows: Past and Future.

This theme refers to the emergence of complex global flows that present contemporary societies with novel challenges and have high relevance for shaping but also understanding cultural policy in the making worldwide. These include forced as well as unforced migrations; new global divisions in cultural labour; cultural tourism; novel forms of content distribution; emergent international networks and platforms enabling cultural exchange; global trade with (big) data on cultural practices; and attempts of reimagining and re-evaluating shared values, to name some. The conference expects to address not only the present situation and future strategies but invites investigations into the archaeologies and histories of contemporary flows and into past ways of addressing related challenges with cultural policies in different regions of the world. It puts a special emphasis on the experiences in Eastern Europe and other transitional societies.


ICCPR 2018 invites participants to present papers from across the entire spectrum of cultural policy studies. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Cultural policy and globalisation
  • Cultural policies of migration, identities and acculturation
  • Cultural policy, religion and secularism
  • Cultural policy and global governance of networks and platforms
  • Global governance of cultural content, service and labour flows
  • Management and global governance of cultural data
  • Politics of culture and cultural policies in multiple modernities
  • Cultural policies and global inequalities
  • Governance of cultural diversity
  • Cultural sustainability policies
  • Culture in environmental policy
  • Intellectuals and cultural policy
  • Cultural policy and values
  • Historiographies of cultural policy
  • Implicit cultural policy
  • Comparative cultural policy
  • Arts education policy
  • Cultural policy and cultural industries
  • Artist policy
  • Creativity and the city
  • Cultural policy and development policy
  • Cultural policy as welfare policy
  • Culture and economy
  • Cultural policy and innovation systems
  • Cultural policy, cultural diplomacy and international relations

Proposal formats

Three different formats can be proposed:

  • single papers
  • panel proposals
  • roundtables

Guidelines for proposals

The proposal must not exceed 500 words (excluding bibliography) and should include the following – please keep this order:

  1. Author(s)
  2. Institutional affiliation(s) of author(s)
  3. Contact details (including email and full postal address) of corresponding author
  4. Reference to which listed or proposed field of cultural policy research
  5. Research questions that the paper will address
  6. Methodological approach
  7. Description of what is original about the research

In addition, an illustrative bibliography should be included, which will demonstrate knowledge of relevant literature. The paper may also include figures and tables. All applicants agree to hand in their full papers no later than 15 June 2018, if accepted.

All submissions must be in English and will be peer-reviewed. Proposals should be submitted no later than January 22.