Laureate: Milena Dragićević-Šešić

Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation, Serbia

Dr. Milena Dragićević-Šešić, former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, is now Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation; Director of the Institute for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television; professor of Cultural Policy & Cultural Management. She serves as a Member of several Boards including the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Brussels) and the Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik. She was a team member of the Global Cultural Leadership Forum and the MEDCulture programme. In 2002, she was named Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques. From 2006-2010, she was a Member of National Council for Science. Dr. Dragićević-Šešić’s research interests comprise cultural policy and management, educational policy; art activism, alternative art and public space; intercultural dialogue projects; and culture of memory. She has published 17 books and more than 150 essays with translations in 17 languages (Art management in turbulent times: adaptable quality management; Culture: management, animation, marketing; Intercultural mediation in the Balkans; Indian theater: from tradition to activism, Neo-folk culture; Art and alternative; Urban spectacle; Horizons of reading; Vers les nouvelles politiques culturelles…).

The 2019 ENCATC Fellowship Award had two high-profile moments during the 2019 ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy “Diversity and sustainability at work. Policies and practices from culture and education” which took place from 2-5 October in Dijon, France.

First, the 2019 ENCATC Fellowship Award Ceremony took place on the evening of 2 October at the prestigious Salle de Flore, a sumptuous room located in the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy in Dijon and hosted by the Ville de Dijon. This was the occasion for the Congress’ international audience to celebrate Dr. Milena Dragićević-Šešić’s innovative yet consistent approach and commitment to positive change and remarkable and visionary leadership, creativity, and results in education, research, policy, and advocacy in the cultural management and policy fields. The Ceremony was opened by Dea Vidović, ENCATC Board Member, Directorof the Kultura Nova Foundation in Croatia which was followed by the announcement of the Laureate by Francesca Imperiale, ENCATC President. Finally, the Fellowship Award presentation was given by Anne Matheron, Regional Director of Cultural Affairs at the French Ministry of Culture.

On 4 October the ENCATC Fellowship Award laureate gave the keynote speech on the topic of “Ethical Challenges in the Era of Academic Capitalism” to conclude the Congress’ programme.