ARCH Academy of Design, Jaipur, with support of the Government of Rajasthan,the European Network on Cultural Management and Policy (ENCATC), Creative Europe, the
Creative Enterprise Programmes of the European Union, the University of Antwerp and the University of the Arts, London was the organising host institution in India for the Cultural Governance project 2017.The event brought together the key people involved in the challenges of managing arts and cultural organisations in India.
The Cultural Governance project is being coordinated and conducted across the world by Professor Annick Schramme from the University of Antwerp, who is the Chair of the Cultural Governance workshop/ seminar series and advisor to many cultural institutions across Europe, and Professor Ian King, Professor of Aesthetics and Management, from the University of the Arts, London.
Sharing about the workshop, Prof. Ian King said, an international Cultural Governance project is underway, where information from eight countries (Ethiopia, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Serbia). The results of the study from these eight locations will be collected together and re-produced in a book that will be published by Peter Lang in late 2018.
The Cultural Governance programme was attended by dignitaries from the art and creative industries Including :
Jaya Jaitely is an Indian politician and a former Samata Party president. She is an activist, author and Indian handicrafts curator; Jayant Kastaur - Former Secretary and CEO of India’s National Academy of Performing Arts – the Sangeet Natak Akademi, art administrator, speaker and thinker.
Prof. I.M. Chishti - Architect & Design Thinker; Prof. Ashish Ganju - A thought leader in Indian architectural philosophy, visiting professor at various international universities, UNICEF consultant and faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture and IIT, New Delhi. Parthiv Shah - Director, CMAC, an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, India, graphic designer and a photographer.
Bindu Manchanda - Director Projects – INTAC; Ms Bindu is the Director,Projects at The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) which was founded in 1984; Meenakshi Jha - Artologue foundation; Vikram Joshi - Founder and owner, Rangotri Trained as a textile technologist; Sushma K. Bahl, MBE, is the author of ‘5000 Years of Indian Art’ and former head of Arts & Culture for the British Council India; Pooja Sood - Director General, Jawahar Kala Kendra.