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Conference | ‘Artistieke autonomie: bestaat het wel?’

On June 5th, Professor Sebastian Olma of Caradt’s Cultural and Creative Industries research group will give a lecture at a conference at Universiteit Antwerpen.

Image source: Universiteit Antwerpen’s website


The conference theme (in Dutch) is ‘Artistieke autonomie: bestaat het wel?’. It is organized by Universiteit Antwerpen’s Fonds voor Cultuurmanagementarrow.

‘With this conference, the Fonds voor Cultuurmanagement seeks to revisit this topic from different perspectives: that of the artist, the cultural organization, the government, the education system, the market, and of society as a whole.’

Read more about the conference, see the schedule, and register herearrow.

‘Our research group investigates the role artists, designers and cultural producers in general can play in developing the aesthetics and poetics of a desirable future.’

Sebastian Olma is professor Cultural and Creative Industries. He works for the Expertise Centre Art, Design and Technology.

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Research Group: Cultural and Creative Industries

The research group Cultural and Creative Industries investigates the role of artists and designers as creative innovators and drivers of social and economic change. Affiliated researchers analyse the cultural and creative industries from a critical point of view and examine the conditions under which timely forms of aesthetic expression and social connectedness can actually take place within the precarious reality of this field. What economic models are required by artists and designers to create a meaningful practice within the aesthetic, social, and economic intentions of the cultural and creative industries? What skills sets are required for those artists and designers who don’t just want to follow movements, but actually shape novel social and economic models of the future?

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