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21st International Conference on Cultural Economics

Lille, France

July 6 – July 9, 2021


Important Notification

In recognising the impacts of COVID-19 that may make physical attendance difficult for some, the conference will offer the opportunity to present papers in special virtual sessions. The options to present in Lille or online will be completely separate.  Attendees can make the decision to present in Lille or online at a later stage. A deadline to that decision will be fixed in due curse. Depending on the development of Covid-19 and vaccination rollout, the number of people participating online could be smaller or larger. 
In addition, all plenary and keynote sessions will be live streamed and recorded and made accessible via the ACEI website.

Preceding the main conference from Wednesday July 7th to Friday July 9th, a workshop for Young Researchers (YRW) will take place on Tuesday July 6th.

The conference theme will be cultural policy with keynote presentations and special sessions bringing together cultural institutions and policy makers to discuss this hot topic. Issues discussed will include the impact of digitization on the cultural sector that has led to new products and ways of accessing and consuming cultural content as well as new business models and approaches to funding (e.g. public-private partnerships) which calls for re-thinking how cultural policy is approached to achieve its objectives. The fast changes characterizing the cultural sector as well as the impact of the current COVID-19 crises on the cultural sector call for new research in cultural economics to understand and provide guidance for cultural policy.
As usual the conference will welcome paper presentations from a broad range of topics relevant to cultural economics. 
The following subject areas are intended to be illustrative of possible topics that might be considered, but other topic areas relevant to the arts and culture are also welcome:
art markets
cultural consumption and participation
creative cities and urban development
cultural entrepreneurship and business
cultural heritage
cultural tourism
cultural policy
economics of copyright
economic aspects of design
economic history of arts and culture
cultural and creative industries
international trade in art and culture
cultural diversity
digital participation
culture and sustainable development
artists’ labour markets
arts and cultural organizations
performing arts
economic history
funding the arts
valuing the arts and culture
and more...
Scholars who wish to organize a contributed session or a panel discussion are also encouraged. They should submit their proposal using the online form available from the main conference website. Abstracts sent by e-mail are not accepted.