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21st International Conference on Cultural Economics

Lille, France

July 6 – July 9, 2021


Important Notification

The 21st International Conference on Cultural Economy has been postponed to ACEI2020+1. So far, we are sticking to the initial program, all update information in all areas (call for papers, program, registration fees, timetables , ..) will be announced in due course. 

If the COVID-19 pandemic is still a problem in the months leading up to the Conference, we will postpone it to 2022. For now, we recommend that you save the dates of the Conference in 2021 and wait for confirmation from our leave before finalizing your travel plans.


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 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 send their proposal by email (PDF-format) to ACEI President Elect and Chair of the Scientific Committee ACEI2020+1, Professor Trine Bille at tbi.mpp@cbs.dk.