The UNESCO Chair in “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development” is located at the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim.
After a successful start in 2012, the UNESCO Chair was re-accredited by UNESCO and the follow-up concept for the third phase from 2020 to 2024 was determined.
The current teaching and research activities focus on five topic clusters:
- Artistic interventions and processes of transformation
- Creative capabilities of civil society for enlarging local engagement and global diplomacy
- Protection and promotion of artistic freedom and persecuted artists
- Art, culture and sustainable development
- Encouraging cultural diversity and solidarity
Insights into the "life" of the UNESCO Chair:
- On August 25th 2021, the German UNESCO commission celebrated its 70th birthday in Bonn. In the anniversary year book Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke answered questions about his statement: „In future, cultural policy will play a foundational role in negotiating diversity.“
- „Failure is part of art“: Julius Heinicke and Lisa Hirn in a talk in the magazine enorm (Juli 2021).
- Debate about Art, Culture and Cultural Entrepreneurship at the Regional Growth Conference in Patras, Greece with Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke, Friday, June 4th, 4.15 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. (CEST).
- Online debate ResiliArts of the German UNESCO Commission
- "Hear the good voices too", Interview with Julius Heinicke on Deutschlandfunk
- ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE LIBRARY: an online library on the freedom of art
- "Donko ni Maaya - crisis prevention and strengthening social cohesion by promoting the Malian cultural sector" in Bamako (Mali) with the German Society for International Cooperation
- SDG Graduate School "Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West-Africa" together with the Center for World Music at the University of Hildesheim
- jetztinzukunft.de, research on sustainability culture
- UNESCO Chairs in Germany, Part 2: Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, audio feature on Deutschlandfunk
- Free art! For and by people and robots, audio feature on Cologne campus
- Further information: on projects and our degree programs
- Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke (Chairholder)
- Dr. Daniel Gad (Managing Director)
- Michele Brand (Research Associate)
- Katrin Lohbeck (Research Associate)
- Dr. Meike Lettau (Research Associate)
- Pia Wagner (Research Associate)
- Annika Rachor (Assistant)
- Hagen Gersie (Assistant)
- Prof. Dr. Wolgang Schneider (founding director, retired professor)