The Department of Cultural Policy connects academic areas of art and cultural policies with practical areas. Cooperative projects with representatives and practitioners in the arts, lobby groups and governmental institu­tions are also a part of the Department’s work.

Important partners:

Arterial Network | BKJ – Bundesvereinigung kulturelle Jugendbildung (German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning) | Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel (Federal Academy for Arts and Cultural Education Wolfenbüttel) | Deutscher Kulturrat (German Cultural Council) | Deutsche Welle | Goethe Institut | ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) | Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft (German Asso-ciation for Cultural Policy) | Observatoire de Politiques Culturelles (Grenoble / France) | Observatory on Cultural Policy in Africa (Maputo/ Mozambique) | Stiftung Genshagen | UNESCO | ZfKf - Zentrum für Kulturfor-schung (Centre for Cultural Research)

The Department of Cultural Policy is the office of the Cultural Education Research Network (Netzwerk For-schung Kulturelle Bildung) represented by Prof. Dr. Vanessa-Isabelle Reinwand-Weiss. It is also the head­quarters of the Association of University Teachers and Researchers in the Arts and Cultural Management in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Fachverband Kultur­management). Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel is the president of the association.

The Department is also networked with various universities offering cultural policy and cultural management programmes: Bilgi University (Istanbul / Turkey) | Fine Arts University (Vilnius / Lithuania) | Humak University (Jyväskylä / Finland) | Université Aix-Marseille (France)