Research at the Department of Cultural Policy focuses on interdisciplinary approaches.

Cultural Policy

• of local, national, European and international organizations

• for theatre, fine arts, media, music, literature, community-arts, arts education

• for different target groups

• for cultural industries

• for arts and development

 Arts and Cultural Management and Mediation

• audience development

• public relations for the arts

• visitors and non-visitors studies

• cultural entrepreneurship

 Arts Education

• theory and history of arts education in a national and international perspective

• quality-standards of arts education

• impacts of arts education and research methods

• mapping arts education

In addition to individual research projects at the Department of Cultural Policy, research work on all these themes is conducted within the framework of doctoral theses. Alongside basic research the Department of Cultural Policy consults government and non-government institutions in the field of poli­tics as well as arts organisations.

Since 2012 the Department has hosted the UNESCO Chair “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development”. The areas of responsibility covered by the chair comprise:

• the role of the artist in social and political transformation processes

• the influence of cultural policy on changing government structures

• concepts and needs for arts education in Africa as well as in other developing countries and

countries in transition

• structuring training programmes in the field of cultural policy and arts management

• the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions