The consortium is made up of 7 European partners in 5 different European Countries, 2 international partners and 5 associate partners, presenting a balanced geographically representation covering all areas of Europe. It is a rich mix of higher education institutions, independent and national research centers, national audience development agencies, cultural associations and organisations, and networks. The consortium itself gives voice to a wide range of different stakeholders active in the cultural sector and ensures the project results are spread across a wide audience across Europe and beyond.


Fitzcarraldo Foundation (Project Leader)
Turin, Italy

Fitzcarraldo is an independent centre for research, planning, training and documentation on cultural, arts and media management, economics and policies. The Foundation aims at contributing to the development, diffusion and promotion of innovation and experimentation at local, regional, national and international level. It evaluates cultural policies and programmes through constant monitoring as well as through the evaluation of projects and funding policies. It boosts a long experience in lifelong training and has developed national and international research and training activities for cultural professionals.

Brussels, Beligium

ENCATC is the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. It is an independent membership organisation gathering over 100 higher education institutions and cultural organisations in over 40 countries. ENCATC was founded in 1992 to represent, advocate and promote cultural management and cultural policy education, professionalise the cultural sector to make it sustainable, and to create a platform of discussion and exchange at the European and international level. 

Danish Center for Arts & Interculture
Copenhagen, Denmark

DCAI is a national knowledge centre, which collects and disseminates know-how, experience, research, competency and best practice concerning aspects of interculture and cultural diversity within the arts scene. The centre works with the development of intercultural competences and awareness in mainstream arts institutions and organisations and municipality departments of culture. DCAI has a long history of working with the themes of Inclusion, Participation and Advocacy of and for new audiences in mainstream arts and culture in Denmark.

Melting Pro. Laboratorio per la cultura
Rome, Italy

Melting Pro is a laboratory of ideas and initiatives aimed at promoting culture at national and international level. It fosters new visions, approaches and tools in the field of arts and cultural management. Founded in 2011 by eight professionals to combine their complementary experiences in the field of arts and culture, Melting Pro designs, coordinates and monitors cooperation projects at national and European level in the field of culture and lifelong learning. Its working style is inspired by a mix of Project Cycle Management tools and innovative practices based on design thinking and creative entrepreneurship. Melting Pro is based in Rome, although the staff operates nationally and internationally. The focus on cultural participation and audiences represents a fundamental dimension across all Melting Pro's studies and projects.

University of Deusto, Institute of Leisure Studies
Bilbao, Spain

Leisure Studies at the University of Deusto was established in 1988 with the aim of giving a response to all the queries arising from the environment we live in. It is the only university centre dealing with the training, research and documentation in leisure in the Spanish state. The institute´s activity is destined both to formation (continuous training and lifelong learning) and research (including applied and base research) and it´s carried away by an interdisciplinary team of teachers and researchers, as well as experts and professionals.

The Audience Agency
Manchester, United Kingdom

The Audience Agency is a consultancy that works with arts and heritage organisations, museums, government associations and others to help them to develop their audiences. With head offices in London and Manchester and a network of regional directors it works mainly in England and Wales but also increasingly internationally. It brings together a wide range of specialised knowledge and skills in order to deliver training, research, consultancy, project management, communication, distribution and digital services.

Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship Goldsmiths has been part of the University of London for over 100 years, and is ranked 9th in the UK for world-leading 4* research (Research Assessment Exercise 2008). ICCE delivers enterprise, cultural management and policy education to the creative and cultural sectors, and supports research in to new approaches to business, financial models and delivers enterprise, cultural management and policy education to the creative and cultural sectors, and supports research in to new approaches to business, financial models and management in the Creative Economy.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, United States

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art; Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over one million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement at LACMA.

The India Foundation for the Arts
Bangalore, India

IFA awards grants and fellowships nationwide and manages projects in the arts. IFA supports arts research and documentation in traditional and contemporary arts, assists artists in all art forms to extend their practice, builds teacher capacity to use arts methods in classroom teaching, and helps to strengthen the teaching and practice of curating in the arts. It also provides grants and raises funds for institution building, residencies, workshops and seminars, community arts, and has recently begun to give fellowships to help energise archival institutions and strengthen museum practices.