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Marcin Poprawski

Dr Marcin Poprawski works in the Institute of Cultural Studies at the AMU Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (PL); co-founder and research coordinator of ROK AMU Culture Observatory center; since 2006 a lecturer at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder (D); PhD in humanities, musicologist (AMU Faculty of History), manager of cultural institutions and projects; member of research teams and international networks, mastermind of professional trainings and research tools for public and civic cultural sector; expert of the Association of Polish Cities. Since 2013 a Vice-president of ENCATC leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education & research institutions.


His research interests include cultural policies and entrepreneurship, culture-led city development, audience development, organizational cultures in cultural & creative sector, aesthetics in management and intercultural management, cultural branding and music aesthetics. He improved his professional skills during internship in the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick (UK) in 2012 and within the project “Teaching Cultural Policies” held at Central European University in Budapest (H) in 2008. He was a guest lecturer at DAMU Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (CZ), JAMU Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ), and WSB School of Banking in Poznan (PL). He was also a co-founder and a director of the Akademia Gitary Festival – an international music event located every summer since 2007 in over 20 towns of Western Poland.


Marcin Poprawski is the author and editor of series of publications in the research fields of cultural polices, management studies and aesthetics, including his recent texts:

– Poprawski, M. Cultural Education Organizations and Flexible Individualization of Taste, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 2015, Vol. 28 Issue 2, pp. 165-176, Emerald;

– Poprawski M. Cultural Entrepreneurship Teaching & Learning Models in Central Europe, w: Kuhlke O., Schramme A., Kooyman R., Creating Cultural Capital. Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Pedagogy and Practice. Pioneering Minds Worldwide. Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft 2015, pp. 45-53.




Courses taught – AMU – MA Cultural Studies – Intercultural Communication:


  1. Cultural Policies / 2nd year (compulsory) / winter term / 5 ECTS.
    The aim of the course is to discuss the essence of cultural policy as a strategic domain of culture and arts ecosystems. The lecture and active learning interactions with students will aim to cover phenomenon of the cultural policy studies and practices as immersed in an extended environment of cultural public spheres, intercultural, international relations, cultural management practices, public adiministration, audience development and marketing in the arts, creative and cultural industries and enterprises, global media and business players, as well as local social communities.

    To study properly key activities circumstances and conditions of cultural managers, artists, public officers in cultural affairs in present times we need to get a right perspective, that could be obtained through an overview of theories, empirical case studies and practices. They will come from several disciplines of study that have much to learn from each other and more in common than one might expect: management and organization studies, aesthetics, cultural studies, art management, cultural policies studies, intercultural communication studies.