What is the ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy?
Since 1992, ENCATC has organised an annual gathering for its members, stakeholders and followers. The ENCATC Congress aims to explore ground-breaking innovations in cultural management and policy education and encourage steps to ensure significant improvements in this industry.

The Congress format is built on 7 main activities: The Members’ Forum; the Education and Research Session; the ENCATC Research Award Ceremony; the Conference; the Posters’ Exhibition; the ENCATC Research Boot Camp; and guided cultural excursions

Who will I meet and network with at the Congress?
The ENCATC Congress is designed for academics, trainers and researchers from the cultural management and policy educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to mingle with professionals, policy makers, and artists and thus to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Each year, Congress attendees come from over 30 countries in Europe and beyond making for a diverse gathering of knowledge, experiences and perspectives enriching the experience for all.

Do I have to be an ENCATC member to attend?
No, but there are additional benefits for ENCATC members!

What do I get extra for connecting to the Congress as a member of ENCATC?
ENCATC members can get even more out of their Congress experience with free registration to the Annual Members’ Forum. The Forum also grants access this exclusive gathering for sharing ideas and finding trustworthy partners for your projects and programmes; constructing valuable professional contacts within the network that will lead to new collaborations and exchanges in the future; and exchanging practices on education with members from the networks AAAE and TACPS.

What if my institution is not yet a member?
ENCATC accepts applications for new membership year-round. Learn about which membership category corresponds to your institution and how to apply here!

How will I register?
Stay tuned and join our mailing list to receive announcements when registration opens.

How will I be able to pay the registration fee?
Payment to attend the Congress will be required in advance. When you will register online you will be given the option of paying immediately with credit card or PayPal. Payment by bank transfer is also possible. The final invoice is issued only after payment has been received (and this can take a week).