Neta Yodovich


Advocating for Culture in Turbulent Times: A report exploring cultural petitions

INVENT’s data scraping team has recently completed its second annual report “Advocating for culture in turbulent times”. Following phase I, which explored the various uses of the word “culture on the Twittersphere, our team decided to delve deeper for phase II. For phase II, we took a closer look at the question “What do people talk about when they talk

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Taking Part: Migrants engaging in local cultural offers in five European countries

During the past summer, INVENT’s members have conducted interviews with locals and migrants in each of the consortium countries. In the following blog, we share preliminary findings regarding the ways in which migrants take part (or don’t) in their new country’s cultural offerings. The countries included in this blog are the UK, Denmark, Finland, Croatia, and Serbia (in which immigrant

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The pros and cons of privatized tv channels: The case of Channel 4 in the UK

In the beginning of April 2022, the British government announced its plan to privatize the popular television channel, Channel 4. The channel is known for its critically acclaimed drama series, as well as beloved reality shows. It was launched in 1982 and has been operating as a government-owned broadcasting company, consisting of 12 channels in total. In contrast to the

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What is the purpose of museums and cultural participation?

Earlier this month, The Guardian published an article about a new study which examined the impact of museum visits on GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) results in the UK. This research joins previous scholarship which explored cultural capital and its relations to sociodemographic differences (Katz-Gerro and Meier Jaeger,2015; Yaish, Katz-Gerro, 2012). According to the new study, museum outings had

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The European Year of Youth – A British Snapshot

At the end of 2021, the European Commission announced that 2022 would be “The European Year of Youth” (defined as people between the ages of 16 to 25). As Mariya Gabriel, commissioner for invocation, research, culture, education and youth, explained, this decision was motivated by “the importance of putting young people in the spotlight and celebrate their resilience after two

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New Research: A collaboration between UK and Spain team members analyzes the participation of Women in Gaming

Throughout the years, video games have been considered a masculine interest. However, through INVENT, the UK survey found no gender differences in responses to the question regarding the belonging of video games to the definition of “culture” (10% of men and 10% women replied “yes” to this question). In a new collaboration between Neta Yodovich (from our UK team) and

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New research alert: Diversity in cultural leadership

Aligning with INVENT’s interests in globalization, unequal cultural opportunities, and a bottom-up approach to cultural policy, Yeala Hazut Yanuka, from the UK team, is finalizing her research on diversity in cultural leadership in Arts Council England (ACE) and how it is perceived in the media. Her research explores ACE’s view and the media’s view of the leadership component in ACE’s diversity strategy in the framework of organizational legitimacy theory (Suchman 1995). The study

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Towards a New Intersection of Urban and Culture Theory

On July 2nd and 3rd, Prof. Tally Katz-Gerro the UK-PI, participated in an online conference organized by Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich Centre for Creative Economies, Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts Professional College of Arts, and Tourism Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. The conference, titled “Smart Cities and Creativity: Towards a New Intersection of Urban

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