Unlike the simple divisions into elite and mass arts audiences, omnivores and univores, the culturally engaged and cultural inactives – while analysing INVENT survey data – we encountered a large number of small cultural worlds or cultural microcosms. Using Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis, we identified a number of aggregates of people who have different conceptions of culture,
Finnish INVENT Team members Sara Sivonen and Semi Purhonen will be publishing an article called “Politics and cultural participation: The associations of party preference and conservativeness with high and popular cultural participation in Finland” in Sosiologia later this autumn (article in Finnish). The article examines the association between politics and cultural participation in contemporary Finland from the perspective of change
Croatian INVENT team co-leader Mirko Petrić participated in the online panel on sustainable cultural tourism, held on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, and organized by the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism in Split (Croatia) on October 21st, 2021. His presentation emphasized the importance of the societal values of culture, from a perspective developed within the INVENT project.
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
The INVENT-team is happy to welcome Dr. Eva Myrczik as a postdoctoral researcher in the Danish team as of October 15, 2021. Eva Myrczik has a MA in Cognition and Communication from the University of Copenhagen and achieved her PhD in November 2019 from the same university with the dissertation Digital Museum Mediation in Denmark: A Critical Exploration of the
The level of religiosity and type of religion in modern Europe varies significantly in different countries. Consequently, the trends observed are not the same, and religion’s role in these countries is different. Moreover, its influence on various aspects of cultural and social life varies according to the number of believers, the frequency of religious practice, the dominant religious tradition and
It might come as no surprise to hear that the rising social inequalities in Europe are bearing their effects on cultural participation and access to cultural opportunities. Curious to hear how our findings can aid in creating more inclusive cultural policies? Join session 2 of the INVENT Conference 2021! Register here One of the mega-trends shifting dynamics across Europe which
Session 1: Culture for Everyone? Societal Support for Culture and Cultural Policy Have you ever wondered how people in different European societies look at culture and cultural policy and how important they consider government support for different areas of culture? Members of the INVENT team will delve into this topic during Session 1 of the INVENT Conference 2021. Will you
We are happy to share that the first INVENTCulture Policy Brief has been submitted to the European Union and now is fully accessible on our website through this link.
The INVENTculture team is proud to present its August 2021 Newsletter. This piece features ten articles including analyses of the INVENT survey and other related projects and presentations. From the perceptions of European citizens of the notion of culture to their beliefs of what should be or not be publicly funded, this newsletter showcases the responses of more than 15,500