Online Workshop: Cultural Planning - An International Perspective

In this workshop we examine models, case studies and examples of cultural policy and planning at international, national and local levels from Europe, the Americas, and Asia. We identify key policy issues, discuss strategic alternatives, and consider innovative perspectives on cultural policy that address key global issues such as sustainability, cultural development, cultural access and participation, democratic practices, social cohesion, intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity, and internationalization. We also address collaborative processes of cultural policy-making and cultural planning, analyze international comparative analysis tools, and evaluate current cultural policies and their socio-economic impact.

This workshop is designed to fill the gap between a typical short webinar and a longer online course. Each workshop is led by an international expert, combines lectures and small group discussion, and meets online for two (2) hours, once a week for three weeks. There is also an online discussion board for sharing information and group discussion during the three weeks. There is no grading.

Instructor: Dr. Lidia Varbanova

Standard Fee: $325 CAN

UPDATED DATES: Three scheduled online sessions: Wed, March 7, 14 and 21 from 9am-11am PST

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This workshop can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning.

“Cultural Planning: An International Perspective is a densely-packed workshop which provides an essential conceptual and practical framework for those interested in understanding and guiding the evolutionary trajectory of the contemporary city; with unrelenting enthusiasm and a participatory teaching style, Dr. Varbanova explores the opportunities and risks of the creative economy and culture-led urban development, effectively bridging the gap between cultural planning theory and practice. As both the local and global scales come to matter more and more in the lives of urban residents, and as best practices and information-sharing extends further beyond national boundaries, having an international perspective on cultural planning is increasingly vital.”  - Daniel Lukac, Fall 2017 Workshop Student

"I took this workshop to help with research for my master's degree program.  It was beyond my expectations! I learned so much about cultural planning, and it provided me with a ton of great research, not to mention good contacts." - Winter 2015 Workshop Student


Course Format

The format of this workshop is 100% online.

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