The classic cultural institutions are being redefined and new types of institutions have appeared. The mediatization, including social media, that blurs the boundaries between producers and consumers, have created new types of artists, new art forms, new arenas and new forms of cultural communication and identity formation.
So now the cultural policy has to follow along. But how and what do these transformations entail for cultural policy and the theoretical foundation of cultural policy? The conference will focus on these questions and on the consequences of the mediatization and digitalization of culture with its diversity of forms.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)