Associate Lecturer and Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (ex-City University, who helped establish the MA CPM)
ENCATC Fellowship: This Award is the only international public recognition of its kind bestowed for developing and maintaining an innovative yet consistent approach and commitment to positive change and remarkable and visionary leadership, creativity, and results in education, research, policy, and advocacy in the cultural management and policy fields
Rod Fisher founded and directed the International Intelligence on Culture (which specialised in international cultural policy research and consultancy) from 2000-2015 and its predecessor, the ground-breaking consultancy International Arts Bureau. He also has specialist knowledge of cultural policies beyond Europe, especially in Asia. Prior to establishing his company, he worked for the Arts Council of Great Britain in several capacities, latterly as International Affairs Manager, and spent nine years managing arts/leisure programmes for local authorities. He was also Director of the European Cultural Foundation UK Committee from 2002-2012. Fisher co-founded the CIRCLE network (Chairman 1985-94), and he chaired the expert group evaluating cultural policy in Finland (1994). He was, for many years, member of the Orientation Board of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, nomadic training programme fostering cultural cooperation. He has conducted research, lectured, and delivered conference papers in over 35 countries worldwide and has written, compiled or edited some 25 books and reports and more than 60 journal articles. Currently, he is Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, lecturing on cultural policies in Europe and, from 1984-2007, led a Master’s degree module on a similar subject at City University, London.
Read the press release of the 2021 Laureate announcement.
The 2021 laureate will be celebrated at the official ENCATC Fellowship Award Ceremony taking place online on 19 October during the 2021 ENCATC Digital Congress “Artists in the spotlight! In search of new agendas for education and research in the cultural management and policy field” (19-22 October).