Davor Mišković is a cultural worker from Rijeka (Croatia). He is a Director of the non-profit organization Drugo More, where his work ranges from program selection to executive production, including fundraising and PR. He is also working as a researcher of the cultural sector, actively participating in the creation of cultural policies and the management of cultural institutions and networks. From 2009 to 2016 he was a President of the national cultural network Clubture and he was leading teams that created cultural strategy in the region of Istria and in the cities Pula, Labin and Pazin. He holds an MA in sociology from the University of Zagreb. He has published more than 50 articles for cultural magazines and in 2013 he published a book Research in Culture. He was working at the Ministry of Culture (1997 – 2004) and was a part-time associate in a number of cultural associations, market research agencies, daily papers and magazines.
Panellists: Sajida Carr, Arjo Klamer, Francois Matarasso, Deise Faria Nunes, Goran Tomka, Ana Žuvela. Chair: Macarena Cuenca. Moderators: Sajida Carr, Philipp Dietachmair, Francois Matarasso, Davor Mišković, Lana Pavlović Aleksić.
Some of our cultural institutions are already centuries old. But today’s arts and cultural scene has widened to embrace multitudes. Film, design, comics, graffiti, photography, jazz, and many other forms of vernacular and popular culture represented a dramatic expansion of what culture means to our societies, amid shifting political, economic, social and technological landscapes. Yet even in today’s digitally connected world, the logic behind private and public funding supporting the production and display of cultural artefacts and art forms is still largely connected to institutional gatekeepers. On the other hand, many institutions feel the pressure to reach larger numbers of people, influenced by market forces to increase their income at the expense of producing work with less obvious popular appeal. This session looks at whether there is a balance to be struck, dealing at the same time with concepts of popularism, elitism, inequality and democracy.