Félix Dupin-Meynard is researcher and consultant in political science. Over the past ten years, he has worked on numerous projects of research, action-research and evaluation for public institutions and non-profit organizations. He mainly works on cultural policies and strategies, but also on citizen participation, social policies, territorial dynamics and gender inequalities. He is currently working at the CEPEL (CNRS), in the framework of the research project UNCHARTED on the social values of culture in Europe, and teaches at the University Paul Valéry in Montpellier.
In the discussion on balance between elitism and cultural democracy we tackled the question of excellence and managerialism which is a dominant principle in which cultural institutions are run nowadays. It seems through many examples that none of the modes has proved sufficient to address both needs entangled in the friction of the two. For this reason, we wish to continue the discussion on the question of governance and is it possible to imagine different kinds of governance in institutions and beyond that would provide a different answer to this questions. What can we do to change the way in which institutions operate now? What is needed to make them more open? How can we open them? What kinds of new practices are appearing on the horizon and what kind of answers are they offering? What kind of institutions are needed? How does audience prefer culture to be organized?