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Director “International Intelligence on Culture”
Rod Fisher founded and directed International Intelligence on Culture (which specialised in international cultural policy research and consultancy) from 2000-2015 and its predecessor the International Arts Bureau. Now working part-time, 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. 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 has conducted research, lectured and delivered conference papers in 33 countries worldwide and has written on the European institutions, comparative cultural policies, arts management and cultural relations/diplomacy etc. The latter issue has been a particular focus of his interests over the past decade, as has culture and health.
Consultant and researcher
Steven Hadley is an academic, consultant and researcher, working internationally in arts management, cultural policy and audience engagement. He holds research posts at the Universities of Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds and is a Visiting Lecturer at Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany). Steven is an Associate Consultant with The Audience Agency, and sits on the Steering Committee of the Cultural Research Network (USA) and the Editorial Boards of both Cultural Trends and the European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. He has lectured, taught and delivered training in over fifteen countries and works as a consultant for a wide range of cultural organisations. His recent published work has focused on cultural democracy, audience engagement and hyper instrumentalism. His forthcoming book, “Audience Development and Cultural Policy”, will be published by Palgrave MacMillan.