Jean-Cédric Delvainquière has been a research officer in the Department of Studies, Future Trends and Statistics (DEPS) in the French Ministry of Culture and Communication since 1997. Trained as an economist (Master in 1991), he had been involved for 5 years (1991-1996) in the research carried on by the European Commission on local economic development and social exclusion strategies (in the frame of the programme “Poverty 3”). In charge at the DEPS of issues relating to public funding for culture and domestic cultural policies, he is responsible for the surveys on local cultural expenditure. He has been involved in the research supported by the Ministry on cultural diversity and now contributes on the topic of cultural attractiveness; he also participates in the work on regional cultural policies and on their economic dimensions.
Delvainquière is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Compendium Association.