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Rod Fisher

Director, International Intelligence on Culture

5 Glenhurst Court, Farquhar Road
London SE19 1SR
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7401 9022
Fax. +44 (0) 20 8670 9881



Rod Fisher created the International Arts Bureau, now International Intelligence on Culture, in 1994. He is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at City University, London; Director of the UK National Committee of the European Cultural Foundation; a Council member of the British Centre of the International Theatre Institute and a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management. Rod co-founded the CIRCLE (Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe) network and was its Chairman from 1985-94. Before establishing his company, Rod worked for the Arts Council of Great Britain, latterly as International Affairs Manager. He was the Council's first Information Officer and also championed arts and disability issues. Prior to this he worked in several London Borough Councils where he was responsible for arts and leisure programmes, festivals (he helped establish the Greenwich Festival) and cultural and recreation facilities. Rod co-ordinated the European Task Force which produced "In from the Margins", a report on culture and development for the Council of Europe (1994/96). He has conducted research, lectured and/or delivered conference papers in 26 countries world-wide. He runs post graduate modules on international cultural policies at City University, London and Goldsmith College, University of London. He has written, co-authored or edited more than 20 books, reports or directories and has had more than 70 papers or journal articles published on such issues as the European institutions, international funding opportunities, cultural networking, international cultural co-operation, and comparative cultural policies and expenditure in different countries. He has particular knowledge of cultural policies and practice in Europe and Asia.