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Dorota Ilczuk

Professor, Jagiellonian University Cracow

Ul. Mazowiecka 11 2nd floor, Warsaw
Tel/Fax: + 48 22 826 60 21



Dorota Ilczuk is Professor of Humanities and Cultural Management at the Warsaw School of Social Psychology. She has held a doctorate since 1995 on the topic of Institutional and Financial Analysis of Operational Opportunities for Cultural Activities in the Nonprofit Sector, and a habilitated doctor degree since 2005. She is the founder and president of the Pro Cultura Foundation, which acts according to the Research+Development formula and a member of the European Cultural Parliament. Until 2001 she was the assistant professor in the Institute of Culture in Warsaw. Between the years 2002-2007, Dorota Ilczuk has been the President of CIRCLE - Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe. She co-operates with international organisations and science associations such as e.g.: ERICarts, Association of Cultural Economics, ISTR. She is also a board member of numerous Polish associations and foundations, i.e. The Union of Polish Theatres.

She took part in over one hundred national and international science conferences, and she is a project director of numerous research programmes. As and expert of Council of Europe, European Commission and European Parliament, she takes part in international research programmes devoted to culture. 

She is the author of over one hundred publications, studies and articles, (in Polish and in English) in three research fields: 1) economic aspects of cultural activity - economics of culture; 2) interdependence between cultural policy and the development of civil society; 3) cultural management. Her works concentrated mainly on such issues as various models of financing of culture, commercialisation of culture, free market and culture, organising and financing of cultural activity within the third sector, privatisation of culture, sponsorship and patronage of culture, economic value of the creative sector and cultural industries and changes in public cultural institutions. Among the realised projects, the most significant are those that are applicable and concern the forming of cultural policies in metropolises.