Dragan Klaic Lecturer Award 2016/17

Akademske | 09.12.2016. 00:00

Initiated by the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Arts in Belgrade, the Dragan Klaić Fellowship Program is presented in memory of Prof. Dragan Klaić, PhD, theater scholar and cultural analyst. Supported by the Open Society Foundations and the European Cultural Foundation, it consists of 2 initiatives – Dragan Klaić Fellowship (student scholarship) and Dragan Klaić Lecturer(professor award), both given annually in order to contribute to the creation of a centre of excellence and attract the best students and professors to the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management. This interdisciplinary master study program is organized in cooperation with the Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France) and taught in English and French. For promoting international cultural cooperation, intercultural dialogue and mediation in the Balkans, the program received the UNESCO Chair title in 2004. 

Prof. Dr. Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux has a PhD in Economics from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. His research interests include: territorial challenges of cultural development, art markets, economy of culture, digital technologies and transformation of cities, economy of photography. 

Prof. Dr. Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux teaches Economy at the Université d'Angers, while at the same time being a respectable researcher at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and also member of the research centre GRANEM (Groupe de Recherche Angevin en Economie et Management) that consist of an interdisciplinary team (economics and management) comprised of 58 professors and associate professors, 60 doctoral students. Prof. Dr. Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux specializes in cultural economy issues and has published numerous articles and books on the subject.

Outside of the Université d'Angers, Prof. Dr. Sagot-Duvauroux is a guest professor at the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management in the last five years. He regularly conducts research and expert reports for the French Ministry of Culture. He coordinated in the Pays de la Loire Region a multidisciplinary research program "Value (s) and utilities of culture" which analyzes the stakes of artistic activities in the dynamism of the territories. He is also board member several foundations that support emerging artists/artistic initiatives in France (Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Regional Fund of Contemporary Art, Board of Directors of Trempolino, Fabrique Nantes, Les Gens d'Images).



Dragan Klaić was a theater scholar and cultural analyst. He served as a Permanent Fellow of Felix Meritis Foundation in Amsterdam and taught Arts and Cultural Policy at the University of Leiden. He obtained a degree in Dramaturgy in Belgrade and a Doctorate in Theater History and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University. Klaić worked as a theater critic and dramaturge, held professorships at the University of Arts in Belgrade and University of Amsterdam, guest professorships in the USA, at the CEU Budapest and University of Bologna, led the Theater Instituut Nederland, co-founded the European Theater Quarterly Euromaske, and served as the President of the European Network of Information Centers for the Performing Arts and of the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage. His fields of engagement were contemporary performing arts, European cultural policies, strategies of cultural development and international cultural cooperation, interculturalism and cultural memory. He led complex international research projects, conceptualized numerous conferences and symposia, authored and edited publications. Klaić is the author of several books and hundreds of articles. He was the Chair of the European Festival Research Project. Dragan Klaić passed away in August 2011.