Autumn Academy Cultural Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Innovate your cultural organisation in a European transition country with entrepreneurial tools and creative leadership: theory, practice and project development


First week: 12 and 13 November

Second week: 19 and 20 November

Third week: 26 and 27 November

Autumn Academy Cultural Entrepreneurship & Leadership offers an online mixture of lectures and workshops on cultural entrepreneurship and leadership:
  • Main topics: cultural heritage, cultural tourism, performing arts, museums, fashion and European subsidies.
  • Participants will develop their own project, based on the challenges from their country.
  • Participants will be empowered with cultural leadership and entrepreneurial tools in European countries in transition (former socialistic countries).
  • For: practitioners and master students in the field of culture

Join us at the international academy, run by experts and professors from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Ljubljana University.

The Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship offered at Erasmus University Rotterdam is consistently ranked 2nd worldwide according to Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking.

School of Economics and Business, Ljubljana University is the only business school in the region with the triple crown accreditation; EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.


  • To develop cultural entrepreneurship and leadership skills in European transition countries
  • To discuss your innovative cultural project with experts and colleagues
  • To get insight in recent academic entrepreneurship and leadership research


  • By an interactive set of online lectures, workshops and discussions
  • By working on own projects, together with experts and colleagues

For whom:

  • Staff members of museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls, festivals, performing companies, small and medium sized enterprises in the cultural industries
  • Experts in the fields of cultural heritage, cultural tourism, urban development, fashion, architecture etc.
  • Individuals and (self-employed) freelancers who work in the cultural sector
  • Master students in the field of culture


  • Day 1: 12 November
    Setting, Concepts & Entrepreneurship

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  • Day 2: 13 November
    Leadership & Research on Cultural Industries

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  • Day 3: 19 November
    Best Entrepreneurial Practices

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  • Day 4: 20 November
    Inspiration & Subsidies

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  • Day 5: 26 November
    Cultural Policy & Governance

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  • Day 6: 27 November
    Final Presentations of the Projects

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The main domains to be covered:

  • Which are the similarities and differences in cultural entrepreneurship and leadership between European transition countries and Western European countries?
  • Which economic concepts can be applied in practice in order to foster the cultural sector in terms of entrepreneurship and leadership?
  • How can we apply our inspiration, knowledge and experience to common practices in transition countries as well as between East and West in terms of entrepreneurship and leadership?

Why should you attend this workshop?

  • exercise with innovation, creativity and other entrepreneurial tools through your own project development and your colleagues’/fellow-students’ projects
  • knowledge transfer: learn from each others’ knowledge, experiences and insights
  • extension of your entrepreneurial and leadership tools in a European context

Delivery & Organisation:

  • Date: 12, 13, 19, 20 and 26, 27 November, 2021
  • Delivery language: English
  • Format: ONLINE


dr. Darija Aleksić

School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

dr. Frans Brouwer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

prof. dr. Arjo Klamer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

prof. dr. Ljubica Knežević Cvelbar

School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

MA Bregje Lampe

Amsterdam Fashion Institute

dr. Anna Mignosa

Erasmus University Rotterdam & University of Catania

dr. Trilce Navarrete Hernandez

Erasmus University Rotterdam

dr. Judita Peterlin

School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

dr. Andrej Srakar

School of Economics and Business

prof. dr. Miha Škerlavaj

School of Economics and Business & BI Norwegian Business School

Meta Štular MA

Freelance strategic planner and cultural entrepreneur

doc. Petja Zorec

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering


The maximum number of participants is 28. Based on the information provided in the application form, a committee of two faculty members will select the participants. This selection strives for a diversified group of participants (cultural sector, experience, country).

Practitioners’ price is 300 EUR + 22% VAT = 366 EUR incl. VAT
Students’ price is 250 EUR + 22% VAT = 305 EUR incl. VAT

Application deadline: 11 November, 2021

For companies that are members of SRIPT, participation in the program is free of charge (until the slots are filled). When you apply, insert the code SRIPT in the notes.

No refunds can be made for cancellations received less than 3 days before the start of the program. In the case of a no-show, there will be no refund of the programme fee.

After having submitted the application form, you will receive the decision on participation from the selection committee in your email box. In case you have additional questions regarding the content of the academy please contact, if you have questions regarding the organisation and the application process please contact

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