Category: Cultural Policy

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation: new design

Find here access to a completely re-designed version of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation Summary, including a more accessible and visually attractive overview of key statistics and related qualitative findings. You can also download a PDF version here. Check the Full Report and related Appendices in the dedicated London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation Project…

Collection of films on my views about Liverpool and cultural regeneration

I have finally had the chance to tidy up the links to a series of films produced under the series ‘Culturefighters’ by Kosice 2013 European Capital of Culture with support from the British Council. The films were produced back in 2011 and cover a range of topics in the format of ‘mini-masterclasses’ around the notion…

European Parliament report: ECoC Success Strategies

This study, conducted over a period of seven months in 2013, is a response to the European Parliament 2012 call for a comprehensive assessment of the long-term effects of hosting the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) Programme, and the potential organisational and policy implications of these findings. The main aim of the study is to examine and interrogate…

Plenary at the European Culture Forum

I was pleased to provide an overview of my research on the European Capital of Culture Programme at the 3rd EU Culture Forum, which attracted 1,200 delegates. In my paper, I reflected on the main findings of the study I have conducted for the European Parliament on the vision, success strategies, immediate impacts and long-term…

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad evaluation just published

In November 2011, the major stakeholders in the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival commissioned me as Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC) to produce an assessment of the multiple impacts of hosting the Cultural Olympiad. The final report has been published in April 2013. Download the Full Report or ExecutiveSummary. The ICC received a broad…

Research links: A ‘City of Culture’ initiative for Italy?

Claudio Bocci, Director of Institutional Relations at Federculture and Ravello LAB committee member, has built on the evidence provided by Impacts 08 on Liverpool 2008 and the Cities and Culture project on Glasgow 1990 to advance discussion about a potential City of Culture initiative in Italy. Find his paper in Italian (with English version at…

Project: European Capitals of Culture policy group

In 2009 I attracted funding from the European Commission to establish an international network of researchers and programmers working on the European Capital of Culture initiative. The group focused on finding a common and replicable framework for programme assessment and delivery. This collaboration led to a series of workshops, managed by Liverpool via the Impacts 08…

Cultural Policy

All my work considers the cultural policy rationale of cultural programmes staged within major national and international events. I have developed theoretical and methodological frameworks to evaluate how event cultural programming responds to the cultural policy needs and aspirations of the host-city and assess whether the process results in sustainable legacies such as long-term cultural, social,…

New Beijing, New Media?

 Emergent Journalistic Practice at the Olympics In: 9th International Symposium on Olympic Research, International Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Western Ontario & Beijing Capital Universiy Chair: Andy Miah Panel: Ana Adi, Beatriz Garcia, Kris Krug, Garry Whannel, Tina Zhihui. Research into the role of the media within the Olympic Movement has focused predominantly on…

(2007) Living the multicultural Olympic city. Cultural policy and planning in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Summer Games

Garcia, B. ‘Living the multicultural Olympic city. Cultural policy and planning in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Summer Games’, in: Gold, J.R. & Gold, M.M. (Eds) Olympic Cities: Urban planning, city agendas and the World’s Games, 1896 to the present, London: Routledge, pp. 237-264 (2007)   This chapter studies Sydney’s experience as an Olympic city from…

(2006) Non-Accredited Media, Olympic Games and the Host City

Miah. A. and Garcia, B. (2006) Invited Plenary Speaker: ‘Non-Accredited Media, Olympic Games and the Host City’ in Communication Forum 2006: Global Olympiad, Chinese Media, National Center for Radio and Television Studies, Communication University of China and Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (Beijing, July 2006) Since their inauguration in 1896, the Modern Olympic…

(2006-2008) Towards London 2012: Non-accredited Media, Cultural Discourses, and Olympic Host City Identity

Co-investigators: Dr Beatriz Garcia and Dr Andy Miah Research funded by the British Academy. Additional information and links: Culture @ the Olympics | 2006 edition This project develops BA funded research awarded to Drs Garcia and Miah in 2004 to study the role of the non-accredited media centre (NAMC) at the Athens Olympic Games. Our…

(2002- 2005) Cities and Culture Project: Understanding the Long-term Legacies of Glasgow 1990, European City of Culture

Lead Investigator: Research funded by the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR, University of Glasgow).  From January 2002 to December 2005, Dr Beatriz Garcia was the principal investigator of a research project on Cities and Culture, using Glasgow 1990 European City of Culture as a case study. The research was conducted at the Centre for Cultural…

(2004) Reinventando Glasgow como Ciudad Europea de la Cultura. Impactos en turismo cultural (1986-2000)

Garcia, B. in: Font, J. (Ed.) Casos de turismo cultural: de la planificación estratégica a la evaluación de productos. Barcelona: Editorial Ariel (pp. 31-56) [indice en español] Este caso explora el desarrollo de estrategias de turismo cultural en el entorno urbano de Glasgow (Escocia) tras la obtención del título de Ciudad Europea de la Cultura…