Contributions may relate to the following topics, but are not limited to these:

  • Current status of cultural participation, from active individual artistic and creative activities to cultural visits, involvement in participatory offerings and co-creation
  • Current status of cultural participation in “high culture institutions”, the independent scene, as well as popular or mass culture – from the city to the countryside
  • Prerequisites for cultural participation from socialisation to access barriers
  • Content and methodological gaps in data on cultural participation
  • Strategic and operational instruments for changing cultural participation – from cultural mediation to community building
  • Showing exclusion principles, creating new and different means of access in the context of diversity and anti-discrimination
  • Role and relevance of culture, cultural participation, cultural and educational actors
  • Shaping change from concept-based cultural policy to change management in cultural offerings
  • Sustainability and cultural participation

Contributions may have the following formats, but are not limited to these:

  • Plenary lectures (20–30 min + questions/discussion)
  • Short contributions for panels (15–20 min + questions/discussion)
  • Leading entire panels (90 min)
  • Interventions (15 min)
  • Workshops (90 min)
  • Fishbowl (90 min)
  • Barcamp (90 min)
  • World/Theme café (90 min)
  • Poster presentation
  • Contributions to the doctoral colloquium (about 30 min, option ONLY for PhD students)

Submissions can be in German or English (max. 1 page) and should include the following information, but are not limited to:

  • Title
  • Contributors (names, institution or similar, e‑mail addresses)
  • 5 key terms (e.g., accessibility, co-design, etc.)
  • Max. 500 words (goal/context of the contribution, theoretical framework/approach, methodological approach, summary of the most important or expected content/results and conclusions)
  • Main references/literature (if available)

The deadline for submissions is 17 April 2023. They should be sent by email to: event@iktf.berlin. A decision on acceptance of the contributions will be made by the middle of May.

The abstracts will be judged in a review process conducted by the academic management board, consisting of Dr Vera Allmanritter (Institute for Research on Cultural Participation | IKTf Berlin), Prof Dr Martin Lücke (Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Berlin), and Prof Dr Tobias Nettke (University of Applied Sciences for Technology and Economics | HTW Berlin), as well as the board of the Cultural Management Association (Prof Dr Hellen Gross, Coburg University, Dr Ringo Rösener, University of Leipzig, Dipl-Heil Päd Katharina Pfennigstorf, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna).

Conference fee

Please remember that conference fees will be charged. Information will follow.

Travel grant

Do you want to present your (research) work at our conference and need a travel grant? Please start by checking whether other sources of funding can support you. For example, many universities offer travel grants for students and staff to attend conferences. If this is not an option for you, we will be glad to consider covering at least part of your travel expenses. Please contact us if you would like to know more about the application options.


Sign language interpretation is guaranteed, if needed. The project team is available for further needs regarding accessibility at the event and if there are questions. You also have the opportunity to give us a reminder about this when signing up.

Your contact person:

Ms Hülya Özsari-Wöffler
By email: event@iktf.berlin
By phone: +49 (0)30 3030444–30

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