Bloomington, IN. - The Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) has selected the Center for Cultural Affairs (CCA) at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host its 22nd International Conference on Cultural Economics in June 2023. This will be the first time in over a decade the conference will be held in North America, and the first time the conference will be hosted in Indiana.
The CCA’s winning bid proposed the conference theme “Cultural Economics and the Art of the Rural.” The conference will feature overlooked aspects of culture, highlighting culture outside of urban centers while also exploring the boundaries and inequities related to the cultural sector and cultural economics. The CCA is partnering with the Center for Rural Engagement at IU Bloomington to build on these themes through the social programme and other conference activities.
“We consider this to be an ideal opportunity to align the Center for Cultural Affairs’ mission with the Association’s goals in advancing research in cultural affairs,” said CCA faculty director Joanna Woronkowicz. “We promise to make this a memorable experience for all of the delegates, many of whom will be traveling from around the world to attend the conference in Bloomington. We also hope this conference will help grow the North American contingent of the ACEI by introducing the network of scholars engaged with programs at the CCA to the activities of the Association.”
The conference will be primarily held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana from June 27-June 30, 2023. Further details will be released about the conference on the Center for Cultural Affairs’ website and through the CCA’s listserve. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the ACEI 2023 conference.