ReCUP - Recearh group on Cultural Policy

ReCUP - the research group on Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä plays a vital role in the ongoing evolution of cultural policy research. The group is interdisciplinary by nature and strives for new approaches and viewpoints to research the versatility that reside at the heart of cultural policy and politics.The recent and ongoing projects relate to the following major themes and are tightly linked to the focus areas of research at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

Our group is motivated by finding new answers and perspectives to the questions in the following key areas of cultural policy:

  • Institutionalisation and transformations
  • Actors, instruments and impacts
  • Cultural economy and creative labor
  • Cultural diversity and sustainability
  • Media and communication
  • Theoretical approaches


Ongoing research projects


- Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research 2017 in Helsinki, August 22–25

- National conrerence on Cultural Policy Research (Kulttuuripolitiikan tutkimuksen päivät) in Jyväskylä 6-7 October 2016

- Ensimmäinen Kulttuuripolitiikan tutkimuksen vuosikirja on ilmestynyt!

- International conference in Helsinki 6-8 May 2015 "Culture(s) in sustainable futures: theories, policies, practices"

Main partners

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