NEW Online Workshop: Cultural Practices and Strategies in the Digital Realm

April 14, 2016

The international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is pleased to offer a new online workshop this term: “Cultural Practices and Strategies in the Digital Realm,” starting June 8. This workshop can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning – an international professional learning program delivered 100% online. We welcome you to share this information with those who you think may find this workshop and/or program of interest.

Online Workshop: Cultural Practices and Strategies in the Digital Realm

Three scheduled online sessions. Wed June 8, 15 & 22 from 11am-1pm Pacific Time

This online workshop focuses on the integration of new technologies and online tools in the arts and cultural sector. Participants analyze diverse strategies and tools for interactive and participatory ways of creating, promoting and disseminating cultural projects and content in a digital realm. A special emphasis is paid to the impact of digital cultural practices on audiences, consumers and communities in the context of diverse cultural policy models. On completion of this workshop, you will:

  • Be equipped with practical tips for initiating, promoting and disseminating diverse digital cultural projects and products.
  • Have access to diverse online platforms and collaborative tools to increase your international networks.
  • Be aware of the success factors and failures behind diverse innovative ideas and artistic projects in the digital networking environment.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Lidia Varbanova has over 20 years of professional experience as a consultant, educator, researcher and project manager in more than 50 countries. Her portfolio focuses on strategy, entrepreneurship, innovations, management, organizational development and change, with a special emphasis on arts, culture and creative industries. Her most recent publications include: “Strategic Management in the Arts” (2013) and “International Entrepreneurship in the Arts” (2016).

Other online professional development opportunities currently available include: Creating Strategic Plans (Sept 26-Nov 27); Creative Placemaking (Sept 26-Nov 27);Cultural Entrepreneurship (Apr 19-May 3); Cultural Planning – An International Perspective (Apr 28-May 12); Intangible Cultural Heritage (May 17-31); Destination Development Workshop – Enhancing Authentic Cultural Experiences (May 10-26).

About the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development

A legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is an international centre dedicated to the creation and strengthening of a global community of professionals advancing cultural development as a vital component of successful communities and sustainable growth. Our online professional development courses and workshops are taught by international leaders in the field, and designed to meet the needs of professionals working in all levels of government, arts and cultural organizations, and cultural industries.

For more information about the program and to register, visit and join our subscription list to receive regular program updates.

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