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Gerald Lidstone

Gerald Lidstone BA MA ATC Dr.h.c FRGS is the Director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London and founder of the MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, and co founder of the MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship programme and the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy the first worldwide. He has tutored to completion 12 PhDs in a great diversity of subjects. Previously he was HOD of the Department of Theatre and Performance in Goldsmiths, having originally trained as a scenographic and lighting designer as well as a production manager with extensive design and touring experience in Eastern Europe and the USA. For the British Council and other agencies he has taught Arts Management courses including Arts Marketing, Arts Education, Fundraising, Copyright and Strategic Planning in over 20 countries including Russia, Ukraine, Finland, East Jerusalem, Egypt, Romania, Korea, Philippines, Cyprus, Slovakia, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Viet Nam and India. He has worked for over twelve years on behalf of The Ministry of Culture and Information in Viet Nam establishing Arts Management education in Hanoi University of Culture, funded by the Ford Foundation. He is co-author of a needs evaluation of Arts Management in Vietnam and Curriculum Development in the Management of Arts and Culture in Viet Nam in a Market Economy Context he has also contributed a chapter on the evaluation of arts education projects to the IPPR publication "For Art’s Sake? Society and the Arts in the 21st Century." He was also the director of a four-year British Know-How Fund (Foreign Office) project establishing arts management education in Slovakia. An outcome of this project was the publication of the first book on arts management in Slovak and the British Council project Closer to the Museum. For a number of years he also analysed the statistics for the West End Theatres in London and has undertaken an evaluation of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts [NESTA], Creative Pioneer programme. He has recently completed a major research evaluation of a dance projects for Sadler’s Wells in the UK using the Five Ways to Wellbeing framework created by the New Economics Foundation as well as in 2016 a three year analysis of the National Youth Dance Company for ACE England, and was for ENCATC part of the UNESCO group working on ‘Towards a New Cultural Policy Profile’. He has developed a new MA in Cultural and Creative Industries in Abu Dhabi for Higher Colleges of Technology AD 2010-13 and has given keynote speeches at The 3rd Indonesia International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Small Business and the second UNESCO World Conference on Education in Seoul 2008 . He has in 2016 co-developed a museum training programme in Doha for Qatar Museums . Gerald has been awarded honorary doctorates by Vysoka Skola Muzickych Umeni v Bratislave in Slovakia, 2004 and by Hanoi University of Culture in 2009 as well as being awarded the national medal for culture in Viet Nam.