The UNESCO Chair in “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development” is located at the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim. The current teaching and research activities focus on five topic clusters:

  • Artistic interventions and processes of transformation
  • Creative capabilities of civil society for enlarging local engagement and global diplomacy
  • Protection and promotion of artistic freedom and persecuted artists
  • Art, culture and sustainable development
  • Encouraging cultural diversity and solidarity


Responsible: Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke