Gerald Lidstone, Professor and Director of ICCE, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Gerald Lidstone, BA MA ATC Dr.h.c FRGS is director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is the founder of the postgraduate MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy and MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship programmes. He has also developed the first MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy. For the British Council and other agencies he has taught Arts Management courses including Arts Marketing, Arts Education, Fundraising, Copyright, Strategic Planning an Cultural Policy in over 20 countries worldwide, including co-writing and delivering an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries in Abu Dhabi. He also teaches for HKIEd and HKAPA in Hong Kong as well as a summer school for Boston University.
For a number of years he analysed the statistics for the West End Theatres in London. He has also worked for many years on behalf of The Ministry of Culture and Information in Viet Nam establishing Arts Management education iHanoi University of Culture, funded by the Ford Foundation. Gerald has been awarded honorary doctorates by Vysoka Skola Muzickych Umeni v Bratislave in Slovakia, 2004 and by Hanoi University of Culture in 2009. He has been chair of the ENCATC Thematic Area “Europe International” since 2008 and he has previously served as vice president of ENCATC.