Lecturer, Arts, Festivals and Cultural Management MA


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Andrew is currently a lecturer on the Arts, Festivals and Cultural Management MA

  • Overview
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  • Teaching & Learning

Andrew is a Director of Drew Wylie Projects, an international consultancy working in creative and cultural policy, evaluation and project development. He has worked across Europe, the Middle East and in India and North Africa. He is also a Quality Expert for the EU Creative Europe programme and an Expert for the European Parliament, the EU H2020 programme, and the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. He has also worked on a number of strands of the EU Voices of Culture programme, including co-authoring a report on participatory governance and cultural heritage.

Previous roles include working as Director of Culture for a Central London Borough and for the City of Birmingham. He devised and directed Birmingham’s European Capital of Culture legacy programme, and led the city’s community development division. Prior to this he was Director of a number of concert halls, theatres and events.

Andrew speaks and publishes regularly.

Recent presentations include:

- The Asia Europe Foundation Cultural Dialogue Programme, Bangalore, 2019

- ENCATC Congress, Creative Networks and Cultural Democracy, Bucharest, 2018

- V Forum of Creative Cities - Sustainable Tourism Challenges, Melilla, 2017

Andrew has carried out research across the creative and cultural sector. This has included national review and mapping such as Dance in Ireland early in his career, literature and film exhibition sectors in Scotland, and cultural strategy in Romania. His work has overlapped with international development when reviewing the programmes and delivery of major trusts and foundations. Sub-sectorial research has included: dance; arts in health; publishing; theatre; festivals; heritage developments; creative campus; local arts development; networks; and regional creative industries development.

Active research interests:

- Cultural funding systems and processes

- International cultural policies

- The cultural value of land

- Cross sectorial approaches to monitoring and evaluation


Research Methods:

Desk research; Online survey; Consultation; Ethnographic research; Quantitative analysis; Action research

Andrew currently teaches on the MA Arts Festivals and Cultural Management course