Dr Aleksandar Brkić

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Email a.brkic ( (@gold.ac.uk)
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Dr Aleksandar Brkić

Aleksandar Brkić is a scholar in the fields of cultural/arts management and cultural policy, with significant experience as producer and arts manager, working in the intersections of performing arts, visual arts and design. He joined the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016. Aleksandar is also active at the Centre for the Study of the Balkans at Goldsmiths, and is acting as an External Examiner at the BA Arts Management programme at Birkbeck, University of London.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Management in Arts and Media, Faulty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade 2013
  • MFA in Scene Design at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Arts in Belgrade; 2010
  • MSc in Management at Cass Business School, City University, London (UK Government Chevening scholarship) 2005
  • BA/MA at the Department for Theatre and Radio Production at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade 2004

Teaching and Supervision

Research interests

As a continuation of his work from Singapore and Southeast Asia, Dr. Brkić is currently working on a research project titled ‘Collective Creative Practices in Southeast Asia’, focusing on progressive art collectives from the region, and creating a knowledge/practice exchange platform with art collectives from UK and Europe.

Together with Professor Ruth Bereson, Dean (Academic), Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University (Australia), Dr. Brkić was involved in the research project titled ‘An Ontology of Arts and Cultural Management Education’, supported by LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2014-2018)



Brkić, Aleksandar. 2011. Cultural policy frameworks (Re) constructing national and supranational identities: The Balkans and the European Union. The Netherlands: European cultural foundation. ISBN 978-90-6282-061-0

Edited Book

Byrnes, William J. and Brkić, Aleksandar, eds. 2019. The Routledge Companion to Arts Management. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138492226

Dinulović, Radivoje and Brkić, Aleksandar, eds. 2007. Theatre - Politics - City : case study, Belgrade. Belgrade: YUSTAT - Centre for performing arts and technology. ISBN 978-86-910201-0-1

Book Section

Brkić, Aleksandar. 2019. Roles of Cultural Networks in the Times of Quantum Reality. In: J. William Byrnes and Aleksandar Brkić, eds. The Routledge Companion to Arts Management. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138492226

Brkić, Aleksandar. 2018. Death of the Arts Manager. In: Constance DeVereaux, ed. Arts and Cultural Management: Sense and Sensibilities in the State of the Field. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138048447

Dragićević Šešić, Milena; Brkić, Aleksandar and Matejić, Julija. 2015. Mobilizing urban neighbourhoods: artivism, identity, and cultural sustainability. In: , ed. Culture and surtainability in European cities: imagining Europolis. Routledge, pp. 193-205. ISBN 978-1-138-77841-2


Brkić, Aleksandar. 2019. Balancing between the notions of quality and attraction in teaching arts management. Anthology of Essays by Faculty of Dramatic Arts, 35, ISSN 1450-5681

Brkić, Aleksandar. 2013. In a Bigger Family. ARTICLE: The Singapore Biennale Review,

Brkić, Aleksandar. 2011. Mogućnost društvene promene i popularna muzika u Srbiji: Studija slučaja - Šobaja i "Tri poljupca". Etnoantropološki problemi, 6(2), pp. 443-455.

Brkić, Aleksandar. 2010. Teaching Arts Management: Where Did We Lose the Core Ideas? The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 38(4), pp. 270-280. ISSN 1063-2921

Further profile content

Goldsmiths Research Centres/Groups/Projects

Conferences and talks

2017: “Higher Education Dilemmas: Should Art and Creativity be Managed?”
“Creative and Cultural Industries and Higher Education” at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. Invited speaker

2016: “Cultural Networks and the Quantum Reality: The Model of ANCER Network”
International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (The 9th ICCPR), Seoul, South Korea. Session paper with Ruth Bereson

2016: “Singapore’s Market-based Authoritarian Cultural Policy between Cultural Participation Concepts of Excellence and Engagement”
International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (The 9th ICCPR), Seoul, South Korea. Session paper

2015: “The relationship between the concept of «well-being» and cultural policy in Singapore“
«Culture and politics of development: Ethical challenges» session, «Culture and Sustainability» Conference, Helsinki, Finland

2011: Cultural policy research award (CPRA)
administered at that time by the European cultural foundation (ECF) and European network on cultural management and policy (ENCATC)