Dorota Ilczuk

Dorota Ilczuk


Economist. Specializes in cultural management and creative industries. Scientifically interested in issues of civil society, the creative economy, the labor market of artists, and the role of producers in the creative economy.
Founder and long-time president of the Pro Cultura Foundation. From 2001 to 2007, she served as President of CIRCLE (Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe), a European network of institutions involved in research, documentation, and information in culture. Member of the European Cultural Parliament. She is part of the Scientific Council of the Public Library of the Capital City of Warsaw. She collaborates with foreign organizations and scientific societies such as ERICArts, Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI), International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR). As an expert for the Council of Europe and the European Union, she participates in international research programs focused on cultural issues.
Pioneer in the development of cultural economics as a scientific discipline. Author and co-author of books and over 100 expert reports and articles in the field of cultural economics and cultural industries, cultural policy, civil society, and the functioning of the non-profit sector. Author of the book “Cultural Economics” (2015).
At SWPS University, she teaches courses on fundraising for cultural projects, both national and international, cultural economics, competition transformation, and cultural policy at the local, national, and international levels.