Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Research in Education
Sustainable Development Aspects in Cultural Management Studies
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Inga Kepaliene, Prof. Dr. Birute Zygaitiene, Andrius Guoba
A growing interest in issues related to sustainable development has been observed in recent years, along with a growing role of the cultural sector in fostering this development. This article analyses the case of the Cultural Activity Management study programme at the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies of Vilniaus Kolegija / Higher Education Institution (VIKO ACTF) in the context of sustainable development. The aim of the study is to investigate how the study process and events held by the VIKO ACTF in the field of Cultural Management aim to achieve sustainable development goals. The research analysed the expression of sustainable development goals in VIKO documents. In order to identify the sustainable development goals whereto the preparation of cultural activity managers contributes the most and how sustainable development goals are achieved in the field of Cultural Activity Management, the case of the VIKO ACTF’s Cultural Activity Management study programme was analysed, holding a semi-structured interview with experts in this field and with alumni of the Cultural Activity Management study programme. The research showed that the Sustainable Development Goals are reflected in the Strategy of Vilniaus Kolegija / Higher Education Institution and the Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Programme of VIKO for 2022-2025. The expression of sustainable development in cultural management studies is visible through joint activities with social partners, the reduction of social exclusion, research on sustainable development issues and the implementation of environmental projects, citizenship education, volunteering and civic engagement initiatives, and cooperation with alumni.
keywords: sustainable development, cultural management, higher education institution