Constance DeVereaux is an internationally recognised leader in cultural policy and cultural management. Her publications in these areas have been influential in the field. Her work confronts conventional practices in cultural policy analysis and offers new frameworks that address the particularities of culture in the policy arena. Prime examples are culturally sustainable entrepreneurship, and narrative framework for cultural policy analysis.
She was lead editor for the series Cultural Management and the State of the Field (2007–2011). Her most cited works are Practice vs. the Discourse of Practice in Cultural Management (2009), A Theoretical Framework for Sustaining Culture: Culturally Sustainable Entrepreneurship (2017) and Fostering Civic Engagement through the Arts(2017).
She has produced books widely used in the field:Arts and Cultural Management: Sense and Sensibilities in the State of the Field, the co-authored Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in the Globalized World, and the co-edited The Arts Management Handbook. Her work is included in important anthologies such as The Routledge Companion to Arts Management (2019) and Anthologie Kulturpolitik: Einführende Beiträge zu Geschichte, Funktionen und Diskursen der Kulturpolitikforschung (2019).
Constance DeVereaux was the first, and one of only two, experts to have been named as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in cultural policy and arts management. Awarded by competitive selection, the Senior Specialist honour is conferred for periods of 5 years. DeVereaux is currently serving her second 5-year term on the roster.
As a Senior Specialist, she has provided expertise to universities, government agencies, and arts/cultural groups internationally in areas relating to cultural policy, cultural management, and culture-led development including development of a master’s degree program in cultural policy and management at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa, technical assistance in cultural management practices and policy with artist groups in Romania, culture-led development consulting for Tshwane Municipal Government in South Africa, and expert advisement for members of the Batlokoa Royal Council in Freestate, South Africa on issues of cultural tourism.
As an independent consultant, she has worked with NGOs and government agencies on projects relating to arts and culture infrastructure. Some examples include:
Constance DeVereaux led students in international cultural management project teams to South Africa, Finland, Romania, India, and research-based project courses in culturally sustainable entrepreneurship for projects in U.S., Germany, and China.
More than 10 years’ experience in content design and delivery of online courses in arts/cultural management, including:
Co-designed online degree programme in International Cultural Project Management and Leadership for Zeppelin University
Design of master’s and baccalaureate degrees in cultural policy and management, including