Visiting Professor of Cultural Policy and Arts Management


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).

Visiting Professor (selected positions)

  • Shanghai Theater Academy (Shanghai, China, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen, Germany, since 2013)
  • New York University, Steinhardt School (New York, USA, 2018)
  • City University London (United Kingdom, 2014)
  • Ekaterinburg Academy of Contemporary Art (Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation, 2012)
  • Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China, 2010)
  • Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland, 2006)

Awards and Grants

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster (2015–2020)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities award – Exploring American Democracy with Alexis de Tocqueville as Guide (2016)
  • Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award, College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State University: In the Shadow of Tocqueville (2014)
  • International Research Award, Colorado State University (2014)
  • Faculty Research and Research Excellence Awards from Colorado State University, Northern Arizona University, Shenandoah University
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Awards: Finland (2006); South Africa (2008); Romania (2011)

International Network in Research and Practice

Fulbright Senior Specialist

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.

Independent Consultant

As an independent consultant, she has worked with NGOs and government agencies on projects relating to arts and culture infrastructure. Some examples include:

  • Town of Vernon, Connecticut (a municipality in the United States) – Led a student team performing feasibility studies and project planning for cultural district development (2019–2021)
  • Western States Arts Federation (a regional NGO in the United States) – Designed content and delivery mode for instructional materials to accompany proprietary data base for cultural industries application
  • Hopi Tribe of Arizona – Worked with the Tribal Council (central government entity) to research and make recommendations for an updated tourism policy for protection of heritage
  • State of Colorado – Consultant for State Heritage and Agri-tourism initiative (2015–2018); Commissioned to research and make recommendations for music festival public policies

Teaching Innovation

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:

  • Online course in Culturally Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Zeppelin University
  • Fully online master’s degree for Colorado State University, which was honoured with a national “Leadership Excellence” award
  • Online non-credit earning courses in arts leadership for industry professionals
  • 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 

  • Claremont Graduate University (United States), 
  • Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa), 
  • Northern Arizona University (United States), 
  • University of Connecticut (United States)


Courses Taught at ZU

  • Cultural Management (Spring semester)
  • Cultural Policy (Spring semester)
  • Narratives: Power and Persuasion in Culture and Politics
  • Cultural Hybridity – Policy and Aesthetics in Contemporary Hybrid Cities
  • Culturally Sustainable Entrepreneurship

See zu|hause intranet for individual course details

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