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Leandro Valiati

Leandro Valiati

Distinguished global leader in creative and cultural industries policy and research. Held academic appointments and directed collaborative projects at UFRGS (Brazil), University of Valencia (Spain), International University of Catalunya (Spain), Queen Mary University of London (UK), and Labex - ICCA of Paris 13 University - Sorbonne (France). Recognised for Exceptional Talent and Global Leadership in Creative Industries by the British Academy (UK). Serves in advisory and governance roles for preeminent global creative industry institutions such as the Policy and Evidence Centre for Creative Industries – NESTA/AHRC; British Academy; Global Policy Institute, QMUL; Creative Manchester; and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. Currently based at the University of Manchester as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and Programme Director in Creative and Cultural Industries, shaping the next generation of policy and industry leaders in this critical sector.


Research Projects


Conferences & Public Lectures

  • Cambridge (USA), Harvard Rockefeller Centre for Latin America, 2024 (Forthcoming).

  • Austin (USA), South by Southwest Festival, 2024 (Forthcoming

  • Cairo (Egypt), International Council of Creative Industries Forum, British Council, 2023.

  • San Antonio (USA), Certificate Cities Programme. Harvard. 2023

  • Istanbul (Turkey). Global Creative Industries Forum, British Council, 2022.

  • Pretoria (South Africa). South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) 4th International Conference Creative Economy Reset: Structuring the Creative and Cultural Industries for a Sustainable and Inclusive Future. Invited Main Speaker. 2022. 

  • Rome (Italy). G20 Culture Webinar on Building capacity through training and education “Human Capital - The Driver of Culture-led Regeneration”,  2021. 

  •  Paris (France), Cultural Policy, what’s new?, MSH Nord, 2020.

  •  Beirut (Lebanon), Cultural Entities Operating in Crisis Contexts, Antwark, 2020.



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