Relevant professional experience
2013 – current
President IGCAT - International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (Spain) – Running the institution, network and managing a volunteer work force. She also oversees the European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award.
2009 - current
Part-time Lecturer and course director - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
(Spain) – Course director and lecturer for syllabus on cultural institutions and cultural policies as well as lecturer in cultural management and tutor for cultural projects.
2007 - current
Part/time European Coordinator - International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies
(Australia) - Based in Barcelona, ensuring the coordination of European member meetings and contributing to Acorns news bulletin.
Independent Consultant – Rhodes 2020
(Romania) - Support and strategy guidance for the development of the City of Rhodes.
2010 - 2015
Contracted expert - Council of Europe / European Institute of Cultural Routes
(France/Luxembourg) – Evaluations of several cultural routes of the Council of Europe.
Independent Consultant – Arad 2020
(Romania) - Support and strategy guidance for the development of the City of Arad.
Independent Consultant – Plovdiv 2019
(Bulgaria) - Support and strategy guidance for the development of the City of Plovdiv’s successful bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2019
Independent Consultant – Valletta 2018
(Malta) - Support and strategy guidance for the development of the City of Valletta’s successful bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2018
2006 – 2012
Founder and co-ordinator - ConnectCP - the who's who in cultural policy, planning and research
(Spain) – Database coordination with over 2,000 experts from more than 128 countries world-wide.
2009 - 2011
Independent Consultant - Fundación Burgos 2016
(Spain) - Support and strategy guidance for the development of the City of Burgos' bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2016
2010 - 2010
Freelance Editor - Handbook II on Local Cultural Policy Making - European Cultural Foundation
(Netherlands) - Handbook drawing together a collection of papers from various authors.
2009 - 2009
Freelance Editor - Handbook Ion Strategic Planning for Cultural Organisations - European Cultural Foundation
(Netherlands) - Strategic Planning for Cultural Organisations authored by Lidia Varbanova.
2005 - 2013
Freelance Consultant and Editor- European Cultural Foundation
(Netherlands) - Consultant on web based resources for cultural policy for labforCulture as well as editor of Cultural Policy research Awards.
2000 - 2005
RECAP and CIRCLE network co-ordinator – Boekmanstichting
(Netherlands) - Development of on-line services and resources for cultural policy research including Cultural Policy Research On-line (CPRO) and ConnectCP (Experts in Cultural Policy)
1995 - 2005
Coordinator - Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe
- Development of network activities, research and on-line services and communication strategies for over 100 researchers based in 38 European countries, Canada, Australia, Africa and the United States of America.
2004 - 2004
International relations consultant - Eurocongress 2000
(Spain) - Consultant for the symposium entitled Cultural Policies in the European Union organised as an associated event in the Fòrum de les Cultures de Barcelona 2004.
1999 - 2000
International conference organiser - European League of Institutes of the Arts
(The Netherlands) -
1999 - 1999
Researcher - London School of Economics
(United Kingdom) – Examination of new work patterns and working practices in the digital arts in Spain, the United Kingdom, Finland, Austria, Ireland and the Netherland.
1995 - 1999
Projects manager - Interarts Foundation
(Spain) - Research in five countries on employment in the cultural field; Designer of the FACTUS database on area-based cultural policies
Books published - authored and/or edited
Richards, Greg, Diane Dodd and Bob Palmer (2014)European Cultural Capital Report volume 5, Arnhem, ATLAS,
Richards, Greg, Diane Dodd and Bob Palmer (2012)European Cultural Capital Report volume 4, Arnhem, ATLAS,
Dodd, Diane (Co. Ed.) (2012) Food and the tourism experience, OECD
Dodd, Diane, Bob Palmer and Greg Richards (2011)European Cultural Capital Report Volume 3, Arnhem, ATLAS,
Dodd, Diane (2010)City led international cultural co-operation: applying a service-learning model for the training of cultural administrators and cultural operators., Girona, University of Girona,
Dodd, Diane, Mella Lyklema and Kathink Dittrich-Van Weringh (2006)a Cultural Component as an integral part of the EU's Foriegn Policy?, Amsterdam, Boekmanstudies, ISSN/ISBN:10:90-6650-085-9 /13:978-90-6650-085-3
Dragojevic, Sanjin, Diane Dodd, Biserka Cvjeticanin and Cas Smithuijsen (Eds.) (2005)eCulture: The European Perspective; Cultural Policy, Creative Industries and Information Lag, Zagreb, Culturelink, ISSN/ISBN:953-6096-36-6
Bodo, Carla, Christopher Gordon, Dorota Ilczuk, Diane Dodd (Ed.) (2004)Gambling on Culture: state lotteries as a source of funding for Culture - the arts and heritage, Amsterdam, Boekmanstudies, ISSN/ISBN:90-6650-078-6
de Vleig, Mary Ann, Corina Suteu, Diane Dodd (Ed.) (2004)How to love Madonna, understand Shakespeare, Amsterdam, Boekmanstudies, ISSN/ISBN:90-6650-080-8
Ilczuk, Dorota, Diane Dodd (Ed.) (2001)Cultural Citizenship: civil society and cultural policy in Europe, Amsterdam, Boekmanstudies, ISSN/ISBN:90-6650-070-0
Dodd, Diane and Annemoon van Hemel (Eds.) (1999)Planning Cultural Tourism in Europe: A presentation of case studies and theories, Amsterdam, Boekmanstudies, ISSN/ISBN:90-6650-060-3