Professor François Colbert is among top scholars in arts marketing in the world having published close to 200 works.
He is professor of marketing and holder of the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management at HEC Montréal. He currently is the founder and coordinator of the joint Master of Management in International Arts Management (HEC, SMU, Bocconi), and is the Head of the field Marketing and Management of Arts and Cultural Industries at the PhD program, he is Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Arts Management, published by the Chair in Arts Management.
In May 2002 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his many achievements and for his unique contributions in developing the field of arts management, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He was made Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in as well as the World Outstanding Scholar Award of Creative Management in 2021 (Sichan University).
Professor Colbert has been active in the field of arts and culture for over 40 years, particularly in the performing arts, museum and film sectors. He is a past or present member of the board of directors of thirty cultural organizations and served as vice-chair of the Canada Council for the Arts for eight years, until 2003.
He is the author of Le Marketing des arts et de la culture, now in its fifth edition and available in English as Marketing Culture and the Arts as well as in thirteen other languages (15 in total).
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