Anke Schad-Spindler completed her PhD in 2017 at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Her work focused on governance processes in communal cultural policy. Based in Vienna, she works internationally as an independent researcher and evaluator in the fields of cultural management, cultural policy, international cultural work and arts education. Since 2016, Anke Schad-Spindler has been board member for the “Fachverband Kulturmanagement e.V.” (Association of Cultural Management), where she is focusing on the support of young people. From 2006 to 2016 Anke Schad-Spindler worked as a scientific researcher for EDUCULT.