Edgar Garcia Casellas

Edgar Garcia Casellas - ECIAPECIAP Member

Born in Barcelona, Edgar Garcia obtained his BA in 1994 after a final year at the University of Southampton (UK).

His professional career in the CCIs began on a free-lance basis performing a wide range of tasks, such as manager of an independent theatre company; press assistant for a dance company and a theatre festival; and PR and translator for Catalan film distributing companies. Afterwards he moved on to work for the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia. From 1999 until 2002, he lived and worked in Berlin promoting Catalan culture on behalf of the Catalan Autonomous Government (Generalitat de Catalunya).

He returned to Barcelona in 2002 to join the brand new Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC), a governmental agency for the promotion of local cultural enterprises, where he is currently director of the Business Development Area. Amongst his duties are different financing programmes, as well as a consultancy service and the organization of professional training seminars and workshops for the Catalan CCI through the so-called SDE (Business Development Service).

For the last years he has given master classes in several Cultural Management postdegree courses in Catalonia, and has spoken as a panelist in different seminars and international meetings (Belfast; Brussels; London; Río de Janeiro; Edinburgh; Casablanca).