AMU Culture Observatory was found in 30th September 2010 and it is a continuation of the research group „Cultural policy” which was part of the Cultural Studies Institute AMU.

The center’s core goals are:
– research of the cultural sector in the context of the development of local cultural policies,
– recommending activities which may help to improve and innovate management in the cultural sector,
– supporting creativity and effectiveness in institutions and organizations involved in cultural activities, and promoting good practices in this area,
– monitoring of the cultural sector in the region (especially in Poznan and Wielkopolska),
– stimulating activities which support cooperation  AMU, academics, students with  the city of Poznan and other local governments, institutions, organizations (on the problems of the cultural sector in the region).