(Carolina) C Dalla Chiesa MSc

(Carolina) C Dalla Chiesa MSc
Lecturer Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts & Culture Studies
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Carolina Dalla Chiesa (1987) is a PhD candidate and Lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture (EUR) with a project on Crowdfunding for Cultural and Creative Industries. Her focus is to investigate patterns of projects and online platforms in crowdfunding schemes from the point of view of Cultural Economics and Economic Sociology. 

Main interests:

- Crowdfunding for the Cultural Sectors

- Online research methods / Digital Humanities

- Ethnography and Social studies of markets

- Cultural Organizations

Carolina was awarded with two prizes in Organization Studies conferences in Brazil (2013 and 2014 - ENANPAd) and participated in many research projects on practices of cultural organizations. She was assistant professor at UFRGS (Porto Alegre - Brazil) with experience in teaching Sociology of Organizations.

She holds an MSc in Cultural Anthropology cum laude (2017) and an MSc in Organization Studies (2014), both conducted in Brazil (UFRGS). She was also project manager and research assistant at the Creative Economy Observatory (OBEC), a project in partnership with the Ministry of Culture in Brazil (from 2014 to 2017) where she studied the local music industry.

She had also volunteered at the Digital Culture Group (Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 2012 to 2016) where workshops and courses about piracy, coding, and hacker-activism were offered openly to the local community. Together with this group, in 2014, she was awarded a research grant from the Local Bureau for Culture (Secretaria da Cultura do RS) to investigate informal artistic practices outside metropolitan areas in the south of Brazil.


      • C. Dalla Chiesa & C.W. Handke (2020). Crowdfunding. In R. Towse & T. Navarrete Hernández (Eds.), A Handbook of Cultural Economics (third edition) (pp. 158-167). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
      • C. Dalla Chiesa (2018, november 20). The shape of creative content crowd-funded on Patreon. Erasmus University Rotterdam, ERMeCC Seminars.
      • C. Dalla Chiesa, C.W. Handke & A. Pavlova (2018, juni 29). Crowdfunding in the Cultural and Creative Industries: a Bibliometric-thematic analysis. Melbourne, Australia, Association for Cultural Economics International Congress.
      • C. Dalla Chiesa (2017, oktober 3). Between isomorphism and differentiation: on reward-based crowdfunding platforms. Amsterdam, Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy.
      • C. Dalla Chiesa, E.M.M.P. Loots & M. Lavanga (2019). Entrepreneurial resilience in the creative industries: a qualitative study of artists and fashion designers in the Netherlands. 17th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER): Utrecht: Utrecht University (2019, oktober 16 - 2019, oktober 18).
      • C. Dalla Chiesa, M. Lavanga & A. Pavlova (2019). Crowdfunding fashion: an analysis of success factors of fashion projects on Kickstarter. SEMINAR "Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship": Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam (2019, september 10).
      • C.W. Handke, C. Dalla Chiesa & A. Pavlova (2018). 'Where Are We Now on Cultural Economics’ version 2.0: A Bibliometric Survey. Association for Cultural Economics International Congress: Melbourne, Australia (2018, juni 28).
      • A. Pavlova, C. Dalla Chiesa & M. Lavanga (2018). Fashion and crowdfunding: a successful marriage for value creation? Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018. Session 'What kind of value? Geographical engagements with fashion’s diverse futures'.: Cologne: University of Cologne (2018, juli 24 - 2018, juli 28).
      • A. Pavlova, C. Dalla Chiesa & M. Lavanga (2018). Fashion and crowdfunding: a successful marriage? Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury: Arnhem: ARTEz (2018, mei 31 - 2018, juni 1).
  • Advanced Ec. Aspects of Cult. Industr.

    Advanced Ec. Aspects of Cult. Industr.
    Year level
    Pre-master, BA-3, BA-3, BA-2, BA-2

    Innovation and Cultural Industries

    Innovation and Cultural Industries
    Year level

    Bachelor's Thesis

    Bachelor's Thesis
    Year level
    Pre-master, Pre-master, BA-3, Pre-master
  • Lecturer

    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department of Arts & Culture Studies
    The Netherlands


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam