Lyudmila Petrova is a co-founder and a director of the CREARE Summer School of Cultural Economics . She holds a MA in cultural economics and cultural entrepreneurship and is an active member of the cultural economics community. She is pursuing her PhD thesis on institutional change and artistic creativity and innovation at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is also graduated in marketing and management studies at University of Economics Varna, Bulgaria and in cultural studies at New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Being passionate for arts, she is teaching and worked on various international researches in the areas of areas of creative economy, cultural industry, financing of the arts, creativity and innovation, and international cultural policy. She has publications in related to her research topics in various books and international journals; among the others, Journal of Cultural Economics, The Journal of Art Management, Law and Society, Japanese Journal of Cultural Economics, as well as regularly presenting at international seminars and conferences (of the Association of Cultural Economics International, of Cultural Policy Research, of Arts and Cultural Management, to name some).