Julius Heinicke is Professor of Cultural Policy and holds the UNESCO Chair “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development” at the University of Hildesheim. From 2017-2020, he was Professor of Applied Cultural Studies at Coburg University of Applied Sciences in the project “Coburger Weg”, which was awarded the Genius Loci Prize of the Stifterverband in 2019.

After studying cultural studies and theater, he completed his doctorate at Humboldt University in Berlin on theater and politics in Zimbabwe and then researched and taught for four years at the Institute for Theater Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2017, he has led the research project “Interfaces between High Culture and Cultural Education” and habilitated in 2019 with the paper “Concern for the Open: Negotiating Diversity with and in Theater,” published by Theater der Zeit.