Your own space: Seize it. Run it. Sustain it
Although the broad independent arts scene in Sofia has been developing intensively in the last decade, there are still not enough spaces for rehearsing and presenting productions. Recognizing the increasing importance of the independent arts sector, and preparing the candidature of Sofia for European Capital of Culture 2019, the Sofia Municipality has been working with the independent scene for the past years, selecting and developing such spaces. Now Sofia has lost the bid for Cultural Capital, your support in sharing know-how, experiences and bringing collective brainpower will be even more valued.
The organisation ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs is a common platform for thinking, research and action, transmission and solidarity for the development of art centres that organize their practices and experiments around the relationship between arts, territories and populations.
Invited by the French Institute of Bulgaria, Artfactories/Autre(s)pARTs will take part in the workshop Your own space: Seize it. Run it. Sustain it during the IETM Autumn Plenary Meeting Space for Change. Pierre Gonzales, artist of the ABI/ABO collective and permanent resident of the Friche Lamartine in Lyon (France), and Bahija Kibou, Coordinator of Artfactories/Autre(s)pARTs, will be there to share their experiences.
An Adventure Beyond-Art, Myths, and Everyday Life in Europe – 2013 - 2017
Meeting the Odyssey is a social and artistic collaborative project sailing from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea. Each summer from 2014 to 2016, artists and organizers from different European countries will travel together, giving workshops and performing theater pieces.
The project will combine elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population.
Invited by the Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon, ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs was called to make an observation and evaluation of this project. Our association will coordinate an analysis on various aspects of this project, in particular about the questions of borders and identity, and the impact on the local populations. Our method of work will be inspired by the methodology of the "research-action", which involves the research team at the heart of the project.
> The first step of this ambitious challenge started this summer, our team was in Opole (Poland) for the first research residency. We start to spread the collaborative research tools, to make the interviews, and to collect precious informations to start the analysis.
The research is in progress! The first result will be available soon...
In 2012, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) asked the EENC to map existing trends in cultural exchange between the EU and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and their economic dimension. The request arose in the context of the implementation of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation, which entered into force in 2011 as part of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
The FCForum has recently published a report entitled "Sustainable Models for Shared Culture. Case Studies and Policy Issues" which, as suggested by its subtitle, aims at "supporting experiences, collecting challenges, sharing skills and building sustainable models for the cultural sector in the digital era".
This work has been written collaboratively by CONSERVAS/Xnet, Stichting Kennisland, World-Information Institute and the National Hellenic Research Foundation Documentation Centre (NHRF/EKT).