Cultural Managers Network

As a collaborative professional cultural managers’ network for cultural exchange that values the diversity of its members, our mission is to engage in art and culture for social change and advocacy in cultural policies, and to foster peer-to-peer capacity building and knowledge transfer among our members.

News

Open Call by CE+: Digital Education in the Creative and Culture Sector

Within the cooperation-initiative CE+ Capacity Development of Cultural Educators in the Digital Era, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, we organize local live meetings of small groups in order to discuss the (non)possibilities of the digitalization of cultural work and provide a platform for sharing experiences. Application Deadline: June 20, 2020:

“In an international online meeting we will bring the groups together and dig deeper into the question: How digital could or should arts and culture be(come)?” 

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Open Call: Culture of Solidarity Fund

Within the Culture of Solidarity-Fund our friends from the European Cultural Foundation are looking for cultural initiatives – big or small – that reinforce solidarity and the notion of Europe as a shared public space in response to the current crisis and its aftershocks. You can apply in various application windows. Application deadline for the second round: July 14, 2020:

“The European Culture of Solidarity-Fund invites individuals, collectives and organisations from all sectors and civil society at large with initiatives and ideas that develop new approaches in operations of cultural work and new alliances across sectors to deal with the current challenges imposed by the crisis.”

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Open Call: Two Roots – An Artistic Research

Our friends from Gedankendach invite artist from Germany and Ukraine to apply for a two-week retreat to develop a multiperspective answer to a question: ”What had we lost to find?”. Application Deadline: June 15, 2020:

“We invite 16 artists from Germany and Ukraine to explore natural & urban space through a combination of diverse artistic disciplines, as well as from the perspective of two different cultural backgrounds. Within the mutual workflow, the participants are going to develop and incorporate the creative outcome into a one-day interdisciplinary exhibition in Chernivtsi city.”

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Stories

International Cultural Management

Arts and Culture in the Era of Social Distancing in Northern Italy and Europe

Micaela Casalboni, artistic director of the Company Teatro dell’Argine about arts, culture and education in the era of social distancing.

Culture, theater and the arts in general could actually be the key to a new beginning, especially for that kind of arts and culture which looks at our world and our time without fear of engaging with people, giving a voice to those who doesn’t have one.”

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Activities

MitOst Festival 2018

Great experience in Athens, as usual with the MitOst crew! Awesome and useful program, very precise, creative, colorful in so many different ways.
The most useful workshop was definitely “The future of work”! It inspired me to re-think not only about my future (and work), but the future of my organization, volunteers and to keep up with time and technology in developing new projects and programs.

Being on the opening of the Kypseli market and meeting the ZK/U guys, gave me the opportunity to hear about new tools and ideas of participative processes. Read more…

Reflecting Group Dakar (It’s The Red Hour)

The Dakar Reflection Group was initiated out of an urge to better understand the global conditions of artistic and cultural production in today’s world. In line with previous iterations of the Reflecting Group, the Dakar group organized different types of self-education, debate, and exchange. All of its activities were informed by a special interest in ‘(un)learning’, a practice geared towards breaching the limits of hegemonic structures of knowledge. The highlight of the group’s journey to Dakar was a visit to the 13th DAK’ART Biennial.
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