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: 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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Open Call: Tandem 360°

Within a new addition of the existing programmes for cultural exchange our friends from Tandem are looking for 20 civil society and cultural activists from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and from Libyan initiatives and collectives displaced in these countries. Application Deadline: June 29, 2020:

“More than ever, we do need a 360° perspective. In the spirit of ‘Doing-it-together’, the one-year programme Tandem 360° offers a space to experiment with multidisciplinary project ideas, ecosystem mapping and inventive approaches to create change through culture.”

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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. Application Deadline: April 27, 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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Stories

International Cultural Management

Art Matters

ART MATTERS is an international platform bringing together professionals active at the intersection of arts, activism, and media for critical exchange on artistic and curatorial practices, initiatives and programmes involving protagonists and issues related to migration, a sensitive theme that has become a main global concern. Read more…

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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