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: Production Awards Program in the Arab Region

Within the Production Awards Programm our friends from Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy Culture Resource announce the open call for artists and writers from the Arab region, below the age of 35, by offering grants to enable them to produce their first creative projects. Application deadline: October 30, 2020:

“The program gives young artists the opportunity to create original works and develop new forms of artistic expression – within the field of performing and visual arts, literature, music as well as cinema and video.”

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Open Call: VAHA – Building Common Ground for Spaces of Public Discussion & Dialogue

Our friends from the Tandem Turkey-Programme are launching a two-years-initiative VAHA (meaning “oasis” in Turkish), which is made with and for the empowered voices of independent arts and culture spaces, advocating for public discussion and dialogue in cities across Turkey, Europe, and their neighbouring countries. Application deadline: September 14, 2020:

“Creative players in and around hybrid cultural spaces are invited to explore the power of learning from local practices to develop tailor-made support for platforms of free expression and cultural programming.”

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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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Stories

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Congrats to kultúrAktív: 10 Years of Built Environment Education

kultúrAktív is a public benefit non-governmental organization dedicated to sensitizing children and young people to the built environment. Founded in 2010 by Eszter Tóth and Ágnes Sebestyén, the association organizes activities that inspire youth to discover, observe, and understand their immediate and extended environment, and to participate in shaping it. In 2020 kultúrAktív celebrates its 10th anniversary – and has a lot of plans and ideas for the future:

“We would like to spend the following 10 years  with performing activities, which strengthen the relationship between people and their neighborhoods. We are dreaming of individuals and communities, who consciously and constructively shape their own neighbourhoods on a daily basis; people who are attached to and feel responsible for their neighborhoods.”

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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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