European Capital of Culture forum 2018

Kaunas introduces one of the most ambitious EU’s culture-led projects – European Capital of Culture.

The heads of ten culture capitals, participants from 15 EU states, politicians, culture operators, artists and other public figures are all guests and speakers at the European Capital of Culture Forum.

This is the first international forum to present in detail the programme of the cultural capitals by the European Commission, also to strengthen the collaborations between the cultural sectors of Europe.

PROGRAMME:

May 18th.

09:15 Registration

10:00 Opening: Welcome to the European Capital of Culture Forum

10:40 KEYNOTE SESSION:
ROLF NORÅS (Stavanger 2008) / Core impacts, connections & legacy – experiences from former European Capitals of Culture
LEWIS BIGGS (Liverpool 2008) / Teamwork for the future of Liverpool
KRZYSZTOF MAJ (Wrocław 2016) / 2016 steps to victory
VIRGINIJA VITKIENĖ (Kaunas 2022) / The vision of Kaunas beyond 2022
RYTIS ZEMKAUSKAS (Kaunas 2022) / ECoC? What ECoC?

12:00 Panel discussion. Moderator: Rolf Norås

12:45 Lunch

14:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS:
IMMIE JONKMAN, PATRICIA KLOMP (Leeuwarden-Frysland 2018) / Practical insights in activating and reaching the community on and with culture (workshop is fully booked)
AGATA ETMANOWICZ (Impact Foundation) / AUDIENCE.LAB: Meet the teenagers! (workshop is fully booked)
BEST PRACTICE: audience development and involvement in cultural projects
RITA ORLANDO (Matera 2019) / „Matera Open Design School“
TAKASHI KUDO (TeamLab) / Digital art by teamLab
AUKSĖ PETRULIENĖ (M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art) / Backup stories: community platform at Kaunas Picture gallery
GINTARĖ MASTEIKAITĖ (Lithuanian Dance Information Centre / “Dansema”) / Audience development strategy – dance performances for babies and toddlers
VICTOR JACONO (Valletta 2018) / The community bridge between heritage and legacy. Examples of community involvement from the Valletta 2018 cultural programme
YOHANN FLOCH (Face-Fresh Arts Coalition Europe) / The value(s) of cultural networks
WILLY VAN ASSEN (Leeuwarden-Fryslan 2018) / Under the tower: 32 remarkable stories by 32 communities
UGNĖ PABERŽYTĖ (MO Museum) / MO Museum: connecting art, science and technology

17:30 End of programme

May 19th.

09:15 Registration

10:00 KEYNOTE SESSION:
NEIL PETERSON (Liverpool 2008) / Can Culture Change Communities?
DOMINIKA KAWALEROWICZ ( Wroclaw 2016) / ECoC programming as a common task
IMMIE JONKMAN (Leeuwarden-Frysland 2018) / How Leeuwarden-Frysland got tens of thousands of people involved in positive activism
GRAZIELLA VELLA (Valletta 2018) / The Valletta 2018 Evaluation and Monitoring model as a tool to assess and document cultural participation and community involvement

11:20 Panel discussion. Moderated by Neil Peterson.

12:00 Lunch

13:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS:
IMMIE JONKMAN, PATRICIA KLOMP (Leeuwarden-Frysland 2018) / Practical insights in activating and reaching the community on and with culture (workshop is fully booked)
AGATA ETMANOWICZ (Impact Foundation) / AUDIENCE.LAB: Meet the teenagers! (workshop is fully booked)
CRETIVE EUROPE’S NETWORK: opportunities for international collaboration and mobility. Moderated by EGLĖ DELTUVAITĖ (Creative Europe Desk)
BEST PRACTICE: audience development and involvement in cultural projects
IRMA PETRAŠIŪNAITĖ (Culture Night) / Making culture available to everyone
KATARINA MAŽURAN JUREŠIĆ (Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc) / We develop audience, audience develops us
VIDA NERVEIŠYTĖ (Lithuanian Sea Museum) / Museum without borders
NADJA GRIZZO (Ruhr 2010) / “Don’t let them sail without you: Connecting your institution to the ECOC
GILDAS ALEKSA (Teatronas) / Spaces to interpret – the paradox of assuming
BRIGITTE CHRISTENSEN (Aarhus 2017) / Looking back at the Eutopia International Festival 26-30 July 2017
NELIJA KOSTINIENĖ (Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania) / Discover the museum
PAVLINA PETROVA (Plovdiv 2019) / Baba residence

17:00 Kaunas challenge: youth for Kaunas

17:40 End of programme

 

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