Friday October 14, 2011
In the framewor of the ENCATC Annual Conference
Venue: Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Bulevardi 31
Lotta Lekvall, Natverkstan, Sweden, Chair of the ENCATC Thematic Area “Creative Industries and Art Management”
Claire Giraud Labalte, Université Catholique de l’Ouest d’Angers, France, Chair of the ENCATC Thematic Area
To achieve the objectives of the EU 2020 strategy, the European Union is asking for a better relationship between the culture sector, educational institutions and industries through reinforced cooperative schemes. This ENCATC seminar is a challenging event aimed at creating synergies between two sectors with different aims: the cultural industries and cultural heritage.
The seminar will take the shape of a workshop addressing several key questions. The cultural field is often described as being an ecological system of different processes rather than a mechanic, linear one. There is a great mix of processes and it is difficult to obtain a clear overview of the system, which involves cultural and social entrepreneurship, civil society, voluntary actions, high artistic quality, and aesthetic values. The labour market is highly volatile consisting of short- or longterm projects or contracts. Working voluntarily is as common as paid job opportunities. A highly valued competency is, today, to be able to navigate and understand the ecology of the cultural field which can reach from voluntary work to great international success-stories. What does that mean for us as educators and or trainers preparing future cultural managers to work in the field of cultural heritage and cultural and creative industries? The crucial point in the seminar is our role as educators. We will look at clips from a film showing an example from a success-story in 1930s Sweden, bringing it up-to-date to see similarities and differences. We will ask questions such as what system needs to be in place in order for an artist or cultural manager to be able to succeed. What should be taught at our training institutions? The workshop is a participative one where participants share experiences and knowledge.
To REGISTER to this event.
In parallel with the European Heritage Days taking place all across Europe in September, the photo competition “Wiki loves monuments” is ongoing in 18 European countries with the aim of encouraging the public to rediscover the cultural, historical and scientific significance of their neighbourhood. From Russia to Spain and from Romania to the Netherlands, thousands of Europeans have taken their cameras to share the richness of the cultural heritage of their neighbourhood. The competition “Wiki loves monuments” organised by Wikimedia has the ambitious goal to make European cultural heritage more widely accessible to the world through the Internet.Since the beginning of the month, a great number of volunteers have uploaded on Wikipedia more than 50,000 photos of cultural heritage they have visited. Several prizes are at stake for the participants- national prizes, but also European ones. Europeana, Europe’s digital library, is promoting a European Prize for Art Nouveau. Germany, France and the Netherlands have been the countries with the highest number of uploads so far.
For more information : www.wikilovesmonuments.eu