"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
This ENCATC Cultural Happy Hour in partnership with the Bruno Lussato & Marina Fedier Institute on 28 April 2021 from 19:00-20:30 (Brussels time) focused on the topic of "Redefining Priorities, Redesigning Education and Training: Towards a New Protocol for Cultural Managers".
The 2020 pandemic is the opportunity for a real bifurcation in the way we see and think about the world. The overly analytical old world has finally led humans into disciplinary silos. It is therefore important to think together how to deterritorialize knowledge, to popularize it, to ensure that a marriage is possible between hard sciences, human sciences, art so that each sector of activity achieves a real aptitude to bring these disciplines together in a world that wants to be new.
As the world emerges from the effects of the pandemic, we can begin to identify organisational survival strategies that developed from desperation and urgency. Without the benefit of planning, assessment, or capacity, cultural organisations have shifted focus from success to mere survival, struggling to remain publicly engaged and financially viable. This now highlights vital proficiencies needed for the training and education of cultural managers in order to address contemporary issues and future unforeseen challenges.
This online gathering was the opportunity to discuss together how to redesign education in the field of cultural management. It was also the occasion to listen to some concrete ideas that could be developed to already start implementing these new protocols.
This event is an initiative of ENCATC, in partnership with the Bruno Lussato & Marina Fedier Institute, and done with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
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