Since audience development is one of the key topics of the creative Europe programme, the Desk creative Europe Romania organized an event entitled Focus on Audience Development: Theory and Practice Perspectives at European Level, on 20th and 21st November 2015 in the Impact hub Bucharest http://www.impacthub.ro/.
Representatives of the Creative Europe Desks United Kingdom (Christoph Jankowski), Bulgaria (Vesela Kontakova) and Serbia (Dimitrije Tadić), but also Romanian experts from the field of cultural policy and cultural professionals, among them Marian Popescu, expert in the field of performing arts, Raluca Bem Neamu, museologist and cultural manager and Raluca Iacob from the organization CubicMetre – Resources for Culture Association spoke at the discussion about successful initiatives and projects and different experiences and perspectives of audience development on the European level.
“We wish to hear in which way do organizations attract, increase, diversify and include the audience in their long-term activities. Also, we wish to promote and develop an awareness of the audience development concept, specifically in its most complex and different meanings, but also the best innovative practices, so we could encourage the most successful participation of domestic operators and future applicants in the Creative Europe programme” –it was emphasized in the invitation letter of the event.
Apart from deepening the cooperation with the Desk creative Europe Romania, this event represented an important opportunity to present and promote the publication “Audience development in Serbia” for the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, which shows around fifty projects of audience development in Serbia, but also a series of texts of domestic authors on the given topic.
Desk Creative Europe Serbia will organize an info day about the Creative Europe programme in the Šabac Library from Šabac on 17th November at 1 p.m.
The aim of the info day is animating the largest possible number of institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in the Creative Europe programme. It is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Šabac and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.
The topic of the info day is the possibility for institutions and organizations to participate in the Creative Europe Programme so the presentation will be about the key questions when applying: what is the form project ideas should have, how and with whom to establish a partnership, what are the documents necessary for applying and how to manage a project.
Representing the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, the speakers will be Dimitrije Tadić, the Head of the Desk and Nina Mihaljinac, project manager of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia.
The Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna in cooperation with the Cultural centre Vršac will organize and info day about the Creative Europe programme on 19th November 2015 starting at 11 a.m.
During the info day activities of the Desk and the Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia, the Creative Europe programme but also past successes of Serbia in competitions of the biggest European programme for cultural projects will be presented.
The aim of the info day is animating the largest possible number of institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in the Creative Europe programme. It is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Vršac and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.
Creative Europe is a European Union programme intended for projects from the field of culture taking place from 2014 to 2020 with the total budget of 1,46 billion Euros and it is accessible for institutions and organizations from Serbia in its entirety.
We invite you to attend our info day, participate in the discussion and find out more about funding possibilities for cultural projects.
Programme of the info day
11.00 – 11.45
Presenting the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna and past results from Serbia – Luka Kulić, coordinator of the Antenna of Desk CE Serbia
11.45 – 12.15
Presenting the Creative Europe programme and the documents necessary for applying – Dragana Srećkov, project manager of the Antenna of Desk CE Serbia
12.15 – 13.00
Questions and a discussion
On Friday 30th October in the Museum Ras in Novi Pazar, an info day was held attended by representatives of public and civil organizations from Novi Pazar and Sjenica. The Head of the Desk Dimitrije Tadić introduced them to the basics of functioning of Creative Europe programme, ways of connecting with foreign partners, possibilities of co-financing successful projects and the position our country occupies related to the support of the Creative Europe programme we achieved in 2014 and 2015.
The info day is one of the regular activities conducted by the Desk in cities Serbia-wide with the aim to demystify competition procedures and encourage everyone interested to find partners and apply for the Creative Europe programme, with no regard to their experience in European cooperation projects.
Answering the call of the Academic initiative Forum 10 from Novi Pazar, representatives of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia presented the Creative Europe Serbia programme at the seminar/module “New generations of the young with new challenges –minority leaders in Sandžak and Southern Serbia“ in Bujanovac from 3rd – 5th October 2015.
Organized by Forum 10, the seminar considered possibilities for strengthening the capacity, activity and participation of youth in European projects and initiatives, ways of positioning national minorities, dialogue and cooperation on the local and the regional level.
Social integration, especially in the context of audience development, but also leadership as a concept marking readiness to adopt new knowledge and skills, finding new business models and innovation in culture are important aspects of the Creative Europe programme’s priorities.