2014 ENCATC Annual Conference
The 2014 ENCATC Annual Conference “New Challenges for the Arts and Culture: Is it just about money?” is meant to advance reflection and inspire innovative thinking about all aspects of the arts that impact our society and particularly the social, aesthetic and economic ones.
For more information check the event brochure.
AWARD Final Conference Summary
The AWARD project held its final conference on the 25th and 26th of June 2014 in Brussels bringing together a wide variety of participants. Held at De Markten (25/6) and the Belgian Comic Strip Museum (26/6), the AWARD project celebrated local authority's pursuit of integrating culture as a new paradigm in development and stressed the idea that culture is the external force that ultimately drives society. In addition to multiple expert discussion panels, research findings, and event reports, the participants took a cultural tour of Molenbeek, visited the Brussels Museum of Industry and Labor at La Fonderie, and were awed by the dynamic dances of Compagnie Zassi. Overall, what lessons can be taken away about the AWARD project? First, culture generates employment, secondly, culture generates innovation through art, enterprises, and technologies. Third, culture contributes to social cohesion, the well-being of citizens, and helps fight poverty. And finally, culture strengthens the image of territories. Through these discoveries it is clear that culture plays an imperative role in development and the AWARD final conference was a positive experience to highlight this fact! Read more on the final report available here.
AWARD project, which stands for Awareness Raising and Education for Development and Culture, intends to raise awareness of local authorities about their role in development and to mainstream culture in development actions and policies. AWARD highlights the need to cooperate and coordinate actions and to motivate more local authorities to be active in development, prescribing the integration of culture as a new paradigm.
By analysing and promoting the role of culture in development strategies and actions, the project will contribute to the integration of the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes.
ENTP publication discusses the critical role of culture in International Cooperation.It has been released in June 2014 by P.I.E. Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.
You can order your copy by clicking here.
Project duration: 2011-2014
Save the date for the final conference! The 25th and 26th of June 2014 in Brussels!
With the support of EuropeAid, "Non-state actors and local authorities in development" Programme.