Changing Europe, Changing Arts #1
In a series of four public sessions chaired by columnist-author Bas Heijne, SICA and EUNIC Netherlands will examine how cultural diversity is manifesting itself within today’s sector. The focus is especially on the grey area between the community arts and social arts on the one hand and high art on the other hand.
Challenging and enriching
Examples from various European countries demonstrate how our multicultural society can enrich culture and the arts. The central questions were: what makes the projects at hand so special; who attended these events; what was their general impact on the visitors; which questions were raised, which debates were triggered, and which changes in society were brought about? Other pivotal questions: which effect is the multicultural society having on the artists and event organizers themselves and on the artistic choices they are making?
The meetings will be held in English, admission is free of charge.
Session 1 – 16 September 2010
Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324 Amsterdam, 15.00 - 18.00h
This session is realised with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute.
Other sessions are scheduled for 25 October,15 November and 29 November.
EUNIC Netherlands is the Dutch chapter of EUNIC, which is an international network of European cultural organizations bringing together all 27 EU member states. The secretariat of EUNIC Netherlands is housed at SICA.