Kaunas introduces EU’s most successful community project – the capital of culture.

The heads of ten culture capitals, participants from 15 EU states, politicians, culture operators, artists and other public figures are all guests and speakers at the European Capital of Culture Forum.

This is the first international forum to present in detail the programme of the cultural capitals by the European Commission, also to strengthen the collaborations between the cultural sectors of Europe.

Themes of the forum:
CHANGES FOR THE CITY, DISTRICT, LITHUANIA AND EUROPE

  • What’s in store for Kaunas and the rest of Lithuania when the year of the European Capital of Culture is approaching?
  • What achievements has Kaunas and the Kaunas District already witnessed during this past year of active work?
  • Learning from the success stories of other European Capitals of Culture.
  • How can we ensure a sustainable effect of the culture capital programme for Kaunas and the rest of the country?

CULTURE CAPITAL AS A COMMUNITY PROJECT
Expert insights. The forum’s speakers (former and future creators of the culture capital programmes, leaders of the creative sector, etc.) will talk and examine the effect culture has on a city’s social and economic prosperity.
Discussions. The most relevant challenges of the Lithuanian cultural field will be discussed.
Unique workshops. Experts of audience development and community culture will share their insights with the forum’s participants.

CULTURE CAPITAL AS AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT FOR THE CULTURE SECTOR
The forum will introduce several examples that will touch on the subjects within the Kaunas 2022 programme:

  •  Innovative models of international collaboration between sectors and institutions.
  • The relationship between cultural organisations and society.
  • Practices of involving the audience and co-creating.
  • Increasing the reach of cultural services and creating sustainable bonds with the audience.

IDEAS FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION
A different take on the very concept of a culture capital will be discussed during the forum:

  • The project of a culture capital always affects more than just one city and district.
  • How can the culture capital become both an example and a laboratory to develop the ideas of the EU?
  • What are the benefits of this project for the economic and political culture of the EU?

Speakers

More details to follow

Dominika Kawalerowicz
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Dominika Kawalerowicz

WROCLAW 2016

Rolf Norås
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Rolf Norås

Stavanger 2008

Brigitte Christensen
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Brigitte Christensen

EUTOPIA / AARHUS 2017

Patricia Klomp
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Patricia Klomp

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

Neil Peterson
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Neil Peterson

Liverpool 2008

Immie Jonkman
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Immie Jonkman

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

Virginija Vitkienė
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Virginija Vitkienė

Kaunas 2022

Rytis Zemkauskas
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Rytis Zemkauskas

Kaunas 2022

Agata Etmanowicz
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Agata Etmanowicz

Impact Foundation

Nadja Grizzo
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Nadja Grizzo

Essen / RUHR 2010

Graziella Vella
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Graziella Vella

Valletta 2018

Gildas Aleksa
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Gildas Aleksa

Teatronas

Lewis Biggs
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Lewis Biggs

Kaunas 2022 / Liverpool 2008

Ugnė Paberžytė
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Ugnė Paberžytė

MO Museum

Vida Narveišytė
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Vida Narveišytė

Lithuanian Sea Museum

Willy van Assen
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Willy van Assen

LEEUWARDEN-FRYSLÂN 2018

Pavlina Petrova
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Pavlina Petrova

Plovdiv 2019

Auksė Petrulienė
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Auksė Petrulienė

M. K.Čiurlionis National Museum of Art

Gintarė Masteikaitė
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Gintarė Masteikaitė

Lithuanian Dance Information Centre / Dance Theatre „Dansema“

Yohann Floch
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Yohann Floch

FACE-Fresh Arts Coalition Europe

Krzysztof Maj
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Krzysztof Maj

WROCLAW 2016

Nelija Kostinienė
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Nelija Kostinienė

Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

Victor Jacono
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Victor Jacono

Valletta 2018

Daina Urbanavičienė
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Daina Urbanavičienė

Lietuvos kultūros taryba

Rossella Tarantino
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Rossella Tarantino

Matera 2019

Rita Orlando
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Rita Orlando

Matera 2019

Programme

More details coming soon

Registration

Opening: Welcome to the European Capital of Culture Forum

KEYNOTE SESSION:

KRZYSZTOF MAJ (Wrocław 2016) / 2016 steps to victory

It is said that Wrocław succeeded as the capital of culture. How did the city achieve it? What goals did it have? Which aspects were the most important? Short story on cooperation, planning and trust.

00:20

LEWIS BIGGS (Liverpool 2008) / Teamwork for the future of Liverpool

Lewis Biggs will describe how Liverpool’s successful year as ECoC 2008 was the result of two significant achievements: the establishment of a constructively collaborative attitude between all the major stakeholders; and turning the city’s focus away from its glorious past towards its still more glorious future. Despite the coincidence of the city’s year as ECoC with the global credit crisis and subsequent recession, these achievements have allowed Liverpool to find and retain its pride and effectiveness over the last decade.

00:20

ROLF NORAS (Stavanger 2008) / Core impacts, connections & legacy – experiences from former European Capitals of Culture

In his presentation Rolf Norås will present his investigation into 12 former ECoCs about experiences from their year as ECoCs where both the cities, the experiences, the aims and the outcomes were different. Norås’ research discusses such common aspects of the ECoC programmes as core impacts and structures, artistic programmes, political influence, connections, European vs. local, media attention, inclusion and participation, infrastructure and legacy. Norås’ research provides important recommendations and observations of the ECoC success criteria and benefits.

00:20

RYTIS ZEMKAUSKAS (Kaunas 2022) / ECoC? What ECoC?

The European Capital of Culture project exists for thirty years on. It does so successfully, attracts lots of attention and there is a serious rivalry of cities running for the title. Nevertheless, one cannot say the project has reached its full potential. As much joy as it is for countries and cities, the project seems to be still limited to grand performances, trendy cultural field initiatives and tourism. Is that enough? Don’t Europe and its communities deserve better? The provocative and daring report seeks to present the European Capital of Culture as a role model and testing ground for the future of the whole EU.

00:20

VIRGINIJA VITKIENĖ (Kaunas 2022) / The vision of Kaunas beyond 2022

How is the programme of Kaunas 2022 being shaped? What sort of vision leads the Kaunasians forward? What will we work on together until 2022, during 2022, and, most importantly, after the year of the culture capital? Let’s share a dream: what kind of Kaunas would we like to see in five years? In fifteen years? And let’s talk about the concrete actions that are being taken in order to move Kaunas from a temporary capital to a contemporary one. So how should we turn these dreams into purposeful work in reality?

00:20

Panel discussion. Moderator: Rolf Noras

Lunch

PARALLEL SESSIONS:

IMMIE JONKMAN, PATRICIA KLOMP (Leeuwarden / Friesland 2018) / Practical insights in activating and reaching the community on and with culture (workshop is fully booked)

In this workshop Patricia and Immie will talk you through the process of Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018. Next to an introduction to Leeuwarden- Fryslân 2018, they will inform you on how they got as many people as possible involved in writing the bidbook, and how they got a lot of people connected to the programme and came up with their own project. Leeuwarden – Fryslân 2018 wants to motivate people to change the world, by starting small and in their own village or city. By using culture in every possible way and working on a long-term effect. They developed methods to support people and projects. In this workshop, they will share those. The workshop will also look at examples and there is time to share and talk about challenges in facing working with and involving communities.

3:00

AGATA ETMANOWICZ (Wroclaw 2016) / AUDIENCE.LAB: Meet the teenagers! (workshop is fully booked)

As culture practitioners we very often state (or even complain) that “teenagers" is the age group of audience missing is our institutions/projects. So first, let’s try to have a closer look at this “teenager” and figure out is it justified to put them into one box marked with “teenager”. Are they all the same or they differ? And if they differ, in what way? What do we know about them? What is that we don’t know? What are they needs? How do they spend time after school? Do they hang out together? If yes, where and what do they do? How do they decide what to do? How do they communicate? What do they like? What do they dislike?… We would like to invite you to join us in AUDIENCE.LAB: based on three-stage scheme of work: GETTING TO KNOW, DESIGNING, COMMUNICATING. In safely arranged environment, you will have a chance to practice on actual teenagers (whom we will invite to join us for the workshop). AUDIENCE.LAB experience was created to help culture professionals practice audience development principles live. During the workshop we will learn/test/experience: - how to ask questions to find the answers we are looking for, - how to analyse and use obtained information in practice, - how to translate what we have learnt into action (both programming and communication). It is going to be intensive, practical and FUN! #audiencedevelopment #audiencelab #teenegers #creativeresearch #participatoryprogramming #fun

3:00

BEST PRACTICE:

Rita Orlando, Rossella Tarantino (Matera 2019) / „Matera Open Design School“

VICTOR JACONO (Valletta 2018) / The community bridge between heritage and legacy. Examples of community involvement from the Valletta 2018 cultural programme

Among its multiple manifestations, culture finds concrete expression in the life of communities, both in the everyday experience of public and private affairs, and during cyclic celebrations or special events that allow for the regeneration of the cultural fabric that connects the members of a community. It can be argued that every European Capital of Culture finds itself constructing a delicate bridge between heritage and legacy. A number of projects within the Valletta 2018 programme provide interesting examples of how community members can be involved in the construction of such an important cultural bridge from the very first design stages.

YOHANN FLOCH / The value(s) of cultural networks

Cultural networks have many roles and impacts. They support and facilitate the circulation of artists as well as works of art (be they past, present or future), bringing them into contact with the broadest audiences possible. Their ‘raison d’être’ is to inspire, to be inclusive, to test new ideas, to pilot new projects and, to help the culture sector take risks and to meet new challenges. The role of networks is to connect all these hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural operators, to help them bridge their realities, coordinate their joint efforts and propose formats that allow for experimentation and emergence the generation of new ideas as well as tond act collectively each time it is needed; networks: they advice, they host and they mediate, inside their respective field as well as far beyond – proactively engaging stakeholders from other sectors, decision makers at all levels or players from other continents. During this session, Yohann Floch will present Fresh Arts Coalition Europe, the international network he initiated, but also other networks he collaborates with such as On the Move, Trans Europe Halles, etc. The discussion will lead to analyse motivations, benefits, results, commitments and, services linked to the participation in professional networks.

AUKSĖ PETRULIENĖ (M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art) / Backup stories: community platform at Kaunas Picture gallery

Can exploring a closed community help us find the survival recipes that are universal, relevant to everyone? And what is the mission of an artist here? What challenges will the museum as an institution face? “Mažosios istorijos” [“The little stories”] is the first community gallery in Lithuania, and it’s looking for answers to the mentioned questions. The exhibition “Didžioji pramonė” [“Big industries”] was opened in May 2017 – it brought together the communities of former factories of Kaunas, now spread all over the post-industrial city. The lively communities of dead factories became the co-authors of the exhibition, sharing their memories, objects they have saved and strong emotions for the first time in public.

00:20

WILLY VAN ASSEN (Leeuwarden-Fryslan 2018) / Under the tower: 32 remarkable stories by 32 communities

Willi van Assen (gimė 1983-aisiais Nyderlanduose) dirba pradinių klasių mokytoja bei šokių mokytoja (juk daugiau išmoksti judėdamas!), taip pat dalyvauja bendruomeninio meno projektuose kaip choreografė ir meno vadovė. Ji buvo spektaklio „Under de Toer“ [„Po bokštu“] ir teatrališko šokio pasirodymo „De man dy’t hout dûnsje liet“ [„Vyras, leidžiantis medžiui šokti“] (2018-ųjų vasaris) meno vadovė. Pastarasis pasirodymas vyko bažnyčioje, viena pagrindinų jo temų – medžio apdirbimas. 2018-ųjų liepą Willy bus projekto „Physical Theatre“ vadovė stovykloje Artcamp Tytsjerk. Šis projektas yra vienas iš keturių meno disciplinų minėtoje tarptautinėje meno stovykloje kūrėjams, dirbantiems su bendruomenėmis. Willy yra ir projekto „Landschapssymphonie“ [„Peizažo simfonija“] meno vadovė. Renginys vyks šių metų rugsėjo 2-ą dieną Eastermar miestelyje – jame dalyvaus ūkininkai, miestelio gyventojai, traktoriai ir karvės. Visi kartu jie pademonstruos nuostabių šio regiono vaizdų grožį, kartu aiškiai parodydami kaip bendradarbiavimas gali išgelbėti šiuos peizažus. Willy van Assen pradėjo užsiimti bedruomeninio meno veikla dirbdama mokytoja iniciatyvoje „Roodkapje – een sprookje“ [„Pasaka – Raudonkepuraitė“], kurios metu pradinių klasių moksleiviai ir jų tėvai galėjo susigrąžinti meilę mokyklai. Tuo metu ji dar nežinojo, kad tai – bendruomeninis menas. 2015-2016 metais Willy dirbo edukaciniame meno projekte „De Reis“ [„Kelionė“]: ji nuvyko į mažą kaimą, kurio gyventojams buvo neleidžiama šio kaimo plėsti ar statyti naujų namų. Tačiau nemažai žmonių norėjo persikelti čia gyventi. Taigi kaimiečiai, mokyklos bendruomenė ir Willy pastatė meno kūrinį iš perdirbtų bei panaudotų medžiagų, o vėliau surengė linksmą procesiją su muzika ir daugybe dalyvių. Under the Tower – 32 istorijos iš 32 bažnyčių, kurias pasakoja bendruomenė www.underdetoer.nl “The man who lets wood dance” Under the Tower – Mantgum www.dunsjendhout.nl “Artcamp Tytsjerk Fertellendeweis” Under the Tower – Tytsjerk www.artcamptytsjerk.nl Landscapesymphony https://bit.ly/2pZeuUu De Reis https://www.dereis.frl/ Bouwen op De Hoeve https://www.facebook.com/bouwenopdehoeve/

UGNĖ PABERŽYTĖ (MO Museum) / MO Museum: connecting art, science and technology

The MO museum is a new space that’s about to open in Vilnius this year. Danguolė and Viktoras Butkus founded the museum nine years ago, and before its opening, it operates as a real “museum without borders”, working on cultural projects open to society and art education programmes. 2017 and 2018 were dedicated to bring communities together, and the MO museum has three projects just for that. The first project is “Meno laboratorija” [“Art laboratory”]. We tend to think artists and scientist live in different worlds, but the employees of a biotech company “Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics” have crushed this myth. In order to experiment on unconventional management techniques, this progressive and leading company started working on a three-month project with the MO museum, the result of which is the exhibition “Tiltai” [“Bridges”] curated by the scientists. “Keliaujantis muziejus” [“Travelling museum”] has the MO crew going to various places to talk about art and creativity. It’s an opportunity for the museum to create new bonds, hear the future visitors out, while the people can add to the very idea of MO. This project has two parts: 2017 was about educational classes, with over 1,200 pupils (grades 5-8) taking part; 2018 is more about sharing experiences, ideas with communities and institutions so that we all could create the museum together. In spring 2018, the MO museum collaborates with an innovation conference LOGIN to initiate a hARTchaton, a collision of art and technology that’s going to involve the society and promote collaboration. By linking professionals and amateurs of different fields, the event will look for ways to use technology to create innovative, captivating experiences within the museum.

GINTARĖ MASTEIKAITĖ / Audience development strategy – dance performances for babies and toddlers

Why is it important to create art for the youngest of generations? What kind of art would that be? What responsibility does that entail? And why do art professionals tend to create for these audiences more often nowadays? How can plays for babies and toddlers help in reaching new audiences for performance arts? The Dansema Dance Theatre will share its 10-year experience of working in Lithuania and all around the world.

TAKASHI KUDO (TeamLab)

End of programme

Registration

KEYNOTE SESSION:

NEIL PETERSON (Liverpool 2008) / Can Culture Change Communities?

Cities and society more widely face huge challenges today. The impact of migration to and from cities, the opportunities and challenges of a society living longer, the demise of traditional employment patterns and the impact of the digital world all demand new approaches. This presentation will examine whether culture can offer some solutions to these challenges. Solutions which developed from a “top down”, institutionally owned culture to a fluid model where culture (and other tools) can be used to connect with and find solutions for some of the key issues communities today. Can we develop cultural and community services in a different way, better suited to local need and more likely to be owned by that community? What role can Europe’s flagship cultural programme play? We will examine direct practical experiences from former European Capitals of Culture which have tried to shift from top down intervention to a more diverse approach which strengthens and supports community resilience and builds capacity. How successful have they been and what lessons can we learn? Some best practice examples can help to show how securing local participation in major event programmes can unlock a real sense of civic pride and togetherness which can have a lasting impact. We will also identify some of the perils and pitfalls which you should try to avoid if possible!

00:20

DOMINIKA KAWALEROWICZ ( Wroclaw 2016) / ECoC programming as a common task

ECoC stakeholders have their own expectations for a programme that is very difficult to achieve. Many think that this project will change the city, but in fact it is not a case of simply waving a magic wand. Not everybody realize how hard it is to work towards a common goal and how important it is to keep the balance in programming. The example of Wrocław will show what effects multisite cooperation gives, how many different groups of interest should be involved and how wide to work geographically to succeed. The short presentation will show the best Wrocław 2016 projects that change the city even after the celebration year.

00:20

IMMIE JONKMAN (Leeuwarden 2018) / How Leeuwarden-Fryslân got tens of thousands of people involved in positive activism

In 2014 the city of Leeuwarden and the region of Friesland (the Netherlands) introduced the word ‘mienskip’ (community) to the world, by winning the title of European Captial of Culture 2018. Main goal of Leeuwarden-Friesland was to use culture to make a change to the world. Important was to get as many people involved as possible and have them take responsibility for their own surroundings, by using culture. The year 2018 was going to be an intermediate step, having put the focus on 2028 and beyond. Today we are four years down the line and it is 2018. And tens of thousands of people are working on this goal and it looks like Leeuwarden-Fryslân pulled it off. The mienskip has started to move and act in some kind of positive activism!How did this Capital of Culture make this happen? Immie Jonkman is creative producer and one of the members of the programme team, and responsible for mienskipsprojects in the programme. She talks us through this process by using examples and talking about the good ánd the worst practises, the successes and the struggles.

00:20

GRAZIELLA VELLA (Valletta 2018) / The Valletta 2018 Evaluation and Monitoring model as a tool to assess and document cultural participation and community involvement

The development of a European Capital of Culture programme implies the nurturing of the programme's legacy through a detailed understanding of its impacts across diverse sectors of social, urban and cultural life. Achieving this requires a methodical and thorough investigation of various factors, using a range of methodological and analytical tools. This is the framework in which the Valletta 2018 Foundation’s Evaluation and Monitoring plan was constructed, aimed at enabling the Foundation to assess the success, or otherwise, of the process in consistent, accessible and comparable manner. Through this presentation, the Valletta 2018 Foundation seeks to reiterate the importance of research amongst other European Capitals of Culture to stimulate similar comparative studies and allow for a deeper understanding of the how evaluation can be used as a tool to assess and revalue the cultural programmes and community involvement within the ECoCs in the run up to and during the year.

00:20

Lunch

PARALLEL SESSIONS:

IMMIE JONKMAN, PATRICIA KLOMP (Leeuwarden / Friesland 2018) / Practical insights in activating and reaching the community on and with culture (workshop is fully booked)

In this workshop Patricia and Immie will talk you through the process of Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018. Next to an introduction to Leeuwarden- Fryslân 2018, they will inform you on how they got as many people as possible involved in writing the bidbook, and how they got a lot of people connected to the programme and came up with their own project. Leeuwarden – Fryslân 2018 wants to motivate people to change the world, by starting small and in their own village or city. By using culture in every possible way and working on a long-term effect. They developed methods to support people and projects. In this workshop, they will share those. The workshop will also look at examples and there is time to share and talk about challenges in facing working with and involving communities.

3:00

AGATA ETMANOWICZ (Wroclaw 2016) / AUDIENCE.LAB: Meet the teenagers! (workshop is fully booked)

As culture practitioners we very often state (or even complain) that “teenagers" is the age group of audience missing is our institutions/projects. So first, let’s try to have a closer look at this “teenager” and figure out is it justified to put them into one box marked with “teenager”. Are they all the same or they differ? And if they differ, in what way? What do we know about them? What is that we don’t know? What are they needs? How do they spend time after school? Do they hang out together? If yes, where and what do they do? How do they decide what to do? How do they communicate? What do they like? What do they dislike?… We would like to invite you to join us in AUDIENCE.LAB: based on three-stage scheme of work: GETTING TO KNOW, DESIGNING, COMMUNICATING. In safely arranged environment, you will have a chance to practice on actual teenagers (whom we will invite to join us for the workshop). AUDIENCE.LAB experience was created to help culture professionals practice audience development principles live. During the workshop we will learn/test/experience: - how to ask questions to find the answers we are looking for, - how to analyse and use obtained information in practice, - how to translate what we have learnt into action (both programming and communication). It is going to be intensive, practical and FUN! #audiencedevelopment #audiencelab #teenegers #creativeresearch #participatoryprogramming #fun

3:00

Creative Europe’s network: opportunities for international collaboration and mobility. Moderated by EGLĖ DELTUVAITĖ (Creative Europe Desk)

The EU programme Creative Europe has an office network connecting 38 countries, and the professionals working at those offices are not only experts in EU culture finance but also in the cultural fields of their own states. The session “Creative Europe’s network: opportunities for international collaboration and mobility” aims to introduce European organisations and programmes that support international collaboration in the cultural sectors, ensure the professional mobility of the professionals and prepare various organisations to be open and ready to work together. This part of the forum is relevant to those looking for partners or financial support abroad, those seeking to find a trustworthy and detailed map of European networking. Speakers: Thea Breivik (Norway), Tiiu Allikmäe (Estonia), Eglė Deltuvaitė (Lithuania), Elin Rosenström (Sweden), Hanna Hietaluoma (Finland), Dimitrije Tadić (Serbia), Morana Bigač (Croatia), Gábor Mondik (Hungary), Yuliia Fediv (Ukraine), Mathilde Vasseur (France), Mateja Lazar (Slovenia), Liene Upeniece (Latvia), Ragnhildur Zoega (Iceland), Magdalena Mullerova (Czech Republic).

3:00

BEST PRACTICE:

DAINA URBANAVIČIENĖ (Lithuanian Council for Culture) / Making culture available to everyone: Vilnius 2009

VIDA NERVEIŠYTĖ (Lithuanian Sea Museum) / Museum without borders

How to create a space for learning, discovering and collaborating? How to become a museum without borders? The Lithuanian Sea Museum has been more than just a space for expositions for a long time – it’s a dynamic organisation that shares its experience with the society in both traditional and unconventional forms. This museum is innovative, modern, it’s looking forward to become a creative spot that can integrate the artworks of various creators by combining it all with educational objectives. Being one of the leading museums of the country and boasting over 600 education events a year, this institution is not just a service provider but rather a partner of a range of other Lithuanian institutions.

NADJA GRIZZO (Ruhr 2010) / “Don’t let them sail without you: Connecting your institution to the ECOC

ECOC's risk to have a helicopter effect, sprinkling the city with ‘culture’ and then leaving without ever touching ground. When on the other hand, the effect is of a big sailing ship, taking aboard what is already there and steering well into the wind together to see where it takes you – then ECOC can have a real impact. A few examples on how the cultural operators and institutions jumped on board in Essen/RUHR.2010.

GILDAS ALEKSA (Teatronas) / Spaces to interpret – the paradox of assuming

While organising massive or alternative events we often cannot go without assuming – assuming the amount of the participants, the perception, and of course the budget. Almost every time our assumptions go wrong. That is the story of how a new space for alternative stage arts has been born, a circus festival grew immediately huge and my own plays got super small (and financially horrible). Everything thanks to paradoxes. To create a space for everything to go wrong in the most amusing and beautiful way – that‘s what I‘m going to talk about.

BRIGITTE CHRISTENSEN (Aarhus 2017) / Looking back at the Eutopia International Festival 26-30 July 2017

One of the main hypotheses within the Eutopia Festival “experiment” was that culture and art can make a difference – also in places and in relation to topics that isn’t clearly related to it. Art and culture can make us look at things and problems in a new way, and as a result of that, act and react different. Creating a culture festival in a ghetto in Denmark – an area most people ordinarily avoid – was a challenge. But by letting people from all over the world meet right in that particular place and laugh, cry, eat, talk, dance and sing together was an eye-opening experience. The locals were happy and proud to show their neighborhood to all the festival guests, and the people who had never been in the area before, was surprised by the atmosphere and the beauty of the place. Looking back on the festival it is clear that the hypotheses is confirmed: Culture and art can move mountains, break down boundaries and make people meet on a higher level!

NELIJA KOSTINIENĖ (Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania) / Discover the museum

The educators of National Museum’s Palace of the Grand Dukes were very active in their educational projects for mentally challenged people right from the start. One of the newest projects “Atradimai muziejuje” [“Discoveries at the museum”] took place in 2017: the focus was children with autism and intellectual disabilities. By consulting specialists, the educators have created special learning material and other educational helpers. For example, in collaboration with Vilnius University’s Violeta Gevorgianienė and Jūratė Tamašauskienė from the day centre “Šviesa”, Lithuania’s first special visiting plan and sensor map of a museum was created – the educational activities were adapted to it. Purposefully tailored tasks help to get to know the objects found in the Palace of the Grand Dukes, to understand the essence of this museum and its functions. The map allows the same group to return and discover everything in their own time. Let’s share this practical work experience and discuss various aspects of our process, from coming up with ideas to implementing them.

PAVLINA PETROVA (Plovdiv 2019) / Baba residence

Kaunas challenge: youth for Kaunas

Kaunas Challenge is a programme for the youth of Kaunas and Kaunas District who want to join in on turning this city into a Contemporary Capital. Practical tasks will allow the youngsters to solve various problems of the region and to propose their ideas for this improving city. The last part of this programme is dedicated to the projects that the participants come up with, and the best idea will get to be implemented. We value your opinion!

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End of programme

Event place

Žalgiris arena, amphitheatre hall

Žalgiris arena, amphitheatre hall
Address: Karaliaus Mindaugo av. 50, LT-44334 Kaunas

About event placeMAPAmphitheatre hall

Registration

 Closing date for registration – April 30th, 2018. For group registration of 10 or more people, please e-mail: info@kaunas2022.eu.

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