In 2018, the European Network of Cultural Centres celebrates 25 years of championing culture and the centres across Europe that house and protect it. The ENCC’s 2018 conference will focus on the cultural centres themselves with the theme Exploring Cultural Spaces.
The conference has a 2-day programme, featuring presentations on the industry, best practices, collaborations, EU project development, organisational models and more. During the conference days, there will also be a film festival, a visual art exhibition and a dance performance. The conference is aimed at a wide range of interested parties, from those working in and for cultural centres, museums, galleries and theatres, to stakeholders, researchers, students and artists.
There will also be space given to acknowledge the work done and the changes experienced by the ENCC over the past 25 years. The conference’s theme, "Exploring Cultural Spaces" allows for focussed discussion on how cultural centres are inhabiting and transforming their immediate environment and what the possibilities are for the future of cultural networks and centres in Europe.
Although the conference is being held outside of the Baltic region, its programme is of great significance to Baltic member states, given the impact the last 25 years has had on the region’s own cultural expression.
Registrations are now open for the 2018 European Network of Cultural Centres conference. The Shortcut Europe "Exploring Cultural Spaces" conference will be held from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th April 2018 at Cultuurhuis de Warande, in Turnhout, Belgium.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)