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Saturday 30th October, 10.00–13.00

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Workshop 1: Making the invisible, visible
conducted by Anna-Karin Waldemarson, Ax (Sweden) and Amateo

Since its inception, Amateo has identified the development of a research methodology that can be used in any European country to help evaluate the impact of participation in culture as a strategic tool. This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss and test the survey that the Research Team has carefully crafted in order to get a good overview of different aspects of active participation with people who are actively involved in cultural activities.

Workshop 2: Participation; a pressure cooker – How to mobilize participants in a community art projects
conducted by Tamara Schoppert (Netherlands)

You want to start a participation project. You know exactly why it is interesting to participate. But how do you reach the right participants? Where do you start? Who do you need to get to land the project in the community? And what resistance can you face? In this workshop you will experience in a playful pressure cooker on how it went with the ‘Mienskip Project Under de Toer’ and what it takes to get the right troops together and make your project a success.

Workshop 3: Arts take part in cultural tourism
conducted by Dario Imperatore, Marco Balsamo, and Nicolò Leotta (Italy)

Cultural tourism is a type of tourism that allows the tourist to participate in local cultural activities, like festivals and other events. As a result, the tourist can enjoy a genuine cultural exchange with the locals. Starting from a pilot project based in the Northeastern part of Milan, this workshop will focus on how to give value to overlooked and geographically marginal places, where the satisfaction of cultural needs can be of vital importance as it helps to reinforce identities and, at the same time, enhance cross cultural understanding while preserving the heritage and culture of an area.

Workshop 4: A Manifesto for Participation in the Peripheries
conducted by Beate Kegler (Germany)

The social significance of cultural participation in the peripheries and in the countryside is great, but does not have the same infrastructure and support as in the large cities. In this workshop, Beate Kegler and the participants look for the ideal situation in order to achieve a Manifesto, a constructive contribution to the art and culture policy of our governments.

Workshop 5: Online Workshop (via Zoom)
conducted by Piotr Michalovski, ENCC (Poland)

Non-urban areas are at the frontline of a rapid transformation: climate effects of the current intensive production modes, migration, demographic changes, political turbulences, and more (Beyond the urban, 2020). Contemporary artists and cultural professionals, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, can help realizing the potential of rurality to be a laboratory for conceiving an innovative vision on how global societies, whether urban or rural, central or peripheral, can reinvent current modes of economic, social and political functioning and ensure a sustainable future for our planet. Within the workshop we will discuss on how Art can take part in order to create more sustainable, participatory, decentralized and self-sufficient local communities.