ADESTE+ Summer School in Croatia: “Engaged Audiences: Strategies for Cultural Change”

We are very happy to announce the second ADESTE+ Summer School in Croatia: “Engaged Audiences: Strategies for Cultural Change” will take place from 21st to 25th September 2020 in Rijeka.

In 2020 Rijeka is the European Capital of Culture and it will become the centre of significant and extensive events of culture and the Arts.

The Summer School and Conference in Rijeka will address the difficulties we face as cultural managers, when it comes to changing cultural institutions and practices. At the first summer school in Lisbon, it was widely agreed, that cultural institutions need to change their ways if they are serious about leading actual cultural democracy. But how? And to what? Meanwhile, we leave you a small summary of our first summer school in Lisbon. You can find more in our website and our Vimeo channel.

In the first three days of the Rijeka Summer School, participants will be introduced to various external and internal aspects of audience engagement and organizational changes, while the last two-days, which coincide with the European Conference open to more professionals, will be focused on current challenges and perspectives of participation in culture.

The ADESTE+ Rijeka Summer School fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of audience development and invites them to engage proactively with participating organizations, practitioners and experts.

Participants will be able to create their own knowledge and participation path, choosing activities and themes and participating different laboratories, debates, lectures, discussions, workshops according to their interests and needs.

Participation at the Summer School and Conference is free. The participation at the Summer School is based on a selection process, while the conference is open to all interested parties but it is necessary to register. Please read carefully below for more info.

Summer School | 21st-25th September

This Call is open to cultural workers, artists, representatives of cultural organisations, institutions and freelancers working in the field of arts and culture.

In the selection process following criteria will be applied:

  • Applicant is working in the field of arts and culture.
  • Applicant has at least two-year experience in arts and/or cultural management.
  • Applicant has experience in audience development (implementation of minimum 2 AD projects or implementation of activities directed towards AD for at least 18 months).

After meeting assessment criteria applicants will be given priority according to the order of application submission. Selection will be led based on geographical diversity as well as diversity of sectors and disciplines.

Application must be submitted via online Application form.

Submission deadline is 28th of February 2020.

All the applicants will be informed about the results of the selection procedure by May 6th 2020.

Number of participants is limited to 120.

The applications will be evaluated by ADESTE+ partners.Application form for the Summer School (& European Conference)

European Conference | 24st-25th September

This Call is open to scholars, researchers, theoreticians, cultural operators, artists, practitioners, activists, policy makers and decision-makers working in the field of arts and culture as well as audience interested in arts and culture.

Participation at the European Conference is free. All the participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation costs as well as meals. Organizer will provide refreshments during the event.

Registration must be submitted via online Registration form.

Registrations will be open until 10th September 2020 or until all available places have been reached.

All registered attendants will receive confirmation message on their e-mail stated in the Registration form after submitting the online form.

Number of participants is limited to 350. Registration form for the European Conference