Our IETM Satellite Girona 2021 was an invitation to collectively reflect on how we can build on what we learned during the pandemic period and think of new ways to reposition the arts as a relevant agent for social change.
Co-organised by Institut Català de Les Empreses Culturals - Catalan Arts and Institut Ramon Llull, in collaboration with the Temporada Alta Festival and the Girona City Council, the Satellite Meeting was held from 25-27 November 2021 in Girona (Catalonia, Spain) and online.
During the meeting, we discovered initiatives that fostered social change and explored ways to deconstruct the role of the arts within our society. Participants were able to follow one of three different thematic threads, each exploring a particular space for social change:
New funding schemes and cultural policies
Alternative models for the international
Opportunities for artistic innovation
The city of Girona and its surroundings’ vibrant artistic scene were also be explored, through artistic visits and a rich artistic programme.