FRESH PERSPECTIVES 9: Arts in rural areas


This new Fresh Perspectives highlights the valuable contribution contemporary arts have in non-urban areas and brings the views of three experts on sustainable ways to improve conditions for artists working in those areas. The text is largely based on the conclusions we arrived at during the IETM Satellite in Wales 2018 and several working sessions on the topic organised during our plenary meetings by our network’s AREA group (Art in Rural Areas).

This publication is commissioned in the context of a larger advocacy project we have launched together with Culture Action Europe, the European Network of Cultural Centres and Trans Europe Halles to raise the visibility of culture happening in territories beyond urban centres. The first part of the publication is a position paper co-authored by the 4 networks detailing how to ensure the recognition of non-urban culture at a policy level.