14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016
14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016

Advocating for the arts



Gripped in a vice of reduced budgets, how should we communicate with those who have the power to grant us the funding and support we need to do our work? Should we link the arts directly to the community in a way that demonstrates its value to politicians? Or should we advocate for the arts as an integral element of a healthy society which is not questioned in terms of production value? What strategy should we pursue to convince decision-makers of the role arts play in the European project? And what kind of project is it today – when neoliberalism and market-oriented agendas prevail?
After a short keynote by Member of the European Parliament Julie Ward, we will collect her and your opinions on the initiative “European Alliance for Culture and the Arts” (cofounded by IETM) and its recently released manifesto “The power of culture and the arts”. 

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam - Koninklijke Foyer
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT
the Netherlands
15 April, 2016 - 12:30 to 14:00

Share your ideas


image of Hermann Lugan

Hello every one,
would be great to see you at this session. The European Alliance for Culture and the Arts (cofounded by IETM) and its recently released manifesto “The power of culture and the arts” (english and french version can be downloaded here : http://allianceforculture.com/ ) are a
great achievement of IETM. they are the result of a two yer process of discussions among IETM members and with other European networks.
The manifesto is the first step of an advocacy plan that is still to come and that will need all of us to convince our politicians that culture has to be considererd as an essential pillar of future european policies.
See you there ;)

Posted 5 years 1 month ago
image of Fernando Bittencourt Hersan

For those who can't make it to Amsterdam: this session will be livestreamed and you are very welcome to join the discussion by sending in your questions and remarks using the hashtag #IETMAmsterdam on Twitter

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