Cultural Diplomacy Seminar 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM - Friday, July 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
30 June and 1 July 2011 @ Europe House in London
Following on from last year's Cultural Diplomacy Seminar, EUNIC London is delighted to announce the second edition of the CD Seminar at Europe House, organised in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in the UK.
This year the Cultural Diplomacy Seminar will introduce inspiring and creative initiatives and offer stimulating reflection on a series of challenging issues: culture and commerce, cultural leadership, culture and conflict resolution, the Eastern Partnership and artistic mobility. We will explore the current evolution and strategic perspectives of the arts and cultural world for the 21st century, in a very open cross-disciplinary approach.
Our panels will bring together a wide range of personalities from the UK and international arts sectors, artists, experts, academics, professionals from the creative industries diplomats and journalists.
Join us for two unique and exciting days of debates, reflection and networking!
Thursday 30 June 2011 @ Europe House / 1st day
13.15 – 13.30 Registration
13.30 - 13.45 Introduction speech by Jack Lohman, director of Museum of London
13.45 – 15.15 Panel discussion “Culture and Commerce” chaired by Jo Burns (Burns & Owen Partnership)
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee
15.30 – 17.00 Panel discussion “Cultural Leadership”, chaired by Sue Hoyle (Clore Leadership Programme).
Friday 1 July 2011 @ Europe House / 2nd
09.00 – 09.15 Coffee and registration
09.15 – 11.00 Panel discussion “Culture and Conflict resolution”, chaired by Shelagh Wright (Culture+Conflict)
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee
11.15 – 13.00 Panel discussion “Eastern Partnership” chaired by Kasia Madera (BBC)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.45 Panel discussion “Creative Mobility” chaired by Ghislaine Boddington (body
1st day: Thursday 30th June 2011
First panel: Culture and Commerce
13.45 – 15.15
Our first debate will explore the flourishing exchanges between culture and commerce. What kind of innovative strategies should be adopted by arts professionals in a context of precarious funding? How could creative industries’ mixed economy be an inspiring model for arts organizations? How can an organization find the right balance between public and private funds?
- Jane Marriott – director of development, Royal Academy of Arts and director of RA Trust
Second panel: Cultural Leadership
15.30 – 17.00
We will discuss the necessity for visionary and creative leaders in the field of culture especially in the international context. The greatest challenge today for a cultural leader is to navigate an art organization to a new funding environment of lower dependency on state funding. We also want to discuss how dedicated training programs can strengthen the development of cultural leadership excellence.
- Pal Hatos – director, Balassi Institute, Hungary
day: Friday 1st July 2011
3rd Panel: Culture and Conflict resolution
09.15 – 11.00
We will start our second day with a very exciting issue, debating culture as a key factor in the evolution and resolution of conflicts. How can artistic initiatives bring some alternative and positive outcomes in situations of conflict? How can creativity and artistic development succeed where classical diplomacy “failed”? How can artists get purposefully involved in sustainable reconciliation and rebuilding processes? What consequently are the urgent policy implications for national and transnational cultural institutions to close the gap between theory and practice in conflict and post-conflict zones around the world?
This session is curated by Culture+Conflict.
Chair: Shelagh Wright– Culture + Conflict
- Robin Davies - Head of Brussels Europe Team, British Council EU Office
4th Panel: Eastern Partnership
11.15 – 13.00
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is the first comprehensive initiative introduced into the system of the European Union’s external relations, addressed to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The EaP works in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). This debate is designed to provide an insight into the role of the cultural aspect of the initiative, its importance for the cultural sector, NGOs and ordinary citizens.
Keynote speaker: TBC
- Marcin Łapczyński - senior expert on Eastern Partnership programme, Department of International Relations, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland
- Lukasz Strusinski - Music Programmer and Co-ordinator, I, Culture Orchestra, Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw
- Pawel Kotla – Artistic Director of the Orchestra, leading young conductor
5th panel: Creative Mobility
14.00 – 15.45
Mobility projects are not only an opportunity for artists to enlarge their audience and develop their potential, but they also create space for the exchange of good practice and the sharing of experience between different co-producing partners in Europe and further afield. What are the challenges for 21st century artistic mobility programmes? What could be a sound professional co-production model for the future? How can new interactive technologies aid the evolution of the collaborative management and creation processes inherent in such co-productions? How can new technological tools, such as telepresence and social networks, strengthen, develop and give more visibility to a mobility project?
Please RSVP by 27 June to Marie Proffit, specifying if you would like to attend the full seminar or any panel in particular at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearest Tube stations: St James Park or Westminster
e-mail: contact (at) eunic-london.org
phone: +44 20 7240 8448
When & Where
EUNIC London is part of the global EUNIC network.
We established our group in London in September 2007, as an association of 11 cultural institutes of EU member-states represented in London. We have taken shape in a 'natural' way, based on the experience & partnership spirit shared by many cultural institutes which go back a long way in London.
We started and have stayed informal, bureaucracy-light and committed to joint-working on creative projects which show Europe's extraordinary richness and diversity in arts, culture and language. Our main focus themes look at Intercultural Dialogue and Multilingualism.
We are now 23 members and associate-members who share knowledge and resources on a common European agenda.
Our Charter spells out our mission and objectives and positions EUNIC London as a flexible association open to work collaboratively with British and international organisations.