Culture is the glue of the European Union, the soft power that unites the community of the member states beyond financial and economic interests. European culture is rather diverse for its relatively small territory, and even though this can be seen as an asset, it involves many difficulties as well. This is especially relevant for players in arts management; national differences in law, funding structurescal, and artistic style are immense. The divergent views and impressions on which we will focus at the first Arts Management Student Conference (AMSC) can help us with questions and challenges in our own territories.
In addition to exchange and discussion in the group, there will be input from international keynote speakers from the academic and practical field.
The program will be announced in November and will be available for download here.
Jurriaan Cooiman is founder and director of the festival CULTURESCAPES, which takes place in Basel, Switzerland. Since more than 13 years CULTURESCAPES is an an active promoter of culture and cultural exchange. Its aim is to organize the festival in cooperation with cultural institutions in Switzerland and abroad, and in this way to contribute to international understanding between different cultures.
Jurriaan Cooiman will present the CULTURESCAPES festival and share his experience in intercultural collaboration. Afterwards you have the chance to ask questions and discuss with him.
Sigrid Gareis is curator for dance and theater. She is one of the directors of the first European university course for „Curating in the Scenic Arts“ at the University of Salzburg and Munich. Sigrid Gareis was the founding director of the Tanzquartier Wien and the European Dancehouse Network (EDN). She also founded the „Akademie der Künste der Welt“ in Cologne as Secretary General. At the AMSC she will not only give a keynote on curating in the scenic arts, but also offers an interactive excercise.