Let's make it public

Oct 23, 2019

Let’s make it public! is the title of a valuable selection of articles on developing audiences for the arts and cultural industries which have been written by professionals from different European countries and from different points of view and disciplines.

This publication has good ideas and best practices from Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy to use in improving the relationship between artistic and cultural organisations and their audiences.

It has been directed by the team at Asimetrica as coordinators of a work which will be of great use to everyone who works professionally in culture management as well as small scale entrepreneurs who manage their own initiatives.

The CARPET project is coordinated by the Fundación Tres Culturas (Three Cultures Foundation) together with the following partners in other countries: Creative Kernow in England, UK, CEARTE: Centro de Formaçao Profissional para o Artesanato e Património in Portugal and APDN: Agence pour le Développoment du Nord du Maroc in Morocco. This project has financial support from the Europa Creativa European programme.

Articles from: Inês Bettencourt da Câmara, Stuart Nicolle, Raúl Ramos, Antonia Silvaggi, Federica Pesce, Ana Bragança and Ricardo Baptista.

It was published in october 2019.

 

Let's make it public


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