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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.

 


By enhancing cultural participation among Europeans, will the values of tolerance, trust and willingness to engage respectfully with others be strengthened, and more open, inclusive societies emerge as a result?

A link has been made in recent years between a strong, well-functioning democracy and an abundance of cultural opportunities for all. Societies are said to be more open, tolerant and economically successful when people have easy access to a wide range of cultural activities and when participation rates in these activities are high. This first Council of Europe thematic report on culture and democracy specifically explores the relation between cultural participation and aspects of inclusive societies in Europe, such as tolerance and trust, and underlines the potential power of culture in nurturing them.

The report is based on the Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy, developed by the Council of Europe and the Hertie School of Governance, in co-operation with the European Cultural Foundation. It was published in December 2016. 


May 20, 2019

Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries is the first sociological study on social mobility in the cultural industries, and was released by Create London and Arts Emergency on April 16th, 2018.

The paper is part of the wider Panic! project initiated in 2015, that takes an unprecedented look at social mobility and inequality within the cultural and creative industries in the UK. Led by academics Drs Dave O’Brien, Orian Brook, and Mark Taylor from the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield, the paper highlights the significant exclusions of those from working class origins, women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds across the cultural and creative industries, which include the arts, music, publishing, advertising and IT.


Jun 22, 2018

This social media manual approaches useful hints and tips which have been drawn together from a series of workshops that took place in June 2016 by Christopher Hogg and colleagues. Aimed at arts and culture organisations throughout the EU, this manual will help to explore how companies can expand their online brand so as to push both the reach and significance of their current eff­orts.


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