Alysa Karels

13
Sep

Mapping the multiplicity of cultural understanding: INVENT brings out a new report exploring the meanings Europeans ascribe to culture

INVENT has brought out a new report that comprises a combination of data and analyses capturing an answer to the question: What does culture mean to Europeans?To map out the multiplicity of understandings of culture within and across Europe, the report opens with a brief discussion of the diverse conceptions of culture, the current “cultural abundance” and how the manifold

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22
Aug

Mark your calendars! These are the events where INVENT is presenting their findings this fall.

The INVENT Project will be presenting part of its findings across an array of conferences this coming Fall. Below, we will detail the upcoming presentations and events that feature INVENT’s findings, but if you already want a glimpse of what else the project has been up to, don’t forget to check out our second yearly newsletter. You can read and

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26
Jul

The Dutch INVENT team presents their findings on online cultural petitions at conference “The Value of Culture after Corona”

On June 30, 2022, the Dutch INVENT team attended the Boekman Foundation conference entitled “The Value of Culture after Corona” and presented their findings from a big-data-analysis of online cultural petitions among Dutch citizens and organizations. The findings presented are part of the second wave of data scraping carried out by the INVENT consortium that explores which cultural petitions dominate

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26
Apr

Forthcoming Cultural Bonus for Spanish Youth: it’s objectives and limitations

Coming June, young Spaniards who turn 18 this year will benefit from a cultural bonus with a value of €400. Back in March, the Council of Ministers approved the Royal Decree 210/2022 that established the conditions under which this Young Cultural Bonus can take effect, an undertaking for which the General State Budget has reserved a budget of 210 million

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18
Jan

How do Europeans feel about culture two years into a pandemic?

In February 2020, the INVENT project commenced having planned out the multiple interdisciplinary research queries set to be conducted over the course of the project. Not long after, the Covid-19 pandemic introduced itself as an unforeseen factor and formidable force that has gone on to interlace itself throughout nearly every stage of the project thus far. What Covid has brought

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9
Dec

Meet-up Dutch INVENT team with Cultural Policy Officers of the City of Rotterdam

Last month the Dutch INVENT team sat down with Olga Smit and Anne-Rienke Hendrikse of the Municipality of Rotterdam. The two senior cultural policy officers paid a visit to Erasmus University Rotterdam to have an open conversation on the developments and current affairs in the local cultural sector. To reach the central objective of the INVENT project — the creation

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4
Oct

Recap of the INVENT Conference 2021

Last week the first INVENT Conference 2021 took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on the 23 and 24th of September. The theme of the conference centered on capturing the societal values of culture: towards inclusive and participatory European cultural policies. At this much awaited event, the INVENT consortium presented the preliminary results to come forth from the project since its

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22
Sep

INVENT CONFERENCE ROTTERDAM – Session VIII

The methods for understanding how European citizens relate to culture are as diverse as the citizens themselves! Join us in session 8 of the INVENT Conference 2021 to learn more about the methodological challenges and innovations occurring in cultural research. Register here Beyond embarking on a large-scale research project spanning nine different European countries, the INVENT project has also challenged

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22
Sep

INVENT CONFERENCE ROTTERDAM – Session VII

Food for thought: Has the COVID pandemic prompted you to use more digital alternatives for cultural activities in the future (e-shopping, online meetings), or has it reignited your drive to return to offline cultural activities (shopping in the city, meeting with colleagues live)? The topic of session 6 is digitalization and online cultural participation. Will we see you at the

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21
Sep

INVENT CONFERENCE ROTTERDAM – Panel Session VI

Come join us on Friday 24 September at 11.30h for a panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in cultural policy and cultural practice. Experts from The Netherlands will talk about current challenges and solutions to diversity and inclusion in the cultural sector. Questions that will be addressed are: what do we know about what works in creating more diverse

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