Cultural events

25
Jan

Reimagining Europe through culture: Should the EU place culture as one of its priorities?

Should we have a cultural deal for Europe and put culture as one of the top EU priorities? Many cultural professionals, scientists and policymakers think that European Union needs a deep and thorough reimagining of its cultural policies and that the matter is pressing. The growing precarity of the cultural sector in Europe presents an additional urgency to the issue.

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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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12
Jan

Have you heard of ‘booktowns’? A new literary initiative in the town of Calonge, Spain receives funding

During the Covid-19 pandemic many Europeans have (re)discovered a passion for reading books. When presented with an array of items and asked whether these “belonged to culture”,  80% of Europeans in the INVENT survey voiced that they regarded ‘literature’ as definitely belonging to culture. It is not surprising therefore that ‘access to public libraries’ and ‘being able to attend literary

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20
Sep

INVENT CONFERENCE ROTTERDAM – Session V

Do you think shopping malls belong to culture or not? Data from our cross-national survey show that Europeans were most indecisive about this question. At session 5 of the INVENT Conference 2021 we will be exploring the extents and boundaries of what constitutes “culture” for residents of a variety of European countries. Come join the conversation! One of the core

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14
Sep

Creating culture – in poverty and precariousness? | International Art and Cultural Workers Congress 2021 (Zagreb, Croatia)

The prevalence of precarious working conditions in the sector of arts and culture across Europe were recently addressed by Art and Cultural Workers Congress, held in Zagreb between June 30th and July 2nd, 2021. The Congress brought together representatives of professional associations, initiatives, and trade unions active in promoting better working conditions for artists and cultural workers from seven European

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30
Aug

INVENT approach to societal values of culture disseminated to teachers and cultural professionals during the summer of 2021 (Croatia)

Croatian INVENT team co-leader Mirko Petrić participated in two events during the summer months of 2021, in which he presented and highlighted some of the ideas which are central to the INVENT project agenda to teachers and cultural professionals. Petrić gave a presentation entitled “What are Cultural Resources? The importance of teaching for their sustainability” at a workshop “Why is

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29
Jun

European Football Championship 2021 – A tournament for everyone?

In June and July of 2021, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) holds its championship tournament, and fans across the globe have been captivated with exciting matches for almost two weeks now. Long before the last whistle is blown, the event has sparked quite a number of controversies already, particularly on social media platforms – and not all of

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24
Jun

Cultural institutions reopening across Europe

After being closed for a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many cultural institutions across Europe resume their operations these days. Thus, it becomes possible again to attend live concerts, to visit museums, or to watch movies at the cinema for people in many European countries. In several places, even events with large audiences can already take place again

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31
May

UK – Nil Points

On the 22nd of May, the Eurovision Song Contest held its Grand Final. On this occasion, the British representative James Newman received nil points from both the country juries and the general audience. Viewers went on Twitter arguing that the low score was linked to Brexit, with comments such as: “everyone hates the UK”. Such a mixture of politics and

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20
Feb

INVENT attends a first dissemination event in Croatia

In February 2020, members of the Croatian INVENT team had the pleasure of attending a Clubture event. Financed by the European Social Fund, and organized by the association of independent cultural association, “Clubture”, the event brought together key actors in the cultural landscape in Croatia. There were independent cultural actors present, such as art and theatre associations, youth home and

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