Events

We will not keep our findings to ourselves but want to share the project results with you and the wider public.

We will provide events to present the guidelines and tools developed during the project.

 

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All events are open to all who would like to develop personally or professionally. It will also be an important space to exchange with international stakeholders from the cultural field and be a great opportunity to widen one’s network. Check the dates below to learn more on the tools presented at our SHIFT events.

1
Dec
2021

Final project presentation

All SHIFT partners will present the project results to the wider public. Brussels has been chosen strategically for the event, as many European cultural networks are based or have affiliates there. The event will be organised by the SHIFT project coordinator the European Music Council.

→ More information and registration here

Brussels, Belgium

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Nov
2021

Presentation of project results

This event, organised by the International Music Council, will take place during the UNESCO General Conference and present all the hands-on tools that have been developed during the SHIFT project.

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Paris, France

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22
OCT
2021

Gender & power-relations

Following the online event on 6 October and presentation of the SHIFT Key Findings, a participatory discussion is planned as a side event during the IETM Lyon Plenary Meeting 2021 on 22 October where the final SHIFT Gender and Power Relations research will be launched. We will focus on the steps the culture sector can take together to combat sexual harassment and power abuse.

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Lyon, France

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18
OCT
2021

Reducing inequalities

In this event the results of “cultural leadership” and “reduction of inequalities” will be shared with hands-on measures. The event, organised by the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth, will focus on the development of professional skills and competences of classical music managers from all over Europe.

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Kaunas, Lithuania

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6
OCT
2021

Gender & power-relations

No matter how atrocious and particular #MeToo cases are, they are never only related to an individual perpetrator. Sexual harassment and sexual abuse are a form of structural violence and are thus deeply entangled with the dominant gender, racial, economic and power structures.

Held as part of the SHIFT – Shared Initiatives for Training project, this online session, organised by IETM, presented the first results of our latest research on sexual harassment, bullying and power abuse in the European art field. Our research is a contribution towards moving the dialogue away from singular cases towards structures, with the goal of inspiring cultural networks, art institutions and organisations to self-critically reflect on their own position towards sexual and power abuse and to re-define their work models, codes and structures.

→ More information here and recording here

Online

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23
SEPT
2021

Session on how to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the agendas of choirs & choral organisations

How can cultural associations support their staff and boards in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are particularly relevant for culture, in the work in their associations, at events and elsewhere? The workshop hosted by the European Choral Association focuses on the topics of environmental sustainability and inclusion. Together with the participants, it was presented, tried out and discussed which tools are available to draw attention on these topics in the association and to train all those involved

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Hannover, Germany

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23
JULY
2021

Inclusive societies

The aim of this event was to share first results on how to be more inclusive in our societies and organise more accessible events and intent to inspire change and adjustments in the cultural field and in other sectors. This event was organised by the European Choral Association as a special event during the Europa Cantat festival.

→ More information here and recording here

Slovenia, Ljubljana

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4
JUNE
2021

Environmental sustainability

In advance of the World Environment Day, ELIA together with students and teachers from St. Joost School of Art & Design prepared the next ‘How to’ session, focusing on the importance of developing transdisciplinary programmes which advocate for ecological sustainability.

You will hear real world case-study examples from higher arts education institutions and external partners who come together with the aim of creating an eco-centric paradigm, that will tackle the environmental crisis and encourage the green shift. With student input, showcases and ELIA’s project findings, we mapped creative sustainable practices and explored solutions that work towards an environmentally friendly future.

You will be able to hear from the experts, and develop your own sustainable green strategy. Together, we can make an impact!

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ONLINE

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19
Nov
2020

Cultural Leadership

The term ‘participatory governance’ has been widely used in the cultural field over the last decade, but it still has a blurred meaning describing different things. What do we actually mean by it? How can this concept relate to your cultural organisation? In this online workshop, organised by Trans Europe Halles, we explored the connections of participation and governance, and their importance for cultural projects and initiatives. Through case studies of European cultural organisations and practical exercises, you will discover models of participatory governance and strategies to involve stakeholders, citizens and also members of their own organisations.

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ONLINE

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17
NOV
2020

Environmental sustainability and Gender & Power-relations

Climate Change
The aim of this output is to create transferable tools that cultural networks and their members can easily use to apply in their own organisations and situations to contribute to achieving the climate change goals of the Paris Agreement. ELIA is lead partner and engaged its members in an interactive conversation about quick wins and lifelong changes.

Gender Equality and Power Relations
The #MeToo movement exposed sexual harassment in the workplace. The culture and art sector was in the midst of the debate and Arts universities along with other organisations have had to re-examine work practices and methodologies. IETM (International network for contemporary performing arts) is the leader of this strand, which aims to provide the sector with tools to tackle gender inequalities and outdated power relations. ELIA Together with IETM offered an interactive session of case studies and best practice, in collaboration with Iceland University of the Arts and the Disorderly Women Alliance.

→ You can find the session presentation here. More information on the two sessions here

Online

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24
SEPT
2020

Environmental sustainability

How sustainable is your cultural project? This webinar organised by Trans Europe Halles provided an opportunity for exploring environmental sustainability in the context of international cultural collaborations. The New European Agenda for Culture and the proposal for Creative Europe 2021-2027, relates to the European Green Deal and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (social, economic and environmental sustainability). Focusing on climate change and the environment, various methods and tools for achieving a high degree of sustainability in international projects were discussed. By looking at best practice examples it was also explored how actively working on environmental sustainability can improve the quality of project activities.

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Online

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