SECOND EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTS PROFESSIONALS SUMMER SCHOOL
The International Arts Professionals Summer School is a joint initiative of ENCATC and its member the University of Kent and it represents an intense learning opportunity for arts and cultural managers seeking to professionalize their career and expand their knowledge, expertise and contacts in the field of arts management.
Following feedback from the last year Summer School, this year’s event will include once more real Brussels insiders willing to share their knowledge and experience from their time in Europe’s capital. Summer School speakers include also a considerable number of international experts from Europe invited to address the topical issues at stake in the cultural management field through a mix of lectures, presentations, workshops, discussions, case studies and practical exercises.
This year's Summer School will include the following key themes: Europe and regions funding for arts and culture; Cultural Diplomacy and working internationally in the arts; Fundraising and strategies for arts insitutions; Mapping and measuring culture: old and new indicators; Leadership in arts and cultural organisations; Evaluating cultural and arts projects: models and practice; Innovation in audience development and engagement.
The Summer School Programme is designed to engage participants with innovative theories and practices in cultural management and to offer new directions as well as practical examples for their work and professional development. With the aim of widening the networking and partnership opportunities amongst the arts professionals, participants will also be invited to attend various cultural activities during the Summer School, which will include an encounter with the Director of Bozar, the most important centre in the cultural life of the Belgian capital.
In order to ensure a high level of debates and interaction, preference will be given to participants with a minimum of three years experience in the cultural and creative sector (although the participation of postgraduate and PhD students might be considered).
Whether you are working with an arts organisation or you are leading a cultural project or event, the International Arts Professionals Summer School will provide you with a sound knowledge-base and will help you to direct and support your professional development in this field.
For further information on the speakers and programme and to register to attend the International Arts Professionals Summer School 2012 visit www.next-arts-professionals.org.uk
Summer School coordinator:
Dr Roberta Comunian
School of Arts, Jarman Building
University of Kent Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7UG - T: +44 (0)1227 82 3639