Re-Imagine Europe (2017-2021) was a four-year project involving ten cultural organisations from across Europe: Sonic Acts and Paradiso from Amsterdam, Elevate from Graz, Lighthouse from Brighton, INA GRM from Paris, Bergen Kunsthall from Bergen, A4 from Bratislava, Disruption Network Lab from Berlin, Radio Web MACBA from Barcelona and us - KONTEJNER from Zagreb.
Over the past four years, Re-Imagine Europe project partners commissioned more than 100 works from diverse artists, makers, composers, and musicians from, or based in, Europe. They presented and distributed these works, so a wide audience was able to experience and engage with them. They organised more than 160 workshops, symposia, and lectures to involve audiences into the practice of making art and in discussions about how art can inform our ideas about society. The partners shared the knowledge they gained throughout the project, not only in workshops and lectures, but also in a great number of podcasts, as well as digital publications for a large audience, and in publications that aimed at improving and building the professional competencies and digital capacities of artists and other professionals working in art and culture. As a result, these four years of collaboration have now led to a sustainable network of organisations for the commissioning, production, presentation, and distribution of new interdisciplinary artworks.
Make, Share, Change: Perspectives on Audience Development and Capacity Building from Re-Imagine Europe (2017-2021) publication collects articles, interviews and reports that specifically reflect on the audience development and capacity building activities of the ten cultural organisations that participated in Re-Imagine Europe. Re-Imagine Europe developed tools for audience development which connect audiences with art that addresses current social and political challenges. It also enabled those working in the cultural field – from artists to communication staff – to improve their skills, and work on their professionalisation.
In this publication we have intentionally chosen to follow a practice- based approach: most of the texts explore audience development and capacity building from the vantage point of one or more projects that were part of Re-Imagine Europe.
List of articles:
- Who’s doing the washing up?
- And still, we move: A reflection on Pier Residencies at Lighthouse
- Building an International Audience at GRM
- A Temporary Public
- Critical Writing for the Future
- Community Building through Artist-led Workshops
- Rethinking Communities
- Radio Beyond Radio: The Ràdio Web MACBA Working Group
- The Factory of Sound
- Sounding the Future: Reflections on Informal Learning and Arts Education for Children
- What Art Can Do: Youth Arts Education at Bergen Kunsthall
- The Essential Ingredients of Audience Development
- Creating Potential for Change
Publication is accessible online in e-format on this link.