Open All Areas - Grundtvig Funded : 2012 - 2014
Open All Areas - Partner Visits
Open All Areas - Partner Meetings
Partner Meeting Reports from Our Network
AEN partners meet in Northern Ireland to prepare the Open All Areas accepted proposal in to a working deliverable program. Germany's partner and AEN Chair Johan Moreman attends via Skype on the iPad. (top right of the picture)
Selected Partner Organisation Blog Posts
Audiences Norway from Belfast - Open All Areas Belfast 2014: Humor works!
... Although there are large differences between Norway and Northern Ireland share Audiences NI and NPU the same vision, as many as possible to take part in and enjoy the publicly funded arts and culture, says Ingrid Handeland. - In Belfast, where Catholics and Protestants still live on opposite sides of a physical wall - 20 years after the ceasefire - it is natural for artists and art-producing institutions to take responsibility and political initiative. It was very inspiring to see how they work to break down barriers in society and see that art can have a political function without adopting political message, says Handeland.
...read the full post
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) from Copenhagen -OPEN ALL AREAS: NEW EUROPEAN AUDIENCES
The ‘Copenhagen, A Study Visit’ workshop was organised by the Center fur Kunst & Interkultur in Denmark, with the participation of representatives from other partners in the programme and guests who work in the field. The first session consisted of presentations of four projects from the Copenhagen area that clearly target audiences who do not normally participate in cultural programming.
...read the full post - COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION PROJECTS
"Engaging with socially and economically excluded sections of the population in informal learning programmes through the medium of cultural and creative expression, this programme will involve ‘adult learners’ themselves in terms of framing and moderating content, by being consulted and involved in documentation and dissemination. This project will bring together cultural managers and end-learners (adults) in partnership to find a way to break down barriers and extend inclusion of culture for all."
Each of the AEN 2012/14 partner countries worked closely with two cultural delivery organisations that either had established or were developing a new relationship with a community of excluded adult learners/culture non participants.
Each 'case study' had a group of six to eight adult learners/culture non participants at its core to form an 'advisory panel' with whom research, discussion and dissemination of knowledge took place.
Managers from cultural institutions throughout Europe met in each of their countries to review approaches to how they actively engaged with hard to reach adult learners/culture non participants, and identify the barriers that stood in the way of doing so.
Each such geo-local event a 'work in progress' leading to a single concluding plenary event in Rotterdam in 2014 leading to a comprehensive web-published resource base hosted on the Audiences Europe Network and here on the AEN website.