Creative Europe – Culture: Kick-off meeting 2019 | Present with The Festival Academy's project "ACT, A Global Conversation from the Arts to the World."
Today and tomorrow The Festival Academy (initiative of the European Festivals Association) takes part in the Creative Europe kick off meeting 2019, which brings together all organisations selected following the 2019 Cooperation Projects' calls for proposals and organisations currently funded under the Networks and Platforms schemes.
The Festival Academy receives Creative Europe support under the smaller scale cooperation projects for the project entitled: ‘Act for Global Change: A Global Conversation from the Arts to the World’ (ACT). ACT aims to build bridges between different fields of actions, being the artistic, social, political and business world. To this, it aims in a first phase to enable and facilitate a global inclusive conversation and critical reflection between festival managers from different art disciplines, origins, generations and social backgrounds on the role that arts, culture and more particularly festivals, can play in a fast changing world. The strategy towards reaching positive change consists of a series of new training modules, digital toolkits and a fund system for refugees. In a world increasingly polarized by inequality and lack of intercultural dialogue, ACT contributes towards more cultural diplomacy and informed, skilled leaders and activists with global perspectives, acting in solidarity to effect change on the local, regional, national, and international level.
As part of ACT we already launched open call for applications for our next activities as well as our partnership with ICORN which gives the opportunity to refugee artists related to ICORN to take part in our activities.
You can find out more about ACT at the following link https://www.thefestivalacademy.eu/en/act/