LIBRARY MIRAN JARC NOVO MESTO. The origins of today’s modern library stretch back to 1865. With new image of a classic library, with its light and pleasant surroundings that are a joy to visit, a virtual library has begun to grow. Today Miran Jarc Public Library ensures democratic public services and almost unlimited possibilities which enable access to information, knowledge and culture in the widest sense – among such services are free library services, access for invalids, services for people with special needs, access to the Internet and electronic databases, information technology training programs and services for various target groups of users. This social, cultural, information and permanent education is enabled. Miran Jarc Public Library is also a central regional library for South-Eastern part of Slovenia, Lower Carniola (Dolenjska). In accordance with the Slovene Library Law it performs special tasks for public libraries in this region, and at the same time it connects these libraries into a regional network which ensures coordinated library activities. The library was installed in two venerable buildings in the medieval part of the town, at the so-called »Ljubljana Gates«. With exceptional feeling for the tradition of this space, architect Marko Mušič added an extension to the building, which slopes down to the River Krka from the basic medieval plane of the town. The extension has been created in such a way that, with the help of modern materials and postmodern architectural ideas, it reminds one of the former fortified architecture at the entrance to the town away from the river. Two towers, with a centurial rotunda acting as a structure connecting the old and new parts of the library, have become a unique tourist attraction that draws people from near and far. This cultural building has greatly increased the prestige of this dynamic, fast-growing capital of Dolenjska. More info on the building:
Galerija Miklova hiša – CALL FOR PARTNERS
Programme: Creative Europe
Estimated duration: 24 months
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Galerija Miklova hiša in Ribnica, Slovenia is a public gallery that was formally founded in 1988 on the basis of annual art camps and the former Petkova galerija, but the tradition of exhibitions and related activities actually dates back to 1972. Today, it operates under the auspices of Rokodelski center in Ribnica that contains three professionally independent sections: art gallery, museum and arts & crafts.
In this more than thirty-year-long period, the gallery hosted a great number of solo and group exhibitions of young as well as already established artists who have played an important role in the Slovenian and international art scene. At the moment, Galerija Miklova hiša is the sole gallery with a perpetual exhibition programme in the local and partly regional area of southern Slovenia and is for this reason an important centre of fine art also on the national level.
During past activity, the gallery has acquired a collection of various art works, mostly paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the modern and post-modern art periods. Its qualitative core consists of artworks of Slovenian artists from the periods of late 1980s and early 1990s.
Beside modernism and contemporary art as the central interest points of the gallery’s occupation, our effort is also dedicated to preservation of local and regional art heritage by building an inventory database of private art collections of the area and widening the circle of its audience by exhibiting the most crucial pieces.
In 2008, the gallery established its own Art Education Centre and launched an informal educational four-year programme for those who wish to become familiar with the basics of art theory and practice under the guidance of academically trained artists. It has been designed for adults in general, with no limitations concerning education, profession or former knowledge. In the previous school year also a special programme for elementary school-aged children was carried out. The main purpose of all programmes is to reach out to new audiences and also educate them in order to strengthen their sensibility for modern and contemporary art, deepen their relationship with art in general and increase their cultural awareness. In addition to this, a didactic collection began to form in cooperation with the Association of Slovenian Artists. It tries to present all the crucial techniques, styles, practices and artists of Slovenian modern and contemporary artistic creativity.
ABOUT THE PROJECT IDEA
Our basic project idea is to connect with other galleries or/and art education institutions around Europe in order to share experiences, express and compare different points of view, create some new methods of audience development and give the artists, mentors and curators the opportunity to gain some new experiences on the international stage.
Possible fields of collaboration:
Our main objectives (in accordance with the objectives and priorities of the Creative Europe programme) are:
– To enable artists, mentors and curators an international collaboration.
– To enable the artworks from the collection of the gallery an international impact.
– To increase the quality of the content and activities regarding exhibition and educational work on the grounds of fresh, different perspectives.
– To reach out to new audiences with a special attention to children, young people, people with disabilities and underrepresented groups.
– To intensify communication with the audience by the help of digital technology (online collections, online lectures, conferences and interviews etc.).
Our activities will include:
– International exchange of artists, curators or/and mentors.
– Organisation of international meetings and workshops.
– International exchange of artworks.
– Promotion of exhibiting and educational work with the use of digital technologies and new media.
– Collaboration with the local community and institutions related to children, young people, people with disabilities and underrepresented groups.
T: +386 1 8369 334
|Strand/category||Cooperation projects (2015)|
|Name||Association of Historic Cities of Slovenia|
|Short description||Twelve most important historic towns of Slovenia form a joined association in order to jointly promote the heritage, transfer experience in revitalization, organize cultural events and represent the historic towns and their needs.|
|Contact details||Association of Historic Cities of SloveniaAddress; Mestni trg 15, Škofja Loka, Slovenia
Contact person: Mateja Hafner Dolenc, Head of Association of Historic Cities of Slovenia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Description||Revival of small and medium historic towns is still a concern of many local authorities and cultural players across Europe. Restoration of cultural heritage, organisation of events and promotion of cultural tourism are important measures however not sufficient to attract visitors, promote the values of the past and keep life within the old town walls. Museums are not open 24h, many historic houses are private and thus closed for the public, very often historic towns can be admired only form the streets and markets. New digital technologies such as “augmented reality”, “geopositioning” and “mobile devices” enable new ways of communication with the audience and presentation of the hidden stories, which can be adopted to the interests of different target groups. In particular, youth is evidently less interested for cultural heritage while keen on using new technologies.The aim of the project is to contribute to the revival of old town centres through an innovative and personalised virtual presentation of the past and current life of historic houses located in old towns. Instead of just admiring the façade, the visitor will have an opportunity to hear, observe or communicate with the ordinary or famous people who helped creating the town through the centuries. Until recently, similar approaches have been applied at individual exhibitions, museums or single cultural heritage monuments, mostly in archaeology but to our knowledge never in an old town open space as a whole.
The project will comprise several topics:
– Development of a concept with a guideline
– Pilot implementation in one of the old towns
– Dissemination of the new concept across the partnership including training of cultural players and local authorities responsible for preservation of historic towns
|Countries||Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, others|
|Profile||– Cultural institutions (museums, cultural management companies …) or companies responsible for management or preservation of old town centres or- Centres of IT knowledge or innovation in cultural heritage or
– Towns which have already introduces modern technologies in presentation of cultural heritage of historic towns or
– Historic Town Management body or
– Communication Agencies specialised in heritage or town marketing or
– Youth Cultural Organisations involved in Historic Towns revival
|Strand/category||Smaller scale cooperation projects|
|Deadline||1 October 2014|
|Name||Institute for Arts Gulag / Zavod za sodobne umetnosti in kulture Gulag|
|Short description||Gulag is a loose group of visual and (electronic) sound artists and poets, who decided to build their projects with the help of others. Gulag is also a production house for wider visual, sound and performative art, some of it combined with poetry. To reflect on our work and contemporary art, we organise public discussions and workshops. Our main commitment lies in finding artistic solutions to reflect, cope with, ironize, distort and change our social environment; to react with engaged action to radical changes, happening at the moment in our society.We inventPerformances and street interventions, monitoring social control, underlying violence and intercultural repression
Emerging art exhibitions with special focus on the body, gender, sculpturing, video and new media
Inovative poetry workshops combined with video, visual and sound art
New ways to expose and radicalise poetry
Discussions, lectures and seminars on contemporary art practices
New cooperation among visual, sound & performative art and literature
Sculptures, puppets, stage props and scenography, mascots, death masks
Our site : http://gulag.si/
|Contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Field(s)||Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts, Sound Art, Literature/Poetry|
|Description||We are a small art organization from Ljubljana, searching for 2 or 3 reliable partners with similar interests in contemporary art, being active in one or several fields that we are. We are interested in emerging intermedia art and we are trying to combine visual, sound, performative, video art and sometimes poetry in the new form of art hybrid.We like socially engaged (critical) art, which can be interpreted widely enough and includes cultural diversities and gender equality.Regarding content / events we are interested in:- performances / public interventions
(Gulag’s largest intervention so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftJkkyAe5Us cc for subtitles)
– sound art (for eg. Theremidi Orchestra http://wiki.ljudmila.org/Theremidi_Orchestra
– technological art (+ workshops)
– video poetry (can include workshops on art video making) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWVs3weVA-w
/ performance including poetry
– art books and monographs about artists http://gulag.si/publications/3-way-art-book-2/
– poetry in books, like translations, but mostly in cooperation with other art forms
– (creating a web page that brings together specific art forms in Europe – might be ‘art books’ or ‘public interventions’ etc.)
We would like to promote artist who are active in the present, with developed work, but not widely (internationally) recognised or dealing with marginal art to give them a chance to develop their careers, develop our cultural institutions and our programme with new interdisciplinary crossovers.
We can discuss the project according to our mutual interests, but here are 2 examples of projects :
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK & FORWARD, annual exhibition
The project Empire Strikes Back & Forward (the title alludes to one of the Star Wars films) is conceived as a recurring annual exhibition that will establish a dialogue among visual artists (emerging and established contemporary painters, sculptors and intermedia artists) from both closer and more distant areas of Europe.
The project aims to include the historical, cultural, existential and political topics in the environment that geographically and politically unite and at the same time divide us. The main questions posed to participating artists will be: what determines the local social characteristics and what links artists and citizens in the wider European area throughout history? How different are the backgrounds we come from and which values do we share? How does art reflect local society and how do we move beyond the national dimension? How does the variety of specific social problems manifest in the artist’s environment? (For example, attitudes to World War 2 in Slovenia and in Germany.)
In May 2014, the Institute for Arts Gulag produced the first independent exhibition of Slovenian artists that was held in the Ljubljana Town Hall. It presented the reflections of two artists (a painter and a sculptor) on the wars in Slovenia: upon the centenary anniversary of the start of World War 1; the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and the Roman wars upon the 2000th anniversary of the start of ancient Emona (the Roman predecessor to Ljubljana). The artists use these war themes to contemplate violence and its consequences: dehumanisation. Link to the exhibition: http://gulag.si/?portfolio-type=imperij-vraca-udarec-naprej-empire-strikes-back-forward
THERE’S DRAMA IN THE URBAN SOUNDS: EMONA CALLING, WHERE ARE YOU LJUBLJANA? A sound-poetry-visual performance
The performance creates lucid visual landscapes together with atonal sounds that build up a subtle construction and promise plenty of enjoyment for sensitive hearing. Poets read out their thoughts about the town in which they live and the one from the Roman past, evoked by their vivid imagination. A sound whirl of urban impressions that is produced, played, spoken and projected will be created especially for the occasion. Real and fictitious urban images are imposed among the words: cut, collaged and edited segments. The Theremidi Orchestra uses electronic DIY instruments which produce buzzing, squealing and humming sounds. The performance deconstructs words into sounds that constitute new meanings and create the poetic experiment. Link: http://gulag.si/?portfolio-type=v-zvokih-mesta-je-drama-emona-klice-javi-se-ljubljana-there-is-drama-in-the-urban-sounds-emona-calling-where-are-you-ljubljana
|Countries||All countries included|
|Profile||We are searching for partners with similar interests in art and experience in making contemporary art productions. Maybe someone from the field of literature, who can connect to their local visual/sound/performative scene or the other way around.|
|Strand/category||Smaller scale cooperation projects|
|Name||Slovenian School Museum / Slovenski šolski muzej|
|Short description||The Slovenian School Museum was founded in 1898 by the Union of Slovenian Teachers’ Societies. It developed from occasional exhibitions and objects presented by teachers’ societies at their regular annual gatherings. Through collecting teaching aids and showing their use, museum acivities were initially aimed at the additional training of teachers, whilst later it began to focus on collecting, preserving, exhibiting and studying objects and other non-material school-related cultural heritage. In recent times the museum has extended its activities to all the areas that museums are usually involved in, but it has become best known for its pedagogic activities through its school lessons and workshops.It is the oldest specialist museum in Slovenia and the first all-Slovenian museum. The museum is a publisher of Šolska kronika (School Chronicle), the only museum journal in Slovenia that specialises in the history of schools and pedagogy. Through the exchange of journals among different museums and other institutions at home and abroad, the museum contributes to raising awareness of the importance of school heritage for our future progress.|
|Contact details||Maja Hakl Saje, (e: email@example.com)
Slovenski šolski muzej / Slovenian School MuseumPlečnikov trg 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija / Slovenia
T: +386 1 251 30 24, M: +386 31 29 96 76
Web page: www.ssolski-muzej.si
|Field(s)||Cultural Heritage, Interdisciplinary|
|Description||SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF MUSEUMS: OVERCOMING STEREOTYPES AS A WAY TO AN EQUITABLE SOCIETY Despite numerous restrictions on migration policies the European societies are becoming multicultural. The field of integration of migrants into society is extremely complex and is ranging from education, health, social policy, integration into the labour market, to culture. Meeting between members of different cultures is becomming more common and inevitable, therefore intercultural understanding and acceptance are becomming more and more important values and skils. In order to understand and build relationships towards migrants it is very important to know what images and stereotypes about migrants and their countries exist in a particular society. Even museums as cultural institutions, that are commited to act for the welfare of society, can contribute towards changing of public opinion, stereotypes and prejudice, and thereby contribute to a more inclusive, equitable and respectful society.
Within our project we aim to connect with museums from different European countries to create a network of museums which aspires to overcome stereotypes. In collaboration with partner museums we will explore stereotyping in the field of migration and migrants. With the help of members of these groups, we want to form the museum as a social space, that enables to understand different manners of life, helps to overcome stereotypes and encourages the formation of a fairer, more democratic and equal society.
Our main objectives (in accordance with the objectives and priorities of the Creative Europe programme) are:
– the exchange of knowledge and practices between museums and awareness of good practices concerning stereotyping;
– the adaptation to digital technologies;
– to reach out to new audiences and innovative approaches to audience development;
– international collaboration (exhibition, conference);
– to influence citizens and their knowledge about other cultures through transnational actions and activities;
– to facilitate access to professional opportunities through international networking.
Our activities will include:
– establishment of a network of museums;
– organisation of international meetings and workshops;
– preparation of a traveling exhibition;
– preparation of the accompanying educational program;
– preparation of a manual;
– collaboration with institutions related to African migrants.
|Countries||All countries included|
|Profile||Museums – especially Museums with experiences in the field of African migrants, African culture|
|Strand/category||Smaller cooperation projects|
|Name||Art and Cultural Association Zbilje 30, 1215 Medvode (Art and Cultural Association Zbilje 30, 1215 Medvode)|
|Short description||KUD Zbilje was founded in 2003. Ever since its existence KUD has produced more then 50 demanding cultural and art projects. However its broad range of interests cover also educational, multimedia and promotional projects. Each year offers numerous educational and cultural exchanges.
In recent years Art and Cultural Association Zbilje has presented its art and production works in important Slovenian and foreign art and cultural centers, such as Ljubljana’s castle, Cinema Šiška, Spanish art center, Trubarjeva art house, Navje,Tobacco 001 as well as Polish, Bolgarian, Hungarian, Serbian and other European cultural centers,
Even Slovenian Government recognized the importance of our innovative and formal work in the art and cultural field since it allocated 30% of all funds for Community arts to our Art and Cultural Association in 2011.
|Contact details||Kulturno umetniško društvo Zbilje
Zbilje 30, Medvode, 1215 Medvode
contact person: Franc Cegnar
|Field(s)||Painting exhibitions, painting exhibitions of amateur painters
Interdisciplinary art works: video performances, social installations, vocal music performances
Weekly tutoring of amateur painters
Painting holidays: group of amateur painters painting at holidays, mostly at the seaside
Professional excursion (organization of professional meetings in local community).
|Description||Regular activities: professional painters tutoring amateur painters on weekly basis
Participants: professional painters, amateur painters, intermedia artists, intellectuals, tutors
Local ethno festivals: each year a group of intermediary artists organize local ethno festivals praising for instance the begging of the new season or folk customs and alike
Workshops: painting and drawing workshops for children
The lecture topic for participants and audience: the contemporary concept of scenery and costume design at the opera
Projects: interdisciplinary art projects (such as Both Doing Both etc.)
|Countries||EU countries, Switzeralnd, Norway, Leichenstein, EU aspirant countries|
|Profile||Cultural or/and Art Centre
Cultural/Art organization/institution with experience in organization and promotion of visual art (painting-sculpting exhibitions, multimedia art), art tutoring, painting holidays, painting workshops for adults and children and also working in the area of social responsibility activities, such as sustainability, cultural heritage and alike
NGO that have creative, experimental, interdisciplinary, intermediary and educational programs in contemporary & international painting exhibitions and multimedia programmes with similar concept
Production companies that cooperate with painting and multimedia groups, and have educational/painting tutoring programmes for children and adults
|Strand/category||TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION PROJECTS – Smaller scale|
|Deadline||October 1, 2014|
|Short description||CP is born as an independent space devoted to photography and its relations with others artistic disciplines, a space for meeting, communication and discussion between photographers and non photographers.CP focuses its activities in the field of education, developing a program that covers from basic introduction to masterclasses with reknown photographers, and basing learning process not only in technical aspects, but also in the transmission of cultural and human values which we consider necessary for the developing of photographers.|
|Contact details||Narciso Campillo 4. 41001 Seville, Spain+34 954 502 846|
|Field(s)||Photography, Art, Culture, Education, Training, Exhibitions, Research.|
|Description||CP is working on an interdisciplinary project that combines photography, society and innovation; through the development of new audiences. The project aims the mobility of professionals in the cultural sector as well as search of new channels for the dissemination of contemporary photography.|
|Countries||EU Member States and other countries than EU Member States which may participate in the Programme.|
|Profile||Museum, Cultural Centre, Company, Art Gallery, Foundation, Photographic Space, etc. with experience or interest in photographic research, transnational projects, mobility of emergent photographers, innovation in that sector, engagement of new audiences or similar.|
|…||Cobertura Photo has wide experience in European Project. In addition to being involved in many other projects, CP is the coordinator of TOET: The Other European Travellers. It is a photographic project – supported by EU Cultural Programme – developed by a selection of european photographers with the support of a group of experts and reknown artists. (www.toetproject.com)|
|Deadline||1 October 2014|
|Name||Residencia de Estudiantes|
|Short description||The Residencia de Estudiantes, literally the “Student Residence”, is one of the original Spanish cultural centers in Madrid, Spain. During the first half of the twentieth century, the Residence was a prestigious cultural institution that helped foster and create the intellectual environment of Spain’s brightest young thinkers, writers, and artists. Nowadays, the Residencia de Estudiantes is one of the most prominent cultural centres in the city of Madrid. It hosts concerts, conferences and exhibitions. The Residencia de Estudiantes is also inhabited by around 20 young outstanding artists and researchers, which keep alive the historical legacy of this place.|
|Contact details||Manuel Anguloangulomj@gmail.com0034 619 836 786|
|Field(s)||Dance / Music / Tangible culture – Libraries and archives / Intangible culture / Painting, drawing / Graphic arts / Sculpture / Creative writing / Publishing|
(European avant-garde through cultural Journals)
The project proposes various actions regarding the historic avant-garde movements of the period between 1914 and 1939, as an essential expression of cultural renovation and as an eloquent proof of the existence of a common European culture. For that purpose, a special emphasis will be put on the journals of the time for their relevance in spreading the new ideas and their influence in the configuration of a modern-day European mindset. The ultimate goal of this project is to bring new value to the contents kept in European cultural organizations devoted to the preservation of our common memory, and to promote them as advantageous assets for the cultural and creative industries. This will be done by making them accessible to larger audiences through original readings that allow for a better understanding of present-day Europe.
To achieve our goals, a platform will be developed in order to make these contents available to the public, of which a prototype already exists (www.edaddeplata.org/revistas_edaddeplata/index.html). It will include manifestos, articles, literary creations, reproductions of visual works, accounts on events, premieres, actions, scandals… They will relate to the protagonists of the European avant-garde movements such as Dalí, Lorca, Buñuel (so closely linked to the Residencia de Estudiantes), Picasso, Marinetti, Kandinsky, Klee, Braque, Man Ray, Duchamp, Chagall, Malevitch, Mondrian, Jahl, Apollinaire, Tzara, Joyce, Kafka, Breton, Aragon, the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Eisenstein, Clair, Lang, Murnau, Ravel, Stravinski, Schoenberg, among many other writers, filmmakers, architects, painters, composers and all kinds of artists, as well as to European thinkers and scientists as Einstein, Keynes or Freud.
Around this, activities of a diverse nature will be developed, including workshops, presentations, exhibitions and other actions that will aspire to reveal the potential of heritage in education, cultural action and new content production.
|Countries||Western and Central Europe: France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland. Other options can be considered as well.|
|Profile||Cultural organizations devoted to the preservation of literary heritage and other artistic forms of the twentieth century, multidisciplinary arts centres, technological partners specialized in digital archives, other cultural organizations dedicated to twentieth-century art.|
|Strand/category||CREATIVE EUROPE Culture Sub-Programme|
|Name||Pani Galewska / Warsaw, Poland|
|Short description||Aleksandra Galewska, experienced Polish singer, jazz and classically educated musician. Aleksandra performs as a Pani Galewska on Polish music scene. Among her succeses are 2 contracts with major music labels in Poland such as Kayax and EMI. Her debut album titled “The Best of” was welcomed very cordially by music critics and by scores of her fans.|
|Contact details||Contact person: Aleksandra Galewskae-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. tel.: +48 792 002 768|
The CD on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/pani-galewska/id602601016
|Countries||Poland, EU countries|
|Profile||International music festivalsMusic clubs with experience in promoting debut artistsCultural centers / organizations with experience in promoting vocal musicNGO with educational programs in contemporary musicProduction companies interested in cooperation with contemporary music (choir, opera, musical, chamber ensambles)Music associations|
“SAULKRASTU KULTŪRAS UN SPORTA CENTRS” otsib partnerit. Projekti kirjaldust vaata SIIT
|Name||Liepaja municipality institution “Culture Department”|
|Short description||Liepaja municipal institution “Culture Department” implements culture functions of municipality cooperating with State, local government and other social partners|
|Contact details||International relations and culture policy manager
Phone +371 6 34 83940
email@example.comSkype : e-atiswww.liepajaskultura.lv
|Description||The aim of the project – support freelancers, start-ups and SME’s network improvement in creative and cultural industries, therefore:
Waiting for response from potential partners till 21 August 2014.
|Profile||Higher education institutions, creative clusters, creative business incubators, cultural and creative sector policy implementers|