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Cultural Deal for Europe

Make culture central in the EU’s Green and Sustainable Future

The Hague / Brussels, 16 November 2021

On 18 November 2021 from 15:00 to 18:00 CET, the third edition of the annual policy conversation “A Cultural Deal for Europe” invites representatives of the European cultural ecosystem and policy-makers to engage in a collective effort to build a more equal, sustainable and fair Europe with culture at the heart of its policies. By embedding culture into policymaking at all levels we can make sure the EU recovers economically, socially and emotionally from the pandemic into a more inclusive and cohesive union.

Jointly organised by Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), Europa Nostra, also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance, and Bozar – the Centre for Fine Arts, the event focuses on the contribution of culture and cultural heritage to Europe’s recovery and its green, more sustainable and inclusive future. The 2021 edition puts special focus on the power of culture to achieve the ambitions of the European Green Deal to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050. It will discuss the central role of culture in the post-pandemic recovery and in key policy priorities such as the Conference on the Future of Europe. The debate aims to inspire and engage the wider European community of artists, cultural workers, creative industries, heritage stakeholders and policy-makers working towards a more resilient and sustainable future for Europe and its citizens.

During the last year’s edition, the organisers jointly launched a Cultural Deal for Europe, a transversal, overarching framework that should demonstrate the EU’s political commitment to place culture at the heart of the European project.

This year’s event will be opened by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (video message). Two main themes on “Culture for Recovery and Sustainability of Europe” and “Culture for the Future of Europe” will lead the discussion and engage a series of prominent speakers, such as European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira (video message), MEP Salima Yenbou (Greens/EFA, France), Elena Polivtseva, Head of Policy and Research, IETM, Jordi Pascual, Coordinator of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Committee on Culture (online), Gijs de Vries, Senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Tamas Szucs, Director for Culture, Creativity and Sport, DG Education and Culture, European Commission. In a series of dialogues the moderator, the speakers and the audience will work towards a new set of recommendations. The closing remarks will be delivered by the event moderator Tamsin Rose, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, who will present the visual time-lapse created live during the event by the artist Menah.

The event takes place in a hybrid format at Bozar, Brussels and online. Online participation of the press is welcome, upon separate registration.

Register

The event will be livestreamed on the Youtube and Facebook channels of the organisers.

Contacts

Culture Action Europe
Natalie Giorgadze, Communications and Community Director
natalie@cultureactioneurope.org, +32486831433

European Cultural Foundation
Friso Wiersum, Project Manager Communications
fwiersum@culturalfoundation.eu, +31647158535

Europa Nostra
Vicky Makridou, Digital Communication and Social Media
vm@europanostra.org, +31618497463

Background

The first ever joint event of Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra in 2019 served as a platform to advocate – successfully – for the explicit mention of Culture in the title of the portfolio of a dedicated European Commissioner, and to advocate together for larger financial support for the cultural, creative and cultural heritage sectors in the next MFF 2021-2027.

When Covid-19 hit the world in 2021 and affected most severely the cultural ecosystem with losses up to 90% of income, Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra launched the Cultural Deal for Europe, a transversal, overarching framework calling for the EU’s political commitment to place culture at the heart of the European project.

Today, we promote the Cultural Deal for Europe as a call from a wider European cultural community to acknowledge the pivotal role of culture in shaping the future of our lives. Europe needs a New Cultural Deal because there is no recovery without culture.

The Cultural Deal for Europe campaign has been publicly endorsed by more than 700 Europeans: link.

Photo and interview opportunity

Following the event on 18 November, 3pm-6pm, representatives of the European cultural ecosystem and policy-makers are available for interviews at Rotonde Bertouille, Bozar, entrance 11 rue Baron Horta. Covid Safe Ticket and ID required to access the venue.

About the organisers

Culture Action Europe (CAE) is the major European network of cultural networks, organisations, artists, activists, academics and policymakers. CAE is the first port of call for informed opinion and debate about arts and cultural policy in the EU. As the only intersectoral network, it brings together all practices in culture, from the performing arts to literature, the visual arts, design and cross-arts initiatives, to community centres and activist groups.

www.cultureactioneurope.org

European Cultural Foundation (ECF) promotes a European sentiment through developing and supporting cultural initiatives that let us share, experience and imagine Europe. The first foundation with a European mission and vision (founded 1954), ECF believes in the power of culture to achieve a united Europe of diversity, democracy and freedoms, where solidarity, mutual respect and collaboration contribute to a shared sense of belonging.

www.culturalfoundation.eu

Europa Nostra is the European voice of civil society committed to safeguarding and promoting cultural and natural heritage. It is a pan-European federation of heritage NGOs, supported by a wide network of public bodies, private companies and individuals. It is recognised as the largest and the most representative heritage network in Europe. Europa Nostra actively contributes to the definition and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a participatory dialogue with European Institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance.

www.europanostra.org

Bozar – the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels is a multi-purpose cultural venue in Brussels, Belgium. Bozar is hosting the 2021 edition of the Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation.

www.bozar.be

The 2021 edition of the annual policy conversation is brought to you in partnership with the Rebuilding Europe with Culture Campaign.

#CulturalDealEU

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Tag des Denkmals 2021

 

Tag des Denkmals 2021 – Denkmal inklusive…
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Nach der pandemiebedingten Absage im Vorjahr konnten wir mit Ihnen den Tag des Denkmals heuer in adaptierter Form durchführen. Trotz der reduzierten Personenanzahl bei den Programmpunkten und strikter Covid19-Maßnahmen, haben wir bundesweit am Sonntag, den 26. September 25.000 Besucherinnen und Besucher gezählt.

Sie haben den Tag des Denkmals 2021 trotz der Anmeldeformalitäten und Registrierungen zu einem wunderbaren Ereignis gemacht und mit Ihrem Einsatz gezeigt, wie wichtig es ist das kulturelle Erbe zu bewahren und die Bedeutung zu transportieren. Die Teilnahme von 250 Programmpartnerinnen und Programmpartnern beweist auch, dass sich die Begeisterung für Denkmalschutz und Denkmalpflege nicht bremsen lässt.

Ich bedanke mich bei Ihnen für diese Zusammenarbeit und Ich freue mich auf den Tag des Denkmals 2022!

Mit besten Grüßen

Dr. Christoph Bazil
Präsident des Bundesdenkmalamtes

© Bundesdenkmalamt Österreich 2021

BIG ART

DIE ARCHIVIERUNG DER GEGENWART
Über den Umgang mit Kunst im öffentlichen Raum

Freitag, 5. November 2021, 10:00-19:00 Uhr
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Wien

Eine Konferenz der BIG
in Kooperation mit der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

BIG ART realisiert Kunstprojekte und trägt die Verantwortung für den Kunstbestand in den Gebäuden der österreichischen Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG). Der wachsende Bestand an Kunstwerken und künstlerischen Interventionen, notwendige Sanierungen und Erweiterungen der Gebäude wie auch eine Verknappung von Raum generell lassen die Frage immer virulenter werden, wie diese Artefakte erhalten und archiviert werden sollen. Die BIG versteht diese Problematik als eine der kulturellen und gesellschaftspolitischen Herausforderungen der Gegenwart und diskutiert gemeinsam mit Expert:innen aus unterschiedlichen Fachbereichen, welche strukturellen Bedingungen notwendig sind, um den Handlungsspielraum für das Bewahren einerseits und das Schaffen von Neuem andererseits zu sichern.

Referent:innen
Jakob Helmut Deibl, Assistenzprofessor für Religion und Ästhetik (Universität Wien)
Uta Hassler, Architektin und em. Professorin für Architektur (ETH Zürich)
Cathrine Mellander Backman, leitende Beraterin im Fachbereich Cultural Environment des Swedish National Heritage Board
Linus Neumann, Hacker, Sprecher des Chaos Computer Club
Henrik Orrje, Leiter der Abteilung für Betreuung, Sammlung und Administration, Public Art Agency Sweden
Katrina Petter, Leiterin Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich
Hans Ulrich Reck, Philosoph und Kunstwissenschaftler, em. Professor für Kunstgeschichte im medialen Kontext und bis 2020 Rektor (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln)

Moderation
Claudia Büttner, Kunsthistorikerin und freie Kuratorin, München

Das detaillierte Programm finden Sie hier.

Projektpräsentation und Ausstellung
Projekte von Studierenden, die im Rahmen der Lehrveranstaltungen „Sammlungen und Archive – vom Umgang mit den Dingen“ (Lehrende: Georgia Holz) und „Urban Explorations“ (Lehrende: Jeanette Pacher) der Abteilung Ortsbezogene Kunst (Leiter: Paul Petritsch) begleitet wurden.
Mit Beiträgen von: Rosa Andraschek, Christian Christiansen, Gregory Desneux, Oskar Enetjärn, Lara Erel, Kim Gubbini, Natalia Gurova, Konstanze Horak, Bart Houwers, Yu Isogawa, Elizaveta Kapustina, Emma Kaufmann-LaDuc, Ana Mumladze, Miki Okamura, Michael Plessl, Felix Schwentner, Julian Siffert, Sissi Petutschnig, Ilena Sophia Trump, Mariya Tsaneva, Anna-Sophia Unterstab, Tsai-Ju Wu

Konferenzsprache
Deutsch I Englisch (Simultanübersetzung)

Hybridveranstaltung
Alle Vorträge und Diskussionen sind vor Ort als auch via Live-Streaming unter www.big-art.at/konferenz zugänglich.

Anmeldung
Wir bitten um verbindliche Anmeldung unter www.big-art.at/konferenz oder per Email an bigart@sectiona.at (bis 22.10.2021).

Coid-19 Hinweise
Bei dieser Veranstaltung gilt die “3-G-Regel”, Getestet – Genesen – Geimpft nach den aktuell gültigen Corona-Regeln der Stadt Wien.
Wir bitten Sie daher einen gültigen Covid-19 Test (PCR 48h, Antigen 12h gültig, keine Selbsttests!), eine ärztlichen Bestätigung über eine in den vergangenen sechs Monaten erfolgte und bereits abgelaufene Infektion oder einen Impfnachweis (gültig ab vollständiger Immunisierung) mitzunehmen.

Mit ihrer Teilnahme erteilen Sie der BIG die Erlaubnis zur Verwendung (insbesondere Speicherung und Veröffentlichung) von Bild- und Videoaufnahmen, die im Rahmen der Veranstaltung entstanden sind.

www.big-art.at
www.dieangewandte.at

Ansprechpartner:
section.a
Andreas Krištof, Viktoria Pontoni
bigart@sectiona.at
+43 1 713 2432 28

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ARCHIVING THE PRESENT
Caring for Public Art in the Future

Friday, 5 November 2021, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 7, 1030 Vienna

A Conference by the BIG
in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna

BIG ART organises and implements art projects and is responsible for the body of artworks in the buildings managed by the Austrian Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG). In view of a growing body of artworks and artistic interventions, the necessity of renovating and extending buildings, and the general shortage of space, the question of how to preserve and archive these artefacts is becoming increasingly urgent. BIG understands this problem as one of the cultural and sociopolitical challenges facing us today and joins experts from a range of disciplines to discuss the structural conditions that need to be created in order to ensure the necessary scope for both preserving the old and enabling the new.

Speakers
Jakob Helmut Deibl, Assistant Professor for Religion and Aesthetics (University of Vienna)
Uta Hassler, Architect and professor emeritus at the Department of Architecture (ETH Zurich)
Cathrine Mellander Backman, Senior Adviser at the Department for Cultural Environment at the Swedish National Heritage Board
Linus Neumann, Hacker, Spokesman of the Chaos Computer Club
Henrik Orrje, Head of Department for Supervision, Collection and Administration, Public Art Agency Sweden
Katrina Petter, Head of Public Art Lower Austria
Hans Ulrich Reck, Philosopher and Art Historian, Professor emeritus of Art History in the Context of Media and until 2020 Rector (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

Moderated by
Claudia Büttner, art historian and freelance curator, Munich

The detailed programme can be found here.

Presentation and exhibition

Projects developed by students within the framework of the courses “Sammlungen und Archive – vom Umgang mit den Dingen” (lecturer: Georgia Holz) and “Urban Explorations” (lecturer: Jeanette Pacher) at the Department of Site-Specific Art (head: Paul Petritsch).
With contributions by: Rosa Andraschek, Christian Christiansen, Gregory Desneux, Oskar Enetjärn, Lara Erel, Kim Gubbini, Natalia Gurova, Konstanze Horak, Bart Houwers, Yu Isogawa, Elizaveta Kapustina, Emma Kaufmann-LaDuc, Ana Mumladze, Miki Okamura, Michael Plessl, Felix Schwentner, Julian Siffert, Sissi Petutschnig, Ilena Sophia Trump, Mariya Tsaneva, Anna-Sophia Unterstab, Tsai-Ju Wu

Conference language
German I English (simultaneous interpretation)

Hybrid Event
All lectures and discussions are accessible at the venue as well as online via live streaming at www.big-art-at/conference.

Registration
We kindly request that you register in advance at www.big-art.at/conference or via email at bigart@sectiona.at (by 22.10.2021).

Covid-19 Instructions
At this event the “3-G-Rule” applies, meaning Tested – Recovered – Vaccinated according to the current Corona Rules of the City of Vienna.
We would therefore ask you to bring a valid Covid-19 test (PCR 48h, antigen 12h valid, no self-tests!), medical confirmation of a past infection that occurred during the last six months and which has already expired, or a vaccination certificate (valid from complete immunisation).
By participating you grant BIG permission to use (particularly to store and publish) images and video recordings created at the event.

www.big-art.at
www.dieangewandte.at

Contact:
section.a
Andreas Krištof, Viktoria Pontoni
bigart@sectiona.at
+43 1 713 2432 28