Air for Experiment - encounter in Delft

Air for Experiment - encounter in Delft

AiR for Experiment in Delft, Friday December 2, 2016  How can artist organizations, artist-in-residence programs and local governments work together at local level towards a more divers European cultural landscape? Everyone is welcome to participate.

Artist organizations and artist-in-residence programs provide open, relational, social spaces embedded in the locality of a village or city. They connect artists and create communities of practitioners: to test ideas, take creative risks and explore new directions in their artistic practice. Many of these initiatives operate internationally and function as local platforms for the production and presentation of new work, as well as the development of discourse, knowledge and understanding, including in the arts and in society. Often they engage in experimental manner in social, economic and cultural structures of a city or region.

Small to medium-sized cities in Europe are embedded in the structures and cultural networks of a region, seeking to offer a counterweight to the capital cities that often recruit all the arts and culture. More and more they seek partners to connect in search of dialogue and collaboration. How can dialogue and collaboration between local governments and artist organizations take place in this context? What short and long-term effects can art projects generate for a city or a region? These and other questions will be explored in several case studies together with policymakers, artist organizations and artist-in-residence programs from the Netherlands and different regions in Europe.

The encounter AiR for Experiment is a collaborative venture between id11 and AiR Platform NL, DutchCulture|TransArtists, and takes place in context of the EU project CreArt; a collaborative network of 13 European cities: Arad/Roemenia, Kaunas/Lithuania, Genoa/Italy, Delft/Netherlands, Harghita provincie/Romania, Zagreb/Croatia, Valladolid/Spain, Aveiro/Portugal, Linz/Austria, Kristiansand/Norway, Lecce/Italy, Pardubice/Czech Republic and Vilnius/Lithuania.

Read more about the full program here and join us Friday December 2nd in Delft!