ADESTE partners, trainers, and trainees to meet in Brussels

ADESTE project partners, trainers, and trainees are planning to meet in Brussels next 9-11 September 2015. Hosted by ADESTE's Belgian partner ENCATC, the meeting will take place at CIVA, the International Centre for City, Architecture and Landscape.  

The three-day agenda will begin with an interactive session on the uses of social media and its relation to fundraising and art. Led by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmith, University of London, participants will learn about best practice and innovative ways to engage audiences through social media platforms. The session will open the floor to gather additional examples, ideas, and practice from other countries in Europe and beyond. 

Now four months into the pilot testing phase of ADESTE's Audience Development Training Module, 20 ADESTE trainers and trainees will participate in a roundtable discussion to talk about how the testing phase is progressing in Denmark, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Trainers and trainees will be invited to share and compare their experiences, challenges, and successes encountered so far. As the ADESTE consoritum strives to produce audience development training methods that can be used across Europe's art and cultural sector, project partners will be keen to learn how the pilot testing phase is progressing in different cultural and linguistic contexts. In response to the points drawn out from the roundtable's discussions, project partners, trainers, and trainees will participate in a session led by The Audience Agency, the Fitzcarraldo Foundation, and Melting Pro to encourage new ideas, solutions, and suggestions for the continuation of the training module's pilot testing phase which will conclude in February 2016. 

On the afternoon of 10 September, the ADESTE consortium will welcome EU representatives and cultural leaders in Brussels to hear a project presentation and learn how the ADESTE training module contributes to much needed training for arts and cultural professionals in Europe. The group will be invited to share their thoughts and reactions in a debate "The Future of ADESTE" to be moderated by the Danish Centre for Arts and Interculture. 

Finally, the meeting in Brussels will be used by project partners to go over points of management, evaluation, communication, and exploitation.

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