Let’s cooperate and build bridges between our cities:) – call to join the network
Baltic Audience Links is a small research that focuses on developing a Baltic network of cultural actors that apply participatory approach in developing urban spaces and contributing into development of the local communities. The result of the research will be an open growing data base (keeping technical solution as a future task) of cultural organisations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, a toolbox of methods and principles and a set of cases in developing and supporting local networks through cultural actions. The research is conducted by Lithuanian partner, laboratory for urban games and research Laimikis.lt . According to them one of side-effects of the research is the emerging topic about the capacity of cultural actors in the Baltic states and the conditions of working in cultural sector, which could bring a useful debate about the changes needed in the management of the cultural sector in Lithuania and Latvia to sustain positive change that cultural organisations bring to the local communities.
We see Baltic Audience Links as a small cluster of the bigger network of the cultural innovators, that apply culture as a tool of positive change in the Baltic Sea Region. The partners of the project — Intercult and River // Cities platform (with the Baltic Cultural Center in Gdanks as a member of the network) have already contributed into the growing regional networks of cultural actors. We have already started connecting these “parts” of the regional network through joint events (Audience Development Links in Stockholm, February; Co-urbanism: cultural action and urban regeneration in Vilnius, April; Meeting in Gdansk, May).
We will be happy to cooperate with existing networks and cultural actors. The call for Vilnius event is open (Laimikis is waiting for the abstracts till March 17, while the event will take place on April 7 in Vilnius). Also, there is an open call to register the cultural actors, active in participatory development by using this form (open till March 26): https://tinyurl.com/hcm8aku