Cultural Cities Commission calls for the next meeting host
Rūta Stepanovaitė, a culture manager from Kaunas, Lithuania with a background in visual arts, is a new Cultural Cities Commission chair. She is also the head of Kaunas Artists’ House (KAH) in Lithuania, an institution with a history of 46 years, and counting. The Commission invites to cooperation and is looking now for a host of the next Commission's meeting. The proposals should be sent until 10 August 2018.
Some objectives to promote during future collaborations:
- creating and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools of urban cultural and creative activities. Making the collected data measurable at quantitative and qualitative levels and available to public;
- fostering accessibility of cultural products and facilities for people with hearing and visual impairment, encouraging their participation and engagement in cultural life;
- increasing the prestige of the profession of culture manager, strengthening the relevant legal base and encouraging training/exchange programs with an aim to improve capabilities of culture managers across Baltic cities.
Some aims for the future:
- creating strategic relationships between past/present/future European Capitals of Culture, based on experience exchange;
- creating strategic relationships between cities with annual Gallery Weekends/Art Weeks/Art Fairs;
- rethinking possible ways of repurposing historic/heritage/non-heritage buildings into contemporary art/culture spaces.
Rūta Stepanovaitė is open for other suggestions.
UBC CCC Steering Committee:
Questionnaire for the UBC CCC members
The general meeting of UBC CCC