"Developing the Art of Sustainability in Cultural Centres" is a three-day training session organized by Mains d’Œuvres
, Saint-Ouen & L’Avant-Rue
, Paris as part of CHANGING ROOM
, a pilot project looking for new ways of increasing and enhancing the cross-border mobility of cultural operators in Europe.
*The training is open to anyone inside or outside Trans Europe Halles.
*All of the training will be done in English.
*Please apply by April 30th the latest by using this
Below you will find information about this training, its aims and what
you might learn and/or gain from participating.
This training is limited to 25 participants. There will be a selection of participants if we have more than 25 applications.
Managers, artistic programmers, or producers in cultural fields.
AIM OF THE TRAINING
In the news, we hear more and more about sustainable development, but
what exactly is it? In fact, it’s a potential strategy for running our
cultural organizations, not only in an ecologically conscious way but
also with economical and socio-cultural perspectives. Sustainable
development means having a global vision in relation to our
environment. Politicians try to define their plans through Agenda 21.
Why shouldn't the cultural fields define their own plan for sustainable
development? If you would like to take part in the development of our
society and consider the long-term impact on your surrounding, while
improving your way of functioning, sustainable development could be an
- Learn how to apply sustainable development globally, to all parts of your arts centre (building, staff, projects, audience…)
- Acquire skills and tools for developing your own strategies.
- Consider this strategy on a European level, in different cultures
with different ways of running an art centre, and in different
- Develop a long-term process, in multiple steps, depending on your capacities.
FORM OF THE TRAINING
The training is based on a theoretical approach, case studies, and
shared experience. The first step is becoming familiarized with
sustainable development. Then, four small groups coached by 3 European
facilitators, with the aid of a guideline, will work on developing a
strategy for a hypothetical art center. At night, various artistic
activities will reveal different ways to think about the economy,
ecology and culture.
3 days of training is in not enough time to define a sustainable
strategy. An internet follow up programme of 6 months to a year will
eventually be organized to provide the necessary continued support. We
will work on a time-frame in the next TEH meeting to facilitate the
continued exchange between the participants.
SOCIAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME at Avant Rue, Paris
Food bar provided from local (Ile de France or N.Paris) sustainable projects with minimum ecological imprint!
Film and theatre performance with La Tribouille and the Collectif Richesse
New ideas to think about richness, what is important for us and parallel economy (alternative money)
2 performances around the theme of waste introduced or mediated by one of the trainers or a speaker
- Plus Belle with Paris based dance company working with public rubbish bins
- Funky Pudding from an Italian street theatre company performing
comedy-slapstick piece about rubbish and waste in our society.
Presentation of Sustainable project and the Agenda 21 culture
Pecha kucha evening where each group of training participants will
present their sustainable development plan for an artistic center
Fee of 250 euros for non-French participants
Fee of 150 euros for French participants in need of accommodation/travel
Fee of 100 euros for French participants NOT in need of accommodation/travel
The fee includes hotel accommodation, international and local transportation, food, and training, for 3 days and 4 nights.
The training will be held at Mains d’Œuvres during the day, and at l’Avant rue for the nighttime activities.
FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Camille Dumas (Mains d'Œuvres): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Harper (L’Avant-rue) : email@example.com
L'Avant Rue - http://www.avantrue.fr/
Since 2005, l'Avant Rue has hosted “site-specific” artistic projects,
without discriminating when it comes to form. We pay particular
attention to projects that take into context the context in which the
work is created and presented. Whether this context be spacial, local,
urban, or human, at l'Avant Rue we hope to host artistic projects that
renew traditional forms and make new connections with the public.
Mains d'Œuvres - http://www.mainsdoeuvres.org/
Mains d'Œuvres is a space for creation and diffusion, for research and
experimentation, with the goal of hosting artists in all disciplines,
working as an association and as citizens. Firmly anchored in its
environment, committed to sustainable development and bringing together
art and society, Mains d'Œuvres is resolutely diverse and open to all.
Changing room project
CHANGING ROOM is a project by Trans Europe Halles (TEH) – a European
Network of Independent Cultural Centres (www.teh.net). The project is
co-organised by the The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, and
Melkweg, a multidisciplinary arts venue in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
25 TEH members are partners in the project.
Join the growing European online community of cultural operators!
Check the CHANGING ROOM TOOLKIT
More details later on the trainers/facilitators