European Festivals Association and Eurocities are organising an interactive webinar between various festivals and cities networks on joint responsibilities and possibilities to think about the future of our shared public spaces, communities celebrations and cultural life with/after corona.
The aim of the webinar is to throw light on the ways how to put arts (and arts festivals) at the heart of cities’ recovery policies towards resilient cities. Cities and festivals present concerns, measures and challenges and the question how and why to include arts and culture as core engines of rebooting and striving societies.
The webinar ‘Festivals and Cities joining forces for inclusion and well-being’ will approach topics related to the major contribution of arts to inclusion and social cohesion and will emphasize why the well-being of people is a value, a right, an interest and a responsibility for all.
Welcome by: Kathrin Deventer (European Festivals Association), Julie Hervé (Eurocities)
With presentations by: Pier Luigi Sacco (IULM University – Milan), Bart Doucet (Culture Advisor, Department for Culture, Sports and Free Time, City of Ghent), Rarița Zbranca (Centrul Cultural Clujean)
Facilitated by: Cristina Farinha (Cultural and Creative Sector Policy Expert)
Pier Luigi Sacco and Rarița Zbranca are members of the Artistic Board of Art & Well-being project.
The event will take place online, on Friday, 3 July from 13:00 to 14:00 PM (Brussels time). Participation is free of charge.