ARTIFACTORY has been selected by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia to attended the intensive training in Cultural and Creative Industries and attend of the international matchmaking seminar “Creative Dialog” under the EU programme CREATIVE EUROPE and EEA grants synergy seminar in Riga Latvia on the 22nd and the 23rd of November, 2017 in Riga, Latvia.
The event, which was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the EEA Grants Norway, have attended 32 participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Greece, Romania, Portugal, Hungary and Slovenia, Netherlands and Norway.
Miss Zanda Avenina, Ministry of Culture Republic of Latvia, has welcome the international audience and Miss Ingevild Jacobsen, EEA Grants, has presented the role of EEA Grants and Norway in combatting regional disparities in the north-south and west-east of Europe.
Mrs Erini Komninou, CREATIVE EUROPE DESK, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Greece, has supported the participation of Greek partners in the EEA Grants and the forthcoming calls of CREATIVE EUROPE.
On the 22nd of November a structured training with participants organized in groups has been offered by Vita Brankovska, Latvia, was designed in the spirit of the gamification of learning and has thus succeeded to create the enabling environment for the pop-up of original project ideas and cohesive cooperation among participants.
The motto of the training: if your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.
Participants were trained to introducing project ideas to potential partners by adopting an interdisciplinary approach to address challenges and solutions in the CCI sector and beyond. Culture was defined as diversity and challenge, and a sector that may generate new skills for new jobs. The seminar has highlighted the approach of theater director, Ojars Rubenis, that logos, ethos, and pathos are the necessary ingredients for any innovation.
On the 23rd of November project participants have presented their ideas and answered the questions of the interested parties, followed by a networking session. A ballot has been organized for the most intriguing ideas, whereas individual trainees have received their diplomas. In the afternoon session ARTIFACTORY has participated the guided visit at the construction site of Riga Circus offered by director Miss Mara Pavula, with strong emphasis on the issue of cultural re-use and the evolution of the circus around the human artistic expression. ARTIFACTORY has been invited to attend the guided visit at the Rainis and Aspazija’s House, offered by Miss Elvira Bloma, Association of Memorial Museums. The Study Visit followed a brain storming session on the value of heritage for the young audiences and the ways of using digital heritage narratives to “export” the contents of the museums into the everyday life.
At the fringes of the Seminar “Creative Dialogue” ARTIFACTORY has met with Miss Zane Zeibote, Project Manager, University of Riga. Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt and Zane Zeibote have discussed the forthcoming H2020 Call from the Work Programme 2018 in regards to the digitization of Cultural Heritage and the power of storytelling.
Partners are sought for:
Call: H2020/DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-12-2018-2020: Curation of digital assets and advanced digitisation
Scope: Proposals under this action should address the curation and preservation of digital assets. They should provide new technologies and methods that enable, among others, richer experiences, storytelling and the linking of physically separated objects and sites, and tangible and intangible heritage. It should pay attention to the emergence of more dynamic and personalised digital resources which pose new issues in terms of curation and preservation.
Project Budget: 4.000.000, 00 EUR
Duration: 36 months
Submission Deadline: 13 March 2018