Are you part of an independent cultural space from Southern or Eastern Europe? Are you interested in joining a translocal alliance that aims to positively impact the support and protection of independent cultural spaces?
Join our second “Next Generation of Cultural Spaces” community call on Thursday 27.10, from 18:00 until 20:00 CET hosted by Space of Urgency. The community calls are virtual meetings where participants from all over Europe join in a moderated discussion to tackle topics related to establishing and retaining independent cultural space.
In our second call we’ll discuss models for economic sustainability. We ask ourselves:
Which different income streams for independent cultural spaces exist?
How are these income streams connected to the values and functions of the space?
How are these income streams related to the external conditions?
What is it about?
Aim of the community calls: The community calls aim to ignite a robust, transnational artivist alliance between Berlin, Tbilisi, Sarajevo, South Tyrol and many other spaces and communities from Southern & Eastern Europe. This alliance will support the shared development of impactful tools for spaces that enhance self-reliance in times of crisis. The community calls contribute to a how-to guide on generating independent, political cultural spaces in Southern & Eastern Europe, to be delivered at the end of 2022.
The NGOCS project was funded and created in 2021, before Russia´s war of aggression against Ukraine. The consortium of the NGOCS sees the already planned community calls as an opportunity to rethink/add to the original objectives and investigate ways to aid Ukrainian spaces and their communities in urgency.
“Even organizing large scale events was not enough to prove that we are doing cultural events and we kept being pressured by the police and by society. Only when we started collaborating with international press and projects, we began to receive local recognition.”