‘Lab for European Project Making’ – free educational project (2017/2018)

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Uncategorized / 12 June 2017 / Posted by Timisoara2021

18 months, 3 conferences, 15 European experts, 30 potential cultural managers, 6 European Capitals of Culture with one goal – to build capacities!

Timișoara – European Capital of Culture Association in cooperation with European Capitals of Culture Novi Sad 2021 and Rijeka 2020, in order to significantly increase capacities of the future capitals of culture for initiations, financing and implementation of large-scale European cultural projects, launches:


for the ‘Lab for European Project Making’, a free educational project intended for development and strengthening skills of professionals who are active on cultural-artistic scene in the field of cultural management in order to build strong management support for the future European Capitals of Culture.

The ”Timișoara 2021′ project seeks for 8 candidates. You can apply Here.

The project comprises three seven-day training seminars (modules) that will be dedicated to different topics, and enable selected candidates to acquire focused knowledge and necessary skills in order to meet the needs of this international project. Each module will include two mentors and three speakers, who are renowned experts from specific fields of culture.

The first training is planned for December 2017 in Timișoara, when the participants will have a chance to learn about audience development and how to actively engage audience in programmes. Mentors of the first training session will be Cristina da Milano, expert in the field of audience development, and François Matarasso, expert for participation and audience engagement.

Speakers within this training seminar that have been confirmed so far are Chris Torch, Artistic Director of the Timișoara 2021 project and expert for audience engagement, and Iker Tolosa, coordinator of the ‘Audience Links’ programme from San Sebastian. Furthermore, one of the speakers who is to be confirmed is professor Wolfram Gernot, expert for intercultural communication from the Macromedia University in Berlin.

The second training seminar in Novi Sad in April 2018 will be dedicated to production, event managements, marketing and technical issues in implementation of a project. Mentor on this module will be Birgitta Persson, former Secretary General of the Trans Europe Halles, the network of independent cultural centres.

The last module will be organised in Rijeka, in July 2018. It will be dedicated to international cooperation and programme development, coproduction, networking, cultural policies and fundraising. Mentors on this module will be Julia Pagel, Secretary General of the Network of European Museum Organisations, and dr Adam Jeanes, project manager and chairperson in the Arts Council England. Guest speakers during this module will be professor Milena Dragičević Šević, Head of the UNESCO Department for Cultural Policy and Managements, University of Arts in Belgrade, and we are waiting for the confirmations from Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Culture of EACEA, and Nevenka Kopišek, Artistic Director of the Bunker Institute from Ljubljana.

You can visualize and download the Public Call Document for this project from bellow
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We have decided to extend the deadline for applications over the summer, which will lasts until 15th of September (at midnight), while the results of the call will be notified by 1st of October 2017.


  • Documentation (in English) mentioned in the Public Call Document should be sent at the following e-mail contact@timisoara2021.ro or via postal service at the following address: 

Asociaţia Timișoara Capitală Culturală Europeană

Bastion Maria Theresia

Str. Martin Luther nr. 4, Corp.B1, et.I, Timișoara

You can get all additional information relating to this call at the aforementioned e-mail: contact@timisoara2021.ro