Do We Need New Cultural Identities?

May 12 18, 2013 | Palea Epidavros | Greece
Strategies of Cultural Management for Representation and Cooperation of Art Institutions and Artists across Europe
Cultural activities are one of the best opportunities for countries to create a strong identity within the process of globalization. On the other hand we can observe that the focus on a monocultural understanding of national cultural identity is no longer a contemporary approach to developing the diversity of artistic innovations in different European countries. Especially the massive changes within the processes of migration and international artistic transfers make this perspective very relevant. Many cities and regions all over Europe are currently looking in the context of cultural tourism for a cultural profile which attracts not only the inhabitants of a single country but also a wider audience. How can we avoid the gaps of monocultural national approaches in the field of cultural actions?
Almost every European country has its own cultural institute like the Goethe Institut (Germany), Instituto Cervantes (Spain), British Council (UK), Institute Francais (France), Finnland-Institut (Germany) Österreich Institut (Austria), etc. as well as several foundations and associations focusing on international cultural transfers. These institutes are very important for creating an European cultural network. Nonetheless, in this context it is very difficult to define what kind of national cultural understanding should be presented and what the precise differences within these European measurements to improve artistic exchanges are.
Therefore the 4th Kufstein Summer School for Arts Management will focus on the question whether we have to reflect a conceivable end of national cultural identities to strengthen a special European approach or whether we have to reformulate the tasks of national cultural institutions and artistic projects to understand the value of national experiences, traditions and approaches in a new way.
The 4th Kufstein Summer School for Arts Management will gather experts from European and non-European countries as well as artists, politicians, arts managers and students from different fields to discuss this topic on a theoretical as well as practical level. Workshops with active involvement of the participants are an important feature of the Summer School. Every participant receives a certificate.
Academic Board: Hilary Carty, MBA, FRSA / Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kaiser / Prof. (FH) Dr. Robert Kaspar/ Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel / Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt / Prof. (FH) Dr. Verena Teissl / Prof. Dr. Gernot Wolfram

Lecturers (in alphabetical order):

- Nicholas and Vasilis Arabos, founders of the cultural Imalis Project (Theater and Dance) in Epidavros
- Hilary Carty, MBA, FRSA, Cultural Leadership Programme - Arts Council England, UK
- Stephanie Eder, Coordinator Scientific Summary Paper, Student of the Bachelor Study Program Sports, Culture & Event Management, FH Kufstein, Austria
- Prof. Dr. Raphaela Henze, MBA, Professor for Cultural Management at Heilbronn University, Campus Künzelsau, Germany
- Prof. (FH) Dr. Robert Kaspar, Department Coordinator Business & Society, Director of Studies Sports, Culture & Event Management, FH Kufstein, Austria
- Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kaiser, Professor for Sports Management, SRH University Heidelberg, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel, Professor for Cultural Management and Cultural Education, University of Hildesheim,
- Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt, former General Manager of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, CEO of KULTUREXPERTEN Dr. Scheytt GmbH, Essen, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Gernot Wolfram, Scientific Coordinator of Kufstein Summer School, FH Kufstein, Austria
- Enzio Wetzel, section of Culture and Development, Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich, Germany
- NN, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin, Germany (solicited)
- NN, Anna Lindh Foundation (solicited)
- NN, Österreich Institut, Vienna, Austria(solicited)
Supported by: Allianz Kulturstiftung, Berlin, Germany
Media Partner: Arts Management Network, Weimar, Germany
Download Summary Paper of the 3rd Kufstein Summer School 2012 in the Arts Management Newsletter of June 2012:
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