RESHAPE Closing Conference // Reshaping the Art World: An Experiment in Collaborative Change-making

SAVE THE DATE: Zagreb and Ljubljana, 20-25/09/2021

Join us for the RESHAPE conference in Zagreb and Ljubljana and discover the ideas and proposals resulting from the 3-year experimentation and research into alternative organisational models for the arts. 

RESHAPE is an experimental, collaborative, bottom-up process that creates instruments for transition towards a  fairer arts ecosystem, more in tune with the evolution of society. At the heart of this research is a process involving 40 artists and art workers from across Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, who collaboratively worked on five major challenges of today’s arts sector: Arts and Citizenship, Fair Governance Models, Value of Art in Social Fabric, Solidarity Economies and Transnational/Postnational Artistic Practices. Together they created a series of prototypes: ideas and concrete tools that reflect and provoke the transformation of the art sector towards practices that are more equitable, more sustainable, and more in line with the civil role of the arts.

At the final conference, you will meet the RESHAPE community of artists and art workers and discover their ideas, test their proposals and join the conversation on the future evolution of the arts sector. 

The conference will also launch the publication “RESHAPE: A workbook to reimagine the art world” - a book presenting all the RESHAPE Prototypes, in dialogue with a number of existing, reworked, and commissioned works selected by the RESHAPE community. The authors – including artists, scholars, and critical thinkers – analyse and contextualise current challenges, thus outlining the spirit of our times that informs and inspires the Prototypes. 

The conference is welcoming artists, art workers, researchers, policy makers, funding organisations, journalists, or anyone else interested in the transnational arts sector and its evolving practices. Join us to think and act towards the transformation of the arts sector!

Registration for the conference will open in a few weeks. Watch this space for more info!

RESHAPE has been carried out by a partnership between 19 intermediary arts organisations from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean and co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

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