EUNIC Summer Academy 2014

There is a growing number of residencies for artists and curators operating in the cultural and creative sector throughout Europe and its neighbouring countries. At the same time, actors in the international mobility programme field are noting the need for new forms of mutual international exchange. Residencies might be an effective solution in this respect, offering as they do stimulating, unconditional meetings and uninterrupted time for reflection and creative practice. How can we as EUNIC members contribute in creating contexts where creative minds can meet and develop?  

In this year’s Summer Academy (SA), we would like to consider how EUNIC member organisations might work together on innovative residency programmes focusing on mobility between countries in and outside Europe, and how residencies might contribute to local, regional and international development. As part of the training, we will also be taking a look at residency programmes as a tool of public diplomacy. We will be providing lectures, workshops and a number of study visits.

The three-day training programme will offer project managers from EUNIC member organisations the chance to learn more, to discuss what opportunities exist today and to develop ideas for joint initiatives. An objective of EUNIC SA 2014 is to lay the foundations for specific collaborative projects in relation to mobility initiatives in the Creative Europe and other funding programmes.

The EUNIC SA 2014 will take place on 11–13 June 2014 in Stockholm and will be arranged by the Swedish Institute (SI). The participants will briefly introduce themselves and their coming work at the General Assembly meeting but will report the training results in writing.

The target group of the EUNIC SA 2014 are project managers (or the like) at EUNIC offices, with a special interest or previous experience in residency or mobility projects. The three-day programme is designed for up to 20 participants and is free of charge. SI will cover expenses related to the training (i.e. meals, material and excursions). Travel to and from Stockholm and accom costs will however be covered by the participants themselves. SI will pre-book hotel rooms in a centrally located hotel for a cost around 190 EUR/night.

The call for this year's Summer Academy organised by Swedish Institute in Stockholm from 11 to 13 June 2014 has been launched and the deadline extended! You now have until 10 May 2014 to apply.

For an application form click here

For more information or to return an application form please email daniel.gustafssonpech@si.se.