Four networks release policy paper on non-urban culture

March 18, 2020, 11:24 am

Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC), IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, and Trans Europe Halles (TEH) published “Beyond the Urban – Contemporary arts and culture in non-urban areas as keys to a sustainable and cohesive Europe”, a joint policy paper aiming at supporting culture in non-urban areas.

When it comes to culture in non-urban and peripheral areas in policy discourse, the focus is often given to only a few cultural sectors while being limited mostly to their economic impacts and the preservation value of tangible heritage, landscapes and monuments. To avoid the risk of overlooking a vast, vibrant and complex world of non-urban contemporary art and socio-cultural practices, these set of recommendations aims to highlight the significance of culture and the arts in non-urban and peripheral areas, and offer policy solutions to support them. You can download the full paper here.

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