European Culture Forum 2013


On the 4th, 5th and 6th of November, the European Culture Forum will bring together 1,200 participants from all corners of the European Union and its partner countries. This flagship event, organised by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture, (DG EAC) in Brussels, will provide a unique opportunity to debate and raise the profile of European cooperation in the field of culture.

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The Forum will bring together cultural policy makers, stakeholders, artists and cultural professionals, and will address some of the hottest topics for the sector at the moment. The programme will include a variety of formats: plenary panels for in-depth discussions, short flash sessions to inform participants of other hot topics, and much more.

There will be three thematic pillars for the plenary sessions:

  • Measuring the true value of culture and the functioning of the cultural eco-system;
  • Funding culture in the digital era, looking at new funding models based on developing loyalty and building communities of followers, as well as institution centered models, such as corporate sponsorship, co-production and artistic interventions in business or public services;
  • Audience development and making cultural participation a reality, looking at holistic, 360° strategies, reaching non-audiences, participatory art, and partnerships and synergies with other sectors.

Programme and Registration
The Forum’s full programme will be available soon, but you can already read the narrative programme.
Participants are kindly requested to complete their registration online by 16 September 2013.

Please click here to register

Practical Information
Date: 4 – 6 November 2013
Location: Bozar, Centre for fine Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) – Metro stop ‘Gare Centrale’.

For more information, please visit the official European Culture Forum website.

If you have any questions, please contact Teamwork at: cultureforum2013[at]

(source: European Culture Forum 2013)