In 2020 we launched a conference that was supposed to have been the biggest event on cultural impact to date. Then Covid-19 came and changed our plans.
Today we are re-launching one of the first live events after the pandemic, and one that seems even more important to us this time around. We are longing for the world to open up, Covid-19 has changed our lives and the need to discuss the impact of arts and culture is more relevant than ever.
Presence, physical meeting and conversations will be crucial to the event organised on June 3 - 6, 2021 at Maltfabrikken cultural centre in Ebeltoft, Denmark.
In order to be as inclusive as possible, we will also run an online programme. The programmes, though interconnected, will be independent from each other.
What's it about?
What does cultural impact look like, one year later? We now know, more than ever, how strong our hunger for culture and community is, and how vital cultural spaces are to individuals and societies. We also know that culture is not necessarily supported, in times of crisis, as an essential part of human life. We'll be gathering to talk about how cultural centres and other cultural organisations, from across Europe and across networks, can come together to identify the ways they impact society, and stand up for their work and mission.
Who is inviting?
This event is created in collaboration between The European Network of Cultural Centres, Trans Europe Halles and the host, cultural centre Maltfabrikken. It is the first joint event between the two networks of cultural centres in Europe.
Who can participate?
The conference is open to members of the ENCC and Trans Europe Halles networks, as well as other actors and stakeholders, such as policymakers, researchers, artists, educators and other professionals from the cultural and creative sector.
What to expect?
An unconventional, engaging and inspiring conference that invites participants to explore and co-create.
An open forum for discussion, dialogue and curious conversations.
A programme that combines knowledge, creative workshops and playful experiments.
Covid-19 safety at the conference
The staff at Maltfabrikken is carefully monitoring the situation and working closely with the local health authorities to create a safe environment around the conference. Rapid tests will be provided on arrival. All meeting rooms and other facilities will be marked with maximum capacity and cleaned between events.
Register for the physical event here.
To attend the physical event you will need to buy a ticket.
150 EUR - Regular ticket
100 EUR - TEH & ENCC members ticket *
80 EUR - Eastern Partnership members ticket *
*Members can invite friends to participate for the same price as they pay. Choose members ticket or Eastern Partnership members ticket and mark the option ‘friend’ in the following step of the ordering process.
Refunds: Due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, tickets can be cancelled and will be fully refunded at all times until the conference opens on 3. July.
Travel and Covid-19 regulations in Denmark
For the time being, people who travel into Denmark are required to isolate for ten days. However, the current restrictions are expected to change with the increasing numbers of vaccinations and hopefully a European Covid-19 passport solution.
Follow the current guidelines from The Danish Health Authority here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk
To stay updated, follow our FB event where we will publish all programme updates and important info.
Questions about the event ? Contact Sara Turra, ENCC coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions about registration/travel/pratical details? Contact Pierre Vachaudez, ENCC communications assistant (email@example.com)
About co-organiser Trans Europe Halles
Trans Europe Halles is one of the oldest and most dynamic cultural networks in Europe. It has been at the forefront of repurposing abandoned buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. The network is based in Sweden and has 127 members in 36 different countries across Europe – from Spain to Ukraine.
TEH members differ in organisational structure, size, background and range of activities they organise. The network is strong in its diversity. Each of the members has unique expertise and experience. Read more about the network.
About host and co-organiser Maltfabrikken
Maltfabrikken cultural centre is a member of Trans Europe Halles. Founded as a malting house in 1861 and closed down in 1998, the old factory was falling apart and facing demolition when a group of local people decided to save its iconic red buildings and turn them into a centre for all kinds of cultural and creative activities.
From 2020 the centre will host a microbrewery, creative workspaces, festival facilities, a concert hall, a youth culture club, visual arts/exhibitions/crafts, artists in residence, a public library, a museum, archives and much more in its five buildings.
Hospitality, openness, co-creation, “hygge”, community building and social inclusion via creative expression are Maltfabrikken’s DNA. Through international networks and projects Maltfabrikken is working to learn from and contribute to the diversity of cultural and creative environments in Europe and the rest of the world. Go the centre's website.
When discussing cultural impact, the conference venue and its surroundings are an interesting case. Maltfabrikken, the town of Ebeltoft and Region Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region)are living examples of how cultural organisations play an important role in the development of their communities.
Ebeltoft (Population: 7200) is an old harbour town on the attractive east coast of Denmark. It is located in Region Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region) on the green and hilly Djursland peninsula, and is part of the scenic National Park Mols Bjerge ('Mols Mountains').
Ebeltoft is popular for its beautiful old town centre with romantic cobbled streets and centuries-old half-timbered houses. Apart from its old-world charm, Ebeltoft has several notable cultural venues such as the internationally renowned Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, the Frigate Jutland (longest wooden warship in the world) The European Film College, offering international courses in filmmaking and last, but not least, Maltfabrikken. The town is also popular with artisans such as glassblowers, potters, painters and designers.