This might be the largest event for cultural centres ever - our joint meeting with Trans Europe Halles, which we started planning 4 years ago. When ENCC members (mostly institutional and social-oriented) meet TEH members (independent and focused on reuse of heritage buildings for arts and culture), what happens? We'll talk about how we're making a difference to our neighbourhoods, our communities, our societies. And how to figure out our future as changemakers in a turbulent world.
What kinds of impact are cultural organisations making? How are they contributing to a more diverse, just and inclusive society? How can they co-create positive societal change? How are they monitoring their own footprint? And what are the most effective ways to communicate about these impacts? This is the essence of what we will be exploring together in Ebeltoft, Denmark in June 2020.
If you work at a cultural centre — no matter what kind — this is the most important event for you this year!
Cultural Impact Now! will be the largest event of its kind in Europe, gathering 400+ professionals from independant and public cultural and social-cultural centres. Together we will learn about, discuss and evaluate the impact of arts and culture from a critical and holistic perspective. If you work at a cultural centre — no matter what type — this is the most important event for you this year!
Who is inviting?
Created in collaboration between The European Network of Cultural Centres, Trans Europe Halles and the host, cultural centre Maltfabrikken, this conference is the first joint event of its kind.
Go to practical information, to the event schedule, or to early bird registration.
Who can participate?
The conference is open to members of the ENCC and TEH networks, as well as other actors and stakeholders, such as policymakers, researchers, artists, educators and other professionals from the cultural and creative sector.
What can you expect?
An unconventional, engaging and inspiring conference that invites participants to explore and co-create.
Together we will learn about, discuss and evaluate the impact of arts and culture from a critical and holistic perspective.
A program offering keynote speeches, workshops, debate and dialogue in an artistic and creative setting.
A unique opportunity to meet peers and policymakers from all across Europe, to share knowledge and to debate on the impact of arts and culture on people’s lives, communities, cities and societies.
Tickets include 3 day-full conference access + 3 lunches + 3 dinners.
- Early bird registration for ENCC members* - 98 Euros
- Early bird registration for non-members - 138 Euros
- Regular registration for ENCC members* - 148 Euros
- Regular registration for ENCC members - 168 Euros
- Balkans and Eastern Partnership Countries (ENCC members)- 80 Euros
*including members of ENCC regional and national network members. Be sure to indicate which network you are part of when you register.
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.