The RECcORD project is a "Research and Action" project that will rethink and reinforce cultural centres in Europe through a 2 year process of scientific research, exchanges, artistic documentation and a conference in Denmark 2017 presenting the results.
RECcORD will focus on the future of Cultural Centres in Europe in a context of globalisation, changing societies and cultures. The Project is based on an innovative and bottom-up research process combining a programme of scientific research, job exchange and informal education.
RECcORD aims to contribute to the evolution of the cultural centres in line with the contemporary needs and challenges in society in general and to expand the capacities of researchers and cultural managers enabling them to cooperate, innovate and identify several experimental fields to be implemented by cultural centres in the frame of European cooperation between individual cultural centres as well as cultural organizations.
Each participant in the actual exchange will function both as a research-related fieldworker collecting empiric data as a part of the overall research program, and later as an active presenter of the information gathered. The overall goal is to qualify cultural centres' possible roles and the importance of socio-cultural participatory processes.
The RECcORD project is being realized in a close cooperation between Kulturhusene i Danmark (KHiD), the European Network of Cultural Centres, Cultural Production Center Godsbanen (Aarhus, Denmark) and the University of Aarhus. The project is supported by Aarhus, European Capital of Culture 2017.
The final information about participation, including an application form, can be accessed here at latest in the beginning of February 2016. The project will be open to any candidates with a strong connection to a cultural centre, and the participants will be selected in order to create the best foundation for the research. A preparatory seminar will take place in June 2016, followed by 10 days of exchange between July 2016 and January 2017. The final conference will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, in May 2017. Most travel and accommodation costs for the participants will be covered by the project. If you are interested in receiving information directly, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.