Activities by Category

CreArt ( Network of Cities for Artistic Creation) encourages cities, museums, cultural and educational centers of all Europe to participate in the  
celebration of the EUROPEAN DAY OF ARTISTIC CREATIVITY. This initiative launched in 2013 by this Network of 13 European Cities joined for the cultural cooperation and artistic exchanges, is co-funded by the European Commission under the Culture Programme, and has the participation of  Zagreb (Croatia), Kaunas and Vilnius (Lithuania), Linz (Austria), Pardubice (Czech Republic), Genoa and Lecce (Italy), Kristiansand (Norway), Id11/Delft (Netherlands), Aveiro (Portugal), Arad and Harghita (Romania), coordinated by Valladolid (Spain) 

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 4 artists from the CreArt Network to work for 5 weeks in Kaunas AiR in the period of February 27 - March 31, 2017.

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence programme is a new initiative of CreArt, launched in 2014. CreArt. Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore we are able to offer necessary conditions for creation to painters, photographers, and new media artists, who would like to participate in this part of CreArt project.

ABOUT KAUNAS

Kaunas is the second largest city of Lithuania, with active cultural life. Situated in the valley of the

AiR for Experiment – is there enough room for experiment in the cultural landscape of Europe?

How can artist organizations, artist-in-residence programs and local governments work together at local level to enhance the European cultural landscape? The encounter AiR for Experiment takes place December 2nd at Lijm & Cultuur in Delft, the Netherlands. Everyone is welcome to participate.

CreArt International Conference | November, 25th, 2016

Municipal Assembly Building | Former Capitancy of Aveiro’s Port

Communication plays an important function in contemporary society and a decisive role in the artistic context. On the one hand, it gives visibility to artists and their works, allowing them to reach different audiences and renown [who and what is not seen does not exist], on the other, the media attention may confer some banality to art and raise “massive presence” to artists, facts do not always favor their prestige and recognition.

The CreArt European Exhibition Notes on tomorrow” will be presented in Aveiro (Portugal) on 28th October in the following exhibition spaces: Galeria da Antigua Capitania, Museu Arte Nova e Museu de Aveiro Santa Joana. The show, curated by Luísa Santos has the collaboration of 21 projects from the Creart network. With occasion of the opening, some of the artists will be present and there will be organized also parallel activities. 

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 4 artists from the CreArt Network to work for two months in Kaunas AiR

in the period of September 5 - October 30, 2016.

CreArt Artist-in-Residence Kaunas  2016

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence program is a new initiative of CreArt, launched in 2014. CreArt

Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore we are able to offer necessary conditions for creation to painters, photographers, and new media artists, who would like to participate in this part of CreArt project.

 

ABOUT KAUNAS

The Lithuanian city of Kaunas will present on 17 June the CreArt European Exhibition Notes on tomorrow” in Mapu 20 and Meno Forma galleries.  The show, curated by Luísa Santos has the collaboration of 21 projects from the Creart network. With occasion of the opening, some of the artists will be present and there will be organized also parallel activities. 

This CreArt workshop "The current work of curator. Workshop on curatorial practice" offers the participants the opportunity to learn, discuss and reflect on an issue of great importance in the world of European and international art

DATES: 29 APRIL-2 MAY 2016

TIMETABLE:  Morning and afternoon session

LANGUAGE: The workshop will be conducted in English.

In October through November we will be realizing the 2016 artist-in-residence project CreAir Kristiansand. 4 artists from the CreArt network will be invited to work for two months in the Ekserserhuset, or the 'X-house' as we like to call it. 

Deadline for application: 30. May 2016

Selection of artist by: 15. June 2016

 

LOCATION

CreArt cities are finalizing the program of activities for the new edition of the EUROPEAN DAY OF ARTISTIC CREATIVITY.

The CreArt European Exhibition 2015 “The City and me” with 20 projects selected by the curator Lucas Cuturi, will be open next 20 th November, in Genoa, after being exhibited in Pardubice (Czech Republic) in Linz (Austria). The Exhibition will be open until 10 January, 2016 in the following spaces: Sala Dogana and Ducale Spazio Aperto in Palazzo Ducale, Museo Villa Croce and Palazzo Bianco.

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 4 artists from the CreArt Network to work for two weeks in Kaunas AiR

in the period of June 19 - July 2, 2016.

CreArt Artist-in-Residence Kaunas  2016

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence program is a new initiative of CreArt, launched in 2014. CreArt

Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore we are able to offer necessary conditions for creation to painters, photographers, and new media artists, who would like to participate in this part of CreArt project.

 

ABOUT KAUNAS

Artist in Residence in Kaunas/Lithuania 2016

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 4 artists from the CreArt Network to work for two months in Kaunas AiR

in the period of April 19 - June 18, 2016.

 

CreArt Artist-in-Residence Kaunas  2016

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence programme is a new initiative of CreArt, launched in 2014. CreArt

Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore we are able to offer necessary conditions for creation to painters, photographers, and new media artists, who would like to participate in this part of CreArt project.

 

ABOUT KAUNAS

CreArt and Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (Austria) invites 8 artists from the CreArt Network (http://creart-eu.org/cities) to work for two months in the

Atelierhaus Salzamt in the following periods:

- May/June 2016          - July/August 2016

 

CONDITIONS AND STIPEND

Organization will reimburse to artists travel expenses to Linz (up to 600 €). Studio and

accommodation is free. Furthermore, 1000 € per month (250 euro per week) will be paid to the artists.

 

ACCOMODATION

The Atelierhaus Salzamt is an artist residency space run by the City of Linz, centrally located on the

Danube. It is a beautiful old building renovated in 2009 with bright studios and a small restaurant

serving local food. The site provides five studios for international artist in residence, four studios for

The four artists selected in the past call, Daniele Lasalandra (Genoa), Tiago Verdade di Oliveira (Aveiro), Adél Zsigmond (Harghita) and Elena Finat Sáez (Valladolid), spent two months in the X-house working in their projects. This year CreAiR Kristiansand is dedicated to youth and their training within the knowledge of art as well as within the field of creativity.  3 Open-studios where organized.

The CreArt European Exhibition 2015 “The City and me” with 20 projects selected by the curator Lucas Cuturi, will be opened next 16 September, in the Austrian City of Linz, after being exhibited in Pardubice (Czech Republic) during this summer. The Exhibition will be open until 30 October in the following spaces: Atelierhaus Salzamt, Kunst-Uni, Kunstraum Nomadenetappe / Memphis, bb15, Ursulinenhof.

CreArt through Atelierhaus Salzamt selects the 8 artists from the CreArt network appointed among 138 proposals for the next Artist in Residence CreArt in Linz:

MAY / JUNE

Pavle Pavlovic, Zagreb

Tanja Deman, Zagreb

Agne Juodvalkyte, Vilnius

Martin Zverina, Pardubice

 

JULY/ AUGUST

Belén Rodríguez González, Valladolid 

Stoica Nicoleta, Arad

Mieke Fokkinga, Delft

Offcity Collective, Pardubice 

 

CreArt and the partner in Austria will cover trip and subsistence expenses. Accommodation and studio are free during two months in Atelierhaus Salzamt located on the Danube. The selected artists will work in their projects during two months until to a final presentation of their work in an exhibition. 

 

The City and me” curated by Lucas Cuturi, will be open in 4 different galleries of Pardubice: East Bohemia Gallery, Fresch Gallery, Art Space NOV, City Gallery Pardubice

 CreArt and the Norwegian partner Kristiansand Kommune launch a new call of AiR that will be developed in Ekserserhuset for 4 artists of the CreArt Network between October and November.  

This year CreAir Kristiansand would like to be dedicated to youth and their training within the knowledge of art as well as within the field of creativity. Creativity is important as an integrated part of education. At CreAir Kristiansand we therefore would like to receive some ideas in the application if the artist sees any possibilities to convey his or her project to or with school children during the program.

The on-line application form is available here http://creart-eu.org/application/artists-residence-kristiansand-norway-2015 and should be sent before 30 May. 

 

 

CreArt organized last Friday, April 10, the European meeting "CreArt. A new way to develop culture in medium-sized cities" in the Valladolid City Council.
After the selection of our project in 2012 by the EACEA of the European Commission, the CreArt cities have developed an intense program for the promotion of artistic creation. These activities include the set-up of a professional system for the mobility of artists and their artworks among the different CreArt cities; the organization of artist in residence programs; workshops leaded by renowned visual artists; seminars and conferences with the participation of European experts and University professors; travelling European exhibitions; and a research study about the contribution of artistic creation to local development. In total, 154 artists from the CreArt Network have directly participated since we started our program of activities.

CreArt, European Network of Cities for Artistic Creation, expresses the absolute need for Europe to become committed to the development of a new space for creation, based on the principles of inter-territoriality and the collaboration among all the agents of the creative process: artists, managers, technicians, politicians and citizens in general. The work methodology developed by CreArt is centred on a real exchange of ideas, work in common and a maximization of the benefits derived from the collaboration between public and private institutions from different cities and countries. This methodology is here offered to all those agents interested in making the process of artistic creation a real catalyst for innovation, not only today, but also for the future of our continent.

«Art education, educational art, art as an educational tool, society as context, research and self-education, art transforming theory into action»

How does art education work, and how would we like to imagine it working?
- How can existing educational practice be challenged?


Rethinking Art Education will be a 12 hours seminar and conference taking place on the island of Bragdøya, away from urban disturbances. The island is, however, situated not far from the city of Kristiansand. We will bring our guests to the island by boat in the morning. Travelling guests will have to arrive in Kristiansand the evening before, and leave in the morning after the conference.

Este sábado 21 de marzo, Valladolid y otras ciudades europeas celebran la tercera edición del Día Europeo de la Creatividad Artística, en el que se pondrán en marcha alrededor de 100 iniciativas artísticas y de participación ciudadana con el objetivo de celebrar la creatividad artística en Europa. El Día Europeo de la Creatividad Artística es un evento cultural lanzado en 2013 por la red CreArt, en la que participan 13 ciudades socias e instituciones (Aveiro–PT; Kaunas-LT; Kristiansand–NO; Zagreb-HR; Linz–AT; Delft id11–NL; Génova-IT; Lecce–IT; Harghita–RO, Pardubice–CZ; Arad–RO; Vilna-LT y Valladolid-ES),  y cuenta con el apoyo de la Comisión Europea. En Valladolid, esta tercera edición del Día Europeo contará con la participación de un centenar de creadores locales y la colaboración de medio centenar de comercios y cafés, además de asociaciones, gestores, escolares, profesores y alumnos de periodismo, galeristas,…

The third edition of the EUROPEAN DAY OF ARTISTIC CREATIVITY will take place this Saturday 21st March, with a lot of artistic initiatives and activities to enhance the citizen participation. The EUROPEAN DAY OF ARTISTIC CREATIVITY  is a new cultural event launched in 2013 by CreArt,  where 13 partner cities and institutions participate (Aveiro–PT; Kaunas-LT; Kristiansand–NO; Zagreb-HR; Linz–AT; Delft id11–NL; Genoa-IT; Lecce–IT; Harghita–RO, Pardubice–CZ; Arad–RO; Vilna-LT and Valladolid-ES), and has the support of the European Commission. 

La fiesta del arte contemporáneo en Valladolid

La segunda edición de CreaVA vuelve a ser un acontecimiento para el mundo del arte contemporáneo de la ciudad de Valladolid. Durante algo más de tres semanas, se podrá disfrutar de 6 exposiciones firmadas por diferentes comisarios locales. La programación incluye además una proyección de audiovisuales, una galería guerrilla y una serie de actividades paralelas, charlas y visitas guiadas centradas de nuevo en la celebración del Día Europeo de la Creatividad Artística y su motor CreArt. 

Sala Municipal de Exposiciones dela Iglesiade las Francesas

Del 5 de marzo al 5 de abril

Creadores Inquietos muestra la obra de 16 artistas muy diferentes entre sí, pero que comparten su apuesta por la investigación técnica, estética y/o conceptual.

La selección de autores y obras no tiene, obviamente, una pretensión de exhaustividad; su objetivo es ofrecer una muestra de la diversidad y la riqueza del trabajo que una serie de artistas vinculados a la ciudad están desarrollando, que nos muestran aquí un fragmento de su perseverante búsqueda.

Creadores Inquietos ha sido comisariada por Javier Silva, en colaboración con Javier García.

 De nuevo CreArt (Red de Ciudades por la Creación Artística) anima a participar a los centros escolares de la ciudad de Valladolid a participar en la tercera Edición del DÍA EUROPEO DE LA CREATIVIDAD ARTÍSTICA el próximo 21 de marzo a través del concurso de collages “Yo soy un Creador para niños entre 3 y 11 años, en el que participaron el año pasado más de 100 escolares y el nuevo concurso “Letras con Arte” para grupos de escolares de las mismas edades. Las bases de dichos concursos se encuentran a continuación de este mensaje y las fichas de inscripción se pueden descargar en los documentos adjuntos

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 4 artists from the CreArt Network to work for two months in Kaunas AiR in the period of May 11/ July 11, 2015.

CreArt Artist-in-Residence Kaunas 2015

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence programme is a new initiative of CreArt, launched in 2014. CreArt Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore we are able to offer necessary conditions for creation to painters, photographers, and new media artists, who would like to participate in this part of CreArt project.

ABOUT KAUNAS

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 2 artists from the CreArt Network for a short-term (two weeks) AiR in Kaunas in the period of June 29 – July 11, 2015. 

CreArt Artist-in-Residence Kaunas 2014

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence programme is a new initiative of CreArt, launched in 2014. CreArt Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.).

ABOUT KAUNAS

New ways to manage and finance creative spaces in Europe

In the last decades Europe has witnessed an important increase in the number of creative spaces. Some of them are official, with landmark buildings erected in many cities; others are alternative, being also very necessary for creation.

In a situation of crisis, which is not only financial, we need to rethink and analyze how to maintain and develop fundamental principals, such as the importance of culture in our society, so that it can still be considered a basic element in the life of citizens. Nowadays, intellectual European referents such as André Malraux have not lost their relevance, as when he said that “culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love and of thought which, throughout the centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved”.

  The CreArt European Exhibition White Noise Black Words  will be open next Friday 3rd October in Miercurea-Ciuc (Harghita, Romania) after travelling during the last three months along Vilnius (Lithuania) and Zagreb (Croatia). The Exhibition will be presented in three different exhibition spaces along the city until 30 November: Harghita County Council’s Art Gallery, Art Gallery from Kossuth Lajos street and Pál art Gallery. Opening will take place in Harghita County Council’s Art Gallery at 18:00 PM with the presence of Mr. Kelemen Hunor, Cultural Minister, leaders of Harghita County Council, CreArt coordinators in Harghita County and Valladolid and also some of the artists selected.

 

In this group exhibition  curated Joao Laia + Rosa Lleó with Miguel Amado, participate 20 artists representing the cities from the CreArt Network, that were selected among 88 proposals sent by the CreArt cities from the local annual call:

 

In October through November 2014 we will be realizing the 2014 artist-in-residence project CreAir Kristiansand. 4 artists from the CreArt network will be invited to work for two months in the Ekserserhuset, or the 'X-house' as we like to call it.

Location

The Ring Gallery of the Meštrović Pavilion, home of HDLU, Croatian Association of Visual Artists, host from Friday 29 August the second Edition of the CreArt European Exhibition, after being exhibited in Vilnius, Lithuania. In this collective Show titled White Noise Black Words, curated by Miguel Amado and Joao Laia + Rosa Lleó, participate 20 representing the cities from the CreArt Network, that were selected among 88 proposals sent by the CreArt cities from the local annual call. With occasion of the Opening, some artists had been invited to attend. The exhibition will be open until 20th September, to travel then to Harghita (Romania).

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 4 artists from the CreArt Network to work for two months in Kaunas AiR in the period of May 10/ July 10, 2014. 

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence programme is a new initiative of CreArt, to be launched in 2014. CreArt Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore we are able to offer necessary conditions for creation to painters, photographers, and new media artists, who would like to participate in this part of CreArt project.

ABOUT KAUNAS

Next Friday 4 July the second CreArt European Exhibition 2014, titled “White Noise, Black Words” and curated by Joao Laia + Rosa Lleo with Miguel Amado opens in the Vilnius Old City Hall. The 19 projects presented, were selected among 88 proposals submitted from the different CreArt cities at the end of last year. With occasion of the opening, some artists will be present in Vilnius. The exhibition will be open until 17 August to travel then to Zagreb (Croatia) and Harghita (Romania).

 

“WHITE NOISE, BLACK WORDS”

CreArt European Exhibition 2014

 

In this year edition of id11’s A.i.R. project in the framework of CreArt, id11 will again cooperate
with the Car Art festival (www.carartfestival.nl) in Delft. id11 will take care of the visual arts. Car
Art is a multidisciplinary festival, where cars or car parts are, in its most literal or abstracted
form, the source of inspiration. Car Art takes place at 8,9 and 10 of August at the old glue factory
Lijm & Cultuur (www.lijmencultuur.com) in Delft, The Netherlands.

La artista Vallisoletana Amaya Bombín (Valladolid, 1977) se sumará a los actos del DIA EUROPEO DE LA CREATIVIDAD ARTÍSTICA, que se celebrará el próximo día 21 de marzo, con la perfomance [ Red ] una propuesta que llevará a cabo en el escaparate de CASINO en la calle Santiago de Valladolid, esquina a Atrio de Santiago.

La artista se situará dentro del escaparate con un caballete y dibujará a los paseantes anónimos que se paren frente a ella. Los retratos serán dibujos a línea, con lápiz rojo, de las siluetas de la gente. Serán dibujadas de forma rápida y continua con un solo trazo. La performance tendrá una duración de todo el día en horario comercial y se documentará con fotografías, vídeo y una stop-motion.

 

Cómo surgió la idea

All CreArt cities are preparing special programme for the second edition of the European Day of Artistic Creativity, that will be celebrated on 21st March, where many activities of citizen participation will be carried out. The European Day of Artistic Creativity  is a new initiative  promoted by CreArt. Network of cities for Artistic Creation. The objective is to celebrate one day a year, artistic creativity in all Europe, with open activities in museums, public and private cultural institutions, visual arts centres, art schools, galleries, schools, among others, where artists and public interact through the language of art and creativity. The European Day for Artistic Creativity will also become the springboard for new, original and necessary ideas, aimed at the general public, professionals and institutions

 

CREADORES INTIMOS es una propuesta que se presenta dentro de la programacion del Dia Europeo de la Creatividad Artística 2014, propuesto desde Valladolid por el programa europeo CreArt, un proyecto de cooperación cultural coordinado por el Ayuntamiento de Valladolid y que cuenta con la participación de 13 ciudades europeas.

La exposición mostrará una selección de obras de arte contemporáneo de artistas nacidos o residentes en nuestra ciudad. 

Europa Creativa es el nombre del nuevo programa marco de la Unión Europa lanzado para apoyar las artes y la cultura para el periodo 2014-2020. Fue propuesto porla Comisión Europea en noviembre de 2011 y actualmente está en curso de validación por el Parlamento y Consejo Europeos. La principal novedad de este programa  es la integración de los dos que existían antes para los sectores artísticos y culturales: por un lado el Programa Cultura 2017-2013, dirigido principalmente a actores e instituciones de patrimonio, espectáculo, artes visuales, música, literatura, etc.; por otro lado el Programa Media dedicado a las industrias audiovisuales y cinematográficas.La Comisión considera que todas las artes y la cultura se enfrentan a los mismos retos independientemente de sus actividades, y que un programa integrado facilitará los contactos y el intercambio de buenas prácticas.

Creadores Valladolid Catorce (Crea Va 14) es un proyecto expositivo colectivo que tiene lugar entre los días 14 y 30 de Marzocoincidiendo con la celebración del Día Europeo de la Creatividad el 21 de Marzo.

The PhD in European cultural policies, Nicoleta Salcudean, from the University Babeş-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, participated on 7th February 2013 in the CreArt Conference "Developing artistic Creativity in medium sized cities" in Miercurea-Ciuc with the lecture “Creators and Cultural policies in Europe”

EDUCATION

2008-2012 - Babeş-Bolyai University, PhD Student in Cultural Sociology, European Studies Faculty,

(thesis: Cultural Policies and Identiy Construct in the European Context)

2002-2003 – Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Faculty of Philology, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, History of Images-History of Ideas,

(thesis: Yugoslavian Approximations)

1995-1999 - Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Faculty of Philology, B.A. in Romanian and English grammar and literature,

(thesis: Hexameter of Creation)

Professional Experience 

The director of the next Artist Workshop in Genoa has already selected the participants that will spend 5 days working together in The Museum Villa Croce. Municipality of Genoa will cover all expenses of travel, accommodation and subsistence for the artists.

ARTISTS SELECTED:

Mieke Fokkinga, Delft                                                                                 

Adrian Sandu, Arad                                                                               

Inês Rocha, Aveiro                                                                                   

Maja Rozman, Zagreb                                                                                

Imre Berze, Harghita                                                                                    

Annalisa Macagnino, Lecce                                                                  

The Center Atelierhaus Salzamt has announced the 8 artists selected among the 80 applications submitted to participate in the Artist in Residence Programme in the city of Linz.

 

ARTIST SELECTED:

Marianne Hamersma, Delft
Nuvola Ravera, Genoa

Imola Veres, Harghita
Patricija Gilyte, Kaunas

Marit Roland, Kristiansand
Jan Zdvorak, Pardubice

Katerina Drzkova, Pardubice

Saelia Aparicio, Valladolid

The CreArt cities have recently selected a group of national figures in the fields of art, culture, education and journalismas the CreArt Network Ambassadors. The role of these ambassadors will be to represent this European Network in the different planned activities and events, provide their expertise in artistic issues, support the objectives of the project in the promotion and dissemination of the artistic creativity. Among the ambassadors we can find University professors like  Jonathan Vickery (University of Warwick. UK) or Thomas Perrin (University of Lille. FR); International visual artists like Francesco Arena, Antonio López or Marián Karel, artistic directors like Airan Berg (Coordinator Lecce 2019), or Arne Chr. Bang (Director of the Punkt Festival in Kristiansand), art critics and journalists like Viana Conti, Sigitas Parulskis or Ferenc Székedi.

LIST OF CreArt AMBASSADORS

Francesco Arena. Artist

Kaunas, Lithuania invites 2 artists from the CreArt Network for a short-term (two weeks) AiR in Kaunas in the period of June 30 – July 12, 2014.

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence programme is a new initiative of CreArt, to be launched in 2014. CreArt Kaunas partners, PE “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.).

 

ABOUT KAUNAS

New deadline to apply until 24th January

Luca Vitone will be the Director of the second Artist Workshop organised within the framework of the EU funded project CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation). The workshop coordinated by the Municipality of Genoa will take place during 17-21 March2014 in the Museum Villa Croce of Genoa.  Artists born or resident in any of the CreArt cities will have the opportunity to participate in this 5-days workshop to share, learn and exchange artistic experiences together with other artists from the CreArt Network (Aveiro, Delft, Linz, Vilnius, Pardubice, Kaunas, Lecce, Kristiansand, Arad County, Genoa, Harghita County and Valladolid)

 

The CreArt Network of Cities for Artistic Creation have been working hard – promoting art, artists and creativity within European cities. They have been holding public seminars, exhibitions, workshops, and facilitating exchange between European cities. But why? Why do we need art in the city? Surely we have enough art already – in the museums and galleries. Surely during this time of crisis what we really need is a growing economy?

The CreArt Network challenges this distinction. It challenges the assumption that the ‘economy’ is independent of culture. It also challenges the assumption that art is not a part of the economy, or cannot play a role developing the economy.

Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (Austria) has opened the Open Call to participate in the Artist in Residence programme for 2014 organised within the framework of the EU funded project CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation). Local artists from the CreArt cities will have the opportunity to spend two months in this artist residency space run by the City of Linz, centrally located on the Danube, in two periods: April-May and June-July for 4 artists each one. The Atelierhaus Salzamt is a beautiful old building renovated in 2009 with five studios for international artist in residence, four studios for nlocal artists from Linz or Upper Austria, accommodation for international artists, and exhibition spaces.

On Saturday December 14th, 2013, the seminar “Shifting Artist-in-Residence Strategies” will be held in Delft within the context of the CreArt Project and with the collaboration of a number of partners*.

Artist-in-residences (AiRs) are a changing phenomenon. Hosts and guests develop new strategies or they reinvent the ways they operate. This process is necessary because of shifting economic, political and cultural circumstances. Some AiRs opt for interdisciplinary research, others for integrating artistic goals with commercial activities. Some focus on the specificity of their location, while others try to connect to the needs of other parties. Which new artist-in-residence strategies are developed? What are the consequences for collaboration, programming, funding? How can networks, cultural organizations, funds, and governments connect to these developments?

Projection of reality through the artistic vision is a sine qua non aesthetic principle that reality can become more than a reality.

Human specific,  artistic creativity is an unlimited resource that provides the lifeblood necessary to achieve great works of art ... and beyond.

Perfect agreement of this reality, the European cultural project CRE-ART - Network Cities for Artistic Creation, reveals the growing importance of the role that culture plays in the landscape of modern Europe today and also emphasizes the huge potential that intercultural dialogue can access in the context of cultural diversity and the increasingly apparent need for information and communication at the regional and / or local level.

CreArt is a real nomadic project, it is a flow without limit that connects artists to curators, projects to places, ideas to cities, thanks to the strength of art and its codes. These codes are those of painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography but not only this. Using the words of the italian curator and critic, Germano Celant, “you can make art with everything and everywhere, without limit of language and land”. By now this is a fact. Today the exhibition “More real than the real”  by Ilaria Bonacossa, arrives in the spaces of Palazzo Vernazza-Castromediano in Lecce. The exhibition, on the initiative of the project CreArt, in cooperation with the Department of european and youth politics, and the department of culture, tourism and entertainment of the Municipality of Lecce.  We are in the heart of the city, Palazzo Vernazza is maybe one of the most fascinating places of our region,  rich of history of the community of Salento and Apulia.

Next 27th September will be celebrated in the Arad County Council, a seminar about “THE ART IN THE RESEARCH STUDIES ON CULTURAL POLICIES. Cases studies of European cities” organized by the European project CreArt, that will have the participation of experts in European public and private cultural policies, as well as representatives from the CreArt cities. The Conference takes part under the framework of activities of this Multiannual cultural cooperation project (2012-2017) co-funded by the European Commission.

Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (Austria) after taking into consideration the 140 proposals submitted in the past month, has announced the list of 8 artists that will participate in the Artist in Residence programme organised within the framework of the EU funded project CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation). These local artists from the CreArt cities will have the opportunity to spend two months in this artist residency space run by the City of Linz, centrally located on the Danube. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS: Dinu Bogdan from Arad (Romania) Giorgia Marras from Genoa (Italy) Annalisa Macagnino from Lecce (Italy) Martin Dašek from Pardubice (Czech Republic) Patricia Sandonis from Valladolid (Spain) Julio García Falagán from Valladolid (Spain) Jolanta Kyzikaite from Vilnius (Lithuania) Ruta Butkute from Kaunas (Lithuania) One of the most important goals of the CreArt project is to focuse on training, innovation and experimentation programmes for the promotion of creativity.

Art initiative id11 in Delft (The Netherlands) after taking into consideration 60 proposals submitted in the past month ,has announced the list of 8 artists that will participate in the Artist in Residence programme organised within the framework of the EU funded project CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation). Art initiative id11 organizes artist-in-residence projects in temporarily available spaces such as vacant shops, office spaces or apartment buildings to be demolished or renovated. The Call was addressed to professional artists from the CreArt network  interested in site-specific artworks with a wide variety of media and diversity of approaches. This Artist-in-Residence, will take place in August and September 2013. Organization  will cover travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

 

 

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:

Alexander Glandien from Linz (Austria)

Next Friday 21st June, it will be open in the Municipal Exhibition Hall of “La Pasión” of Valladolid (Spain) the first CreArt European Exhibition MORE REAL THAN THE REAL, curated by the Italian Ilaria Bonacossa and organized by the Municipality of Valladolid in collaboration with the rest of the CreArt cities.

 

Foundation id11 (The Netherlands) has opened the Open Call to participate in the Artist in Residence programme organised within the framework of the EU funded project CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation). Art initiative id11 organizes artist-in-residence projects in temporarily available spaces such as vacant shops, office spaces or apartment buildings to be demolished or renovated. During the months of August and September 2013, id11 invites 8 professional artists from the CreArt network to create site-specific artwork in Delft, The Netherlands.

 

The European Day of Artistic Creativity is an initiative launched by CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation.

It is a"site specific" project, planned in the Main Square of Valladolid and addressed to citizens, invited to participate in an exchanging game of objects, focused on cooperation and the preservation of the environment. This project has the collaboration of the students of the Art School in Valladolid.

    Next 7th February will take place in the Romanian city of Miercurea Ciuc, in the Harghita County (Transilvania), a conference titled “Developing Artistic Creativity in European Cities. New ways in crisis situations”, organized by CreArt project, and with the participation of experts in European cultural policies, as well as representatives of the CreArt cities. The Conference is one of the activities within the framework of this Multiannual Cooperation Project (2012-2017) that has the financial support of the European Commission.

 

The proposal of this workshop with the Spanish masters of figuration Antonio López and Cristóbal Toral is to deal with different ways of pictorial representation, where the participants will be able to show their interests and ideas, and to work and develop their creative processes close to two of the great artistic references of the Contemporary Realism. This workshop, lasting 5 days, intends to approach the experimentation, the artistic creation, and the improvement of the techniques used by the participant artists, who come from all of over Europe. They will have the opportunity to contrast their work with the expert look of Antonio López and Cristóbal Toral, two of the most representative figures of Spanish Contemporary Art. Along the practice sessions of this workshop, artists from different countries can share in person advices, comment proceedings, research methodologies and enjoy the explanations about their ideas and projects.

The CreArt project has launched the annual celebration of the European Day of Artistic Creativity, which will take place on March 21st2013 inall the cities under the “Network of Cities for Artistic Creation”, and in the cities and institutions across Europe wanting to join our initiative.

Today 28th September, The first technical meeting of the members of the CREART project. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation takes place in Valladolid to finalize the details for the first actions in each one of the cities, and the European proposals that will be launched soon. Representatives from Aveiro (Portugal), Vilnius and Kaunas (Lithuania), Kristiansand (Norway), Linz (Austria), Harghita and Arad (Romania), Pardubice (Czech Republic) and London (U.K),  participate in this event, together with the coordination team from Valladolid. All of them have been working in the preparation of the programme since the selection of the project by the European Commission at the beginning of March.

The objective of the Second Conference of European Cultural Cooperation “Economy and Culture. New answers”.

The First Conference of European Cultural Cooperation, organised by the Municipality of Valladolid, took place in May 21st with the participation of experts in European cultural policies and high representatives of the Ministry of Culture and International Affairs.