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Reccord is a scientific project researching participatory processes in European Cultural Centres actually using participation as methodology. Since the beginning of 2016 people with a connection to cultural centres in Europe have been involved as active partners in the search for and collection of new knowledge about participatory processes in cultural centres.

Practical information

If you want to participate in the final conference 17th to 19th of May 2017 at Godsbanen in Aarhus please keep informed here. Program and registration form wil be presented in March 2017

Cooperation

The RECcORD researh project and the European Network of Cultural Centres is about understanding and developing cultural participation and therefore also open for cooperation with new partners on European level.
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Who are we

The Reccord project has been developed by four partners who represent cultural centres on local, regional, national and European level. The project is a European Capital of Culture - Aarhus 2017 - Denmark project
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Join

Everyone with a strong connection to a Cultural Centre in Europe can participate in the final conference and event taking place at Godsbanen in Aarhus - Denmark from the 17th to the 19th of May 2017.

RECcORD - Rethinking European Cultural Centres in a European Dimension

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RECcORD … Rethinking Cultural Participation

Reccord is a scientific project researching participatory processes in European Cultural Centres actually using participation as methodology. Since the beginning of 2016 people with a connection to cultural centres in Europe have been involved as active partners in the search for and collection of new knowledge about participatory processes in cultural centres.

A mission

20 people form cultural centres in 12 different countries have previously been selected as Cultural Recorders and after a training seminar planned by the involved researchers from Aarhus University – Denmark, they have been sent on a mission to investigate 20 Cultural Centres in another country than their own.
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SHORTCUT – RECcORD – HUSTRÆF

Equipped with the right tools the 20 Cultural Recorders have studied 20 Cultural Centres who have voluntarily offered to host them for at least ten days and to give them full access and transparency in their work and activities. In this way almost 40 centres are actively involved, and also right now in the planning of the final conference and event, that besides beeing a conference presenting the results of the RECcORD research project also is the annaul meeting of th European Network of Cultural Centres and Kulturhusene i Danmark.

What, when, where?

From the 17th to the 19th of May 2017 everyone with an interest in understanding and developing participatory processes are welcome to be a part of Shortcut - RECcORD - Hustræf event taking place in the huge, beautiful and interesting Cultural Production Center named Godsbanen in Aarhus - Denmark. The program will offer you new knowledge, hands on experiences in participation and direct contact to network experts, politicians, civil servants, artist , cultural professionals, as well as volunteers and all sorts of people with an interest in rethinking cultural participation. Program, practical information and registration from will be published here in the beginning of March 2017. Also keep informed at: ENCC and RECcORD Facebook and Kulturhusene i Danmark
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Partners

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"European network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) ENCC currently comprises 14 national networks from 12 countries (included three sub national networks Belgium) plus 10 associated members (local networks and individual cultural centres). Together they represent 3000 cultural centres with more than 15.000 employees, thousands of volunteers and 40 million visitors per year. The ENCC was founded in 1994 and has its administrative office in Brussels and are supported by the EU Creative Europe Program. ENCC takes a unique position in the global field of European networks: Representing a large range of local cultural institutes, in rural, urban and metropolitan areas; Supporting networking between cultural centres on all levels and build bridges between cultural workers. What all members have in common is the commitment to arts and culture as a possibility for individual and communal development in society and the belief that networking in support of this development brings strength and solidarity to organisations across borders - be they local, regional or national."

"European network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) "

"The national association of Danish cultural centres "Kulturhusene i Danmark” is an NGO with 90 cultural centres as members. The association was established in 1987 with all activities funded by the members and since 1999 partly funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture. The general aim of the society is to strengthen and develop local artistic and cultural activity based on democratic and participatory qualities. Kulturhusene i Danmark distributes relevant information to and between the members, politicians, civil servants, experts and others with an interest in the area. This is mainly done by organizing public meetings and conferences of current interest. Kulturhusene i Danmark furthermore provides consultancy to members of the society as well as to local authorities regarding all sorts of problems in connection with management or establishing of cultural centres."

"Kulturhusene i Danmark"

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"Cultural Production Center Godsbanen (GB) With open workshops, studios, project rooms, theatre stages, auditoriums, dance halls and much more, Godsbanen provides every opportunity; whether you want to stage a week long theatre festival, practice your dance moves or perhaps host a meeting. If you don’t have any interest in culture at all, you are also very welcome. We have an excellent and very affordable café/restaurant, which is open for everybody at all hours, and our roof is open access and provides an amazing view. The buildings used to host one of Denmark’s largest train freight yards, and the old buildings are renovated with respect for their history. In GB you will also find artist residencies for up to approx. 30 persons at the same time."

"Cultural Productioncenter Godsbanen"

"Aarhus University (AU) is a Top 100 university with more than 11000 full time employees and 38.000 students contributing to the development of national and global welfare via outstanding research and world-class degree programmes. AU is organized into 26 interdisciplinary schools/departments including The School of Communication and Culture (CC). With about 150 researchers and 50 PhD-students, CC is a strong and fruitful base for internationally wellknown research in arts and humanities. The Reccord-project will be carried out by researchers from CC’s interdisciplinary research programme in Cultural Transformations. Cultural Transformations is a highly dynamic and advanced research programme hosting several international projects and networks for junior and senior scholars. It further plays a leading role in AU’s cooperation with the European Capital of Culture in Aarhus (2017), exploring cultural participation and art as a transformative generator for cultural, social and democratic innovation."

"Aarhus University"

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