Study visit to the PAIC community in Osek (Slovenia)

13/04/2017

Cultural managers, artists and curators from the countries of EU-Eastern partnership visited PAIC community in Osek

On Thursday, 14.3.2017 the PAIC location & community in Osek (Slovenia) was  visited by a group of 23 cultural managers, artists and curators from the countries of EU-Eastern partnership – Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, along with 15 Slovenian NGO-culture representatives, producers, curators… They chose PAIC as something worth experiencing, they went to see “Farovž”, meet the community/participants, see the artworks produced in the workshop…

The purpose of the study visit was to build capacity for cross-border cooperation (also within the EU Creative Europe programme), project development as well as to enable establishing and strengthening links between cultural operators from the Eastern Partnership countries and Slovenia. With the focus on the ‘core art fields’, such as performing arts, visual arts, cultural heritage, coworking and urban creative spaces, the participants explored cultural scenes in Ljubljana and also beyond the capital – in Maribor and Nova Gorica.

The event in Osek. participated in by 57 visitors and community members, and the whole day way a big success, with several positive reverberations in social media, esp. through the main event group at the FB. Several direct disseminations went to major decision makers in the visiting countries, such as ministries and big public cultural institutions. Additionally, several project and consortia ideas and initiatives were started at and after the event.