Attend the European Network of Cultural Centres conference in Bury in February

Cultural professionals from the UK and beyond are invited to go to the European Network of Cultural Centres Shortcut conference on 17-19 February, co-organised and hosted by Bury Arts Museum. The conference brings together local and international cultural stakeholders, policy makers, activists, academics for networking, capacity building and engaging in analysis and debate.

The European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) currently comprises 14 national networks from 12 countries plus ten associated members. Together they represent 3000 cultural centres with more than 15,000 employees, thousands of volunteers and 40 million visitors per year. The ENCC is supported by Creative Europe through the European Networks funding opportunity. 

This year’s conference, entitled Cities and territorial challenges: the role of cultural centres in resilience and development dynamics - connecting stakeholders to contribute to sustainable, inclusive and innovative cities, focuses on how European cities have to re-invent their modes of development and sustainability, taking into account democratic, social, economic and environmental challenges. 

Speakers include:

  • Artists Philip Davenport and Lois Blackburn, Arthur + Martha;
  • Dr. Raül Abeledo Sanchis, University of Valencia, Spain;
  • Kwong Lee,Castlefield Gallery;
  • Tom Higham, FutureEverything;
  • Tony Butler,  Derby Museum Trust;
  • Tony Trehy, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre.

Tickets start from €50 and registration is now open

More European guest speakers are to be announced in the coming weeks.