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Dance>Money Growing Markets – Strategies for Collaboration

Avg 14 2020

Pekinpah, in collaboration with Centre for Creativity, will organise the first (un)conference around a discussion on dance, survival, and performance in lockdown conditions.

(Un)conference: Dance>Money Growing Markets – Strategies for Collaboration

Pekinpah, in collaboration with Centre for Creativity, will organise the first (un)conference around a discussion on dance, survival, and performance in lockdown conditions.

 

We understand the obstacles holding professionals in the performing arts back: the lack of opportunities to stage larger productions, poorly developed cultural-political mechanisms and a weak domestic market for the performing arts. Owing to its very nature performing arts are especially overwhelmed with the conditions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Dance>Money (un)conference Growing Markets – Strategies for Collaboration introduced our colleagues to the idea that we share recent common histories and are facing similar challenges. The conference hosted 20 established professionals in the performing arts from Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, and the Baltic states, and were joined by 45 guests. Participants came from Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Latvia, Greece, Estonia, Poland and Sweden.

(Un)conference was opened by the director of the Museum for Design and Architecture, Matavž Čelik, followed by Petra Kežman, head of sector for public diplomacy and international collaboration in culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Žiga Predan, head of the Pekinpah Association and project leader of the Dance>Money project.

 

Ksenija Djurović, representing the Belgrade-based Bitef Festival, talked about the importance of social priorities under pandemic conditions. Meet-ups like Dance>Money play an important part in pointing up the importance of culture and contemporary art, particularly those that are both critical and political in nature. Swedish moderator Chris Torch emphasised that dance is very poorly financed, which means we have to find effective ways of funding through collaboration and to support creative production.

 

The first (un)conference is to be followed by an event, which will invite guests from around the globe in 2021.

The project is part of the CzK Platform’s Partner Network, which is financed by the European Union from the European Fund for Regional Development and the Republic of Slovenia.

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