27.02.2018 Thuesday

How do networks and platforms influence the development of international cultural collaboration? We know the speakers of another panel during AIR Wro Talks!

Autor: Culture Zone Wrocław

AIR Wro Talks is a meeting organised by Culture Zone Wrocław as part of AIR Wro – a programme of residencies, study visits and international collaboration. The objective of AIR Wro is to support and promote the activities of creators representing various fields of culture and art, who are interested in collaboration with representatives of local circles and communities, and willing to establish international cultural relations.

Networks created by cultural operators of different profiles – GLAM and other institutions that create, support and promote culture in the country and abroad, non-governmental organisations and grassroots initiatives, often run by artists or curators – will be the starting point for talks on the forms of collaboration which, through culture, influence the shaping of culture environment in Europe.

“How do networks and platforms influence the development of international cultural collaboration?” panel will be held on the 15th of March 2018 in Barbara, at Świdnicka Street 8B in Wrocław. You can register to the event here.


Marie Fol runs the team Mobility & Advice, which aims to provide artists, organisations and the diplomatic sector with knowledge and information on how to take part in international cultural activities. In the past, Marie was editor of TransArtists.org , “your artist-in-residence guide worldwide” (2012-2016) and she coordinated the European cooperation projects ON-AiR (2010-2012) and Green Art Lab Alliance (2013-2015). Between 2010 and 2015, Marie worked closely with the cultural mobility information network On the Move, contributing to its website and publications such as “Move On! Cultural Mobility for Beginners” (2012). Marie is part of the management team of DutchCulture, and head of the Creative Europe desk NL. Marie joined the advisory board of TransCultural Exchange in 2015 and the board on On the Move in 2017.

Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka is the head of the artistic  residencies department at Ujazdowski Castle for Contemporary Art. Ika is a manager of culture, curator and founder of the Ujazdowski Residency Programme. She graduated from Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities (University of Warsaw) and holds the European Diploma for Culture Management (Brussels). Member of the Programme Council of Akademie Schloss Solitude and Res Artis. Her research interests centre on the significance of residencies within the fields of artistic and institutional practice. She carries out projects in which visual arts become a tool of social change and are used to shape and promote alternative models of social development.

Hugo De Greef has been the Founder and, for 20 years, the General Manager of the Kaaitheater in Brussels. He was the General Manager of the European Capital of Culture Brugge 2002 and the Artistical Director of the European Capital of Culture Brussels 2000. From 2007 to 2010 he was the General Manager of the Flagey Arts Centre in Brussels. Hugo De Greef co-founded the Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM), the Europe for Festivals| Festivals for Europe – EFFE program, the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, The Festival Academy, and others. He was secretary General of the European Festival Association – EFA (2004-2008). He’s the President of PARTS, a dance school in Brussels founded by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and President of Passa Porta, the house of literature in Brussels. And he’s board member of ‘A Soul for Europe’. He’s the co-founder and currently the president of two artist in residency venues in Flanders, Belgium: ‘De School van Gaasbeek’ and the ‘House of Herman Teirlinck’.

Grzegorz Reske is a curator and project producer in the field of performing arts. He studied art history, cultural management and cultural diplomacy. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Creative Economy Research Center at SWPS University. For many years he has been associated with Theater Confrontations Festival in Lublin, between 2013-2017 as a curator of five editions of the festival – together with Marta Keil (currently they continue their joint work as ResKeil curatorial collective). In recent years, he has also collaborated, among others, with Powszechny Theatre of Zygmunt Hübner in Warsaw and Labirynt Gallery in Lublin. Between 2015-2017 he was responsible for the programme of Kalisz Theatre Meetings – Festival of Actor’s Art. He is currently involved in the East European Performing Arts Platform – where he runs projects supporting the independent circulation of performing arts and international mobility of artists in the Central and Eastern Europe, as well as projects in collaboration with On the Move and IETM platforms. Since 2017, he has been a board member of IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts

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