CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation) is an European Network comprised of cities and public and private cultural institutions, selected to receive funds by the European Commission (Culture Programme 2012-2017, Creative Europe 2017-2021). The aim of CreArt is to respond to certain needs shared by European cultural institutions: to maximise the economic, social and cultural contribution that the visual arts can make by better supporting artists, managers, the industry and the general public by allowing them to create, exhibit and enjoy works of art, as well as to access training through seminars, artist residences, workshops and research programmes.
To continue with the permanent and professional system for transnational mobility, cultural exchange and joint work experiences among the different players in the creative and cultural sector.
To develop more training opportunities for cultural agents: Artist in residence programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, encounters.
Introduction of work methodologies for specific groups (children, youth and adults) that will promote creativity as a skill for personal development through educational programmes.
To take advantage of technological tools for the communication, dissemination, exchange of creativity and cultural management ideas through the CreArt website and the platform of ideas and projects.
To enhance audience development through the institutionalization in different cities of the European Day of Artistic Creativity and the European travelling Exhibitions.
To identify and research, within the framework of conferences, seminars and encounters, the best practices in culture-led development
To help develop a social status for artists, based on the Proposal Resolution of the European Parliament (2006/2249)
To enhance the creation and dissemination of the cultural offer in the cities of the Network
To encourage the development and modernization of Visual Arts sector and cultural industries, helping to consolidate the creative sector at local and European level.
To help improve the education and training of the workers and entrepreneurs in the Cultural and creative sectors.
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