Monday 20/2 – Arrival for most participants


venue: Intercult Café & Studio, Nytorgsgatan 15A

Three separate Platform gatherings:
I) 10.00-12.00 Baltic Audience Links (ending with lunch)

II) 12.00-18.00 River//Cities Board (starting with lunch)

Martine Meire, Belgium; Sarah Walsh, UK; Bernd Herger, Austria; Marta Moretti, Italy; Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda, Poland; Iwona Preis, Sweden and Agnieszka Wlazel, impact foundation, Poland.

Martine Meire, Belgium; Sarah Walsh, UK; Bernd Herger, Austria; Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda, Poland; Iwona Preis, Sweden, Malgorzata Toogood, Poland; Agnieszka Wlazel, Poland; Anna & Wenancjusz Ochmann Poland; Avril Meechan, Sweden; Ivana Katic, Croatia; Ranjit Atwal, UK; Jekaterina Lavrinec; Lithuania 

III) 12.00-18.00 CORNERS – Audience Links Xchange #3 (starting with lunch)
• CORNERS Haninge – Kristyna Müller – reflections
• CORNERS Donostia – Iker Tolosa & one more – reflections
• CORNERS Live – Matthew Pickering & Mariangela Dalfovo, Extensions
• CORNERS Gdansk – next steps
• CORNERS East Durham – lessons learned from Blyth?
• CORNERS Taranto – a return visit
• 15 CORNERS colleagues from 7 countries
• other special guests invited, including
• CORNERS artists (Stockholm-based) will join us!

18.00-22.00 Dinner and Drinks.
Venue: Intercult, Nytorgsgatan 15A

Wednesday 22/2 – CONFERENCE – PUBLIC
10.00-16.00 Conference: AUDIENCE LINKS XCHANGE
Venue: Champagnebaren/Södra teatern, Mosebacke torg, Stockholm

09.30 – 10.00 Registration / Coffee

10.00 – 10:30 Introductions & Keynotes
Chris Torch & Iwona Preis (Intercult)
Magnus Aspegren (Riksteatern)

10.30 – 11.15 Presentation and discussion
Audience Development Study: how to place audiences at the center of cultural organisations. Commissioned by the EU, delivered in January 2017.
Chris Torch; Cristina da Milano; Alessandro Bollo; Alessandra Gariboldi

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee and stretch

11.30 – 12.00 Response and interim report Study on Audience Engagement in the Baltic Sea Region Jekaterina Lavrinec,, Lithuania.

12.00 – 12:45 Lunch

12.45 – 13.45 Part 1: Audience by Habit
introduction and moderation: Cristina da Milano, ECCOM

13.45 – 14.45 Part 2: Audience by Choice

introduction and moderation: Alessandro Bollo, Fitzcarraldo (IT)

14:45 – 15.15 Coffee

15:15 – 16.15 Part 3: Audience by Surprise
Introduction and moderation: Chris Torch

16.15-17.00 Conclusions

19.00-22.00 Dinner & Drinks. Venue: Intercult, Nytorgsgatan 15A

Thursday 23/2 – WORKSHOP

09.30-15.30 Audience Development: Tools of Engagement
Venue: Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65, Stockholm

What happens to a cultural institution or organization when it decides to transform itself and become more “audience-centric” ? What kinds of capacities, staff development and skills are necessary? How does a committed leadership transfer commitment into concrete and cross-organizational capacity?
leaders: Alessandro Bollo & Alessandra Gariboldi (Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, IT)
Anne Torreggianni (Audience Agency, UK)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Part II.13:00 – 15:30 LOCAL PERSPECTIVES: Neighborhoods
During this session we will explore the experiences of cultural organisations, with concrete examples from the Baltic Sea Region, that develop cultural formats for fostering local participatory processes. The participants will present their approaches: how do we involve diverse groups in the creative processes? How do cultural initiatives foster a sense of local community? After mapping the cases from Baltic region, we will create a pilot toolbox for creative communication in public spaces.

Introduction & presentation of River//Cities Platform: Iwona Preis, Intercult (SE)
leader: Jekaterina Lavrinec, (LT), Urban games and research Lab.
Participants from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, presenting their organisations:

18.00 – 22.00 Dinner and Final Gathering. Venue: Intercult, Nytorgsgatan 15A







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