I_Improve (Innovative, Informal Methodologies for Practical, River-Oriented and Versatile Education) is a cooperative European project co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
The partnership consists of 6 members from the River//Cities platform: Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Poland and Lithuania. The common framework is promoting audience engagement through culture, especially in waterfront areas. Its priorities are social inclusion, open and innovative practices in the digital area, and adult education.
The Arts broaden perspectives and encourage mutual understanding. In other words, the Arts have the ability to engage with citizens, both established and newly arrived, through cultural and creative interventions. Therefore, there is a clear demand for new and innovative practices and formats, hence requiring different competences from the staff of cultural organisations.
Cultural organisations need to join forces when facing current social challenges. Being able to share and learn from peers in the same working field throughout Europe can strengthen the professionalism of its staff members. On a European and global level strong teamwork, connecting competences, and sharing responsibilities and workload are factors that contribute to citizen education and intercultural dialogue.
Project's timeline: 01 09.2018 - 30.06.2021 - 34 moths.
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During one of I_Improve project's activities (C5), River//Cities Platform used the opportunity to co-create new organisational narrative.
A short documentary will be show in the occasion, cureted by Sara Pitteri and Franco Rado (link).
Intercult invited four socially engaged and changemaking women artists and practitioners to present the frame of their community building methodology. Dina Abu Hamdan is an interdisciplinary artist, artistic director, producer. She believes that the important thing is to give voice to the people, give them joy and empowerment. This will create a new thinking of their place.
Intercult invited four socially engaged and changemaking women artists and practitioners to present the frame of their community building methodology. Gülbeden Kulbay is a multi-artist working with Performance and Community-Art. She introduced us her approach and her methodology using her personal story and experiences.
Intercult invited four socially engaged and changemaking women artists and practitioners to present the frame of their community building methodology. Liz Gardiner is an artist, teacher doctoral candidate with the University of the West of Scotland, free-lance consultant specialising in cultural planning and executive director of Fablevision.
by Marisa Convento
The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (BSCC) hosted part two of River//Cities STORY WORK I_Improve dissemination event (E 11).
On 07th of July 2021 River//Cities hosted from Gdansk last transnational I_Improve EU project's online meeting.
The River // Cities Platform Foundation, based in Gdańsk, created an outdoor educational event, (part of I_Improve EU project) with activists and community leaders from the Tri-City (Trójmiasto) area in mind.
It's a new and worthy sequel to “The Forgotten Orchestra” project by the Library of Ostend
Having in mind the exceptional challenge we are all going through in this time, a new “alphabet” of change reminds us the changes we are going through. A consideration appropriate also for our I_Improve project.