Over the two editions of the Summer School the programme of the workshops followed three basic modules. (Follow up local programmes were delivered in 2014 in Minsk, Lviv and Tbilisi.)
- LEADERSHIP workshop: strategic and long- term planning, project management, networking, partnership, cultural cooperation projects and the EU role in the cultural field.
Jean Pierre Deru and Anna Danilewicz delivered this workshop.
Jean Pierre Deru is a specialist in the field of cultural management and networking. For over twenty years he has advised third sector professionals based on their own experience from working in networks. Director of The Association Marcel Hicter, which runs a program of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, supported by the Council of Europe, the European Union and UNESCO. Founder of ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers) and ORACLE (European Network of Regional Cultural Managers) and co-author of several books. He is the organiser of training programmes across Europe and Africa (Senegal, Congo, Mali).
Anna Danilewicz is head of the Department of Education and Organization of Exhibitions in the Army Museum in Bialystok, previously worked in the Dramatic Theatre and for the biggest newspaper in Podlasie region (Gazeta Wspolczesna) as a journalist; cooperation with many associations and with some independent projects:
- as a coach – during the summer theatrical workshops for youths in editions 2009, 2010, 2011 in a section of journalism and writing about the theatre.
- coordinator of interdisciplinary projects – Cultural Bridges and Bialystok CALM: Life Mission. The both projects were realised in cooperation between various cultural and social institutions and non-government organizations, like: ENGRAM Association (dance, street art), Salesian Mission Centre, Centre of Emergency Care and Education, The Dramatic Theatre, Theatre of Kolegtyw Association and in partnerships with independent artist (break dancer, graffiters, actors, singers, directors, graphic designers, film-makers).
- journalist – cooperating with some media.
Recent educational and professional trainings: Scholarship of the MInister of Culture in the field of cultural management; European Diploma for Cultural Projects Management, International Seminary for Cultural Operators; Training for animators of open education, science and culture in subjects: public domain, copyright and free licences; Seminary about Creative Commons, cultural animation, creative usage of new technologies, new media and mobile tools in culture and education, effective communication’s tools; workshops: Strategic development of organization: how to build organizational strategy (Non-Governmental Initiatives Institute).
- BORDERLAND workshop: encouraging new reflection on modern commonality ethos and new modalities of practicing dialogue for social integration.
The curator of this workshop is Krzysztof Czyżewski – Practitioner of ideas. Poet, essayist. Culture animator. Editor. Traveler. One of the initiators and since 1990 President of the “Borderland” Foundation , and director of the Centre “Borderland of Cultures, Arts, Nations”. President of European Network of Literary Houses HALMA. Artistic Director of Lublin bid for European Capital of Culture. Initiator and President of the Board of the Eastern Partnership Congress of Culture. Author of the books “The Path of the Borderland”, “Line of Return”, and “A Handbook of Dialogue. Trust and Identity”. In 2014, in recognition of his work Krzysztof was awarded the Dan David Prize, which encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.
- CULTURAL ANIMATOR workshop: forms and methods of intercultural practices; local determinants of intercultural work; presentation of best practices in the field of art, education, social dialogue.
The curators of this workshop were Chris Keulemans and Willemijn Lamp.
Chris Keulemans was the founding artistic director of The Tolhuistuin, a multi art venue in Amsterdam. In 1984 he founded the literary bookshop Perdu in Amsterdam. During the nineties he worked, first as a curator, later as director, at De Balie, Centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam which hosted artists and intellectuals from countries going through war and dictatorship like Bosnia, Serbia, Kosova, Algeria, South-Africa, Indonesia, Cuba, Rwanda, Byelorussia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Burma. He has published books, fiction and nonfiction, and has published numerous articles on art, social movements, migration, music, cinema and war for national newspapers.
Willemijn Lamp is the founder and co-director of a new literature festival in Amsterdam: Read My World. In the past she worked as a freelance curator for the international literature festival Writers Unlimited. Besides these festivals with a literary focus, she also is responsible for the opening of the cultural season in the city of Utrecht (Het Uitfeest). Next to her freelance activities as a curator of debates and festivals, she also works as a journalist/theatre-literature critic and as an advisor for the arts for the province of Flevoland and the city of Amsterdam.
In the past she worked as a program coordinator for the project Amsterdam World Book Capital, 2008/2009. World Book Capital is a title appointed by UNESCO to the city of Amsterdam to promote reading and writing among its citizens. Alongside her activities as a literary curator, she has been managing a Dutch Hungarian theatre group.
From 2003 until 2007 she worked as a manager at a literary theatre, where she was responsible for the artistic direction. Furthermore she worked as a programmer at the Dutch Theatre Festival and as an assistant researcher at the Holland Festival.
The workshop of the animator 2012: forms and methods of intercultural practices; local determinants; best practices; potential pitfalls and failures. The curator of this workshop was Chris Baldwin http://www.chrisbaldwin.eu
Chris Baldwin directs and writes for theatres across Europe. He has an international reputation as a teacher of theatre practice and has taught regularly at Rose Bruford College (Visiting Professor), Central School of Speech and Drama (London) and the Royal Theatre Academy (Madrid). He is the author of numerous books in English and Spanish and has recently been a Senior Advisor for the New Culture Foundation (Bulgaria) and for La Caixa (Barcelona). He now runs his own company as well as directing and writing all over the place!
- Guest lectures led by renowned experts and researchers (Timothy Snyder, Marci Shore)
- Digital documentation workshop led by Brendan Jackson - an artist and developer of community arts programmes.
- Artistic events
- Participants’ presentations.
The facilitation of documentation. Brendan Jackson leads on collecting documentation with participants of the Summer School over the two editions, to share with a wider audience through this website and related local events.
He originally trained in visual communication, receiving a Fellowship in Photography at the Photographic Gallery, Southampton University,and was part of the development of the John Hansard Gallery. Since this time his interest has been in collaborative projects using photography and film, visual arts, oral history, writing and digital media. For many years he worked with Jubilee Arts, winning a Health of the Nation Award for the project ‘Asthma Attack’ with Sandwell Health Authority along with a BAFTA as producer of the interactive media project ‘Lifting the Weight’ with Geese Theatre. He has undertaken significant projects in the museums and heritage sector, working recently with both Glasgow Museums and Leicestershire Museums Services. He has developed cultural projects over several years with the Institute of Polish Culture at Warsaw University. He worked with the Borderland Foundation on an Intercultural Dialogue programme across five countries in 2008-10; and previously with them on the Bosnian Triptych project in 2005-06. He is a member of the arts group Laundry in the UK. Details of his work can be found at www.brendanjackson.co.uk.