Vesselina Sarieva, director of the Open Arts Foundation was invited to share her experience in the cultural sphere on a conference organized by the Goethe -institut on 26 and 27 November 2013 in Berlin. The conference was entitled “Cultural Management: Cultural policies” and it covers a narrower scope, both thematically and geographically the specific relationships between policymaking and cultural management in urban spaces in central eastern and southeastern Europe compared with Germany form the backbone of the conference. The panel, which included Vesselina Sarieva is concentrated in the topic “Grass roots initiatives and other bottom-up policies as alternative pathways to an integrated cultural policy”
The conference was an opportunity to discuss the present developments in municipal and regional cultural policies and the role played in this process by freelance and salaried cultural managers. Urban and regional areas, cultural policy and the financial framework were the starting points for schemes and programmes by governmental and privately funded cultural institutions. These frameworks were presented using actual examples mainly from central-eastern Europe, southeastern Europe and Germany. Cultural policies for location marketing and for social inclusion were compared and discussed.
More about the conference and its speakers see here!