Co-creation in arts, culture and heritage

Baltic Symposium 

Group photo of the participants at the symposium

From the symposium, 2nd day

From the guided tour at the Open Air Museum

Time and place

The Batic Symposium took plaace 11 - 13 September 2019 at the Open Air Museum in Rumšiškės, Lithuania.

The project partners selected and send per project country 4 participants, in total 16 persons.

Aim and objectives

The aim was to provide state of the arts knowledge and viewpoints from researchers and key actors in the field.

The objectives were:

  • To present key positions on co-creative cooperation in the field of arts, culture and heritage.
  • To compile examples of good practise and innovative approaches of co-creative cooperation.
  • To clarify needs and key issues for further education / in-service training.

Symposium material 

Presentations from the symposium can be seen here:

01   Presentation of the Open Air Museum by Gita Sapranauskaite

02   Introduction to co-creation by Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard

03   Presentation of workshops in Leknes by Trond Handberg

04   Presentation of good practice in Denmark by Bente von Schindel

05   Presentation of good practice example in Cesis by Kristīne Timermane-Malēja

06   Presentation of typology of co-creation by Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard

07   Presentation of the national day by Trond Handberg

08   Presentation of co-creation in the culture unit by Richard Brattli

09   Presentation of youths at the library by Kristin Granhus

10   Presentation of brotherhood activities by Jonas Markaukas

11   Presentation of good practice with the culture project "we the people" within the "Kaunas 2022"

       by  Austėja Bliumkytė-Padgurskienė, projecvt coordinator

12   Intro to transfer of the learned by Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard

Symposium Compendium on Good Practice

Articles, power-points and other presentation materials from the conference. will be used as draft material for the concluding Symposium Compendium that will be published in Nov 2019.

The Compendium are planned to have the following disposition:

  1. Foreword on background and aims of the project and this Symposium Compendium
  2. Key positions and theories of co-creative cooperation: 2 articles
  3. Thematic examples of good practice and innovative approaches: 2 articles
  4. Key competences and new courses for culture actors in co-creative cooperation: 2 articles
  5. Perspectives and recommendations for high quality co-creative cooperation in the field, 1 article

The text of the compendium will be approx. 35 standard pages, exclusive photos from exemplary activities in the partner associations or their network. The Comepndium will be in English and the four partrner languages (DK, NO, LV, LT) and published as PDF-editions for wide dissemination.

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