Ukraine Round Table 2010
The capacity development initiatives of European Cultural Foundation in Ukraine started in 2007. This kick-started our long-term agenda of developing country-specific networks outside the EU to cross-fertilise cultural policies across wider Europe.
Building on previous work, the Ukraine culture network in 2011 works with a seven cities that can serve as local and regional hubs, which include: Ivano – Frankivsk, Kherson, Kharkiv, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and Donetsk. Community-engaged individuals and organisations in each of these cities are participating in community development workshops and will also be working with the “Ukraine Roundtable”, devised by Public Art Lab Berlin, which will combine lobbying efforts with art interventions in public spaces across the Ukraine from summer 2011. The Round Table Ukraine will accompany the Ukrainian Cultural Network development project realised by the Centre for Cultural Management with the support from European Cultural Foundation. The table will be the site of meetings, discussions, performances and international gatherings of cultural managers.
The round table has the form of Ukraine and gives the program a popular image. The general idea behind the project is: new space concepts open new thinking spaces. The round table is 6,5 meters in length and 4,5 meters in width. The table can be used in different modular settings, due to the needs of each event or communication format. In the evening the round table can be transformed into a live stage to present cultural events of each hosting city. A helium balloon floats above the table with a projection screen attached to it.
The inspiring seminar with cultural managers in June 2011 was part of this capacity development initiative.