The members of the cultural ”task force” Team Culture 2012 will explore Europe to find examples of art and culture that are making a difference and impacting society at large. Team Culture 2012 will conclude their work in June at a big meeting in Brussels, where the findings will be presented to an invited audience of decision makers, members of the European Parliament and European ministers for culture.
Mr Uffe Elbæk says:
”Art and culture have a special ability to foster new ideas and new hope in a time of crisis. We are now embarking on a search for examples of European creativity that are making a difference in society at the moment. What can art, culture and the creative industries do right now? How can we make the most of the innovative power of art and culture to stimulate new ideas in terms of identity, community and economic growth?”
”We are setting a team of 13 Europeans coming from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds. We are asking this team of cultural experts to both consult their national and professional networks and venture out into Europe to find great examples of art making a difference. At the same time we are asking them to write a manifesto on how the cultural sector can create new energy in the present crisis. The manifesto and the exciting examples will be presented in Brussels in June.”
- Press Officer, Lars Christian Hvidberg, Ministry of Culture, tlf.: +45 50 91 77 18
- Deputy Permanent Secretary, Jesper Hermansen, Ministry of Culture, tlf.: +45 33 92 35 18