Cultural Observatory of Atlantic Arc
Start date: Dec 31, 2001,
End date: Dec 30, 2005
The objective of this project is to create a cultural management tool to promote a cultural identity for the Atlantic Area through: ·Creation of a research centre on Atlantic culture by setting up a web site bringing together the cultural and tourism resources available in the Atlantic Area. ·Organisation of training and cultural action seminars to structure an Atlantic cultural network that permits a better mutual understanding of cities’ cultural policies. ·Launch of a cultural event to spread the Atlantic Area identity. This event will coincide with Europe Day in 2004. Primary objectives are: ·Reinforcing Atlantic cultural identity. ·Emphasising the artistic, historic, and cultural heritage of the A.A. ·Stimulating artistic and cultural creation, production, and distribution. ·Encouraging artist mobility within and without the AA. ·Stimulating sustainable and polycentric AA development through complementary programming of professional activities and events in culture and leisure activities. ·Develop a guide to Atlantic Area cultural policies and offer criteria for joint development of these policies. Achievements: - Creation of a website in the four languages of the programme (www.culturatlantic.com), which will be used as an observatory for culture and heritage in the cities of the Atlantic Area, contributing to the dissemination to professional artists and other cultural agents, and contains permanently updated information on cultural resources and the historic and artistic heritage of these cities. - At the Conference for Culture in Cities in the Atlantic Arc, which took place in Gijón (SP) from 7 to 9 May 2005, it was decided to maintain the website. - Creation of a cultural observatory to find indicators concerning the cultural activity in the cities. This observatory is an important instrument for cultural events and a means of maintaining updated information for cultural agents and producers. - Creation of databases on the historic and cultural heritage of the cities. - Creation of a guide to companies and professionals concerned by culture and tourism.
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