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Esperluette - médiation culturelle
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Sintitulo Gallery is a instittion of support for the Mediterranean emerging artists. The gallery is implementing a rigorous programming, of 5 to 8 exhibitions a year, of young contemporary artists whose place of life and creation is located in a Mediterranean country. We give utmost attention to cultural mediation and education of the public to contemporary art. Therefore, we have integrated the activity of cultural mediation in our activities, organizing mediation workshops for children in partnership with the National Education and informal workshops for exchanges with adults on topics such as: the initiation to contemporary art, introduction to collecting, cultural mediation on exhibitions, guided tours of artists' studios, etc ... With an experience of ten years of work with the public in contemporary art, we hope to establish exchanges with cultural organizations working for adult education in contemporary art, in Mediterranean European countries (Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Greece). The mobility project we wish to establish would allow exchanges on cultural mediation practices with different audiences in European countries and the possibilities of development of sustainable European partnerships in the field of education through art and the education throughout life as a basic utility of cultural organizations. As director of the Sintitulo gallery, Cristina Albertini Bahnarel was designated as a learner ans she is the only representative from the gallery to the mobility project. Her professional project is about expanding the gallery by focusing on the education of the public in art activities and art. She has identified for this purpose a series of Mediterranean structures with which she wants to exchange for cultural mediation methodology for adults. Structures chosen for this partnership (one for each Mediterranean country aimed in the project) share the philosophy of our organization in the field of education throughout life, and this was the main criterion of our choices. Mobility project involves the observation internships and peer to peer learning. The learner will conduct five days of observation and exchanges sessions in partner organizations and during these periods she will observe the how the structures function and modalities of interaction with adult audiences. In a second phase, the learner will meet with representatives of partner organizations, local cultural actors, as part of their network. The expected impact consists of widening the aim of observation and experimentation of a team, at European level, for the construction of a methodology for the transmission and teaching in the arts for adults, specifically, contemporary art. In the medium and long term, the expected impact is one that reflects a better understanding of the expectations in terms of adult education to a wider audience. In the long run, this is about integrating a European funtioning of our organization to reflect on the implementation of partnering projects and the continuation of the exchange of good practices. At the local level, it will allow access to our local audiences a European cultural offers, through the partners of the mobility project. We believe this could also arouse the curiosity of our public to be interested in the partner organizations in Mediterranean countries enrolled in the program. Organizations of our professional network will benefit from the return of the experience and comparative on the functioning of the European independent structures. Local organizations in our professional network can integrate subsequently a broader program of cooperation and exchanges with all partner organizations and organizations of their own network. The comparative report on how to consider adult pedagogy and education throughout life in cultural sites could be used as source problematization of the role of independent cultural structures in the territories and the need to encourage professionalisation. Internationally, the first impact will be that of visibility and dissemination of cultural mediation conducted there.

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