The world faces a wide range of social, political and economic challenges. These challenges can impact on the way we live, communicate and experience culture, and may put social cohesion at risk. Thus, it is more important than ever to learn to live together constructively in a multicultural world and to develop a sense of community and belonging.
‘Connect 4 Creativity’ aims to promote intercultural dialogue by bringing together creative hubs and communities for a networked collaborative future. This creative connectivity aims to establish a more cohesive, open and interlinked civil society.
Creative hubs have increasingly become a powerful source across the globe, transforming cities, spaces and communities. They enable diverse creative talent to connect in ways they hadn’t before, strengthening cross disciplinary and transnational collaborations.
The project provides a platform for students, academics, artists, creative professionals, policy makers and general public across Europe to form international networks and participate in creative exploration. Key activities will include research to provide baseline information on the role of creative hubs and communities in promoting intercultural dialogue, three networking conferences, art and technology residencies, with an exhibition and study visit.