Without being entrepreneurial no museum or heritage organization will survive… This seems common ground by now and is often repeated by politicians, directors, in news media etc. Especially since government support went down, a lot of cultural institutions have changed their attitudes and started to present themselves as cultural entrepreneurs.
But what does it mean to be an entrepreneur in the cultural sector? And how does it work for medium sized and smaller organizations? Is it about money? About public support? Or a big network of cooperating partners? What makes a cultural entrepreneur successful, here in the Netherlands and abroad? During this Erfgoedarena we will benefit from the 15 casestudies – 5 in each country – recently conducted by the EMPHOS-team, presenting a rich harvest of very different aspects of cultural entrepreneurship. Representatives of the Dutch casestudies will share their stories.
Benefit from and participate with representatives from the Dutch casestudies: Cobra Museum, Domkerk, Waterliniemuseum, Catharijneconvent, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. This international Erfgoedarena will be opened by projectleader Bob Crezee and moderated by Marc Pil.
Reinwardt Academy and Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht participate in the Erasmus+ project ‘EMPHOS’ (Empowering Museum Professionals and Heritage Organizations Staff by cultural entrepreneurship training and research), together with the University of Bologna, Goldsmith University in London and Ciape in Rome. On April 12. these international partners will be guests in the Ergoedarena offering a great opportunity to compare the approaches towards entrepreneurship in Italy, UK and The Netherlands.
The Erfgoedarena in the Reinwardt Academy (Hortusplantsoen 1-3, 1018 TZ, Amsterdam) is in English and starts at 20.00. True to tradition, the evening will be concluded with a informal networking drink.
Wednesday 12 April 2017 20.00-22.00 uur. Doors open: 19.30
Reinwardt Academie, Hortusplantsoen 1-3, 1018 TZ, Amsterdam
Register: admission free of charge after registration: www.reinwardtcommunity.nl