Martin Firrell public art text marking the 300th anniversary of the topping-out of St Paul's Cathedral, London, 2008

How to encourage understanding of and promote the value of art in social fabric?

The fourth Reshape workshop will take place in Prague from 18 to 20 September 2019 and it will deal with the question of the value of art in the social fabric.

For the lack of a more effective method, the value of contemporary art is often reduced to visible results or products.

Processes developed by artistic practices mainly end up to be invisible or unrecognized so the audiences and decision-makers often don’t recognize the importance and the value of arts in society. How to better understand the influence of the artists and their work in the local context, urban or rural? How to encourage and support practices which create intangible value for society?

Beside their intensive discussions, Reshapers will meet several people and organizations in Prague to contribute to the topic, namely Magda Müllerová, Head of the Crative Europe desk, ATI, Focal point; Alta Studio, Cross Club, Archa Theatre; Marta Smolíková from Open Society; Pavla Petrová, the director of ATI; Martina Pecková Černá, Head of International Cooperation Department, ATI; 4+4 days in motion; Kasárna Karlín...

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