Cultural events and organizations are typically seen as luxury or entertainment requiring state or private sponsorship with little accountability. Applying methods that measure and explain the impact of culture on local and national economies can radically reframe this image. Seen from this perspective, culture is an enabler and multiplier contributing to regional economies as much as to ecosystems of production and innovation. The presentation by an architect and urbanist Samu Szemerey, will discuss measuring the impact of cultural events and organizations, and provide some case studies of using cultural programming for achieving economic and development goals.

When working in an organization it all boils down to trust. You have to have confidence in your own abilities and capacities; you can do your own work well when you can rely on others; is it necessary to be sure about the others or is it sufficient to believe them; how to deal with mistrust or even suspicion; and how to restore trust when it is violated. These and others aspects in relation with your own experiences define what you can expect when working in teams to make your organization run well. After my introduction on these issues I will suggest dealing with some cases that can be brought up by the participants of this workshop.

Speaker: Erik Backer (Interim manager Melkweg, Ambassador of TEH)