The Universitat de València, through the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Sport and the DG Culture have launched this year 'A Country of Cultures', a program dedicated to observing, debating and promoting new projects in the field of cultural management. The programme is initially structured in three sessions that will take place at the Cultural Centre La Nau until June.
On the first day, held last February, the results of the first study of cultural participation in the Valencian Community were announced, a work carried out by the vice-rector of Culture and Sport, Antonio Ariño, and by Ramón Llopis, professor of Sociology at the Universitat de València.
The second day, which will take place on 8 April, the Cultural Centre La Nau will be the setting for a meeting in which cultural managers, festival managers and creators will debate throughout the day on good practices in cultural management. The session, free of charge with registration until 4 April (click here), will begin with a conference (9.15 a.m.) by the vice-rector of Culture and Sport, Antonio Ariño, on cultural citizenship and is structured into four round tables, which will deal with different aspects of cultural management.
The first round table (10.30 to 12 hours), moderated by Abel Guarinos, director general of the Institut Valencià de Cultura, will be dedicated to good practices in the urban context and will feature the interventions of the main Valencian festival managers (Russafa Escènica, Cabanyal Íntim and Alacant Desperta). The second round table (12.30 to 14 hours) will deal with the inclusion of vulnerable groups through culture. The round table, which will be moderated by Celeste Asensi, director of the University's Unit for the Integration of People with Disabilities, will be attended by those responsible for festivals and projects including Ten Senses, Printed Works, and Arts, Culture and Leisure for Inclusion.
The third round table (16-17.30) will be dedicated to good practices in the rural context and will relate the experiences of programmes such as l'Aplec Els Ports, the Festival d'Arts Escèniques a la Serra d'Espadà, Pobles en Peu d'Art and Jazzpolop. Polop Music and Art Festival (La Marina). The table will be moderated by José María Bullón, president of the Association of Cultural Managers of the Valencian Country.
The last round table (5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) will be devoted to migrant cultures through the experiences of Calandria and Joves Solidaris. The debate will be moderated by Dolors López, advisor of Inclusive Education. Cefire Especifico Inclusive Education.
The day of April 8 will conclude with a performance by Moments Art in the Sala Matilde Salvador. Moment Art is a performing arts company for people with physical, mental, sensory and mental illness, which develops its creative and rehabilitative work since 1997 in the city of Valencia.
The third session of 'A Country of Cultures' will be held on 12 June and it will award the prizes of the first call of this program.