Interfaces Conference: Cultural synergies, creativity & innovation

Waiting List | March 5, 2020 Registrations period has ended.
Waiting List | March 6, 2020 Registrations period has ended.

Contemporary culture is shaped through discussions, encounters, exchanges. Four years after its official launch, the INTERFACES project culminates in an international conference that brings together Creative Europe in its entirety.

About the conference:

The INTERFACES ConferenceCultural synergies, creativity & innovation” is a two-day international event that explores how cultural synergies could contribute to innovation and creativity in the field of CULTURE.

The conference will bring together representatives from projects co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, cultural practitioners and policymakers to discuss, re-think and re-use strategies on strengthening audience development as a means of improving access to European cultural and creative works, promoting the transnational mobility of artists and professionals and fostering capacity building through innovative approaches to creation, management and marketing for the cultural sectors.

The Conference includes insights, perspectives and tools developed during the four-year large-scale cooperation project INTERFACES, coordinated by Onassis STEGI with the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union, and connects these with other initiatives, projects and collaborations in Europe and beyond.


Day 1-05/03/2020

17.00-18.00_Arrival & Registration
18.00-18.30_Official Welcome
18.30-19.00_concert "Young Performers Repertoire"
19.00-20.00_ Keynote speech: “European collaboration as a means to further explore the possibilities of arts and science interactions” by Paul Dujardin, CEO and Artistic Director, Center for Fine Arts Brussels/BOZAR (BE)
20.00-20.30_ INTERFACES – Under the spotlight
20.30-21.00_ Film Screening: “INTERFACES – A Network of Sonic Arts”
21.00-23.00_Reception – Networking

Day 2-06/03/2020

09.00-10.00_Networking Breakfast
10.00-11.00_ “European Networks as Cultural Entrepreneurs in the Public Realm”
Milena Dragićević Šešić, Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation,Professor of Cultural Policy & Management at University of Arts, Belgrade (RS)
11.00-12.15_panel discussion 1: Inclusion, Diversity, Access, and Equity in the Arts and Culture Sector.
12.15-12.45_ Coffee Break
12.45-13.30_panel discussion 2: “Art, Space and the Public Sphere”.
13.30-14.30_LUNCH BREAK
14.30-15.30_“How to bring contemporary music to new audiences”- Sharing insights and good practices from the Interfaces project.
15.30-16.00_Creative Europe
16.30-17.30_panel discussion 3: “Networking, Cooperation & Professionalization in the Culture Sector”
17.30-18.30_panel discussion 4: “Arts, Innovation & Digital Media”
18.30-19.30_Closing Note, Q&A

Parallel Program: 
YOUNG PERFORMERS REPERTOIRE_Concert (part of the official welcome)
MYCITY, MYSOUNDS_georeferencing app
UPISKETCH_composition tool

More information about the program here:

About Interfaces:

Interfaces is an international, interdisciplinary project focusing on bringing new music to an extensive range of new audiences. It unites eight diverse partners from 7 European countries plus several other European and international associate partners, with extensive and varied experience in performing, multi-media, new media, acoustic and electroacoustic research, community action and education.

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Practical Information:

Free entrance upon registration.

The conference is held in English with simultaneous interpretation from English into Greek and with simultaneous interpretation into Greek Sign Language.

Accessibility: Onassis Stegi is accessible for wheelchair users. Wheelchair access is via the ramp on the building’s side entrance at the corner of Leontiou and Syngrou. Upper storeys are accessible via the elevator, and there is wheelchair access to all the building’s spaces.

The conference is part of the Interfaces project co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union


Onassis Stegi | Upper Stage
Andrea Siggrou Avenue 107
117 45 Athens
Attica, Greece

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