Chris will talk about developments and changes are we asking from our cultural leaders? What kind of skills do policymakers, institutional directors and artists need to meet the challenges? Re-directing our resources and re-inventing our missions. Success stories and constructive failures. Concrete examples of Action Cases as gathered and analysed for The European Commission, during a study on audience engagement and approaches (2016) that Intercult participated in together with a small European consortium.
Chris Torch is founder and Senior Associate at Intercult, a production and resource unit focused on culture, ideas and the arts. Created in 1996, it is a publically-financed institution, based in Stockholm, managing both a designated Europe Direct office and Access Europa, a platform for cultural organizations in Sweden focusing on international collaboration.
Intercult focuses to a large degree on exchange and co-production with the European Neighborhood, reflected in the long term SEAS project 2003-2010 (www.seas.se) and CORNERS, a complex partnership of organisations at the ”edges of Europe”, 2011-2018 (www.cornersofeurope.org), both financed by the EU Creative Europe program. Torch is presently Program Director for Rijeka 2020 - European Capital of Culture. Apart from large-scale project design, Torch contributes to intercultural policies. He currently serves on the Board of Culture Action Europe. During 2012-2013, he was designated expert to the EU Open Method of Coordination (OMC) group on Cultural Diversity, including 22 EU Member States.