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Thursday
Mar102011

We are more – a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign

Whether at local, regional, national or European level, cultural policies and funding have to reflect the needs of all those who enjoy and produce today’s and tomorrow’s culture. We believe that it is necessary to re-imagine public investment to contribute to developing human, cultural and social capital – Europe’s most precious assets. The concrete goals of the campaign are to increase support for cultural activities that benefit all European citizens and stimulate their enjoyment of the arts.

We are more (2010-2013) is a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign set up by Culture Action Europe. It will use the upcoming EU political and financial negotiations for the period 2014-2020 as a timely opportunity to develop and sharpen the arguments used when advocating for arts and culture. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to contribute to a strengthened recognition of the role of arts and culture in the development of our European societies. The concrete campaign objectives focus on improving the quality and quantity of support that the sector receives from 2 key EU policies (the Culture Programme – providing direct support to cultural co-operation projects, and EU regional development policies – supporting cultural interventions as key contributions to social, economic and territorial development). The aim is for the campaign to function both as an eye-opener for policy-makers at local, regional and national level, and as a mobilisation and professional development tool for the sector.

More information can be found on: ww.wearemore.eu

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