The first edition of the Forum on European Culture in Amsterdam
On 1, 2, and 3 June 2016, artists and thinkers from all over Europe will come together in Amsterdam for a Forum on European Culture called Re:Creating Europe. The Forum, a new initiative of DutchCulture and De Balie, focuses on the strength, impact and value of art and culture for Europe.
What are the cultural values that unite us? How can art and culture offer creative solutions for problems that seem to be splitting us apart? And how can European artists shape the future of Europe?
Now more than ever, we must think outside the box of national borders, look at Europe with fresh and creative eyes, and rethink Europe from the point of view of art and culture.
Over the course of three days, performances, exhibitions and films by trendsetting and visionary artists will demonstrate the richness and diversity of our European culture. Debates, lectures and meetings of experts will give artists, thinkers, politicians and economists the opportunity to explore together the determining role of art and culture as the bedrock of Europe.
If the idea of Europe is to appeal to people in the future, it must be based on art and culture – for culture is what makes Europe.
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As a run-up to the forum in June, Forum on European Culture is organising programmes in De Balie and throughout the whole of Europe. Click here for more information.