Accelerated Digital Shift During & After the Crisis hosted by CED Slovenia
02 November 2020

Accelerated Digital Shift During & After the Crisis hosted by CED Slovenia

'Accelerated Digital Shift During and After the Crisis' on Thursday 5th November is the third online talk in a PLAN B series on the cultural policies of European cities in the current crisis and beyond will focus on the process of intensely accelerated digital shift that affected also the cultural and creative sectors.

The debate will host representatives of municipalities and cultural practitioners from three different European cities: 

  • CONVENTRY (UK): Tony Guillan, Digital Curator, Coventry City of Culture Trust
  • TARTU (Eestonia): Kalle Paas, Communication & PR Manager, Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture
  • LJUBLJANA (Slovenia): Simon Kardum, general manager, Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
  • Moderated by Ragnar Siil, an international cultural policy expert.

The debate will include topics such as:

  • What are the main opportunities this sector can seize, and what are the key challenges of this forced digital shift during the pandemics?
  • What it means for cultural diversity, accessibility, live art, the creative process, the audience?
  • How to turn an increased digital presence for cultural institutions and cultural professionals into sustainable revenue streams?
  • How is this related to investing in infrastructure and new skills of the cultural and creative sectors?
  • What is the role for European cities and governments to support the cultural sectors in these times of major digital shift?

The purpose of this series of online discussions titled A Plan B for the Cultural Policies of European Cities is for representatives of various European cities to exchange their experiences in providing support to artists, cultural creators and organizations during the crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of good practices can serve as a model and a stimulus for European cities at a time when cultural entities must find new ways to operate.

This series of online discussions is organised by the City of Ljubljana and the Motovila Institute (CED Slovenia) in cooperation with members of the European network of Creative Europe Desks. Ljubljana is a candidate city for European Capital of Culture 2025.