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17 Jul 2021

Can COVID create a more inclusive cultural sector?

Digital Democracies lead partner Threshold Studios have been contributing blog posts as part of the international partnership project WE-Hope.

As we adjusted to a post-lockdown world Threshold’s Director of Programmes Samantha Lindley reflected on how COVID could be a catalyst for change in the cultural sector.  Amongst the questions she posed were how can creative organisations adapt their approach to create “an environment for meaningful connection”?  She went on to outline the need to change how we engage, listen and respond to audiences:

“We have to reset our benchmarks and commit to a circular dialogue that allows us to re-establish our connections with diverse audiences”

WE-Hope and Digital Democracies are both intrinsically linked to connection, collaboration and communication – utilising partnership working and conversation to push ideas and creative expression forwards.

With this dialogue in mind, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the changes we can make post-pandemic to shape a fairer, more representative sector for us all. If you’d like to contribute a post on this or other themes expressed on this site then please email digitaldemocracies@thresholdstudios.tv.

To read the post in full head to the WE-Hope blog here. 

Funded through Creative Europe, WE-Hope’s core partnership brings together the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the University of Lincoln (UoL)) with cultural associations including Threshold Studios, Memoro, Greek Bank of Memories and Michael Culture AISBL (MCA) working alongside associate Laura Morelli, founder of the Di + association for the realization of relational art projects.

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