looking lack, looking forwards: local networks Support the Transition Towards a New Public Culture (EN)

Looking Back, Looking Forwards: Local Networks Support the Transition Towards a New Public Culture (EN)

2021 https://encc.eu/index.php/resources/database/looking-back-looking-forwards-local-networks-support-transition-towards-new European Network of Cultural Centres

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The article describes how local and regional networks have responded to the precarity and the fragility of large swathes of the cultural sector, often filling the void in terms of representation and advocacy. It also looks at the strong potential for networks to contribute to a much-needed change in public culture, orienting cultural policy and practice towards participation, solidarity, sustainability and care. While the previous guide discussed how local networks can transform the work of cultural organisations, this article asks how they interact with the current landscape of our societies.