Cultural Accelerator

Cultural Accelerator is a bottom-up democracy project initiated by Trans Europe Halles (TEH), Lund, Sweden and Ta(r)dino 6 Art Platform (TAP), Baku, Azerbaijan. 

Cultural Accelerator is about people working together to solve problems, create knowledge and share their experience. 

The structure of the project

The project will happen in two phases: 

  • Twelve practical lectures and online workshops open to registered participants for free. 
  • Three-day hybrid event in Baku where participants will meet, network, discuss and publicly present their ideas and proposals on how to develop art and culture in Azerbaijan.

Timeline

The project will take place between January – September 2021, with the final hybrid event taking place at the beginning of July. Results of the project will be available in August or early September 2021. 

Main themes

Cultural Accelerator  aims at expanding participants’ expertise and provides them with a practical toolbox on how they can successfully pitch their ideas and projects to policy-makers. 

Some of the topics that will be explored: Bottom-up Democracy and Advocacy Campaigns case studies, Resilience & Leadership, Azerbaijan’s Law and Policymaking foundation, Presentation Skills and Public Speaking, Art and Activism, etc.  

Language

Lectures and workshops will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation in Azerbaijani. Some events will also have simultaneous translation to Russian language.

Who can participate

The main purpose of this project is to support the Azerbaijan cultural scene and help art professionals to collaborate and build dialogue with each other and policy-makers. However, anyone interested in the topics of the project or its main objectives is welcome to join. The more, the merrier!

Please, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST.

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Funders

This project is supported by Swedish Institute (SI).

Creative credits: 

Design by Darko Kujundzic.
Cultural Accelerator drawing by Babi Badalov, 2020.

Partners & funders