SYMPOSIUM PUBLIC CULTURAL POLICIES: European and Chinese Perspectives on Supporting the Visual Arts

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SYMPOSIUM PUBLIC CULTURAL POLICIES: European and Chinese Perspectives on Supporting the Visual Arts

Venue: Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Auditorium I Date: April 24, 2012, 10:00-18:00 I Organizers: Caochangdi PhotoSpring-Arles in Bejing, EUNIC China
This symposium is organized as part of the EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Institut Français in China, the Danish Cultural Institute, and the Cervantes Institute in China. It is part of EUNIC activities in China to foster professional exchanges in the field of creative industries between European and Chinese specialists.

  • Daniel Ramponi (France), Vice-President of Regional Council of Pays de la Loire, Member of the Culture and Visual Arts Commissions.
  • Tine Colstrup (Denmark), Senior Advisor for the Visual Arts, Danish Agency for Culture.
  • Laurence Gateau (France), Director of Collections, FRAC - Regional Fund for Contemporary Art - of Pays de la Loire.
  • Enrique Martínez Goikoetxea (Spain), Curator of the Permanent Collection, ARTIUM Museum in Álava.
  • Ma Chenfeng (China), Vice-chairman of Millenium Art Museum.
  • He Qian (China), PhD candidate, Centre for International Studies and Research, Sciences Po Paris. Research on Chinese contemporary art, institutional transformation and cultural policy of China.

At a time in China when culture is viewed positively because of its increasing social, commercial, and educational value, it is useful to discuss public policy’s role in supporting contemporary creation, in particular the visual arts. How can public policy best help artists, institutions, and contemporary creators? In Europe, years of experience have resulted in original public policies for culture.
Experts from France, Spain, and Denmark will present examples of these policies from their home countries. In a stimulating dialogue, Chinese and European experts will discuss different cultural policies, including the specific examples of artists’ workshops, public commissions, and public collections, to advocate culture both locally and internationally. 
The EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue aims to promote mutual understanding between the EU and China through cooperative projects supported by the European Commission.