On 25 October, the Policy Area (PA) Culture and Ars Baltica hosted a Co-Creative Matchmaking Workshop. Dedicated to sharing information about Seed Money Projects, it gave an opportunity to present projects, network and connect with new projects and potential partners. Our UCP representative Emīls Rode was also participating and giving presentation on a new project “CircularPlace”.
“The webinar was an opportunity to share the development of new project concepts related to culture and sustainability in a circle of peers. Ars Baltica is an Associated Organization of UrbCulturalPlanning and has been sharing project updates within its network. CircularPlace, a project to increase capacity building of innovation actors for upscaling circular economy systems in local communities with a focus on placemaking, is a seed project informed by the experience and insights gained in UrbCulturalPlanning,” comments Emīls Rode.
The event was launched by Dace Resele (NDPC Secretariat), a long-lasting partner of ARS BALTICA, who gave a short input about Seed Money Funding and her work for Nordic Dimension Partnership on Culture. Then Dr. Kaarina Williams (Ministry of Justice, Cultural and European Affairs of Land Schleswig-Holstein, PA Culture) introduced the Baltic Sea Cultural Cities and Regions Project, which is supported by the Swedish Institute and focuses on the smaller cities and regions of the Baltic Sea Region. Finally, Marcus Hagemann gave an input about CULTURE4CLIMATE, a cross-sectorial platform project for climate change-related cultural and artistic practice and cooperation. All projects are still open for partnerships and collaborations.
Then followed the matchmaking part, moderated by Agata Etmanowicz. It was possible to pitch projects and/or project ideas and ask questions about the presented Seed Money Projects.