Euclid regularly organises a wide range of seminars and conferences.
Regular events organised by Euclid include:
- CulturEuro seminars – held regularly at various locations around the UK since 2005 – these half-day seminars provide a in-depth analysis of the range of opportunities available to the arts, culture and creative industries – from the various trans-national funding programmes, including Creative Europe and the Culture programme, the Erasmus + programme, Europe for Citizens and Horizon 2020, as well as the Structural Funds (ERDF, ESF and EAFRD) including the Interreg programme, and some of the programmes aimed at developing links with third countries. These seminars also provide some detailed information on how to make an application to the trans-national funds, using the Culture programme as an example.
In addition, Euclid is regularly invited to make presentations at events run by others, in the UK and across Europe. For example, Euclid has presented at presentations in the UK at events organised by:
- Tourism Society: Annual Conference, 3 June 2014 – Liverpool
- Creative Lancashire, 27 May 2014 – Preston
- National Arts Fundraising School, 31 March 2014
- Dorset Arts Forum, 20 March 2014 – Dorchester
- Churches Conservation Trust, 20 February 2014 – London
- Arts Development UK, 28 November 2013 – Birmingham
- Caravan, 18 October 2013 – Arts Admin, London
- PANDA (Performing Arts Network), 16 Oct 2013 – Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester
- LIPA: Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, 14 October 2013
- Kingston University, 11 September 2013
- Edinburgh Fringe, Stall at Fringe Fair, 19 August 2013
- TOSTA (proposed trans-national project), 26 June 2013, Isle of Skye
- Caravan, 14 March 2013 – Warwick Arts Centre
- Southampton Voluntary Services: Southampton, December 2011.
- BAFA (British Arts Festivals Association) Conference 2011: Leicester, November 2011
- Devon County Council: Exeter, March 2011
- Leeds Metropolitan University: Leeds,February 2010
- University of York: York,January 2010
Recent UK events organised by Euclid are listed below:
- Interreg InfoDay – 30 April 2014, Abbey Conference Centre, London: Interreg (European Territorial Co-operation) is an important EU funding opportunity for the arts, culture and creative industries – but a little difficult to understand – for example, there are 8 different strands which UK organisations can apply to – depending on whereabouts in the UK you are located. However, in the past 7 years, there have been a significant number of projects funded that have involved a range of UK partners from the arts and culture sectors. This seminar brought together key staff from the secretariats of 5 of these strands The seminar explained the various strands, with information on the likely criteria and application procedures, and presented case studies of previously funded projects.
- Creative Europe: Briefing Sessions: 12 Briefing sessions on the new Creative Europe programme were held between 13-31 January, in 12 venues across England, Scotland and Wales – Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Preston. Each Briefing provided background information on Creative Europe, as well as detailed information on the new Culture programme strands (projects, translation, platforms, networks) and some information on the new Media programme.
- Culture Programme: Applications Workshops: 4 workshops to provide guidance to those applying to the first deadlines for the Culture programme strand of the new Creative Europe programme. These workshops were held between 3-6 February, in 4 venues across England, Scotland and Wales – Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester. Each workshop provided detailed guidance on completing the application forms for the key Culture programme deadlines – 5 March for projects and 19 March for platforms.
- Creativity Delivers – 30 October 2013, hosted by Southbank Centre, London, UK – an in-depth look at the opportunities from the new EU Structural Funds 2014-2020 for the arts, culture and creative industries. Speakers were from the European Commission, from BIS, DCLG, DEFRA, DCMS, the LGA, from four of the new LEPs (Local Enterprise Partnerships), WEFO and one of the Interreg secretariats, and from five of the major agencies responsible for the arts, culture and creative industries – Arts Council England, the British Film Institute, Creative & Cultural Skills, Creative England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- Creative Europe in a time of austerity – roadshows in London and Newcastle, UK – a half-day summary of the 9 May conference (see below) was presented at two locations in the UK
- Creative Europe in a time of austerity – 9 May 2013 at Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK – this conference provided arts and cultural organisations with a range of ideas to help them decrease their reliance on public subsidy by offering examples of strategies, examples, collaborative opportunities and alliances – including ways to reduce revenue expenditure, to exploit the capital assets available to the organisation; to optimise financial management arrangements; and to increase earned income. It included 15 speakers from Australia, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK.
Previous events include the following:
- Intercultural Cities Conference – May 2008: over 250 European and international delegates attended this three day conference in Liverpool in May 2008, organised by Euclid and Comedia, and supported by Liverpool Culture Company as part of Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008. The conference looked at migration, diversity and urban life in a fresh way. It provided an opportunity for International city leaders and experts to look at how different cultures live together and how mixing can be turned to economic, social and cultural advantage.
- A Place for Creative Work: International Actions – November 2006: finding the right space to work as an artist or creative practitioner is still a challenge for many. This conference, held at Tate Modern in November 2006, brought together experts from Europe and the Americas involved in delivering innovative and successful responses to this challenge. The conference also included workshop sessions that explored some of the detail and practical issues involved.
- MayFair I and I: MayFair was an event to celebrate the enlargement of the EU and to provide an opportunity for the UK arts and cultural sector to learn more about the new EU member states, and to meet representatives from the cultural sector from each of these countries. The first MayFair was held in May 2004 when 10 new Member States joined, and the second was held in May 2007 following the entry of Bulgaria and Romania.
- Theme-Based Seminars: over the past few years, Euclid has undertaken a number of series of seminars across the UK that have focused on developments of relevance to the arts and cultural sector, with a particular focus on sharing news and best practice from outside the UK. Topics for these seminars have included opportunities from changes to the rules for allocation of the EU rural funding schemes, and new ideas for the development of artists workspaces.
EVENTS OUTSIDE THE UK
Euclid has presented at a number of events outside the UK:
- Limerick City Council, Ireland: 16 April 2014
- Dun Laoghaire County Council, Ireland: 15 April 2014
- AalborgMunicipality, Denmark: 10 April 2014
- Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark: 8 April 2014
- Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy: 11-12 Jan 2014
- Cultural Contact Point Romania: Bucharest, December 2013
- Danish Cultural Institute, Brussels: Brussels,November 2013
- Helsingor Municipality, Denmark, 28 October 2013
- Køge Municipality, Denmark, 21 October 2013
- Danish Culture Institute (Brussels), 30 September 2013
- Aarhus Municipality, Denmark, 26-27 September 2013
- Culture Contact Point Denmark, 24-25 September 2013
- Ministry of Culture, Denmark, 3 September 2013
- Danish Culture Institute (Brussels), 18 June 2013
- Danish Culture Institute (Brussels), 29 May 2013
- Cultural Contact Point Serbia: Belgrade, September 2012
- Cultural Contact Point Macedonia: Skopje, June 2012
- Danish Cultural Institute, Brussels: Brussels, May 2012
- Flanders Ministry of Culture, Belgium: Brussels, February 2012
- Cultural Contact Point Serbia: Belgrade, June 2011
- Swedish Arts Council: Stockholm, May 2010
- Arts Council Norway: Oslo, October 2009
- Cultural Contact Point Macedonia: Skopje, December 2008
Outside Europe, Euclid has presented the following events:
- Canada Council – EU Funding – Jan-Feb 2012: Euclid presented seminars in Vancouver and Toronto in January-February 2012 on the specific opportunities presented by the May 2013 deadline for Strand 1.3.5, which requires partners from 3 European countries and a partner from Canada (or Australia). Euclid also presented a virtual seminar from the Canada Council offices in Ottawa that was streamed to participants across Canada. A further seminar and virtual seminar were presented in Montreal, in French, by the UK Cultural Contact Point. Over 550 individuals booked to participate in these events.
- Australia – EU Funding Seminars – Sept-Oct 2011: Euclid presented seminars in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in September-October 2011 on the specific opportunities presented by the May 2013 deadline for Strand 1.3.5, which requires partners from 3 European countries and a partner from Australia (or Canada). Around 150 individuals participated in these events.