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 CreArt, starts the second stage of the project, with a new partnership leaded by the Valladolid City Council, and the new program of activities and open calls planned for 2017 and beginning of 2018: Artists in Residence Programs in LAVA (Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid, Spain), in Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (Austria) or the Centre Ars Mundus - Artkomas in Kaunas (Lithuania); we are also working in the organization of the CreArt European Exhibition 2018Six Memos”, that in this occasion will be curated by the Croatian curator Branka Bencic, and that will be presented along 2018 in Valladolid (Spain) Liverpool (UK), and Lublin (Poland). Furthermore, there will be organized an artist workshop in Lublin (Poland) at the end of this year, a seminar for curators in Aveiro in March, a conference on cultural management in Liverpool in October and two Encounterts in Rouen (France) and Aveiro; and finally at local level the CreArt cities will develop other initiatives like the dual exhibitions in Rouen, Katowice (Poland) and Valladolid (Spain), and all the events included in the European Day of Artistic Creativity… In addition, CreArt has launched a new website in which you can see details of these activities, and the first news of the project.

 CreArt is the only multi-year project lead by a Spanish partner, devoted to visual arts, selected in the last call for the European Creative Program, to continue its program of activities between 2017-2021 and with a budget of € 3,096,148 (of which the European Commission will finance € 1,548,074), the other 50% of the budget will be provided by the 12 partners in four years. The European Commission appreciated positively the quality of the new partnership, made up of 12 medium-sized cities from 9 countries spread throughout Europe - Valladolid - ES, Genoa and Lecce - Italy - IT, Liverpool - UK, Clermont - Ferrand and Rouen - FR, Zagreb - HR, Kaunas -LT, Lublin and Katowice -PL, Aveiro - PT, Skopje - MK) - with extensive experience in coordinating cultural programs in the field of contemporary art; its program of training, exchange and promotion activities covering a wide range of visual arts; and the continuation of a complete communication strategy.


In November Valladolid will open a new CreArt Artist Residence in the LAVA. Laboratorio de las Artes, for three CreArt artists and two artists from Valladolid. During these months each city CreArt will open a local call for the preselection of artists, who will participate in the next European Exhibition CreArt 2018 "Six Memos" curated by Croatian Branka Bencic. Afterwards the European Commissioner will be in charge of select the final shortlist of artists and proposals to be presented in the European Exhibition in Valladolid, Liverpool and Lublin. In December we will have a new CreArt Artist Residence in the Atelierhaus Salzamt center in Linz, Austria. In the end of this year the city of Lublin in Poland will host a workshop for artists. An edition of the CreArt artists' residence at Artkomas Ars Mundus Center, funded by the Kaunas City Council, Lithuania, will take place in March 2018. On March 21 the 6th edition of the European Day of Creativity will take place with creative and artistic projects in all cities of the network

During 2018 we will also organize a seminar of curators in Aveiro in March, a conference for cultural managers in Liverpool in October and two Encounters in Aveiro and Rouen; and finally at the local level, other initiatives such as the dual exhibitions in Rouen (France), Katowice (Poland) and Valladolid)

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