National Conference summing-up activities realised within the „SPAR. Curricular for culture volunteers and managers in sparsely populated areas" project in Poland, entitled „How good to be cultural” took place 27 April 2018 in Czernica (Śląskie Voivodeship).
Czernica is a small village where an ambitious and well working culture - field organisation (Local Activities Association Spichlerz, SDL Spichlerz) is animating the local community, involving many local volunteers. The Association works on revitalisation of an old mansion of a local noble and successfully runs a culture house there. SDL Spichlerz was co-organiser of the event.
The conference included short presentations, plenary discussions, a workshop and a cultural part.
Assumptions and gains of the SPAR project as well as its results and outcomes were presented and discussed. Several good practices in the field of running cultural activities on sparsely populated areas were also presented. The conference workshop, entitled „How to get co-financing and go for a culture staff training in Europe”, covered the subjects of opportunities to acquire co-financing for culture sector staff education in Europe with the Erasmus+ Action 1 grant: Educational Mobility as an example.
The participants of the workshop were also invited to take part in a 5-days long course entitled “Culture volunteering in sparsely populated areas”, planned the days 20 – 24 May 2019 in Askov, Denmark – as a legacy of the SPAR project.
Cultural ending of the event was visiting AstroLab run in Czernica by astronomy fans and astronomy presentation.
The conference participants were representatives of the local NGOs, local authorities, learning providers, arts and cultural organisations, research institute and private stakeholders.
Summary of the Confeerence on the EPALE platform (Polish language version).