Make the Future of Europe Yours

At the beginning of the new cultural season H401 is happy to announce the launch of Amplify: Make the Future of Europe Yours. The project goal is to collect ideas, issues and feedback about how the cultural sector can be more inclusively represented in Europe. It specifically focuses on amplifying underrepresented voices across Europe.

We will work with a group of artists from Dutch art academies that will – in a first phase – identify individually which voices they are missing in the debate about the future of Europe and which issues they find crucial to address. During the coming month they will collaboratively work on a set of artistic recommendations that will be submitted to the Platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe on 9 October.

The project takes place in 12 countries of the EU. In the Netherlands it is carried out by H401 in collaboration with DutchCulture, LKCA, Creative Court, BA Photography of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK), Het Geluid Maastricht and iArts Maastricht.

From then on they will design and co-create a bottom-up process to include these voices in a process that will culminate in a Hackathon event on Europe Day, 9 May 2022.

The artistic guidance of this process is in the hands of Rabiâa Benlahbib (Creative Court) and Romy Roelofsen (Het Geluid Maastricht). LKCA (Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst) and DutchCulture will engage with their networks and expertise. H401 will co-ordinate the project locally and liaise with the 11 other European countries initiatives and the lead partner, Culture Action Europe, that will share outcomes directly with the European Parliament.

If you are interested to engage in the process between October 2021 and May 2021 please drop us an e-mail with the reference ‘Amplify’.

The opinions expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament.

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