The overall aim is to clarify the current state of art by providing baseline surveys in each partner country with recommendations for the subsequent pilot work.
Guidelines for the local surveys
The intention is not to make a complete survey of the provision of culture activities by voluntary culture associations in sparsely populated areas in each country, but more limited:
See the completed local surveys
The Danish survey: English edition - Danish edition
The Finnish survey: English edition - Swedish edition
The Belarusian survey: English edition - Belarusian edition
See the final multilateral survey
Sparsely populated areas face stark challenges to revive the local communities and promote housing and employment, but they also represent an opportunity to rebuild a community and strengthen local identity through artistic and cultural activities.
voluntary art and culture associations can play an important role to make our marginal areas more attractive to new residents, tourism and businesses, because:
To secure cultural sustainability in these areas, we need to strengthen the “citizen help citizen" or "peer to peer approach", where civil society associations from the cross-cultural sector of amateur arts, voluntary culture and heritage develop their capacities and competences to provide more available and involving arts and culture with an added value for civic participation, community bonding and local identity.
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