Seminar programme

Ibn Battûta platform for artistic and cultural mobility South Europe, Arab world, Asia, Australia

First meeting of the Alliance of artistic and cultural mobility funding or regranting organisations

Athens – 30th & 31st March 2015


Monday 30th March

Morning                      Arrival of participants

14h30 – 15h00          Registration of participants

15h00 – 15h40          Welcome by Marilli Mastrantoni, Artistic Director of Theatre Entropia.

                                  Introduction by Ferdinand Richard, Chair of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, Valentina Riccardi, Project Manager, Culture Department, Asia-Europe Foundation, Khadija El Bennaoui, Art Moves Africa, Morocco

15h40 – 17h20          Presentations by Arundhati Gosh, India Foundation for the Arts, Jumana Al Yasiri, Abwab for  Arts and Culture, Eunhee Kim, Korea Arts Management Service, Dmitry Osipenko, Russian   Theatre Union, Amany Abouzeid, Tamasi Network, Collette Brennan, Australia Council for the Arts, Adeela Suleman, Vasl Artists’ Collective, Sana Tamzini, Nabdh/Pulse, Manik         Sharma, India for Transformation, Karsten Xuereb and Margerita Pule, Valletta 2018 Foundation, Anne Luis, National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines, Alma Salem, Cultural Manager, Beirut, Nicole Hamouche, Zoomaal, Herman Bashiron  Mendolicchio, Interartive

17h20 – 17h50          Break

17h50 – 19h15          Three simultaneous breakout sessions looking at the same topic but from a specific and transnational perspective:

1 – Performing Arts Workshop moderated by Marilli Mastrantoni. Rapporteur: Jumana Al Yasiri

Participation of Eunhee Kim, Dmitry Osipenko, Amany Abouzeid, Sasiwimon Wongjarin, Asia-Europe Foundation, Khadija El Bennaoui, Fabienne Brutt, French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Marina Barham, Al-Harah Theatre

2 – Operators and Entrepreneurs Workshop moderated by Ferdinand Richard. Rapporteur: Arundhati Gosh

Participation of Collette Brennan, Margerita Pule, Adeela Suleman, Sana Ouchtati, More Europe, Nicole Hamouche

3 – Proximity Workshop moderated by Angie Cotte, Roberto Cimetta Fund. Rapporteur : Karsten Xuereb

Participation of Manik Sharma, Sana Tamzini, Valentina Riccardi, Anne Luis, Alma Salem, Dea Vidovic, Kultura Nova Foundation

19h30– 22h30           Welcome Buffet and informal networking with Greek operators at Root Art Space

Late evening              Informal late evening meeting point Root Art Space


Tuesday 31st March

09h00 – 10h00          Report on each workshop by rapporteurs and open discussion

10h00 – 11h20          Plenary Session: Models of existing funding schemes or economic models. Moderated by Collette Brennan

Contributions by Valentina Riccardi, Angie Cotte, Manik Sharma, Khadija El Bennaoui,   Dmitry Osipenko, Amany Abouzeid, Nicole Hamouche, Dea Vidovic

11h20 – 11h30          Break

11h30 – 13h00          Final Plenary Session: Models of funding schemes or economic models to be invented   (Ibn Battûta mobility fund). What are the potentials for development in each country?  Moderated by Ferdinand Richard

Contributions by Collette Brennan, Eunhee Kim, Angie Cotte, Fabienne Brutt and Sana  Ouchtati followed by an open discussion between all the participants.

13h00 – 14h30          Lunch

Afternoon                   The cafeteria of 104 is available for informal meetings between participants. Visits to cultural or art spaces can be arranged with the Greek operators present on day 1.


Alternative afternoon programme for the Ibn Battûta mobility fund partners

15h00 – 15h15          Signing of agreement between Asia-Europe Foundation, Roberto Cimetta Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Korea Arts Management Service

16h15 – 18h00          Meeting of the partners of the first open call of the Ibn Battûta mobility fund

21h30 – 23h00     Performance MANIFESTO 2083 by ENTROPIA – Open to all participants

Venue: Theatre 104, 41 Evmolpidon str., Gazi, Athens. tel : 00 30 210 5227075 metro station: Kerameikos.

Working Language: English


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