20 - 21 September 2022, Divadlo pod Palmovkou + stream
What philosophical and social perspectives do we associate with a public cultural institution like the established theatre today, and can the New European Bauhaus serve as a compass for them? What arguments for sustaining public cultural institutions hold up in the current crises, and how should established and independent theatre complement each other in an ideal world? How can the potential of cultural institutions be better harnessed by cities and communities, and what economic and legislative obstacles do they face? The answers to the questions outlined above will be sought in the Forum on the Future of Culture Prague, with the title Theatre as a 21st Century Public Cultural Institution. The Forum is held as part of the Forum on the Future of Culture, initiated in 2017 by Warsaw's Teatr Powszechny.
You can register for the forum using the form HERE.
Individual contributions and panel discussions will be streamed online. For individual discussion groups, we will only broadcast the beginning and conclusion.
Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
10:00 - 10:15
Hana Třeštíková, Councillor for Culture of the Capital City. Prague
Michal Lang, Director of the Theatre pod Palmovkou
10:15 - 10:30
The future according to the principles of the New European Bauhaus initiative
In addition to the interest of various communities, the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative has raised questions about whether it was intended as a political project, a financial mechanism or an attempt to bend. One of the NEB's slogans states that it is a cultural project aimed at fulfilling the conclusions of the European Green Deal. Since the beginning of 2021, the trinity of sustainability - inclusion - aesthetic or cultural value have become the principles used by the European Commission's NEB organisers, as well as those who have identified with them. Mária Beňačková Rišková is co-author of the NEB conceptual material, which presents the basic thesis and possible solutions to the problems caused by climate change, specifically with the help of the cultural and creative sector. Based on an insider's perspective, she will present the methods used by the NEB organisers, the project's outputs and how to contribute to its goals. He will also talk about some forms of application of the NEB principles, the Year of Climate Care / Rok pre klimamu 2022 project and the inclusion of the theme of responsible and sustainable approach in culture in the emerging strategy of culture and creative industries of the Slovak Republic 2030.
Mária Beňačková Rišková, curator, editor and independent expert in the field of design, multimedia and cultural heritage, member of the roundtable of the New European Bauhaus project, an initiative of the European Commission, coordinator of the development of the State Cultural Strategy of the Slovak Republic 2030.
10:30 - 11:30
Panel discussion: what challenges does theatre face as a public cultural institution in the 21st century?
5 min each panel input
Stanislav Moša, Director of the Municipal Theatre Brno, Chairman of the Association of Professional Theatres
Lenka Havlíková, Director of Theatre X10, Chair of the Association of Independent Theatres
Paweł Łysak, director of Teatr Powszechny, initiator of the Forum on the Future of Culture
Michal Lang, Director of the Palmovka Theatre
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
Panel discussion: what are the challenges facing public cultural institutions in the 21st century?
Each speaker input 5 min
Václav Janoščík, educator at several art schools, curator, theorist focused on a wide range of topics from contemporary art to popular culture
Jiří Sulženko, Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Capital City of Prague Prague
Olga Škochová, head of cultural planning ONplan
Maté Gáspár, artistic director at Budapest Brand, the Hungarian capital's agency for Culture and Tourism
13:15 - 14:00
Q&A, discussion, conclusions
Moderators: Jan Jiřík and Martina Pecková Černá
performance by romeo&julie2022
Wednesday 21 September 14:00-17:00
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:45
Discussion group I: The economics of theatre establishment - conditions, obstacles, hopes and visions
Paweł Łysak, Director of Teatr Powszechny, Poland
David Gerneš, Director of Moravian Theatre Olomouc
Jana Dvořáková, Administrative Director of the National Theatre
Moderator: Jan Jiřík
14:15 - 15:45
Discussion group II: Legislation of established theatres - conditions, obstacles, hopes and visions
Paweł Sztarbowski, artistic director of Teatr Powszechny, Poland
Zdeněk Pánek, Head of the Office of the General Director, National Theatre
Martina Hájková, Association of Professional Theatres
16:00 - 17:00
Presentation of group discussions, conclusions
16:50 - 17:00
Conclusions, farewell, invitation to the continuation of the Forum on the Future of Culture in Warsaw