International trip links slovenia cultural research partnership with visiting arts
ISIS & MIMA have been awarded one of five partnership places to take part in a research trip to Ljubljana on 20th June for 5 days.
Contemporary Art Society's National Network and Visiting Arts are organising the trip with the aim of supporting partnerships to inspire closer working relationships between museums and galleries with collections of contemporary art and independent arts organisations within the arts ecologies of our towns and cities.
LINKS is a new initiative that will be run over three years to strengthen cultural exchange between the UK and Slovenia.
In 2012 Maribor, a city an hour outside of Ljublijana, the capital of Slovenia, will be the Cultural Capital of Europe. We will visit both cities during our first research trip in June 2011 to understand more about how the cultural ecologies of both places have evolved.
The partnership between Visiting Arts and the Contemporary Art Society is intended to catalyse exchange between the two countries and local partnerships between collection based organisations in the UK and independent and particularly artist-led projects.