TANDEM - "Community and Participation"

TANDEM – Community & Participation was aimed at establishing long-term partnerships between cultural organisations working in the field of community arts, amateur arts and (non-formal) arts education. The program focused on citizens’ inclusion and active participation in local arts & culture and community life. The programme engaged participants in an intensive one-year, transnational collaboration process, which included the realisation of a joint interdisciplinary pilot project that is linked to their cultural expertise and their community.
The programme kick-started a collaboration and co-creation process for Dutch organisations and their counterparts from Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom, aiming for a lasting network of knowledge exchange in cultural participation and community engagement. Bringing European makers into the participating organisations and communities supports a process of reflection and innovation, equipping participants with the much needed tailor-made toolkit in dealing with on-going changes and challenges in their societies and work field. Through TANDEM participating organisations could confidently find their way to and through the complex European scene. TANDEM is currently closed for applications. 
TANDEM "Community and Participation" was an initiative of the Dutch Cultural Participation Fund and European Cultural Foundation, implemented by MitOst e.V. in partnership with the British council and the Dutch Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA). 

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