The networking platform for information on
European arts and culture. Linking you across borders.
Why build it?
10-12-2008 To fill an info gap: “Culture cooperation across Europe”
European Culture Foundation
Key characteristics: independent & transnational
Gottfried Wagner, Director ECF
• Pilot Phase
60% private (foundations)
75% private (foundations)
Who uses it?
“Europe” = 50 countries
not only the European Union
Region in focus shines a
spotlight on lesser-known or
culturally diverse regions or
particular cities where various
cultures live together.
Who uses it?
Professionally-facing: doers (and thinkers too)
700,000 visits in 2008
6 languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Polski
Organisations, people, projects, funding, networks, etc.
Harnessing participation – whose knowledge is it anyway?
Managing the intersection of [web1.0] and [web2.0]
How digitally open is the cultural sector?
• Building grass-roots
ownership of a top-down
• Being understood: what
exactly IS: “digital
• Juggling and balancing
Roemer Visscherstraat 18 Tel: +31 (0) 20 412 10 17
1054 EX Amsterdam Fax: +31 (0) 20 412 24 68
The Netherlands Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LabforCulture Team (Amsterdam)
Katherine Watson , Director Hans Peter Christen Ashley Grandisch Timothée Guicherd
email@example.com Finance Assistant Technical and Web Support Website Editor
Pieter van Kemenade Nicola Mullenger Gunilla Redelius Lidia Varbanova
Technical Development Marketing & Communications Office Manager Senior Consultant