Need

Klee, Hauptweg und Nebenwege, 1929

During the last years, we have seen more political and public interest for reviving the rural and sparsely populated areas and to counter the current trend, where especially young and well-skilled citizens are moving from rural to urban areas.

 

One of more ways to counter this trend is to promote better culture and leisure time opportunities in the rural areas, and the partnership circle shares the view that new initiatives in the third sector by voluntary culture associations and culture volunteers can make a difference.

 

In this project, we therefore intend to develop new methods to revive the areas and secure sustainability by applying the ”citizen help citizen” approach, where civil society associations and their volunteers from the cross-cultural sector of amateur arts, voluntary culture, and heritage are engaged to provide involving arts and culture activities with an added value for civic participation, community bonding and local identity.

 

Background and need

 

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