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Opening @ Happy Culture Hours by ENCATC

Espronceda is very proud to cooperate and to host for the first time in Spain the Happy Culture Hours organised by ENCATC, the leading European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education.  Happy Culture Hours is an initiative of ENCATC launched in early 2013, in partnership with the Creative Europe Desks Wallonie-Bruxelles and Vlaanderen, the Cultural Happy Hours aim to catalyse international partnerships, cross sectorial exchanges, collaborations and knowledge transfers among networks and organisations acting in the field of arts and culture based in Brussels, strengthen the Belgian artistic and cultural scene and its European projects by enlarging their audience, connect with a variety of stakeholders based in Brussels through culture; and create innovative partnerships among cultural, business and education sectors.

RSVP here

by Friday, 20 November 2015 at 12:00

This invitation is personal and not transferable.

Due to limited availability, registration is mandatory. First come first served.

GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, Lluis Bonet
cordially invite you to a special evening at 

ESPRONCEDA|Center for Art and Culture 

After Paris in 2014, ENCATC’s Cultural Happy Hour is going abroad once again! For the first time, ENCATC is organising its popular Brussels initiative in Spain. Hosted by Espronceda|Center for Art and Culture, this Happy Hour is an excellent opportunity to discover a new innovative and contemporary art home, providing a platform and a multidisciplinary environment for artists, curators, and everybody else who believes in the importance of art, culture and education for more creativity and a better world. Espronceda fosters established and aspiring international artists to develop their work and creativity, and to spread their inspiration beyond their physical stay in the space. 

Do not miss this unique opportunity to discover a new independent art center in Barcelona, listen to experts discussing on possible business models and enjoy some networking with international colleagues! 

RSVP here

by Friday, 20 November 2015 at 12:00
This invitation is personal and not transferable.
Due to limited availability, registration is mandatory.
First come first served.

Carrer d’Espronceda, 326, 08027 Barcelona

Monday, 23 November 2015 


19:00 – 19:05
Words of welcome by GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens,ENCATC Secretary General

 19:05 – 19:15
Why this project? Why in this area of Barcelona?
What new in this business model?
Introduction to the Espronceda Center for Art and Culture and to the Arte Laguna Prize by Henrik Sprengel, Holger Sprengel and Elia Sabato, Co-founders of Espronceda

 19:15 – 20:00
Panel discussion on managing independent arts centers: Towards new management, business and leadership models

Lluís Bonet, Professor, University of Barcelona

Fabio Mongelli, Director, and Caterina Tomeo, Professor, Rufa Visual Arts University, Rome
Ayal Brenner, CEO of MutualArt and Director of the Artist Pension Trust
Alejandro Martin, Director, Alejandro Gallery, Barcelona
Aurélien Le Genissel, Art Management, Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona
Eva Martinez Olalla, Ambassador of Rebirth Project of Michelangelo Pistoletto e Cittadellarte

20:00 – 20:30
Networking cocktail with tapas followed by a private visit to the Espronceda’s Collection


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