Ideas Agora

Today we ask you to jam in a different way: you can open yourself a brand new discussion to share your ideas or join already open discussions below.

The focus:

We, the people of culture, let our fragmentation reduce our impact on society.
What is the first thing we need to do to reverse this trend? To become a "we"?

Arts make us human

I believe that 'the arts' are what made us human.

Art is all around us, creativity is what has made everything we own. I tell participants in workshops that everything they own see, buy, look at has been created and produced by artists .

If we want to change the perception of what it is to be 'an artist' we have to work towards teaching an understanding of how the creative brain has developed everything we take for granted within our 'built' environment.

Creativity is inspired by nature and without nature humans could not have become creative. We need nature to sustain us physically and mentally

The arts and nature are exploited for profit by a small numbers of rich people.

If we do not stop the rich and greedy exploiting our planet, our nature and our arts nothing much will matter in fifty years time. We wont be around to discuss the merits of 'the arts'

You need to be a member of Jamm'Europe to add comments!

Join Jamm'Europe

Replies are closed for this discussion.

Replies

  • Are you stating that there art is no more important than the context in which it gets created and that working on the context is as necessary as providing space for the art within the context? Or would you propose to try to merge the spheres as to have one single sphere? How? How do you want to stop plutocracy?
    • We are all made from the same basic building blocks of life on this 'sphere' - earth. Water, DNA etc. I believe creativity is key to human development. I have no personal single power to stop plutocracy. I work with communities to enable people (who through educational and monetary inequality often do not have access to the arts) experience and participate in 'the arts'. Until creative opportunity and good education are free and available to every single citizen of the planet nothing will change. Inequality creates plutocracy.
This reply was deleted.

Activity wall

rv replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Let's talk practice
"Márton HAJDU: promising this idea; we go back to the "how to spread", same way as other EU programs are announced and spread?

I tend to believe more in that option, than TV-vote, despite agreeing with much Tamer Levent said.
However, we all also kn…"
Jul 12, 2017
Tamer Levent replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Let's talk practice
"<p>Democracy is it self art.Think about art.İt is humans's biological way of to do something.Thinking and doing! This is part of human being.Even whenever,he wasn't  know anything,as a logical and scientificly,he was able to find a resolution for so…"
Jul 12, 2017
rv replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Let's talk practice
"1. Debate was relevant. I meant to draw our attention to facts & figures, considering the total Eropean and EU populatio vis a vis Culture statistics - cultural employment - Data extracted in December 2016 (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-ex&hellip;"
Jul 7, 2017
Luciano Gloor replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Cooperate or corporate: can we offer alternatives for economic development & the future of work?
"I am sorry, I didn't make it earlier. You google "income of artists" and you come across many links.
Find here below some links to data and the debate on artists income in the UK and the US. The US is interesting as Europe perceives the US as the he…"
Jul 7, 2017
Luciano Gloor replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Comments on scenario 5: Doing much more together
"The EPP group in the European Parliament might not be my political choice. However this speech is worth to be taken notice of.  Esteban González Pons reminds us on the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. #EU60“Europe is not a market, it is the…"
Jul 7, 2017
Christopher Guest replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Let's talk practice
"The hierarchy has changed. We now all have a share in each of those 3 roles - community, artist, professional- in varying degrees. But embarrassment or ridicule is still often more comfortable than experimenting with this new situation.
Where art ca…"
Jul 6, 2017
Culture Action Europe replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Let's talk practice
"Thanks Christopher. Interesting if you can share your experiences on how to (re)connect three point of a triangle you are referring to?"
Jul 6, 2017
Culture Action Europe replied to Culture Action Europe's discussion Let's talk practice
"Thanks! Ideas on how to engage/get artists, cultural operators more interested in such discussions? Or you want to say that the debate in itself was not relevant? Also, could you elaborate on "European citizenship classes"?"
Jul 6, 2017
More…
Image 1