24 Sep 2014 - 27 Sep 2014

World Summit Community Arts Centers & Networks


The First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks will be held September 24 - 27 2014 in the historic capital of Bulgaria, the city of Veliko Turnovo, on the theme: “Creativity and Well-being for All: Changing the Future!”

The International Council for Cultural Centers (I3C) invites participants to the First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks. The Summit will be held in Veliko Turnovo – one of the most charming cities in the world with millennial history - under the Official Patronage of the President of Bulgaria.

The event aims to bring for the first time networks of community cultural centers from about 50 countries on 5 continents for an exciting and informative conference including expert  lectures, working groups, and visits to century-old cultural centers for participants from all around the world.

A wide range of potential participants from Europe, Asia and beyond are identified.

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The theme of the First World Summit is Creativity and Well-being for All: Changing the Future!”, inspired by the overall impact of these networks to society and as a continuity to an international project where I3C is a partner.  The topic addresses the role of the arts and creativity for sustainable community development and the rising demand for policies, including cultural policies, supporting what people themselves characterize as their well-being.

The organizer of the event is the International Council for Cultural Centers (I3C). I3C was established in 2008 in Bulgaria and aims to serve as the global platform for meeting, unity, coordination, and cooperation of national and continental networks of community cultural centers.