As part of the project "Valuing, promoting and developing the historical and cultural heritage of Évora and the surrounding region", CIMAC - Inter-Municipal Community of Alentejo Central, through the program "Alentejo em Cena", proposes to organize the International Conference "Connecting Creative Ecosystems” to be held on the 7th and 8th of June 2017 in the city of Évora, Portugal.


“Connecting Creative Ecosystems” intends to promote the debate and presentation of crosscutting cultural subjects and fields, approaching not only the performative and visual arts but also of the field of knowledge targeted at the specificities of places with a low population density, although with a more comprehensive vision and in line with an international perspective. It will seek to reflect on the very notion of a creative ecosystem; on the new functions and nature of the "cultural object" and creative processes in the age of digital technology and globalization; on the constraints and potential of creative ecosystems in regions such as Alentejo or similar; on the relations that these regions can establish with more dynamic/populated contexts and with similar regions; on the elements of differentiation, integration and affirmation of cultural diversity in the European area; among others.


Date: 07th and 08th of June 2017


Place: Garcia de Resende Theater, Évora, Portugal



Public administration decision makers (local councils, municipal assemblies, intermunicipal communities, regional and national public administration), public administration technicians and senior experts, cultural and creative agents and companies, artists, cultural programmers, tourism agents.


Conditions of participation

Free participation. Previous registration needed.


Parallel activities

- Cultural events

- Performances

- Showcases

Find out more at:

7JUN - 8JUN 


09:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m.

Panel 1. Cultural Policy

- Differentiation, integration and affirmation. Elements for a cultural diversity in the European area
- From cultural object to creative processes in the age of digital technology and globalization

2:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.

Parallel session 1:

Best practices - Cultural programming and management

Parallel session 2:

Best practices - Municipal Initiatives

4:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.

Networking + Cultural event


09:00 a.m. / 1:00 p.m.

Panel 2. Creative Ecosystems

- From the notion of a creative ecosystem to regional and transnational dynamics

- Connecting contexts of high and low density: Conditioners and potentialities

2:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.

Parallel session 3:

Best practices - Network Dynamics

Parallel session 4:

Best practices - Artistic platforms

4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m.

Alentejo Central Creative Platform

Cultural Commitment Alentejo Central

Guidelines for a creative ecosystem and cultural policy for Central Alentejo

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