Monthly Archives: September 2020

Island Connect at the Moise Palace

Island Connect is a collaborative program between five performing arts organisations, working with residencies located on (or associated with) European islands of different countries. They are united in this project by a common interest in contributing to the creation and consolidation of performing arts, with an important ambition to support the artists in their personal and professional development.

By being held in authentic locations, the residency program provides the opportunity to break away from the usual hectic pace, while focusing on issues such as sustainability, local community needs, and skills exchange. Croatian artists travel to Mallorca and Denmark to explore the boundaries of animation, contemporary circus and new media, and the Moise Palace on Cres becomes a residence for European art groups and a space of freedom, cooperation and creativity.

In September, Danish artists led by choreographer Sophie Mage and Spanish artists led by Pero Masa came to the island of Cres to develop their art projects at the Moise Palace. After two weeks of residency group of performers presented two performances to the audience, on Saturday, 26th September at the Moise Palace.

Result of the residency was a pre-premiere of the dance performance Vibrant Matter which will premiere in Copenhagen in early October. After a short break, the multicultural theatrical collective No Crecerán Las Lechugas from Spain, Uruguay and Mexico performed a piece called “C.E.T. – Cuando esto termine” (“When this is over”), a re-examination of the issue of intimacy among people in the age of screens and monitors, inspired by 60 days of isolation due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Partners of the Island Connect are BIRCA – Bækkelund, International Art Residential Center (Bornholm, Denmark), C.I.N.E. – Center d’Investigació Escènica de Sineu (Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain), ENTROPIA (Athens, Greece – residence on the island of Naxos), Irish Aerial Creation Center (Limerick, Ireland), and Domino from Croatia. In Croatia, the residency program is held through the Fund program for other by Domino association in cooperation with the University of Rijeka (Moise Palace, Cres), through the platform of the Performing Arts Network with the support of the Kultura Nova Foundation and through the European project ACT: Art, Climate, Transition with the support of the program Creative Europe of the European Union.


Title of the performance: Vibrant Matter

By: Sophia Mage in collaboration with; Charlotte Petersen, Klara Utke Acs, Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold (dance) Søs Gunver Ryberg (live sound) Laura Rathschau (set and costume design) Rune Abro, Michel Winkler-Krog (light and visuals).


Name of the piece is “C.E.T. (Cuando esto termine)” 
The author is: No Crecerán Las Lechugas.


Diversity Mixer – Cultural participation: diversity and inclusion

Diversity Mixer
Cultural participation: diversity and inclusion

Organized by: RIJEKA 2020

On Monday, September 28th, from 10.00 am to 1.45 pm a workshop on Culture in an Unintentional Digital Environment will be held via Zoom platform. This is the third in a series of workshops under the Cultural Participation: Diversity and Inclusion program.
The workshop will be lead by Tatjana Aćimović and Sanja Bojanić, and Robert Tomić Zuber and Tino Vodanović will give the guest presentation and practicum.

Registration for the workshop is mandatory via the link:

The difficulties and challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic faced by the creative and cultural industries, as well as the consequences of the inability to act, are large-scale.
The workshop will, among other things, discuss how much and how national strategies, programs and measures for survival and recovery from the crisis respond to the newly created difficult circumstances for cultural and creative industries and focus on the potential of the digital environment and platforms, as well as and insufficient opportunities to transfer certain cultural content to the (mandatory) digital environment.

Rare examples of positive practices are evidence of an effective response to the emerging crisis, as well as pointing out to the public sector the lack of an adequate response to the growing needs of public opinion.
The digital environment is a platform for frequent violations of individual rights and deficient legislative protection frameworks. The workshop will be an opportunity for participants to get acquainted with case studies of complex micro-aggression in the new circumstances of the digital environment towards people with disabilities.

The workshop will also present the publication Kitchen of Diversity – a cross-section of programs held as part of the program direction Kitchen of Diversity of Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture.

Join the workshop

Meeting ID: 873 7443 6356
Passcode: 358383


10.00 – 10.30 am
Presentation of workshop participants

10.30 – 11.15 am
Pandemic and impact on global traffic trends and progressive civilization development
Challenges of cultural and creative industries in the circumstances of a pandemic

11.15 am – 12.00
National measures for survival and recovery from the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis
Potentials and disadvantages of cultural content for transfer to the digital environment

12.00 – 12.15 pm Pause

12.15 – 12.45 pm
Robert Tomić Zuber / Guest presentation
Example of positive practice – Rplus

12.45 – 1.30 pm
Tino Vodanović / Guest presentation
Microaggressions in the digital environment

1.30 – 1.45 pm Q&A

The workshop is held as part of the project “Diversity Mixer – Policies and Practices in Cultural and Creative Industries” co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). The project deals with a sector approach to diversity management and focuses on diversity in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs). It is jointly carried out by RIJEKA 2020 LLC and the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, in collaboration with the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development as an associate partner.


Academia in the Wild
Seminar Series on University for 21st Century Community

Organized by CAS SEE and the Academy of Applied Arts

University of Rijeka has been developing a strong focus on the relationship between the university and the community. Join us for a series of zoom talks in which we will discuss, with professors and researchers from University of Rijeka, some of the most interesting projects building this relationship, and the changing nature of university in the 21st Century.


15. 9. Bojana Ćulum Ilić: Towards a European Framework for Community Engagement in Higher Education

22. 9. Andrej Kljun: Food and community


29. 9. Ana Ajduković: Gender, sexuality, identities – from oppression to equality


6. 10. Sarah Czerny: Questioning motivations? Exploring the place of “science” in raw milk drinking



The “Kultura Nova” foundation is hosting the first program of this year’s edition of “EU diploma in cultural project management”, an educational program taking place from 30 August to 5 September, 2020, in Zagreb, Rijeka, and Cres. In Croatia, the program was organized by the “Kultura nova” foundation in partnership with the Association “Marcel Hicter” from Belgium who is the manager of the program, and assisted by Pogon – Centre for Independent Culture in Zagreb, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, European Capital of Culture – Rijeka 2020, and the University of Rijeka, with the support from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. One part of the program took place in Moise Palace in Cres on 2 September, 2020.


The “EU diploma” is a pan-European educational program arising from the will to foster cultural diversity and transregional and transnational cultural exchanges. Two major goals of the program are to allow cultural managers a better integration of collaborative projects aimed at connecting identity, culture and economy in a European perspective, and to include more EU projects into regional cultural development plans. The program includes theoretical and practical parts, as well as visits to cultural organizations in Zagreb and Rijeka. The part of the program taking place in Zagreb is open to public.