Next June 30th is the  deadline for submissions to the Public Call for the Adeste+ Summer School. Change Within Change: Re-examining the Role of the Cultural Organisation and its Relationship with the Public is the theme of the summerschool, which will take place over 6 related episodes taking place between september 23rd and october 28th. Since we only have a limited number of spaces available, an application is required,

The 2nd ADESTE+ Conference and Summer School has been created for those working as cultural operators with an interest in this topic anywhere in the world. Although provided online the events will maintain the spirit of the 1st ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School and Conference in 2019. Participants will gather online to debate, learn and work together on developing new strategies through an extended schedule of several weeks with dedicated workshops, discussions, and encounters with keynote speakers, experts and practitioners from around the world. This will be an unsurpassed opportunity to acquire knowledge and information, exchange expertise and experiences and source inspiration in a friendly and professional environment.   

The European Conference and Summer School are part of the ADESTE+ project which is focused on research and development of innovative approaches to audience development (AD) supported by Creative Europe. The Conference and Summer School is coordinated by Kultura Nova Foundation and Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc Rijeka, which are both partners in the project.

The working language of the Conference and Summer School will be English. The tentative programme of the Summer School is available here.

Participation at the Summer School and Conference is free. The participation at the Summer School is based on a selection process, while the conference is open to all interested parties but requires registration. The ADESTE+ partners are now (re)opening the Public Call for participation at the Summer School and Conference.



6 episodes: September – October 2020, online

Application for the Summer School comprehends Summer School and the 4th and 5th episodes of Conference which are mandatory part of the programme of the Summer School. Applicants who submitted application to the call for Applications for the Summer School and European Conference in Rijeka do not have to submit the application anew.

This Call is open to cultural workers, artists, representatives of cultural organisations, institutions and freelancers working in the field of arts and culture.

The following criteria will be applied for the selection process of the Summer School:

  • Applicant is working in the field of arts and culture
  • Applicant has at least two-year’s experience in arts or cultural management
  • Applicant has knowledge and experience of audience development

After meeting this assessment, criteria applicants will be given priority according to the order of application submission. Selection will be led based on geographical diversity as well as diversity of sectors and disciplines.

Number of participants of the Summer School is limited to 90.

The applications will be evaluated by ADESTE+ partners.

Application form
Application must be submitted via online Application form available here.

Note: applicants who applied for the Summer School in Rijeka do not have to resubmit their applications but will be contacted by the organisers.


All the applicants will be informed about the results of the selection procedure by 22nd of July 2020.

On behalf of ADESTE+ partners, Kultura Nova Foundation will inform all applicants of the selection process results via e-mail submitted in the application.

If selected, the applicant is obliged to participate both at the Sumer School and 4th and 5th episodes of the European Conference.

If you have any additional queries about Summer School and/or European Conference don’t hesitate to contact us at








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