Søren Friis Møller

Søren Friis Møller

Søren holds a BA in Performing Arts Science, a MMD in Leadership and a PhD in Leadership in the Cultural Sector. He began in the early 90s producing and organizing cultural events, moved on to heading various cultural organizations and projects, and decided midway in his career that he needed to research the cultural field more thoroughly. This led him on to setting up management and leadership programmes for present and coming leaders in the field. He currently serves on the board of the Danish Film Institute, the Østerbro Theatre, Tempi, he chairs the board of Theatre Momentum, and he is a member of the Museum Council of the National Gallery of Denmark. Along with this, he’s External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and his company culturaldemocracy.dk is extensively involved in national programmes for audience development.


European Conference 2020 · 5th episode: “Tempestuous times – the crisis – recovery and change”

Panellists: Nico Carpentier, Richard Evans, Arundhati Gosh, Olga Wysocka. Chair: Inês Bettencourt da Câmara. Presenters: Melissa Dibble, Søren Friis Møller, Marcin Poprawski, Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll).

This session looks at what will happen when we open our doors and step back into the world. It looks at what could be the role of culture in our new lives and what we have learnt or could learn from this pandemic moment. Where do our past and current experiences meet? What is yet to be clarified? And what strategic foresight can we bring to our decision making processes? When we think about cultural events or audience development, we focus primarily on the social dynamics of physical encounters. Recent circumstances have shown us that alternatives exist. How do we deal with the fearful environment of the new normal and turn this into a new optimistic vision. This final session looks at what new knowledge we have acquired, what additional value it has added and in light of this, the different strategies needed to encourage participation, engagement and audience development.







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