Christian Artists Seminar

July 29 - August 2, 2018

The new theme and speakers of CA 2018

Work opportunities 4.0 in the cultural/arts sector as a result of a changing and innovating Europe. This is a continuation and concretization of previous CA seminars.

SECTION 1: general set up (Sunday July 29, 16.00 – 17.30)

  • General introduction to the theme by Leen La Rivière, chairman International trade union of christian artists (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Picture of  Europe, where we came from, where we go to by Dr.Evert van de Poll, University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • The need for working groups (communities of practice) by Judith Stevenson, Uk/Scotland

SECTION 2: (Mondaymorning July 30,  9.00 – 10.00)

Better preparation for this future of work. What is available already. What you have to plan yourself. Suggestions for trade unions, suggestions for regulations and politics. By Dr. Geoffrey Stevenson, University of Edinburough, UK

  • the possibilities and challenges of fusion of the various arts disciplins
  • Life long learning, learn to learning and the need for ongoing changes (as markets are changing)
  • Mastership
  • Community of professionals c.q. other forms like inspire groups

10.00 – 11.00 Discussions   + INTERVIEWS
11.00 – 11.20 coffee and tea
11.20 – 11.40 SECTION 3: Technical changes having effect on the cultural sector and having effect on your income Part 1: Dr. Teddy Liho, Academia of Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Robotization
  • Computerization
  • New technical improvements (3 D printing, computer use in the arts, design, music, etc)
  • New INTERACTIVE way of arts/design communication (e.d. VR – Virtual Reality)

11.40 – 11.50 discussions
11.50 – 12.20 INTERVIEWS: Personal testimonials
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

SECTION 4: (Mondayafternoon July 30,  14.00-15.00)

Technical changes having effect on the cultural sector and having effect on your income Part 2: Dr. Lasma Licite, Latva University of Agriculture, entrepeneurship and communication)

  • Robotization
  • Computerization
  • New technical improvements (3 D printing, computer use in the arts, design, music, etc)
  • New INTERACTIVE way of arts/design communication (e.d. VR – Virtual Reality)
  • New ways of distribution, a challenge for new sources of income, social media, vlog, blog, etc

The effects for NEW work opportunities and the social  construct of society

15.00 – 15.30 Discussions + interview: Personal testimonial
15.30 – 15.50 coffee and tea

SECTION 5 (Mondayafternoon July 30, 15.50-16.50)

What are the personal effects of the new work opportunities  by Alexandra Smith, ambassador of ZZP-Nederland (the trade union of the selfemployed in the Netherlands, on:

  • Personal life
  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Social life (family, friends, your local or professional community, etc
  • To be selfemployed: needed knowledge about personal/work presentation worldwide, profitmodels when everybody can copy (steal) so easily

16.50 – 17.20 Discussions + Interview: Personal testimonials

SECTION 6 (Tuesdaymorning July 31,  9.00-10.00)

Changes of the social-cultural context. In this part a general overview by Dr Paul Donders, founder of International coaching institute X-Pand (Germany, NL, South Afrika, etc)

  • What is Europe (going to be)
  • Cultural changes , because of immigration, integration, regions, ethic changes
  • Political  changes (including effects of the Brexit); EU plans
  • Economic changes and the effect on the dynamics of the labour force and markets

The general effect on work opportunities and the social construct of society

10.00 – 11.00 Discussions + Interview:  personal testimonies
11.00 – 11.20 coffee and tea
11.20 – 12.20 Interviews-personal testimonies