Report: “Creating an Open Access Digital Repository for Contemporary Art and Intangible Cultural Heritage”
From the Open Glam (via Medium):
ECHO II: Traditions in Transition is a Creative Europe project led by Inter Alia, a civic, non-profit organization based in Athens, Greece. Within its context, we invited artists to participate in five art residencies, and create original artworks inspired by selected local traditions from the island of Spetses (Greece), the city of Sofia and Smolyan town (Bulgaria), the Prespa Lake (North Macedonia), and the life and community of Győr distillery’s workers (Hungary).
Designing a project website as an open access repository: Opportunities and challenges
The idea of designing the ECHO II website as an open access digital repository popped-up while we were writing the project application for funding, when the first ECHO: European Cultural Heritage Onstage project was ending. ECHO had neither a website nor dedicated social media pages for the communication of its activities and outputs — which was a conscious choice, since, from our involvement in EU-funded projects, we have come to realize that after their ending, it is very difficult for a non-profit, civil society organization to sustain any dedicated communication channels financially and keep their content updated (challenge 1: resources: money, people, time). However, at the end of the project, we also realized that everything that took place during its course was “lost”, since it was only known to the project partners, the participant artists and the visitors of the local art exhibitions (challenge 2: unknown if not digitized and communicated to wider communities).
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