In Autumn 2020, efesai hosted a series of six online seminars about what the cultural sector must do right to flourish in a world which has been changed by COVID-19. efesai invited unexpected speakers from the Netherlands and other countries to share their insights regarding mission and value, strategic business planning, funding, diversity and community engagement.

The seminars took place every other week from 23 September to 9 December 2020. Each seminar lasted 90 minutes and focused on a different topic.

Seminar 1 Adaptation, Back to the DNA?

In the first seminar we focus on: Identifying the DNA of a cultural organisation – what is essential and what...

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Seminar 2 Let’s Get Real

In this seminar we focus on: A realistic plan to make necessary changes, including how it will be financed A...

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Seminar 3 Evolution, New Organisms

A vision is no use if it cannot be translated into a practical plan, including all the business elements of...

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Seminar 4 Making an Impact

In seminar 4 we focus on: What is impact and why must cultural organisations think about it. In fact culture...

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Seminar 5 Engage or Die

The focus of seminar 5: Bringing culture and the people together Digital engagement Panel Atiba Edwards, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (United...

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Seminar 6 Local Government – the key link of the cultural chain

Seminar 6 is all about: Clarity of purpose – why do Gemeenten give money to culture? Culture as social, health...

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