Introduction to the 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel Grants eBook

The tenth anniversary of ECF’s Step Beyond Travel Grants programme in 2013 represented a milestone. It was a moment to look back at our results so far but also, more importantly, to start looking ahead at the years to come and the changes we hope to catalyse. This publication takes a look at the past, present and future, and gives a voice to the people involved in the programme as well.

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People: Focus on three STEP Beyond Travel Grantees

In the 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel Grants publication, we feature three grantees who explain what receiving a STEP Beyond Travel Grant has meant for their work and how it has helped them to forge sustainable working relationships with colleagues in other parts of Europe. Read more about the grantees and watch the short film profiling them and their work.  

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Culture and sustainability

The third part of the 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel Grants publication looks ahead, at an evolutionary path that STEP Beyond Travel Grants could take. It focuses on one of the major challenges of our times, sustainability. What role can arts and culture play in the transition that we need to make to a more sustainable society? And how could the STEP Beyond Travel Grants programme contribute to this development?

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Afterword by Katherine Watson

For the past ten years, the STEP Beyond Travel Grant programme has enabled a diversity of young artists, cultural workers and researchers to travel, to transcend and make connections across geographic, cultural and discipline borders. Read ECF Director Katherine Watson's afterword to the publication celebrating 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel Grants. 

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Managing Diversity? Art and [The Art Of] Organisational Change

Managing Diversity? Art and [The Art Of] Organisational Change by ECF explores the complexity of managing diversity through essays and stories by practitioners in the arts and cultural field. Neither Here or There explores diversity through art - through the eye of Ahmet Polat who focuses on photographing diversity in society. This compilation of two books is a co-production of the ECF, Ahmet Polat (Fatush Productions) and publishing house Mets & Schilt Publishers, 2008. If you like to obtain a copy of this publication, please contact Lise Mathol, lmathol[@]

On the Road to a Cultural Policy for Europe

On the Road to a Cultural Policy for Europe argues for the urgency of making culture the basis of European integration and stimulating genuine cross-border cultural cooperation.

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