artMUSE is a European Project for cultural future developments
artMUSE is a common project of: LWL - Industriemuseum Textilmuseum in Bocholt, Germany, the Museum of Bitola and the National Institution Institute in Macedonia, the Gdanks City Gallery in Poland in cooperation with the M2C Institute.
artMUSE is funded by the European Union.
The European locations of industrial culture, history of the city, contemporary art and protohistory in Bocholt, Gdanks and Bitola early in their insistence coalesced in the sectors work, technology, textile art, social development up to the industrial assembly. This common European historical dimension is currently further developed. The project artMuse assists this process by combining the mutual historical heritage with common topics of presence and future. But there is another similarity between these places: they find themselves in a time of European ecological, economical and social transformation, looking for a new cultural expressions. In artMuse we would like to commonly face this search in a constructive way. To achieve this goal, we closely work together with artists, creatives, cultural managers, citizens and museum visitors. The aim is to form a place of creativity, of intermediation and of cultural experimentation. This should lay the foundation for a European cultural center.
In July 2011, the opening of the "Alten Spinnerei" in Bocholt will be the beginning of a whole bunch of interactive media festivals with many artists from all over Europe being involved. This arts-"jam" enables local and European artists but also non-professional artists and visitors a practival participation at the event. This series will be continuously pursued by all involved partners so the interconnection between the actors will be expanded. New European cultural developments will be pushed and assembled by peripherally organized culture and future workshops.