C’MAN methodology workshop

$eDate: “30 January 2024”

Event by Pro Progressione

Responding to the rapidly changing needs within the cultural sector continues to pose a challenge for professionals and educators working in the field. Therefore, in collaboration with its international partners – KEA European Affairs (BE), The Green Room (FR), Central European University (AT) – Pro Progressione (HU) has developed a new methodology and digital curriculum in response to this challenge by involving instructors and professionals within the sector. The primary areas covered in the training material include project management, change management, and transitioning towards environmental consciousness.

We welcome all cultural managers, professionals, educators, university students, and institutional as well as civil organizational staff to the demonstration of the innovative methodology of our C’MAN (Cultural Management adapted to new needs) project.

The event will also feature the DemArt and Creative Agora projects as exemplary practices implemented using the C’MAN methodology.


About DemArt project:
What is art commission? What role does the population of the 7th district play in the creation of a new artwork? How can the process of creating, funding and creating art be democratised? How can we work together on this international level?

The DemArt project aims to democratise the funding of art projects by developing an innovative, replicable participatory process for municipalities, which allows community members to commission selected artists.


About Creative Agora project:
If you are interested in ▪️ participatory art ▪️ non-formal education, and ▪️ a networking platform for artists to share their professional portfolio and experiences, focusing on the topics of well-being, social impact, and internationalization this is the place for you.
We will introduce you to the https://community.creativeagora.eu/ platform and how it’s been created

The Creative Agora project is supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU.


Please note that the program will be conducted in Hungarian.

Participation in the program is free, but registration is required: https://forms.gle/jtdCSw5kMocj9d9j6

The C’man project is supported by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.


$eDate: “13 december 2023”

“Pro-CCS: Microfunding for Culture” is a project that bridges the skills gaps of arts and cultural entrepreneurs and connects them with business and microfinance resources. The project supports overall CCSs by reinforcing the competencies of professionals active in the sectors and aims at bridging the cultural and creative sectors with the financial sector in order to facilitate access to microcredit.

In this final event of the project, project partners invite representatives from cultural and creative industries, local, regional and national authorities related to the cultural and business sector, and policymakers to join a unique opportunity to share and discuss the results of the Pro-CCS project:
● a training course for business development services and financial tutors
● a distance training course for cultural and creative sector professionals
● a toolkit for financial intermediators to support business start-ups in CCS

9.30 – Arrivals, Registration, Coffee
Participants sign-in (include country signature sheet)

10:00 – Introductions and Welcome
Moderator welcome: Jaysha Obispo, Communication Expert and Cultural Organizer (3

  • Mention all partners – event co-hosted by Culture Action Europe
  • Brief description of the project
  • Thank you to Regione Toscana for hosting, hand over for a few welcoming

Simona Simoni, Officer at Regione Toscana (5 mins)
Massimo Macaluso, Euradia (5 mins) – Connecting leadership in Italy to the wide

European landscape, talking about the need to connect conversations between the
Microfinancing and cultural sectors

10.15 – Project Results
R1: Training course for financial tutors/BDS providers (5 mins)
Presented by: Partner ENM, Lorenzo Marino)

R2: CCS Distance Learning Course (20 mins)
Presented by: Partner Culture Action Europe, Maya Weisinger
Special guest: Marco Mabritto from Italian Grower’s Association (AIC)

R3: Toolkit for Financial Intermediators (15 mins)
Presented by: Partner InnoGrowth, Tanya Trayanova
Special Guests: Penko Stoev and Ivan Parushev from IMD

10.55 – Q&A (10 mins)

11.05 – Professionalising Cultural Management | C’Man (20 mins)
Presented by Arthur Le Gall, KEA

11.25 – Q&A (5 mins)

11.30 – Uniting Culture and Microfinance for Growth (35 mins)
Moderated conversation with Barbara Stacher (European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture), Francesca Raimondi (European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy), Arthur Le Gall (KEA), Lorenzo Marino (Ente Nazionale per il Microcredito)

12.05 – Q&A (10 mins)

12.30 – Lunch (90 mins)
(Interviews for participants happen throughout lunch in meeting room) ( Laia Fuste ,
Eduvigis Sarda Sanchez , Maya Weisinger )

14.00 – Side event: Roundtable (World Cafe) (90 mins) (Facilitated by Pauline Lauch)

  • Pro-CCS Roundtable methodology
  • Traveling guests also participate in the roundtable
  • The recommendations that come from the partners’ roundtables will be used as
    a starting point for discussion

THE GREEN ROOM multiplier event

$eDate: “9 November 2023”

1.00 pm to 1.30 pm: Registration and coffee

1.30 pm to 2.30 pm: Project presentation and roundtable: Are students in the cultural sector ready to face societal and environmental challenges? Presentation of the C’MAN project and local inspiring initiatives.

2.30 pm – 4.30 pm: Workshop: Facing environmental challenges: business as usual?
Workshop for students and culture managers. Objective: identify the arguments for inaction and practise responding to them through acting.

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm: Networking drinks

ART FORWARD. Cultural management: conflict&context

$eDate: “26 September 2023”

Event by ACMC – Arts & Cultural Management ConferenceCEU Culture Hub and Pro Progressione

We’re thrilled to announce a powerful collaboration between ACMC and C’MAN, Co-hosted by CEU Culture Hub, bringing you an event designed to empower students and professionals in the field of arts and cultural management.

Have you ever wondered how to make concerts more sustainable? How can arts and culture promote change, social discourse and cohesion? How can arts and culture be manipulated to drive oppression and propaganda?

The ACMC part of the event will take place between 27 and 29 September, and it will focus on the previously announced topic “Conflict & Context”. The workshops on cultural management will be held by C’MAN between 26 September and 1 October.

When? 26 September to 1 October at the Central European University in Vienna, Austria

The Art Forward conference and training program aim to present the diverse palette within cultural management research and practice. The program includes thought-provoking academic lectures from renowned professors and young researchers, panels comprised of actual practitioners, interactive workshops, concerts, and an exhibition that focuses on conflict and context, sustainability in international arts management and change management issues. The aim of the program is to create awareness about sensitivity issues in cultural management and to focus on sustainable and cutting-edge ideas and objectives in areas of conflict in the age of globalization. Altogether, we offer an immersive experience that we believe will broaden your perspectives on cultural management.

The Arts and Cultural Management Conference (ACMC) is a platform aimed at providing arts and culture students and professionals with the opportunity to present their research, exchange knowledge, and expand their professional network. Since 2018, the conference was hosted annually across various European cities including Hamburg (DE), Groningen (NL), Vienna (AT) and Bilbao (ES).

C’Man is an international project responding to current challenges of the Cultural and Creative Sectors by providing relevant training opportunities in Cultural Management. The initiative is coordinated by Pro Progressione, a Budapest-based artistic hub that connects people, professions and ambitions by designing international collaborations in the field of culture and it is funded under the Erasmus+ programme.

Disclaimer: Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.