On 20-21 September 2018 the Fabrika Svitavy multifunction centre hosted an international conference entitled Art lives! Non-professional Art in Europe.
Conference participants discussed the scope of the term ‘non-professional art’, its place in society and support from the public purse, the role of the State, of local governments and civil society in the Czech Republic and a selection of European countries. Also highlighted were a whole range of projects and inspiring examples and approaches, from both the Czech Republic and abroad.
The Conference was organized by the National Information and Consulting Centre for Culture (NIPOS) in collaboration with the Cultural Services Centre of the town of Svitavy.
The event took place under the auspices of Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Mr. Antonín Staněk and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.