The M.A. program in Arts Management at AUR is pleased to have confirmed a contributing partnership with the Culture Action Europe annual conference entitled “Beyond the Obvious: Belonging & Becoming” taking place at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome November 15-17, 2017. Thanks to this collaboration, our MA in Arts Management students will have the opportunity to attend the Beyond the Obvious (BtO) conference that creates a space to rethink culture, to explore its borders and edges and aims to move beyond those conventional assumptions, beliefs and practices that impede the contribution of culture to social and economic regeneration at a local, national and European level.

BtO enables and facilitates collaboration between actors from different sectors of our societies seeking answers to common challenges by putting culture at the heart of public debate and decision-making. Each year, BtO connects the European cultural community with the one of the hosting city in a mutual exchange beneficial to the empowerment of both communities.

BtO provokes the common thinking by challenging the classical elements of a conference to spark inspiration and new dialogues by proposing different formats for speeches and conversations, by tailoring unusual rhythms between institutional moments and uncommon dialogues. 

Beyond the Obvious is Culture Action Europe's annual flagship event. For more information visit

About Culture Action Europe

Culture Action EuropeWe believe that culture must be put at the heart of the public debate and decision-making.

Because it is an essential component for societies that want to forge a better life for the current and future generations.

We believe that Europe can be the cradle of a new sustainable and democratic society.

Because in Europe we have all the needed cultural assets. And because the EU is the first attempt in history to build a common sovereignty as an act of peace and respect for the cultural diversity.

We strive to be where decisions are taken in the EU, member states, local and regional governments, and international institutions.

Because culture is a driving force for the democratic development of our societies and for their citizens’ wellbeing. Because we want to make our voices heard whenever decisions that shape our lives are taken.

We work to provide a place for the exchange of ideas, possibilities and debates that can improve societies and our daily life.

Because we believe that many of us can act as multipliers for our collective and individual good.

We are shifting from being a sector-oriented organisation to being an issue-driven one.

Because cultural rights are fundamental human rights and as such should be understood, defended, advanced by any citizen.

We want to combine our strengths.

Because we are a group of committed citizens and practitioner, private and public organisations that join their forces
to create the world we want to belong to.

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