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Within the context of questioning many artistic structures, Improbable Connections wants to revindicate the essential role of the structures of art training, dissemination and production. Without them, it would be difficult for artists and thinkers, who contribute great value to society in general and a project such as Improbable Connections in particular, to continue researching and experiencing other ways of conceiving and constructing the world.
Creative pills
What are creative pills? [3 min.]
Spanish TV
Documentary about Conexiones improbables by Spanish TV Channel TVE2, within its programme La aventura del saber, with examples of collaboration between artists and organisations at Cruces Hospital, Silam, Orbea, i68 and Nekane Moda.
[February 2014, 20 min.]
Successful collaborations between artists and organisations
i68 + Paola Tognazzi [3 min.]
Orbea + Cocreable [3 min.]
Lauaxeta Ikastola + Mikel Morlas [3 min.]
Fundación Anesvad + Carme Romero [4 min.]
Permanent. Call for organisations open for long/medium connections, and creative pills.
2014/09/04. 19:00. Presentación of Manual de Uso, publication by Andrea Acosta, New Patrons project, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao.
2014/09/16 13:30-15:30. IrunLab, introduction session to Lanbide engagement, Irun Factory.
2014/09/17. 10:30-13:30. Maxi creative pills: introduction session.
2014/09/30. 15:30-18:30. AuzoLabs' introduction session.
In short

New maxi-creative pills

In septembre two new maxi-creative pills are starting in Emun, cooperative based in Arrasate-Mondragón and Pernod-Ricard Bodegas, company based in Donostia-San Sebastián and Logroño. More information soon available [Image: bodegas Campo Viejo]

AuzoLabs in Eibar and San Sebastián

AuzoLabs are Laboratories of citizen hybridization ("Auzo" means neighbour in Basque), promoted by Donostia San Sebastian 2016. AuzoLabs intent to respond to concrete need expressed by groups of citizens with the help of a "different". Two projects, selected after a public call for projects, will start in September 2014 around Berreibar and Amarabai (Asociation of neighbours of Amara) projects. A third AuzoLab will also start to re-thing Koldo Mitxelena as a Cultural Center.

New patrons in Bilbao

Andrea Acosta's publication, "Manual de Uso" (Manuel of Use), is the result of the first New Patrons project in the Basque Country. Sala Rekalde art space in Bilbao shows her drawings and photographies until Octobre 12, 2014. The book provides keys for interpreting the last area of ​​Bilbao that retains traces of its industrial past, Zorrozaurre-Ribera de Deusto. [Image: Andrea Acosta]

Training for creators in Irun

Creative pills have been implemented in 8 service companies and 7 retails in Irun. Next step will be 10 local creators that will put in practice from September 16 ideas developed during the pills in 10 shops of the city, through a program sponsored by Irun City Council and Lanbide. [Image: TrucaRec]

N.I.C.E. 2014 2nd Award

Good news: we have received, along with the  Unperfekthaus, Essen, the second prize of N.I.C.E. Award 2014 (Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe), organised by the European Centre for Creative Economy in Dortmund (Germany). The winner, RLF Propaganda (Berlin), and the third prize Urbanauts (Vienna), were also announced at Forum d'Avignon Ruhr, in Essen, on June 12.

Over 90% of participants in the creative pills greatly appreciates them

The evaluation (only available in Spanish) made by the WZB in Berlin of the 46 creative pills developed ​​in organizations of the Basque Country between 2010 and 2013 shows that participants have greatly appreciated them. To the question submitted to project managers, "Overall, do you think that the time invested in the project worth it? ", 93.7% said " Yes " (32 responses in total). [See all the available evaluations] [Image: creative pill Fundació Drissa + Mikel Morlas]

Call for companies now open

Do you want to experiment with the introduction of arts and culture into strategic and innovation processes? Get in touch with us to know the details of the 2014 call open to companies and organisations wanting to develop innovation projects in collaboration with artists and thinkers. / M: 673 608 790.