Amplify: Make the Future of Europe Yours
“Amplify: Make the Future of Europe Yours” is a European Parliament-funded project which raises awareness and strategically engages marginalised and underrepresented communities in the cultural sector across Europe. Over the last year, Amplify has worked within 12 European countries in order to bring ideas, proposals, recommendations, and concerns about the vision of culture to the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Across Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden, Amplify uplifts the diversity of voices that are included in EU-driven projects by engaging artists, creatives, cultural organisations and projects operating in and at the edges of the cultural sphere.
Over the course of the project, participants have co-developed sets of recommendations and a manifesto, addressing issues related to climate, youth, equity, diversity and inclusion, values and rights, among others. Amplify has also launched “Frequencies,” a podcast that explores arts and cultural initiatives that seek to impact and transform communities across Europe.
Amplify has also launched “Frequencies,” a podcast that explores arts and cultural initiatives that seek to impact and transform communities across Europe. Each episode features the work, voices, and experiences of artists and cultural workers across Europe and beyond.
On Europe Day, the Amplify project will conclude with a final event dedicated to taking action to make the voices of artists, cultural workers, activists and community leaders heard by decision-makers across Europe. The event, #AmplifyinAction will gather participants from 12 countries to strategise and execute a live, guerilla-style social media campaign, amplifying their calls to action to policymakers, cultural leaders and EU institutions. Throughout the day, Culture Action Europe will host live sessions, such as artists’ talks, moderated dialogue between Amplify participants and EU decision-makers, and host a digital art exhibition featuring artistic interventions resulting from the Amplify process.