For about 8 months ago I had in mind to pack my suitcase – leave Denmark and go down to my apartment in Antibes, France enjoying life the best way in the lovely city at the Mediterranean Sea and the magnificent countryside just half an hour drive behind the mountains.
Last year I gave a lecture in the small town of Kufstein, Austria in connection with a congress under the theme of sport and culture. This issue arose during a football match on TV, where I spotted the numerous sponsor logos and of course the spectator numbers of visitors were large and impressive.
The professional part of the sport today has incredible amounts of money and resources to organize, act and PR opportunities, which in turn rubs off on amateur sport ramified with actors worldwide. There are really many international events both at high level but also for the many amateurs who are invited to international conferences around the globe, where sporting and cultural gathering strengthened for a better understanding of other cultures and lifestyles.
.. And what about the many artists, musicians, singers, etc. as I have for years been connected to via internet or in real life, whereas last year’s talks have unfortunately been greatly influenced by the financial situation worldwide.
The idea about “meeting points” can be broadly comparable to sport like many “international events” around the world. Professional and amateur athletes throughout the years have been able to gather around their work or hobby into international competitions whether it’s the big initiatives like the Olympics or smaller events judgments such as football and handball “Cups” offering ample opportunity to meet and talk to other cultures.
… And so was idea about “meeting point” created into reality based upon staying in the ‘Hotel and Resort Centers, where the facilities and location can offer the needed tools to promote events such as exhibitions, events, concerts, lectures and workshops to benefit both artists and audiences, and not least, the main purpose of “humanity” throughout the world, including utilities such as a natural part of any event.
Finally, I found statistically that the smaller towns were more attractive compared to the million cities for such exhibition events. Smaller towns usually have a different approach to such events and the “town” is usually more committed as soon as we “move in” while the big cities are like a train station where the tracks always changes and the costs are enormous sums to shout the audience up in terms of marketing and PR expenses.
This is for information only in a slightly different way than the more formal announcements about AACCH – “Artists in Action – Culture unites Cultures for Humanity.
Year 2011 will thus be the year when we launch the first “meeting points” under full sail – Gran Canary, Portugal. Denmark, France, Switzerland and Italy and may be more to follow elsewhere in the beauty of this world.
Have a wonderful time and lots of greetings from just now – Denmark.
Kurt Lykke Lindved
CULTURE UNITES CULTURES FOR HUMANITY