Contact Building

Over the course of the project there have been three partner-building contemporary visual arts tours to Belgium/Holland, South East England, and Nord-Pas de Calais/Belgium.

These trips were an opportunity for partners to become more familiar with contemporary visual arts galleries and exhibitions in other areas of the cross-border region. They also developed the relationships between partners by allowing for greater communication and established links for potential future collaborations and network building.

In October 2010 Netwerk hosted a contact building trip in Belgium & Holland. Staff from every LCP organisation attended, visiting 8 visual arts organisations and a permanent sculpture in the landscape, over 3 days. See the itinerary here

In June 2011 Fabrica hosted a contact building trip in the South East of England. Partners were invited from all the LCP venues and the trip involved visiting 11 organisations over 4 days. See the itinerary here

In March 2012 L’H du Siège and Netwerk hosted a contact building trip in the Nord-Pas de Calais area of France and in Belgium. Partners attended from all venues for a trip that visited 10 venues over 4 days. See the itinerary here