organiser: Institute for Creative Economy

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Supported by a grant from Norway, Co‐financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic within the Program SK08 Cross-border Collaboration Slovakia – Ukraine: "Cooperation across the Border“,the conference is part of the project Družba Slovakia-Ukraine, for more information: www.norwaygrants.sk

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MICHAELA HEČKOVÁ

Michaela studied Czech language, specialising in editing work, culture studies and bohemian studies at the Palackého University in Olomouc, as well as theory of interactive media at Masaryk University. She started off as a literary critic, but later switched to the production side of the art world. Michaela worked on projects for Ostrava 2015, in the Metropol theatre in Olomouc, and on community projects for Galerie Chodovská Tvrz in the Prague Jižní Město area. For the last four years she worked at the Bohnice mental hospital, producing the "Babí léto” festival and the “Prádelna Bohnice” gallery of contemporary art. She was the Programme Director of the Street for Art festival of art in the public space, as well as the funded organisation “Praha 14 kulturní“, which strives for the cultural revitalization of the 14th Prague district, including the Černý Most housing development. Pianos on the Street is her first project outside of the Prague outskirts. She loves old industrial buildings, organising community projects, helping out young cultural managers with dramaturgy and production, hooking up with specific social groups, all kinds of local culture, hours spent on trains and hours spent on the phone She thrives in crisis situations, backup plans, chaos and hopelessness, giving rise to a feasible project at the end of the day. 

 

 

 

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