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International BarCamp for the book and creative industry will be held for the second time!

Goethe-Institut Ukraine, Frankfurter Buchmesse and Mystetskyi Arsenal invite you to the digital BarCamp “Outside the bubble: New alliances in the book and creative industry” that will be held on December 2nd.

“Events of 2020 catalyze the change,” we had this discussion last year at the book BarCamp. Since then, not only the tools, rhythm and design of the work have changed, but also the expectations. The publishing industry and the book industry are developing, and we – the participants in the process – are growing as well. Now, more than ever, there is a strong urge to unite in professional communities, follow the demand for new creative tasks, think about partnerships with professionals in other areas, know new online tools and, after all, become bolder and braver in order not to get lost in this crazy whirlpool of information, trends and online formats.

BarCamp is an intensive and participatory conference in which the participants themselves can, to a certain extent, shape the program and identify the topics that are relevant to them. There are no viewers at BarCamp, everyone is an active creator. As the leaders of the sections, we have invited 5 well-known experts from Germany.

Focal points of our conversations:

  • Scouting: how editors look for the new voices.
  • Professional associations: based on the experience of the German Translators Union.
  • What it means to be a producer of online content for book promotion.
  • Collaborative trends and initiatives of book publishing industry.

So, shall we get out of a narrow, niche “bubble”, then? In the BarCamp format, we bring together the professionals in the areas of publishing, translation, digital marketing and book design, as well as editors-in-chief. We will share our experiences, gain new connections, build personal networks of online contacts, and feel the swiftness of trends.

And yes, we also experience the lack of informal communication with our colleagues from the related fields. Therefore, at the BarCamp, all the participants will have an opportunity not only to communicate in the course of the main program, but also to join a digital party in Gather.Town.

Date of BarCamp: December 2nd, 12:00 to 17:00 (Kyiv time)
Working language: English
Format: online
A Telegram chat will start three days before the event, so that participants and speakers can have an opportunity to talk about the topics and content of BarCamp.
Registration deadline: November 25th, 2021
The applications will be accepted until November 25th on the website of Goethe-Institut in Ukraine.
Partners: Digitizing.Space, Proto produkciia

The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, and it is active worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange.

The Mystetskyi Arsenal, being an architectural monument of the 18th century and Ukraine’s flagship cultural institution, brings together various arts – from diverse art practices to music and literature. The multidisciplinary International Book Arsenal Festival, the largest intellectual event in Ukraine, takes place annually within the scope of the institution’s activity.

Once a year Frankfurter Buchmesse turns into the world capital of ideas. It is the most important international trade fair for publishing and content of all kinds. Here, experts from global publishing meet partners from the technology industry and related creative industries such as film and games. Thus, it is the hub of the international rights and licensing trade, and from here new cooperations and business models take their course.

In case you have any questions, please contact:
Mariia Shubchyk
[email protected]
Goethe-Institut Ukraine

Oksana Shсhur
[email protected]
Mystetskyi Arsenal