the arts 25
22-24 June 2020

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From 22 – 24 June, Lausanne will host the 25th edition of Communicating the Arts conference (formerly Communicating the Museum).
Communicating the Arts Lausanne will gather 250 communication and engagement experts working in museums and heritage, the visual and performing arts.

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Theme : The Art of Placemaking

Theatres, operas, festivals, galleries and museums have the power to transform their local areas into lively, beautiful and resilient communities with arts at their core.

Placemaking is a call to action for the arts world to capitalise on local assets, inspiration and potential to create public spaces that promote good health, stimulate local economies and lead to increased creative activity, innovation, diversity and civic engagement.

At Communicating the Arts Lausanne we will share best practices and develop new understandings through a series of interactive case studies and conversations about the growing contribution that cultural organisations are making to create better cities.

We invite inspiring cultural leaders and experts from within and outside the arts to hear from international trends toward placemaking, learn from their mistake and discuss how cultural organisations can best serve their cities.

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At Communicating the Arts, we believe that sharing ideas and experiences is key to realising our collective potential, and that cultural institutions of all kinds have something to learn from each other. Communicating the Arts Lausanne will bring together 250+ cultural leaders, senior arts professionals and innovators for three days of immersive learning, masterclasses and visits.

Day 1 @ Plateforme 10
- Registration
- Guided tours
- Welcome Speech
- Keynotes and Round Tables
- Welcome Reception

Day 2 @ Palais de Rumine
- Keynotes and Round Tables
- Case Studies and Workshops
- Interactive Exercises
- Lunch & Coffee Breaks
- Gala Reception

Day 3 @ Learning Safari across the city
- Guided Tours and Workshops
- Farewell Drinks


Conference Ticket

What is included in your ticket?

2.5-day working conference, access to all Keynotes, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Masterclasses and Round Table Sessions.
Access to all social events and networking opportunities.
Free entrance to all Partner Institutions.

Ticketing to open soon


250+ international culture professionals will gather to network, engage in stimulating conversations and rethink their institution’s model and communications. Delegates come from international arts organisations alongside businesses and public organisations.


Become a partner

Communicating the Arts is the leading international forum for communications professionals working in culture. Our network includes more than 16500 culture and art professionals from over 40 countries.

Partner with us to

  • Gain exclusive access to key decision makers in your market
  • Access a global network of museums, heritage, visual and performing arts organisations
  • Associate your brand with the leading international event for senior communicators working in culture

Travel tips

More details

The conference will take place in the city’s best cultural venues. PLATEFORME 10, the new city district, will be the main host of the conference with events, workshops and tours taking place in many institutions across the city. The unique cultural hub, made of the Cantonal Museum of Fine Art (mcb-a), the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac as well as the Félix Vallotton and Toms Pauli foundations, makes an excellent host for Communicating the Arts.


Janine Kersten
Senior Project Manager

Header : Images maquettes, Maquette de Plateforme 10 réalisée par l’Atelier Yves Gigon – Rolle © Yves André