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Cyberkaris nº 144 - March 2015
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Cyberkaris is the monthly electronic newsletter of the Interarts Foundation for all those interested in news and happenings in the field of international cultural policies and cultural cooperation.
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newsletter To emigrate is certainly no longer what it used to be. Those who, formerly, left never to come back except in case of sudden wealth and triumphant return, today come and go, either in person or virtually. In their new places of destination, instead of choosing between the customary options (not necessarily incompatible) of either unconditionally integrating the host identity or rather surviving in the ghetto of expatriates, they get along as best they can with an ample repertoire of identities in construction, in a more or less vague intercultural context which affects them just as much as it affects the natives of their places of residency. When, some years ago the European Union celebrated the year of intercultural dialogue, an exhibition was presented in our city with the title "Barcelona connected". Three settings, which in the view of the curators clearly illustrated the "double life" of the migrant, presided over the space where it was held: a phone booth, a television satellite dish and a shop crammed with "ethnic" products, from multiple places of origin.

In the attempt by public administration to understand diversity as a new and better version of equality which, with or without migrants, structures the relationship between the state and its citizens, including the voice of those recently arrived in a common and shared narrative is not always an easy task. Eduard Delgado used to say that the big problem of the cognitive society was one of recognition. Or, in other words: "no one knows one's real name until called by a foreign voice" (Antonio Gala).

Interarts is developing, in the framework of the European Commission's Directorate General of Home Affairs and with the collaboration of Austrian, Belgian, Italian and Swedish partners, the MCP Broker project, concerned with the role that culture plays or can play in helping migrants integrate their new condition of European citizens. National workshops, thematic researches and identification of innovative practices transferable to other contexts are part of this two-year project. It is obvious that culture is not a wand able to change things by sheer magic. But, without culture, the structuring of new identities will be either an impossible or incomplete task.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of Foundation Interarts
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newsletter New EENC report: cultural and creative sectors and employment during the crisis newsletter
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newsletter interarts The European Expert Network on Culture EENC has recently published a new report in English. This document is the result of a research commissioned by the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission on the resilience of employment in the culture and creative sectors (CCSs) during the crisis, the percentage of youth employment in these fields, and the projections of employment and growth of the CCSs notably in the digital environment. The report collects data from the 28 European Union Member States by analyzing and comparing their data. It also shows how culture and creative sectors have proven to provide for a certain degree of resilience during the years of the financial crisis in Europe. The research was carried out by Giulio Stumpo, under the supervision of Robert Manchin on behalf of the EENC, the European Expert Network on Culture, coordinated by Interarts and Culture Action Europe. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In the framework of the DECIDES ESPAÑA project, an audiovisual workshop for young people was held in Barcelona from 17 to 20 February. The workshop, led by PDA Films, gathered 12 teenagers between 14-19 years old who were selected by the intercommunity health agents among the most representative nationalities of migrant population in Barcelona: Bolivia, Morocco, Pakistan, Romania and Senegal. The aim of this activity was to reflect with the participants on some difficulties identified regarding the access to sexual and reproductive health for migrants, based on cultural differences between patients and health professionals, and on how to overcome the barriers between patients of migrant origin and the health system. The participants worked with two scripts which served to contribute with their personal approach and add comments on the issues raised; they were also responsible for dubbing the two resulting animation videos which will be shortly available on different networks, including the project's website. Interarts and Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca - VHIR carry out the project DECIDES ESPAÑA, co-funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA Grants) which aims at contributing to the reduction of economic and social inequalities, and strengthening links between donor (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and beneficiary countries (17 EU Member States). The Plataforma de ONG de Acción Social is the Operational Unit of the Programa de Ciudadanía Activa (Active Citizenship Programme) endowed with EUR 4.6 million to support the contribution of NGOs to social justice and sustainable development. Follow on Twitter: @Ciudadania_Act #CiudadaníaActiva and Facebook: Programa de Ciudadanía Activa.
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newsletter interarts On 17 and 18 February, the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts IETM and the Flanders Arts Institute organised in Brussels, Belgium, one of their Satellite Meetings in order to analyse different existing models for measuring and demonstrating the values of culture and its impact on societies. The event, addressed to the representatives of Ministries of Culture and Arts Councils from Europe, included a panel discussion in which the director of Interarts, Mercedes Giovinazzo, participated and exchanged experiences and views on the value of culture with other experts. During the meeting the models used for evaluating and monitoring art practices in countries such as Australia, The Netherlands and Germany were presented and discussed, as well as arguments and approaches that can inspire future national cultural policies were exchanged. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Learning Partnerships on the management of cultural diversity in public cultural institutions was held in Barcelona from 26 to 28 February. Its aim was to provide a space for reflection and debate for the representatives of NGOs, public cultural institutions and education centers in order to identify common theme, encourage future collaboration between them and to provide tools for managing cultural diversity to public cultural institutions. During these days, over 35 participants discussed current strategies for promoting cultural diversity, intercultural education, participation of migrants in public cultural centers, etc., and worked together to generate new ideas in these fields. The program facilitated a space for networking and included a visit to the Museo de Historia de la Inmigración de Cataluña (the Museum of History of Immigration in Catalonia), as an example of good practices. This series of workshops is part of the "Brokering Migrants' Cultural Participation MCP Broker" program, funded by the European Integration Fund (Community Actions) of DG Home Affairs of the European Commission. Summary in tweets on the development workshops. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Five audiovisual pieces on the genderization of toys, produced in the framework of the She Culture Project, have now been posted on the Project's website. The audiovisual pieces (by five different artists, one for each country involved in the Project: Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway and Albania) were produced in the summer of 2014 and shown at the meeting held in Barcelona in October of the same year. Interarts, the Women's Culture Centre Francesca Bonnemaison, La Bonne, and the other partners are currently preparing a wider dissemination to reach all those interested in gender issues, including presentations in each of the countries involved in the project. The date of the presentation in Barcelona will soon be available. The She Culture project aims to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue through the analysis and evaluation of gender policies in the field of culture at a European and national level, focusing on the countries participating in the project. Led by ECCOM-European Centre for Cultural Organisation and Management, it is funded by the EU Culture Programme and supported by the Directorate General for Artistic, Architectural and Landscape heritage of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European platform that brings together more than 120 organisations and professionals from the world of culture and arts in Europe, has recently renewed its website. Its new format provides a greater visibility to the content and activities of both the platform and its members. It also facilitates the creation of community network according to the CAE's new objectives. The graphic image is more attractive and practical, and the effective system of categories provides an easier access to content of interest to each user. The director of Interarts, Mercedes Giovinazzo, chairs the Executive Committee of this platform. newsletter
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newsletter The Network on Cultural Industries, a platform providing support to companies working in the cultural and creative sector, has launched the second edition of their "Design and Growth for Innovative Companies" seminar .The on-site training, which also includes an online support, will take place at the headquarters of the European Institute of Design (IED) in Madrid every Friday and Saturday from April 17 to July 17, 2015. The program has a strong practical approach in order to provide business field based methodologies and tools to cultural and creative entrepreneurs, offered by specialised experts and consultants. The deadline for registration is March 23. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Intermediae (Matadero Madrid) has launched a programme entitled "Una ciudad muchos mundos", "One city, many worlds". The programme includes a series of actions such as a public call for proposals, an international seminar and a publication that will gather work carried out in the framework of the programme. The initiative seeks to explore the relationship between theory and practice in a context of experimentation and mutual learning and to contribute to the development of urban collaborative projects. From the submitted project, the programme will select three proposals on creation and three proposals on research. The deadline to present proposals is until March 31, 2015. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation collaborate with Intermediae in this programme. newsletter
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newsletter The enrollment period for two new virtual workshops of the UBC (the University of British Columbia) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is currently open. The first workshop entitled "Cultural Planning: An International Perspective" will be held from the 4 to 18 June 2015. The second one, "Cultural Entrepreneurship", will take place from the 16 to 30 June. Both workshops will be led by Dr. Lidia Varbanova; during the workshops key issues will be identified, strategic solutions will be discussed and innovative approaches to sustainable development of communities and cultural organizations, including case studies and examples from worldwide countries, will be considered. More information about the workshops. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Central European Initiative (CEI), a regional intergovernmental forum, has launched a Fellowship for Writers in Residence in which young writers under 35 years old from CEI non-Community countries (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine) can participate. The award aims to encourage cross-border cooperation and promotion of writers. The winner will receive an award of EUR 5,000 to cover a three-month stay in a CEI Member State of his/her choice, between September 2015 and September 2016. The award also includes an invitation to Vilenica International Literary Festival, organized by the Slovene's Writers Association. The call is open until April 30, 2015. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) has recently launched its Digital Library. The library is the result of a process of digitization of several bibliographic collections started in 2007 with the aim to preserve and disseminate the library's documents; some of them are unique pieces. The library has currently around 2,000 volumes and more than one million images, but its goal is to progressively increase the collection with new content. There are three main sections: Hispanic Library, Islamic Library and AECID Publications; as well as one section for statistics and another one for periodical publications. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Slovak cultural organization Stanica, member of the Trans Europe Halles (TEH) network, has recently published the Design Handbook for Cultural Centres which collects opinions and comments of the architect Peter Lényi about 30 THE's cultural centres. The Handbook includes diverse examples: from low budget solutions, raised in a few weeks, to large equipment. The book can also be viewed as a guide or a newspaper, as it includes personal impressions of the author. It is a good compilation of best practices on architecture for European cultural centres. A free summary of the book in English is available here. newsletter
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newsletter Biserka Cvjeticanin, Croatian researcher, director of the Culturelink Network and member of the European Expert Network on Culture EENC, has recently published a book entitled "Culture in the age of networks". The author reviews the culture of her country, which is now a full member of the European Union, and raises questions about the role of culture in the changes the society has undergone in recent years; she analyses the cultural policies based on real cases and reflects on how culture can actually contribute to developmental processes such as intercultural communication, social cohesion and poverty reduction. The book is published in Croatian by Croatian University Press (Zagreb, Croatia), and includes a summary in English. newsletter
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newsletter In the framework of the Medellín-Barcelona Chair, leaded by the Kreanta Foundation with the aim to establish a long-standing cooperation between these two cities for the exchange of knowledge among its citizens, businesses and institutions in the fields of culture, education and city, three recordings are available in which some issues of this initiative are described through interviews with personalities linked to the Chair. The first recording collects the impressions of the Mayor of Medellin, Aníbal Gaviria; the second interviewed is the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias; and the third one is the governor of Antioquia, Colombia, Sergio Fajardo. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Christiaan De Beukelaer is the author of the "Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice" publication developed in the context of the Cultural Policy Research Award of the European Cultural Foundation, which supports young researchers under 35 to develop studies in the field of cultural policies relevant to the European context. The study focuses on the cultural and creative industries in developing countries, especially in Africa, and explores the connection between culture and broader goals of human development. The author combines the empirical study in this sector in Africa with an understanding towards a broader insight on the global implications of the European debate on cultural industries. newsletter
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newsletter European Lab Forum (Lyon, France, 27-30 May 2015) newsletter
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newsletter "Imagine tomorrow's culture" is the title of the fifth edition of the European Lab Forum that will be held in Lyon, France, in May. The aims of the Forum is to create a space where the new generations of European cultural agents take the floor in order to contribute to the invention of tomorrow's cultural models, based on the current context of crisis and social change, and to question concepts such as innovation, cities or democracy. The event's program includes discussions and presentations. One of the Forum's tools will be an online radio station to broadcast the opinions of experts, other participants and the general public. newsletter
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newsletter Cyberkaris, the monthly electronic newsletter of Interarts, is intended for all those interested in receiving updated information on international cultural policies and cultural cooperation. Available in four languages -Catalan, Spanish, French and English- it is sent to over 6.000 subscribers all over the world as the main communication tool of the organization alongside its webpage www.interarts.net. Founded in 1995 Interarts is a private agency with international projection, the aim of which is to advise in the design of cultural policies, to contribute to development through the cultural sector and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and information in the field of culture. Interarts operates mainly in the field of cultural policies and cultural co-operation and its objective is to foster the inclusion of a cultural element in all projects concerning human development. With headquarters in Barcelona Interarts carries out its activities in cooperation with public and private entities and has a wide experience in cultural cooperation projects both at national and international levels. newsletter
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