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Cyberkaris nº 145 - April 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 In just a few weeks, a new universal exhibition will open in Milan with the title Nutrire il Pianeta, Energia per la Vita. During six weeks, showings, meetings and event of all sorts will be held in an area of over a million square meters where 140 pavilions of both countries and organizations will host an expected 20 million visitors. Few issues today are as transversal as is the one related to food: from the complex answer to the question as to why there is hunger in the world when we produce enough food for the double of the world's population to the unrelenting rise of gastronomy understood as one of the fine arts, through issues such as the right to food sovereignty, the protection of biodiversity, the critique to the growth of transgenic foods, the fight against obesity, the consumption of so-called proximity or "0km." products, the slow food movement, the Mediterranean diet, the global trend in favor of local cuisines, such as is the case with the Peruvian cuisine, or their being chosen by contemporary conceptual artists.

On the other hand, at the intersection between nature and culture, which is the place where the human species lives, few practices have higher transcendence than eating and drinking, food and gastronomy. Food is, at the same time, cause and effect of development, at the vanguard but also in our memory, local and global, a factor for rural or urban community cohesion, the basis of the almighty tourism industry?Only sports, another cultural and natural activity if there is one, rises to a similar degree of importance as the one food as when it virtuously links amateur practice, mass shows and élite competition.

But the inexistence of doubts over the cultural dimension of food, cookery and gastronomy is rarely accompanied by an integral approach to the issue. Beyond the strict anthropological approach to the issue or the more or less frivolous fad of considering as new heroes the chefs who occupy high positions in the international specialized rankings, public policies, either cultural or not, do not tackle the different dimensions of the phenomenon with an integral and integrated approach, thus giving it the importance it deserves. Hopefully, Milan will be a good place where to understand that between hunger and high cuisine there is a useful and possible journey to be made, that is not necessarily sinful or obscene.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of Foundation Interarts
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newsletter interarts The Policy Handbook on Art Residencies is now available at the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) website. This document analyses the value of these resources and a list of best practices with the aim of providing relevant information to policy makers and practitioners and to enable them to improve the design and development of future residency programs. The handbook is the result of the OMC Working Group on art residencies. The OMC (Open Method of Coordination) is a form of cooperation between EU Member States, extended to the field of culture in 2008, which aims to improve policymaking. The EENC is coordinated by Interarts and Culture Action Europe. newsletter
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newsletter The fourth of five sessions foreseen in the framework of the LEO SINGS! project was held between 4 and 8 March in Freiburg, Germany. The project understands voice as an indicator of social and cultural development of societies and aims to explore the diversity in voice and singing in Europe. This session, attended by Interarts, focused on networking, cooperation and communication between networks of choral singing, professional singers and singing teachers from different parts of Europe. The event program included interactive workshops on best practices, concerts and lectures on different topics related to choral singing. During the meeting, a European map of associations and events specialized in this musical discipline was drafted. The LEO SINGS! project receives the support of the Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning (Erasmus +) program. Video about one of the previous sessions. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Balady documentary has been shown at two events organized in March on the occasion of the commemoration around women. The first event was organized on 6 March in Valencia, Spain, by the Global Network for Rights and Development. Balady was first screened and then followed a panel discussion on "Cultures and gender models: a view through belly dancing", in which Emilie Vidal, author of the documentary with Egyptian filmmaker Donia Maher, participated. The second projection of Balady was included in the FeMinas Programme 2015 "The role of women in cultural development", organized by the Centro Cultural España in Buenos Aires (CCEBA) on 9 and 10 March. The piece, co-produced by Hassala Films (Cairo) and Interarts (Barcelona), aims to reflect on cultural stereotypes and the role of women in recent social changes in the Arab world. This audiovisual piece was produced in the framework of the " Balady An insight in our society from a cultural and a gender perspective" project and was supported by the Tandem/Shaml Programme, the European Cultural Foundation, MitOst, Al Mawred, Al Thaqafy, Anadolu KültÜr, Robert Bosch Stiftung, DOEN Foundation and MiMeta. Trailer and project's blog.
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newsletter interarts The Women's Museum in Kongsvinger, Norway, hosted a She Culture project partners' meeting from 8 to 10 March, coinciding with an event organized on the occasion of International Women's Day. Alongside the meetings for She Culture members, an open event for the general public was also organized to present Women's Museums and the main aspects of She Culture. The videos on toys genderization done within the framework of this project were also shown. On this occasion, the members of She Culture, and Interarts among them, had the opportunity to meet members of the Norwegian Museum Network for Women's History. They also worked on the dissemination strategy of the videos and on the project's final guidelines. She Culture is led by ECCOM-European Center for Cultural Organisation and Management and funded by the EU Culture Programme, with the support of 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 In the framework of the "Promotion of internationalization and business for Spanish cultural and creative industries through ICT" project and through a series of grants, four Spanish cultural entrepreneurs attended the Members' Forum organized by Culture Action Europe in March in Brussels. The beneficiaries were: Jesus Arpal, from the La Canibal Bookshop; Tere Badía from Hangar; Sebastian García, from La Caldera; and Marta Rodriguez from the Fàbrica of Cinema Alternatiu; all of them based in Barcelona. Their participation in the Members' Forum and membership in Culture Action Europe, has allowed them to enter a European international environment where to share their views, address problems, find solutions, etc., with other actors from different areas and countries. They were subsequently joined by the following entrepreneurs: Toni Marin from La Ballesta; Ramon Sangüesa, from Equipo Cafeína; Marisol Perez, from La Otra Banda; and Cristina Quevedo, from SWAB, who have also received a grant membership to CAE. These cultural entrepreneurs are also members of one our international virtual networks: FomeccBiz, aimed at contributing to the dissemination, professionalization, internationalization, cooperation and visibility of cultural and creative industries and its products and services; or FomeccNet the network for organizations from different countries supporting the creative economy. The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The partners, among them Interarts, of the "Access to culture-Policy Analysis" project held their final meeting on 16 and 17 March in Vienna, Austria. During the meeting, the individual researches carried out by each partner were shared, as were the guidelines to prepare the final conclusions and recommendations to European authorities and operators in charge of designing policies to promote access to culture. The project is led by EDUCULT and it aims to contribute to the development of the EU's Culture Programme by analyzing and comparing the implementation of the policies on access to culture in different countries. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The First Culture Summit was held from 18 to 20 of March in Bilbao. Organized by the Global Network of United Cities and Local Governments UCLG it brought together participants from over 50 cities worldwide, including Interarts; all of them were representatives of local governments, international organizations and other stakeholders involved in the development of the next Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. During the Summit, they had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences on how culture is involved in promoting a sustainable city. The meeting's outcome was the adoption of the document "Culture 21: Actions. Commitments on the role of culture in sustainable cities", available online, that will complement the Agenda 21 for culture, in order to guide public policies on culture and contribute to mankind's cultural development. newsletter
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newsletter interarts From 23 to 27 March in Bamako, Mali, and in the framework of the project "Youth in Bamako and exercise of their sexual and reproductive rights ? an approach from economic, social and cultural rights-DECIDES Mali IV", a training session was organized for leaders of vocational training centers on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and on how to communicate these issues to young people. The session was organized by FCI/Mali in collaboration with the Regional Directorate for Employment and Vocational Training and the Directorate for Culture of the district of Bamako. A total of fifteen vocational and technical training centers in Bamako are involved in the project and offer courses related to SRR to their apprentices. The podcasts of the radio programs done within the project with the participation of young people from the Bamako AEJT and of other experts, are already available on Interarts' website. 5 programs were broadcast during August and September, 2014, through JEKAFO 100.7 MHZ Radio; all of them in Bamanankan (official language of Mali). The issues dealt with were: the rights and needs on SRH of youth; family planning; sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS; and negative traditional practices. newsletter
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newsletter On March 23rd, the Culture and Education and Foreign Affairs Committees of the European Parliament held a joint meeting where the main conclusions of the Preparatory Action on "Culture in the EU external relations", based on the research carried out during 16 months and covering 54 countries, were presented. The study presents the enormous potential represented by culture as regards the EU's international relations and collects the different ways in which European stakeholders (Member States, artists and professionals from the creative and cultural sectors, civil society organizations engaged in the production and/or cultural activities, business sector and European institutions) have adopted this approach in their relationships with their counterparts from other countries. Conclusions of the study and video of the meeting are now available. newsletter
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newsletter The Tandem Turkey / EU programme, promoted by the European Cultural Foundation, seeks to create links between cultural organizations in Turkey and organizations in the European Union countries, through transnational 1-year cooperation projects jointly developed by a Turkish cultural manager and a manager from any other EU country. During the implementation of the project, each participant will spend a placement period at their counterpart's organization. Besides, all managers participating in the program will meet on several occasions to share their experiences. Those interested in participating can send their request before April 22nd, 2015. newsletter
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newsletter Cultural and creative sector in Colombia: calls newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Colombian Ministry of Culture has a range of 140 calls included in the National Incentives Program 2015 for creative and cultural Colombian entrepreneurs, structured in the following lines of action: training, research, creation and circulation. These calls are the result of collaboration between institutions and national and international partners, and they range from art residences to national awards, through grants for project development, internships to complete training processes and the recognition of artistic and/or cultural outstanding processes. Colombian adults (over 18) or foreigners who prove continuous residence for the last five years in this country can benefit from the grants. newsletter
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newsletter The opening conference of the Cultural Political Economy Research Centre (CPERC) will be held at the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, in September 2015. The event, entitled "Putting Culture in its Place in Political Economy" is open to researchers and graduate students; the concept of "cultural changes" and the critical discourse as well as political economic analysis, among other issues, will be discussed. Papers contributing to this debate are invited to be presented at the Conference. A summary of the paper must be sent before June 29, 2015. More information on accepted topics and presentation guidelines. newsletter
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newsletter IUTGE and ARtUniverse will organize a physical theatre workshop in Russia, open to artists from different creative genres that are interested in experiencing the bold approach of the theater director and professor, Sergei Ostrenko, and find new opportunities for international collaboration. From 14 to 28 June 2015, professional dancers, actors, contemporary circus artists, choreographers and directors will have the chance to experience the multidimensional aspects of contemporary theatre performance in this laboratory, through intensive practical training, lectures and discussions with Ostrenko. More information. newsletter
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newsletter The Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission encourages cities of the candidate countries (Romania and Greece) and EU candidate countries who participate in the Creative Europe programme, to submit applications under the EU action "European Capital of Culture" for 2021. The city designated as the European Capital of Culture will aim, through its activity program, to increase the range, diversity and European dimension of its cultural offer; to foster access to and participation in culture; to strengthen the capacity of its cultural sector and its links to other sectors, as well as to raise its international profile through culture. The deadline for applications is open until October 23, 2015. More information newsletter
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newsletter interarts The digital magazine "Abierto al publico" ("Open to the public"), published by the Spanish Network of Theatres, Auditoriums, Festivals and Public Ownership Circuits, has dedicated its fourth edition to the relationship between "Performing Arts and Social Inclusion". The first chapter addresses the terms "performing arts and diversity"; the second chapter focuses on community art; and the third and final is an overview of experiences, companies, festivals and resources considered as "inclusive". The magazine presents artistic proposals from different countries, as well as reflections on the current state of accessibility of the performing arts for diverse groups. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The report, prepared by the Arts Council England, presents in a clear and precise way the contribution that English museums make to the national economy. The study focuses on evaluating their direct impact and collects accurate data on concepts such as income, employment, public investment, or the proportion of public investment in comparison to other economic sources of the museum. For instance, it is estimated that these cultural centers generate an income of 3 pounds for every pound of public investment. Based on the information obtained from the study, the report concludes that, with continued support from public and private funders, museums can play an increasingly important role in their communities as well as in British economy. newsletter
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newsletter The European Parliament has recently launched a new virtual space in which 100 works on European themes are accessible for free. The institution has selected academic, intellectual and political publications that help shapeg the idea of Europe and allow us to reflect on the historical context of the European project in order to better plan ahead. All books are written in an official language of the European Union. The collection ranges from the "Memorandum sur l'organization d'un régime d'union européenne fédérale" by Aristide Briand (1930) to the recent "Europe: la dernière chance de l'Europe" by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and Helmut Schmidt (2014). newsletter
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newsletter Edward Elgar Publishing has recently published the book "Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics". The book uses economics tools of to explain concepts such as supply and demand, production and consumption applied to a broad range of topics related to cultural and artistic industries. The author, Professor Ruth Towse, an expert in the economics of cultural industries, explains in an accessible language aspects such as labor markets for artists, copyright or the economic impact of creative clusters. The book in English is available on the Edward Elgar Publishing website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts CORNERS is a platform for artists and audiences designed and conducted by organizations at the margins of Europe. Last March, the platform was launched in several cities, presented by the project partners: Intercult (Stockholm); Exodus (Ljubljana); POGON (Zagreb); Drugo more (Rijeka); City Culture Institute (Gdansk); Donostia/San Sebastian 2016-European Capital of Culture; Arts Council of Northern Ireland (Belfast); ISIS Arts (Newcastle), REX (Belgrade) and Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (Bari). CORNERS aims to promote exchanges between artists and researchers beyond geographical, political and economic divisions. Participating artists include both emerging and experienced artists from diverse disciplines: photography, video, sound, new technologies, dance, theater, performance and music. The researchers come from the fields of sociology, architecture and academia. newsletter
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newsletter International Conference ''Culture(s) in sustainable futures: Theories, policies, practices'' (Helsinki, Finland, 6-8 May, 2015) newsletter
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newsletter The Conference to be held in Helsinki, Finland, from 6 to 8 May questions the role of culture as the fourth pillar of sustainability, along with the ecological, economic and the social pillars. The event will provide a trans-disciplinary meeting space where scientists, policy makers and professionals from the cultural and art sectors will exchange views and experiences in order to study how culture influences sustainability and how to develop such an approach. The program is structured around four themes: theories, conceptual approaches and methodologies; incorporating culture in sustainable development policies; cultural and ecological transitions and transformations; and crafting and grafting of urban and rural environments. The conference is organized by the University of Jyväskylä and European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). newsletter
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newsletter III Iberoamerican Meeting on Policy, Management and Cultural Industries. (Santiago de Chile, 14-16 May, 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Phoenix cultural industry and Ecocultura are the organizers of the third edition of this conference, whose main topic is "Meeting and dialogue between cultures". The conference will be held in Santiago de Chile in May. The event aims to foster communication mechanisms, dialogue, debate, cooperation and exchange between cultural policymakers and managers in Latin America. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange proposals and experiences in order to build partnerships for the development of strategies that promote the inclusion of cultural industries in public policies and the transformation of the relationships between the State and civil society. newsletter
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newsletter RESEO Conference: opera, music and dance for the early years (Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 May, 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The European Network for Opera and Dance Education RESEO organizes a conference to explore, provide knowledge and promote the exchange of art activities in these fields for babies and toddlers (0 -3 years) between 14 and 16 May in Lisbon, Portugal. During the discussions and workshops scheduled during the conference, local and international experts will explore a common approach to bring together the voice, music and movement, thus breaking barriers between different art forms. Those interested in attending the conference can register on RESEO's website of RESEO before April 30th, 2015. 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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