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Cyberkaris nº 147 - June 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 Gonzalo Carámbula passed away in Monvevideo, Uruguay, on May 20, the eve of the World Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Day promoted by UNESCO. I will leave it to others to elaborate on his virtues as a manager, politician, researcher and teacher in the culture field, attributes which were displayed during his time at the Directorate of Culture of the Montevideo Municipal Administration, the Metropolitan Agenda, the CLAEH, the Directorate of Communications Cabinet in Pepe Mújica's government or his active presence on networks such as Mercociudades, Interlocal or CGLU-Agenda 21 de la Cultura. Gonzalo has been an extraordinary character, an old communist -despite his age- who lived and died intensely fighting as such, nevertheless nurturing a no less extraordinary finesse which numerous anecdotes shared over 15 years of transatlantic friendship bear witness to.

He used to win his audiences over with his "I will say a few words before I speak" which he attributed to Mexican comedian Cantinflas, and if the conversation was in a small group the phrase "I will do some self-criticism" would rarely be missing. When we created the Interlocal latin american cities for cuture network in Montevideo at the end of March 2003, he organized a full day of interviews and contacts with the local media in his role of host. Our event coincided with the escape of a considerably large snake from Montevideo zoo, which at the time was under his responsibility as the city's culture director. The media of course were a lot more interested in the snake than in our municipalist network, which caused us great perplexity that was only settled by Gonzalo's smooth ways and work.

I recall his first visit to Barcelona in the autumn of 2000. We invited him -together with other Latin American municipal culture secretaries- in order to explore possible cooperation opportunities, without really knowing who he was. His "conditions" surprised us from the get-go: he would travel with his wife and his first day would be spent visiting the Montserrat monastery. Once settled at his hotel, he persistently phoned us asking to authorise him to order an omelette from room service. We discovered the following day that Gonzalo and Eliza were two extraordinary people, with whom we shared chats and long meals as if ours were a long standing friendship. He never missed the chance to ask after the family, and his eyes shone with a special gleam when asked about his grandchildren Facundo and Manuela.

It is in a special place that I hold the memory of our stays in Lima's Miraflores Hotel with Jordi, Damià, Jorge, Rossana?some sort of second home during the 2008-2009 school year (we even took part in the making of the hotel's Nativity just before Christmas), where we learnt so much about Perú and ourselves whilst knocking back copious amounts of tannat wine, Zacapa rum and Santa Rosa de Copán cigars. Gonzalo -probably the healthiest in the team- watched this giving us short shrift, always on edge due to that same perfectionism that would not allow him to consider a presentation or an article finished until well into the early hours of the morning. Thinking with the heart has these issues.

A life is worth as much as a sun. As his friend Jorge (Dr Drexler) sings: we will not leave footprints, just stardust?

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of Foundation Interarts
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newsletter interarts The European Network of Culture Experts EENC has published four bodies of work recently completed by request of the European Commission's Directorate General of Education and Culture (DG EAC). The studies "Promoting access to culture via digital means" (author: Niels Righolt), "Participatory governance of cultural heritage" (author: Margherita Sani) and "New Business Models in the Cultural and Creative Sectors CCSs" (author: Cornelia Dümcke) served as supporting documents for each of the work groups of the Open Method of Coordination (MAC) on the promotion of access to culture through digital media and on cultural and creative sectors. The fourth publication, "Mapping of practices in the EU Member States on promoting access to culture via digital means" (authors: Cristina Da Milano and Niels Righolt), is a report that analyses the challenges and future possibilities of the European cultural organisations in the current environment of fast technological change. newsletter
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newsletter As a member of the ICA Platform International Consulting Alliance, Interarts participated in the yearly meeting of the aforementioned specialised network, which on this occasion took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 5th to the 8th of May 2015. At this meeting, the foundation had the chance to deepen contacts with other members and to exchange information, experiences and good practices with them in order to study possibilities for the collaboration on future projects in the development of emerging economies. ICA is structured as a global network of associates who favour the synergies between them. newsletter
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newsletter interarts "CulturalBase. Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities" is the title of the project started by Interarts and several European associates on May 2015 in the framework of the European Union Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation. CultureBase aims to contribute to the development of a common focus on the most relevant matters relating to the cultural heritage and European identities, through academic research and a shared production process the content of which is structured on the three basic axes that the main challenges to culture in Europe are based on: cultural memory, cultural inclusion and cultural creativity. The first member meeting for this project took place in Glasgow on May 14th and was attended by representatives from Barcelona University, University of Sussex, Central European University, Budapest European University Institute, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Interarts. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The workshop "Artistic network projects in the Mediterranean area: reality and challenges" took place in the Instituto Goethe in Barcelona, on May 14th and 15th. SouthMed CV was one of the projects that were submitted within the framework of this workshop. The objective of SouthMed CV is to produce a multiplier effect and a long lasting impact of culture as a development factor in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. With this objective, SouthMed CV will hold two public calls for proposals to fund innovative cultural and artistic projects related to environmental, gender, diversity or social inclusion issues. Interarts leads the consortium of non-profit organisations responsible for developing SouthMedCV: BAC Art Center(Tunisia); Gudran, Association for Art and Development (Egypt); National Center for Culture and Arts (NCCA) / King Hussein Foundation(Jordan); Khayal, Cooperative Association for Arts and Education (Lebanon); German Commission for UNESCO. The initiative is co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture. (Photo: Susanne Bosch). newsletter
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newsletter interarts The first training sessions for the projects selected on the first call for cultural and inter-ethnic actions grants as laid out in the project took place in Pristina, Kosovo, on the 18th and 19th of May "Culture for all - Phase III. Kosovo". The training dealt with technical and administrative management of the subsidised projects and was given by Interarts experts. The Management Committee for the Project met on the 20th at the European Union headquarters offices in Kosovo. This session was useful to assess the activities taken to date and to plan the ones that need developing up to November 2015, amongst which are a children's festival and the Pristina Open Music Night. "Culture for all - Phase III. Kosovo" is a project by Interarts, ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo and Culture Action Europe, for the European Union Office in Kosovo. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Interarts Barcelona headquarters hosted the Executive Committee meeting for Culture Action Europe (CAE) on the 26th and 27th of May. The actions to be taken in coming months were discussed in this meeting. CAE is the largest platform for European organisations defending culture and art. Mercedes Giovinazzo, the Interarts Director heads its Executive Committee. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Gemma Carbó and Jordi Baltà, members of the Interarts board of trustees, participated as international speakers at the symposium that took place from the 28th-30th of May in Quebec, Canada, on the occasion of the ten years of life of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The current situation of the implementation of the Convention of 2005 was analised during the two days that the meeting lasted, taking into account two fundamental matters such as the economical development and the changes that digitalization introduced. Likewise, examples of good practices were made known during the symposium. The conference was organised by the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Diversity. (Photo: CDC-CCD). newsletter
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newsletter The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) officially announced the name of their elected president, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, on the 29th of May. Pérez-Salmerón is president of the Spanish Federation of Archiving, Librarianship, Documentation and Museum Studies Associations (FESABID), and a member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of EBLIDA-European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations. The elected president will hold her new position until 2019. IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The LoCloud project, funded by the European Commission, is a Best Practice Network of 31 members, the goal of which is to broaden the digital resources of the cultural portal Europeana through contributions from several European cultural institutions. With this aim, LoCloud is launching an international competition focusing on local heritage and culture. The competition has two strands: "My local Heritage"- invites people to explore a favourite place or part of their local history through Europeana and to present their experience online on webpages, a blog or video. "My LoCloud Services"- invites developers, aggregators and individual cultural institutions to showcase their use of LoCloud services. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will hold its 2015 Summer University in Pune, India, from 9-21 August 2015. This edition will explore the link between urbanisation and preservation of the heritage, analysing the particular situation of heritage cities, which face a particular challenge: that of building synergies between economic development and heritage conservation to ensure sustainable urbanisation. Through this course, ASEFSU offers a solution-centered platform for the exchange of ideas and practices whilst engaging in intercultural collaboration addressing urbanisation and protection of cultural heritage. The project aims to facilitate dialogue and on-site projects that connect the participants and the local community and train the participants to enhance their creative thinking and hands-on skills by offering a programme which integrates social, economic, environmental, technological and artistic elements. The registration deadline is until the 30th of June 2015. newsletter
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newsletter With the objective of supporting both national and international artistic creation, Barcelona based BlueProject Foundation has a month long residency programme through which it funds and disseminates relevant artistic works and those that reflect on today's aesthetic, social and intellectual difficulties. The artists, companies and/or interested collectives can submit their projects if they conform to any creative field: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, design, music, cinema, video, action, installation, dance, etc? The projects will be selected for their originality and they must all be previously unpublished. The submission deadline is the 1st of August 2015. More information. newsletter
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newsletter As part of its 2015 summer courses, Andalucía International University (UNIA) offers the third edition of the "Cultural management and development workshop. Strategies in a crisis context". The course will run throughout July and be mostly practical, with one of its main features being a focus on interdisciplinary dialogue and special attention to the Spanish-Moroccan intercultural relationships. The training is structured in four different topics and is aimed at students and professionals of the cultural management area, cultural associations, NGO, foundations and the general public with a personal interest in the matter. newsletter
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newsletter The Institut de Coopération pour la Culture (ICC) holds regular seminars in order to analyse projects and explore their different aspects such as artistic, cultural, territorial, social, educational, financial? Throughout 2014 and 2015 the main topics at these meetings revolve around cultural diversity: uniqueness and the common good, new organisational types, etc? The document collecting the content discussed in two seminars that were dedicated to the economy of symbolic goods is currently available. An important part of the contributions collected in this publication is dedicated to the analysis of performing arts and their economic aspect. The document -in French- is available on the ICC website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The international network for contemporary performing arts (IETM) has recently published a mapping of the performing arts impact on individuals and societies. The aim of the work is to provide a general overview of the existing models, trends and key subjects to researchers, political leaders, academics and professionals in the culture arena. Furthermore, the publication includes quantitative and qualitative data and aims to serve as a basis for the discussion and exchange between IETM members and also the entirety of the community that work in this artistic field: operators, artists, sponsors and the general public. newsletter
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newsletter The NGO Coordinator for the Development of Spain (ONGD) has recently published data about the actions that the sector has carried out throughout 2014 all over the world. This is shown through a website which shows the location of the projects on the map and includes all the details regarding them. This tool also makes it possible to see the areas and lines of work of the organisations that are a part of the Coordinator and to find out about volunteering options for those interested in them. The website includes a list of the ONGD and an archive with previous years' reports. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The National Dance and Arts Board (CoNCA) has recently published the "Decalogue for the promotion of patronage and cultural sponsorship". The study aims to establish the bases to reorientate the transformation of the cultural, economic and fiscal policies that have been in place until now and suggests a series of governmental policy strategies at the same time that it offers information to the cultural sectors as well as to the organisations who are donating patronage and sponsorship resources. Suggestions included in the document -which are structured on the axes of social reality, public policies and operators- aim to be a starting point to facilitate negotiation processes. newsletter
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newsletter interarts ENCATC held its annual conference in September 2014, in Brno (Czech Republic). The event's headline was "New Challenges for the Arts and Culture: Is it just about money?" and it encompassed discussions on issues such as the social, aesthetic and economic aspects of the arts management in the public and private sectors. The conference expected to inspire innovative thinking about topics such as the value of an artist's work, global and local development of artistic activities, investment in creative industries or heritage protection, author rights and creative commons, etc? ENCATC has already published the final report. newsletter
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newsletter She Culture: Debate on toys and gender (Barcelona, 25 June 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts On June 25, and within the framework of the She Culture project, of which both Interarts and the Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison La Bonne are members, these two organizations are running a session on the role that toys play in the acquisition of sexist stereotypes by children, their meaning as a reflection of the prejudices of the parents and their repercussion on the configuration of one kind of society or another. The meeting will be featuring subject matter experts and will create a debate on gender issues stemming from 5 short films, made by 5 creatives from different European countries as part of the activities of She Culture. One of the speakers will be journalist and writer Laura Freixas, who has recently published the book "The silence of mothers and other reflections about women in culture" (Aresta editorial). The goal of the session's organizers is the sharing of tools, reflections and content on cross curricular topics and at the same time to make the videos available to all those interested in organising educational activities and/or to raise awareness on gender. The She Culture project is led by the ECCOM-European Centre for Cultural Organisation and Management Centro and several European organizations participate in it. It is funded by the EU Programme for Culture with support from the Directorate General for Artistic, Architectural and Landscape Heritage of the Italian Ministry of Heritage, Cultural Activities and Cultural Tourism. newsletter
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newsletter XIII International Conference on Artes and Cultural Management AIMAC 2015 (Aix-en-Provence/Marseille, France, 26 June - 1 July 2015) newsletter
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newsletter The biennial conference, organised by The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC) will take place in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille this year, from 26 June-1 July 2015. As has become customary, the contents of the event will explore the relationship between cultural management and other aspects such as the economy, politics, etc., and accept view points from all artistic and cultural sectors with the aim of making brainstorming and networking a pivotal point of the Conference. The Art and Culture of the Mediterranean region and territorial anchoring are some of the topics to be debated in this thirteenth edition. newsletter
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newsletter Final MCP Broker Conference (Barcelona, 30 June - 2 July 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The project "Negotiating cultural participation from migrants - MCP Broker" will be holding its closing conference from 30 June to 2 July 2015 in Barcelona. Interarts is coordinating this initiative, the aim of which is to encourage cultural participation of migrants through the improvement of the cultural public institutions' ability to interact with them. Amongst other contents, the conference will include a review of the project's history, dialogue on the Benchmarking tool which was developed in it, networking activities between the participants and a look at the future with an introduction to the challenges that are to come. MCP Broker is funded by the Directorate-General for Home Affairs of the European Commission within the framework of the European Fund for the Integration of third-country nationals. Besides Interarts, the other associates of this project are: ECCOM (Italy), Educult (Austria), Intercult (Sweden) and Platform for Intercultural Europe (Belgium). newsletter
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newsletter Session for the DECIDES ESPAÑA project (Barcelona, 1 July 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The "DECIDES ESPAÑA. Fair access to Sexual and Reproductive Health for migrant youths and women in Spain" session will take place within the framework of the Final Conference for the MCP Broker project. This activity is part of the DECIDES ESPAÑA project that Interarts and PROSICS-Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) develop. The session is aimed at representatives of educational centers, non-profit organisations and several entities from the culture, health and assistance to migrant collectives sectors, and it will be structured in two main parts. The first part will see the introduction of the project, with the aim of raising awareness about sexual and reproductive rights (DSSR) and equity within a context of cultural diversity amongst civil society, as well as the results of the "Diagnosis of the access conditions to DSSR -from assistance to health- of migrant women of reproductive age in Spain" and the resource website "Diverxual". The second part will show useful tools to carry out workshops in order to raise awareness amongst teenagers on DSSR topics. "DECIDES ESPAÑA. For a more equitable Access to and exercise of Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Spain" is 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. 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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