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Cyberkaris nº 149 - September 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 One of the hottest summers since temperature records in Catalunya, Spain and Europe began will be over in a few days, and also one of the most troubling ones in recent memory: thousands of refugees begging an institutionally indifferent Europe -but, nevertheless, very solidary at a citizen level- for asylum; hundreds of immigrants losing their lives when trying to reach the Southern European ports; dozens of new cases of gender violence... Without a doubt, next to all of these issues, conflicts such as the illegal street vendors (clandestine immigrants who illegally sell counterfeit goods) can only be considered a lesser evil despite the conflicts and the odd "collateral" death.

Illegal street vendors: clandestine immigrants illegally selling counterfeit goods: a true trilogy of stigmatisation and labelling. Families who have adopted Chinese children in recent years often tell a surprising anecdote: with the aim to lighten the deliberately long adoption processes that prospective parents must endure, they are offered to partake in shopping tours where they visit huge factories and warehouses with all sorts of counterfeit products. If during the course of these visits someone shows a higher than usual interest in the merchandise, the seller will discretely offer them authentic bags, garments, watches...arguing that they are all manufactured in the same place, most likely there.

All things considered, the fact that the difference between what is authentic and what is false is only the label or the brand does constitute good news, of undeniable symmetry with what differentiates legal sales from illegal ones and full rights citizenship from clandestinity. If the papers constitute the problem then the solution is necessarily the political intention. A political intention coupled- if possible- with creative solutions which can only emerge from the legitimacy of the local governments and the complicity of the citizens, which go beyond the usual clichés that justify repression in the defence of the public space or the inaction by omission of positive discrimination towards the newcomers.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Fundació Interarts board.
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newsletter SouthMed CV launches a first call for proposals to strengthen the role of culture in the Southern Mediterranean (Deadline for submissions: 2nd November 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The SouthMed CV project has launched this call for proposals for cultural and artistic projects focusing on the role of culture in a diversity of contexts carried out in cooperation with other stakeholders in the Southern Mediterranean: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The call contains two lots: 1) Projects contributing to strengthen the role of culture at local, national and regional level; 2) Projects aiming to enhance institutional and managerial capacities of cultural operators and artistic organisations. SouthMed CV is co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture. (Photo: Mohamed el Nagar).  newsletter
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newsletter New website for the CulturalBase project newsletter
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newsletter interarts In order to spread the contents that the "CulturalBase.Platform about cultural heritage and European identities" will be producing throughout its development, the project now has a website. This tool also includes basic information on the initiative as well as the most recent news related to its actions and fields of action. Amongst them is the upcoming workshop which will take place in Barcelona from 30 September to 2 October 2015. Its main content will be the documents to arise from the investigation and debate process around the three main defined axis: cultural memory, cultural inclusion and cultural creativity. CulturalBase is framed within the European Horizon 2020 program for investigation and innovation. This will be implemented by the following institutions: Central European University; Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow; Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute; School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex; Universitat de Barcelona; Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Interarts. newsletter
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newsletter The second phase for the FomeccBiz Medellín-Barcelona project begins newsletter
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newsletter interarts Within the framework of the Programa de Fomento de Empresas Culturales y Creativas - FOMECC, Interarts and the University of Antioquia (Colombia) kick-started the second phase of the "FomeccBiz Medellín-Barcelona: creation of cultural business fabric for local development" project before the summer. This initiative aims to strengthen the action capacity of the cultural entrepreneurs in Medellín through institutional strengthening, implementation of innovative methodologies in the production and commercialization of cultural services and products, and the exchange of collaboration and business models between Medellín and Barcelona. Whereas during the first phase efforts were especially focused on the audiovisual field, during the second one the sphere of action has been broadened and also includes the music sector. In this spirit, a transmedia co-creation workshop where both artistic spheres will take part is envisaged amongst the planned activities. The Medellín Audiovisual, Videogame and Animation Association (AVA) and Gestar Cultural are collaborating with FomeccBiz Medellín-Barcelona II. This initiative has the support of the "Barcelona Solidària" program from the Barcelona city hall, and in tandem with it the professional and business platform FomeccBiz continues to be at the disposal of all cultural and creative entrepreneurs of any sector and geographical area with the aim to provide them with a virtual shop window for their products and services, and a space for exchange. newsletter
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newsletter Availability of the 2014 activity report newsletter
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newsletter Interarts have recently posted the file collecting the activities from 2014 on their website. The document reviews the projects which are underway that the foundation takes part in. These are organized by action areas: applied research, consulting, multilateral cooperation, information and training. Amongst the initiatives launched in 2014 we find the third phase of "Culture for all. Kosovo" developed with ARCI-Arcs and Culture Action Europe, and the continuation of the FOMECC Program through the FomeccBiz network, part of the "Promotion of the Spanish cultural and creative sectors through their involvement with online sectoral networks and with the European cultural dimension defence platform Culture Action Europe", which is funded by the Education, Culture and Sport Ministry. newsletter
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newsletter DECIDES MALI IV: Forum theatre at the launch of family planning campaign newsletter
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newsletter interarts A few days before the summer, the youths from the AEJT (Bamako Working Child and Young People Association) took part in the launch ceremony for the national family planning campaign titled "Family planning, a right for everyone". The group received support training on forum theatre skills for a month delivered by the DECIDES MALI IV team and the Acte 7 Association, and were selected from amongst other theatre formations on the motion of FCI/Mali, the organization that carries this project out with Interarts. The scene performed was very well received by the participants and agents involved in family planning in Mali. DECIDES MALI IV is supported by AECID, the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development. newsletter
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newsletter Culture for all - Phase III. Kosovo: recent activities newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Kosovo music and cinema scenes have had the chance to be present and promote themselves at international events during the past few months within the framework of the "Culture for all - phase III. Kosovo" project. In particular, four classical music professionals from this country took part in the Classical NEXT International Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 20-23 May. Emerging artists, institutions and classical music events that take place in Kosovo were made known through the "KOSOVO: the young European classical music scene" stand. Likewise, three film directors, three students and a representative from the Kosovo Faculty of Arts took part in the Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina 14-22 August. The filmmakers from Kosovo had the chance to show their latest projects, as well as meeting other professionals (directors, producers, etc.) from Europe and the Balkans. In the same way, the project developed by Interarts in conjunction with ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo and Culture Action Europe for the European Union Office in Kosovo has supported other cultural activities in the country: Prishtina Architecture Week 2015 (29 June-12 July), European Summer Music Academy (19-30 July), Anibar International Animation Festival (20-26 August), etc. newsletter
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newsletter European Capitals of Culture 2022: open call newsletter
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newsletter Last July, the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg and Lithuania launched their calls for proposals to select the candidate cities to be "European Capitals of Culture 2022". The tile -bestowed by the European Counsel and Parliament- helps highlight the diversity of culture in Europe, fosters the contribution of culture in de cities' development and enhances the feeling of belonging to a common cultural space. The cities who achieve it usually take this chance to regenerate their population, raise their cultural life and their international profile, and boost tourism. The upcoming European Capitals of Culture, in 2016, will be Donostia-San Sebastián and Breslau (Poland). newsletter
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newsletter FIBICC (the Latin American Foundation for the Cultural and Creative Industries) is making a broad range of specialized courses in the field of creative economy available in virtual form to those interested. Cultural heritage projects management; cultural and creative business ventures; assessment, revitalization and management of cultural spaces; and a Latin American course on cultural and creative business ventures are some of the topics included in this training program through which FIBICC wishes to help improve the abilities of cultural entrepreneurs in order to encourage the development of the social and financial fabrics. newsletter
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newsletter Valencia University: call for social innovation projects newsletter
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newsletter Valencia University has launched the first edition of Emergents, a cooperation strategy with Valencia's social, cultural and creative agents in order to boost the social innovation in its territory. The initiative is organised through a call for social innovation projects in this first edition. Plastic, stage and visual arts; photography, design, literature and editing; audiovisuals; urban development; social sciences; pedagogy; technology; science; sport; health and gastronomy are the fields that Emergents is focusing its call on. Its aim is to support those projects which can improve the neighbourhoods' lives and that can enrich the relationships between the neighbours and the creative agents of the city. The deadline to submit proposals is 22 September 2015. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter Residence for artists in Berlin newsletter
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newsletter The open call for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Artists-in-Berlin Program has been recently broadcast by Hipermedula. This is a prestigious residential program which aims to offer a space for the cultural exchange and artistic dialogue and the chance to create artistic works with freedom and removed from the constraints of the market. Artists from the visual arts, literature, music and cinema can opt for the grants. However, the process for the visual arts field is not by application, but an international jury invites the artists that they select themselves. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter IV International Seminar on Cultural Policies: video newsletter
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newsletter The IV International Seminar on Cultural Policies took place in Chile in August 2015. The event was organised by the Cultural Policies Observatory and Balmaceda Arte Joven, and took place in various locations around the country with the goal of de-centralising the debate. The main topic of the seminar was "The right to culture". The presentations and collaborations wanted to highlight the current inequality in cultural consumption depending on one's social class in order to try and establish bridges which allow greater balance. A video which collects the content of these sessions is already available. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The European Centre for Creative Economy (ECCE) has recently published the "Spotlight" document, a body of work that collects over 300 creative spaces located in Europe and outlines the importance of said spaces for the development of the current European civilization. The publication reflects on the effects of the concentration of creative talent, technical knowledge, innovation and financial activity which typically happens in urban environments. Furthermore, the text outlines the relationship between the urban transformation of the Ruhr region and the investment in creative environments that has been made in that area on the occasion of it holding the European Capital of Culture 2010 title. newsletter
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newsletter ''Contribución de las artes y la industria cultural a la economía nacional'' publication newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) published a report in July, on behalf of Arts Council England, on the contribution of the arts and culture industries to the UK economy. This study provides an update to the original study undertaken in 2013, and utilizes the usual macroeconomic indicators such as gross value added (GVA) together with indirect contributions such as the additional jobs supported in the wider economy as a result of employment in the arts and culture industry. The report offers extensive evidence that the cultural and creative industry is an obvious and tangible contribution to the national economy. newsletter
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newsletter ''Culture in, for and as sustainable development'' report newsletter
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newsletter interarts The aim of the action carried out by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) was to help understand and determine the role that culture plays within the frames of sustainable development. The results of the work, including the publication of the present document 'Culture in, for and as Sustainable Development' where the three roles of culture in sustainable development identified by the Action are illustrated with real-life cases, were shared and discussed in a final public conference in Helsinki on 6-8 May 2015, 'Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices'. The publication is addressed to scientific community, policy-makers and practitioners interested in the field. newsletter
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newsletter DECIDES ESPAÑA closing session (Barcelona, 21st September 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Interarts and PROSICS - VHIR are organizing the final ceremony for the "DECIDES ESPAÑA. Mobilization towards greater equity in the access and exercise of sexual and reproductive rights in Spain" project, which will take place at the Institut Català de la Salut (ICS) head office in Barcelona (Gran Vía, 587), at 17:00 on September 21st. This initiative will be contextualized within the DECIDES (Cultural Rights to drive Development and Health) Program, which has been -so far- carried out by Interarts in Bolivia, Ecuador, Perú, Mali and Spain. The workshops for professionals and the tools that have been developed for the 'Diagnóstico de situación', 'Guía de Actuación' project and the online resource platform "Diverxual" will be shown, as well as training videos amongs other things. The function will also include a round table at which different experts in the health, anthropoligical, education and social action fields will assess the future outlook of DECIDES ESPAÑA. This function is free and open to the public, and will end with a snack for the attendees. The DECIDES ESPAÑA project is cofunded 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 Final conference: She Culture (Rome, Italy, 23 September 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The She Culture project, developed since October 2013 by organisations from 5 european countries (Albania, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Norway) will conclude with a conference to be held in Rome on the 23rd of September. The conference, titled "Europe for cultural diversity: the She Culture project", will review the main highlights and results of this initiative, the objective of which has been to help achieve a less sexist and more egalitarian society with greater gender awareness through -amongst other actions- the analysis of the European and national cultural and gender policies, a practical guide for Women's Museums and/or Museums with a Gender Focus, and also through the execution of an audiovisual campaign about sexism in toys. Interarts and the Female Culture Centre Francesca Bonnemaison, La Bonne, have been a part of this project which was lead by ECCOM-European Centre for Cultural Organization and Management- and funded by the EU Culture Program with support from the Dirección General de Paisaje, Bellas Artes, Arquitectura y Arte Contemporáneo (Directorate General of Landscape, Fine Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Art) and the Italian Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism Ministry. newsletter
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newsletter CulturalBase: Workshop on cultural heritage and European identities (Barcelona, 30 September - 2 October 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Barcelona will host the first of the several workshops planned within the "CulturalBase. Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities" project. This initiative (in the framework of the Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 "Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies") aims to work on the existing investigative literature and policies in the cultural heritage and European identities fields in order to develop a series of contents to be used to understand and make the most of the new potential that culture has in this era of great transformations. Experts from several European academic institutions will debate matters associated with cultural memory, cultural inclusion and cultural creativity at the workshops, with the aim to define possible subject areas on which to work in a consensual way over the duration of this project. This project is carried out by Interarts together with: the Central European University; Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow; Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute; School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex; Universitat de Barcelona and Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. newsletter
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newsletter African Creative Economy Conference (Yaundé, Cameroon, 9-10 October 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Arterial Network organizes the V African Creative Economy Conference ACEC2015 in October 2015. This is an opportunity to explore the state of the sector within a broader geopolitical and economic context, providing a benchmark occasion for practitioners, policy-makers, donors, academics and other key stakeholders to interact and engage with the critical challenges and innovative solutions that are part of the process of growing the outputs and efficacy of the creative sector in Africa. Artists, professionals, stakeholders, policy makers, media and civil society will find within ACEC2015 a space to work on policies and strategies to support the African creative sector. Some of the topics of the event will be regional and international cooperation, digital platforms and artists' rights. newsletter
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newsletter Culture Action Europe: Annual Conference (Gothenburg, Sweden, 15-17 October 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Culture Action Europe (CAE) is holding their annual conference from 15 - 17 October in Gothenburg, Sweden. This year's conference keeps the title "Beyond the obvious" as well as its participatory spirit (it allows for an exchange between the European culture community, civil society, researchers, thinkers, activists and political representatives) and the innovative spirit that has been typical of past editions. This is a conference which aims to exceed the conventional concepts and practices which stall the contribution of culture to a financial and social regeneration at a local, national and European level. The event offers various formats and paces so that participants can share ideas and experiences in different scales: conferences, small working-groups and lab-style sessions. 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 cooperation 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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