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Cyberkaris nº 151 - November 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 the last few weeks, Interarts had its twentieth anniversary. We celebrated it as best we could, working silently. With our heads and hearts firmly rooted in the past, anchored in the present, and looking to the future. We also fondly remembered our hundred-plus travel companions (who are in fact far more numerous, secondarily and indirectly), who during this time have contributed to achieving this little great feat, especially those who are no longer with us.

Interarts was created with the desire to become an observatory of urban and regional policies in Europe. The wall had just come down and many hopes were still being sewn. Today, more mature, more realistic, but perhaps also more cautious and more serene, Interarts seeks to be a laboratory for international cultural cooperation. At once global and local, we structure knowledge and innovation, and uphold a means of considering development and sustainability in which culture is given the importance it deserves. From a time and place in which space and time coordinates have radically transformed the lives of communities and individuals.

So let us blow out our anniversary candles as vigorously as we can, very openly wishing for many more years with a competent team, a committed board of trustees and an increasingly intense and more extensive network of alliances, and last but not least, for the service mission inherent to our public vocation in general, and in particular to Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and Europe.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter interarts International culture experts from both academia and civil society met in Barcelona from 30 September to 2 October for the first workshop in the project 'CulturalBase. Social Platform of European Identities and Cultural Heritage'. With the twofold aim of identifying and selecting the main topics to be addressed during the project in each of the three primary areas identified-cultural memory, cultural inclusion and cultural creativity-and assessing the practical links between these topics and their importance to broader areas of study covered by CulturalBase, the workshop was structured as discussion sessions around documents drawn up by academic experts in each area that summed up the state of affairs of the fundamental topics and provided food for thought to take the debate forward. The conclusions of this first workshop will provide the springboard for the academic research and shared production process, which will help bring about a common approach to the main challenges facing culture in Europe. Interarts, the University of Barcelona and several partners from European universities are running this project as part of the 2014-2015 Horizon 2020 work programme 'Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies'. Photographs, videos and the synthetic summary of the debates at the first workshop are already available. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The call launched by SouthMed CV to finance cultural and artistic projects in the southern Mediterranean has reached its closing date, now begins the phase of assessment and selection of the received initiatives. In total, 154 proposals were submitted from the SouthMed CV target countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. Many of the projects seeking funding share an interest in social, educational and community themes, being training, cooperation and networking activities its common denominator. Interarts, which coordinates SouthMed CV, will soon announce the results of the call on the project website. SouthMed CV is co-financed by the European Union under the regional programme Med Culture. newsletter
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newsletter interarts From 7 to 9 October, the government of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina held the third international seminar 'Cities, culture and future', which aimed to give cultural experts from cities around the world an opportunity to share experiences in cultural, innovation management and development. As part of this event, the Culture Theme Unit (UTC) of MercoCities, one of the project partners of the seminar, along with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and Agenda 21 for Culture, held its second annual meeting with a keynote address on 'Networking, agendas and agencies: keys to a new governance culture at the local level' given by Interarts chair Eduard Miralles. newsletter
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newsletter Culture for All - phase III. Kosovo: musical October newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 9 and 10 October, the musical event Pristina Open Air Music Nights took place in Pristina, Kosovo, organised by 'Culture for All - Phase III. Kosovo' and the city council. Local and regional performers and bands from a range of genres (classical, contemporary, jazz, folk, and more) played over the two days. As part of the project, the music industry of Kosovo also went to WOMEX, the world music expo, held in Budapest, Hungary, from 21 to 25 October. Eight musicians were able to personally showcase their latest work at the event: Rona Nishilu, Sezgin Curi, Flaka Goranci, Astrit Stafai, Dren Abazi, Rinor Ukimeri, Dea Xhemali and Rreze Kryeziu. A few days later, from 29 to 31 October, a further seven musicians from Kosovo (Adelina Thaqi, Agron Peni, Dren Abazi, Sezgin Curi, Blerta Kosova, Shapt Deda and Alban Nimani) had the same opportunity at the music market Medimex, held in Bari, Italy. 'Culture for All - Phase III. Kosovo' is a project run by Interarts, ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo and Culture Action Europe for the European Union Office in Kosovo. (Photo: Culture for All - Phase III. Kosovo). newsletter
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newsletter interarts The annual conference of Culture Action Europe (CAE) was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 15 to 17 October 'Beyond the obvious 2015'. BtO enables and facilitates collaboration between actors from differing backgrounds and sectors of society seeking answers to discuss and question the role of culture in the future of Europe, and work together to put it at the heart of public decision-making and debate. Mercedes Giovinazzo, director of Interarts and chair of the CAE Executive Committee, opened the conference. On the 15th, the organisation held its annual general meeting, which resulted in three new members joining the Executive Committee: Antonio Gucciardo, manager of Interarts (Spain); Cristina da Milano, chair of ECCOM (Italy); and Teodor Celakoski from Clubture Network (Croatia). (Photo: CAE). newsletter
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newsletter Inauguration of the postgraduate course in Cultural Management (University of Santiago de Compostela) newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 16 October, Interarts chair Eduard Miralles gave the inaugural lecture of the second postgraduate course in Cultural Management at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Miralles is one of several external experts invited to speak on the course with a view to giving students the most current, comprehensive and real information at every stage of a cultural management project. According to an article by Xavier Campos, Miralles' presentation was "a masterful, thorough as well as rigorous and enjoyable examination of the key concepts in cultural management and policies." (Photo: University of Santiago de Compostela). newsletter
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newsletter Impact on Bamako of DECIDES Mali IV: testimonials newsletter
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newsletter interarts "Everything I learned will help me from now on, but it will also help my family and friends," said one young woman who has taken part in the activities to promote sexual and reproductive health (SRH) on the DECIDES Mali IV project. As part of the project, she has carried out educator work to raise awareness among young people in the informal sector of Bamako, Mali, on their sexual and reproductive rights. This testimonial and others similar, available in French and Spanish, show the impact of this initiative on young people who are outside of formal education circuits and their communities. The project is run by Interarts, Family Care International/Mali and the Association of Children and Youth Workers (AEJT) of Bamako, in collaboration with vocational and technical training centres in the city, using cultural tools such as forum theatres and the radio to disseminate knowledge about SRH among young people in Bamako who have less access to such information. DECIDES Mali IV is part of the DECIDES programme (Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health) and is funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). newsletter
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newsletter interarts In October, a co-creation workshop was held which brought together entrepreneurs from the music and broadcasting sectors in Medellin to work together. With the support of international experts Toni Marin and Xavier Capellas, the workshop participants continued working on the audiovisual product 'Medellin a story to hear', a transmedia web series that will show the Colombian intangible heritage-magical realism-to the world. In parallel to training activities, partner companies AVA and Gestar have continued holding their working meetings with the participation of international experts, to develop a business model that brings together the two sectors involved in the project and results in a strategic plan to share with authorities such as the Medellin mayor's office. Interarts and the University of Antioquia run this initiative with the support of the City of Barcelona. (Photo: Empresas Culturales). newsletter
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newsletter 2015 International Ramon Roca Boncompte Award for Cultural Management Studies newsletter
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newsletter The International Ramon Roca Boncompte Award for Cultural Management Studies, granted by the Ros Roca Group and FiraTàrrega, has been awarded ex aequo to two researchers: Gemma Carbó Ribugent and Liliana López Borbón. Gemma Carbó is a member of the Interarts board, a member of the team of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy, and a co-founder of ConArte International. Her study, in Catalan, is entitled 'Thinking education from culture' and shows that the dialogue between education and culture is neither smooth nor structured, primarily due to political and sociological causes. The other award-winning work (in Spanish), by Mexican López Borbón, a trainer and consultant in building citizenship, cultural management and prevention programmes for young people, is entitled 'Cultural management as citizenship building', and portrays cultural management as a laboratory for coexistence. newsletter
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newsletter Access to culture - policy analysis: final report newsletter
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newsletter Last April, the project 'Access to culture - policy analysis' came to a close. Its aim was to analyse and compare the implementation of access to culture policies in several countries, thereby contributing to the EU Culture Programme. The final report for this project is now available and provides a series of indicators and benchmarks that will help governments to develop access to culture policies. The initiative has involved: EDUCULT as the coordinating entity; Interarts; Nordic Centre for Heritage Learning and Creativity AB; Telemark Research Institute; Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre, Istanbul Bilgi University; and IRMO-Zagreb's Institute for Development and International Relations. newsletter
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newsletter October saw the launch of the Catalan Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (AGePaCC), whose mission is to build a bridge between the worlds of work and academia. It is therefore open to participation from professionals and students in the sector, as well as all those interested in heritage. The AGePaCC will put forward new ways of planning cultural programmes and of generating ideas to boost culture creation and dissemination. The idea to create an association was an outcome of the joint work carried out by students on the second year of the Masters in Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies at the University of Barcelona, and it plans to hold its first general assembly in January 2016. newsletter
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newsletter The 2015 programme of Barcelona City Council's youth campaign 'De BCN al món!' (From BCN to the world!) includes a series of workshops on youth mobility. One of the workshops focuses on international opportunities in the arts sector. Led by Dace Kiulina, a project coordinator at Interarts, the workshop will provide information on internships, artistic residencies and volunteering abroad, as well as training opportunities and European programmes with grants to allow young people to have an international experience. The workshop will be held at Punt d'Informació Juvenil d'Horta, Barcelona, on 24 November. Registration is free. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The European culture platform Culture Action Europe (CAE) has recently launched 'Tell us a story'-an invitation for organisations and individuals to write about their experiences of the impact of culture in society. The initiative is part of the CAE's project on measuring the impact of the arts in society. All of the stories submitted will be published online to ensure the broadest dissemination. The CAE has drawn up a document that can be used as a guide for writing a story. The deadline for contributions is 2 December 2015. newsletter
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newsletter Cultural Climate Barometer 2015: survey newsletter
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newsletter The Regional Observatory on Culture in East-Central Europe (Budapest Observatory) has activated the 2015 edition of its 'Climate Cultural Barometer' and is inviting cultural practitioners worldwide to answer questions such as: what strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are there to culture in your country, and what cultural policy prevails. The Observatory will draft a report based on the replies, setting out the primary similarities and differences between the cultural ecologies compared, and highlighting any significant changes to the data gathered in 2014. Anybody wishing to complete the short survey can do so until the first week of December 2015. newsletter
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newsletter European Diploma in Cultural Project Management: open for registration newsletter
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newsletter The Marcel Hicter Association organises this course aimed at building cultural managers' skills and furthering their understanding of culture management in today's changing European landscape. Aimed at cultural managers from public and private organisations who are actively involved in the management of cultural and artistic projects in their region, with at least 2 years' experience, the main objectives of the 2016/2017 European Diploma are to enable cultural managers to better integrate their co-operation projects in a European perspective, and to insert European projects in regional cultural development policies. The deadline for applying is 15 January 2016. newsletter
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newsletter Radio Africa Magazine: contemporary African culture newsletter
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newsletter interarts Launched and produced culture professionals, Radio Africa Magazine is a multidisciplinary cultural container aimed at African-inspired contemporary creation and cultural diversity. The project goes beyond the magazine and seeks to disseminate content that is usually excluded from mainstream media and to debunk the stereotypical image of Africa, providing a more realistic, richer alternative. With a wide network of partners in cities all over the world, Radio Africa Magazine compiles information on music, photography, fashion, design and film, in addition to observations and profiles of interesting personalities. newsletter
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newsletter The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recently published its latest report drawn up by the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed. The paper focuses on the implications of patent policy for the human right to science and culture. Available in all official languages of the United Nations, the report concludes and recommends, inter alia, that States have an obligation to make patent protection compatible with human rights, and ensure availability of legal measures and remedies to ensure the control by indigenous peoples and local communities over their biocultural heritage. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Dr Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, a researcher, art critic and independent curator, is a regular contributor to international magazines and the author of several specialized works in the cultural sector. His recent publications include the book 'The Challenges of Mobility. Research, Debates and Practices' on mobility as a tool for learning, dialogue and artistic exchange; an interview with specialist culture sociologist Cristina Farinha; an article on the International Festival of Visual Arts in Malta VIVA 2015, and an interview with its Artistic Director Raphael Vella. Dr Bashiron is a member of the University of Barcelona, Transart Institute, and InterArtive. newsletter
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newsletter Good practices for enlarging participation in cultural life newsletter
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newsletter The Grenoble Observatory of Cultural Policies has published a report on 'Enlarging participation in cultural life: French and foreign experiences'. Written in French, the report highlights the devices and strategies utilised in twenty initiatives in France and other countries to set out operational and policy keys to 'good practices' in democratising culture at local level. The authors of the study are Lionel Arnaud, Vincent Guillon and Cécile Martin. The experts who provided input include Jordi Baltà, a consultant and trainer in cultural policies and management and international relations and a member of the Interarts board, and Aurélie Guineberteau, who also works with Interarts. newsletter
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newsletter Report on the heritage of dance in Germany newsletter
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newsletter interarts Commissioned by the German Federal Cultural Foundation-KSB, Dr Cornelia Dümcke has drafted a report on the heritage of dance in Germany. Using an evaluation tool that she devised, Dümcke analyses the status of this artistic discipline, which as intangible cultural heritage is on uncertain ground, with some arguing that as an ephemeral art it cannot be preserved, and others claiming it is an art form worth preserving for future generations. Dr Cornelia Dümcke is a cultural economist and founder of Culture Concepts. Since 2011 she has been a member of the European Expert Network on Culture - EENC and is involved with the project that began in 2015 'CulturalBase. Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities'. The study, in German, will soon be available in English. newsletter
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newsletter XOC' meeting on cultural management (Barcelona, 27 November 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Entitled 'XOC'-a Catalan word that refers to the idea of impact ('shock') and is also an acronym for 'Open Network and Community' ('Xarxa Oberta i Comunitat'), the Catalan Association of Cultural Management Professionals (APGCC) is holding a professional meeting on 27 November to embark on a process of reflection on the latest trends in cultural management, the hybridization of this discipline with others that facilitate creative contagion, and the use of innovation as a resource for professional practice. The event will also foster an exchange of experiences among participants, both cultural managers and professionals from other sectors linked to culture. Information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter International Conference on 'Culture for Sustainable Cities' (Hangzhou, China, 10-12 December 2015) newsletter
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newsletter In the framework of the 2030 Agenda, UNESCO carries out various activities to raise awareness on the contribution of culture to sustainable urban development, including a global report with guidelines and recommendations, and an international conference which will address key issues related to this topic. This Conference will gather Heads of United Nations Agencies, Ministers and high-level representatives of United Nations Member States, international experts, representatives of the private sector, of universities and of NGOs, and mayors from all regions of the world. newsletter
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newsletter Reminders newsletter
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newsletter International Kathréptis Gathering newsletter
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newsletter Athens, Greece, 2o November 2015. See Cyberkaris 148, july 2015. newsletter
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newsletter European Culture Forum 2015 newsletter
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newsletter Brussels, Belgium, 26 and 27 November 2015. See Cyberkaris 150, October 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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