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Cyberkaris nº 154 - February 2016
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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 TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONVENTION ON DIVERSITY newsletter
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newsletter UNESCO, supported by the government of Sweden, recently published a comprehensive worldwide report entitled Re/Shaping Cultural Policies, which assesses the state of implementation of the Convention on Diversity, ten years after it was adopted. The document examines a decade of promoting the diversity of cultural expressions for development, based on the opinions of 14 experts in addition to the Secretary of the Convention and the main editor of the report, with reference to the information provided in the 71 quadrennial reports drawn up by the 140 states parties to the Convention. It focuses on the Convention's four guiding principals: support sustainable systems of governance for culture; achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals; integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks, and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The report also considers the impact of new phenomena such as the digital revolution and the globalised flow of goods and services, which were perhaps still incipient when the Convention was drawn up. Furthermore, it provides analysis and proposals on the new scenario posed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, in which culture, albeit tentatively, is beginning to emerge as a natural driver and catalyst of sustainable development.

Although it is perhaps still early days to make a serene assessment of the Convention's impact, the twofold cultural and economic nature of artistic and cultural goods and services is no longer called into question. It is also widely accepted that some of the issues addressed in depth in this report, such as inequality in flows; the difficulties inherent to artists' mobility (especially South to North); the 'cultural exemption' requirement in international trade agreements; the importance of positive gender discrimination for a female population that remains under-represented or absent in decision-making despite being drivers of creative processes; and the importance of creating spaces for organised citizen participation like coalitions for diversity (incidentally, does anyone know anything about the Spanish coalition?), play a key role and must continue to do so on the agenda of new policies for culture.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter SouthMed CV: Launching the sub-granted projects of the first call newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Greenhouse', a platform for artistic experimentation in Casablanca's public space, Morocco; 'Go Pro', incubator of artistic activities implemented in Palestine; and 'Sail', cultural project dealing with reintegration of Tunisian under-age children with legal problems, are the three projects that obtained the highest marks in the evaluation process of the first call for proposals of Southmed CV. Together with those three, other sixteen projects from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine have been selected according to the marks resulting from the evaluation process. All projects reflect the need to both reinforce the recognition of culture as a factor in local, national and regional development, as well as enhance the professional capacities of operators, practitioners and organisations active in this field in the Southern Mediterranean. It is expected for all projects to start early 2016, and implemented until August. SouthMed CV is co-financed by the European Union under the regional programme Med Culture. (Photo: Atelier de l’Observatoire). newsletter
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newsletter Culture for all - Phase III: Workshop with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosovo newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 15 and 16 January in Peja, Kosovo, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosovo organised a workshop to review the action plan for preparation of the culture strategy of Kosovo. It was attended by representatives of the Ministry and Kosovo's main cultural institutions, as well as the Secretary-General of Culture Action Europe, Luca Bergamo, as the international expert provided by 'Culture for all - Phase III', as this project assists the Ministry in drawing up a strategy for culture as part of its support for the cultural institutions of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, in areas related to cultural policies and developing the cultural and creative industries. The day before the workshop -on 14 January- a 'Culture for all - Phase III' event was held in Pristina, Kosovo, to present the outcomes of the visits that artists and cultural professionals from Kosovo made to a range of international markets, fairs and festivals as part of the project in 2015: Classical NEXT, Sarajevo Film Festival, Womex, Meximex and the Venice Biennale. In addition to the artists themselves, the event was attended by representatives of the EU office in Kosovo and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosovo, as well as journalists from the country's main media. Also last month (21-25 January), two fashion designers from Kosovo, Rugova Krenare and Venera Mustafa, went to the international fashion show WHO'S NEXT (Paris, France), with support from 'Culture for all- Phase III'. The deadline of the public call for cultural and artistic projects 2016 was 22 January. newsletter
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newsletter On 26 January, Interarts and Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts met in Brussels, Belgium, to launch the 'Culture and Arts Project supporting social cohesion in Latin America cities', which the two organisations will jointly run. In a context of rapid, unplanned urban growth leading to widespread social inequality and environmental damage, especially in Latin American cities, the project seeks primarily to explore concrete proposals to promote and strengthen the role of arts and culture as drivers of inclusive and sustainable development, and to foster exchanges and joint actions between the EU and Latin America to better integrate cultural policies and initiatives in urban development strategies, drawing on successful projects that support social cohesion. The project will have a duration of 18 months and is the outcome of Interarts and BOZAR being invited to take part in the restricted tender procedure issued by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, Latin America and Caribbean, Regional Programmes for Latin America and the Caribbean (Unit G2) of the European Commission. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In late 2015, Culture Action Europe (CAE), the largest European platform of culture and art organisations and professionals, elected a new Executive Committee, previously headed by Interarts director Mercedes Giovinazzo. The new board held its first meeting on 26 and 27 January in Brussels, Belgium. Current president Robert Manchin led the meeting, which dealt with the organisation's future plans and the initial preparations for the 2016 Members' Forum to be held from 9 to 11 March in Brussels. One of the members of the new Executive Committee is Interarts manager Antonio Gucciardo. newsletter
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newsletter interarts A new paper was recently added to the CulturalBase website on the thematic field 'memory and Identity'. It is one of the documents drawn up by the project partners at the first CulturalBase workshop held in Barcelona from 30 September to 2 October last year. Written by Dominique Poulot from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the paper questions whether the invention of memory is necessary to shape identities. Other papers currently available are from the thematic fields: 'creativity and heritage', 'inclusion and identities', 'inclusion and heritage' and 'memory and heritage'. newsletter
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newsletter Coinciding with the formation of a new regional government of Catalonia in January, the association Cercle de Cultura issued a statement addressed to the new Minister of Culture, Santi Vila, on the strategic importance of cultural policies. The key topics of the document are: a broad Cultural Agreement between political parties, institutions and cultural sector agents; an overhaul of the regulatory and financial framework to allow the cultural sector to reach its full potential in domestic and foreign markets; driving forward demand, through a work plan with the education sector and encouraging cultural consumption; and the exemplary role that the main Catalan cultural bodies must play. The statement is available here in Catalan. newsletter
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newsletter Tajikistan: call for donations of publications on arts management newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation of Tajikistan is launching an MA in Arts Management in the capital Dushanbe, in 2016. It is the first of its kind in the region. To provide it with methodological tools, a Resource Centre for Arts Management will be opened in 2016, including both online and offline materials. The Foundation is therefore inviting cultural institutions, foundations, public agencies, universities, libraries and individual experts to donate any publications, books, documents and so forth that might be useful to the MA students. Those interested can send their donations by contacting the director, Jamshed Kholikov: Art Ground, 20/4, A. Donish str.; apt#43 Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan 734000. Phone: +992919037507. Email: jama77707@mail.ru. The Foundation is grateful for all donations and invites you to forward this appeal to cultural and artistic networks. newsletter
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newsletter In June 2016, the PASCAL Observatory is holding an international conference entitled 'Learning Cities 2040: global, local, connected, sustainable, healthy and resilient'. The University of Glasgow will host the conference, which is sponsored by the City of Glasgow, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, CITYNET and the Australian Learning Communities Network. One of the five main strands is 'Cultural policies for cities that are cohesive and sustainable'. Those interested in submitting their work in this field can find more details about the call here. The call for papers remains open until 22 February 2016. newsletter
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newsletter Call for young women in the southern Mediterranean newsletter
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newsletter interarts Entrepreneurs and/or artists (painters, musicians, film directors, actors, etc.) from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey are some of the profiles of women eligible to apply for the training programme 'Femmes d'Avenir en Méditerranée', run by Sciences Po with the aim of boosting professional development of young southern Mediterranean women with leadership potential. The course will be held in Paris, France, from 9 to 20 May 2016. All women who are interested can send their applications until 12 March 2016. Successful candidates must commit to promoting and disseminating gender equality when they return to their country. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Anna Lindh Foundation is organising the 2016 Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum next October in Valletta, Malta. Its aim is to exchange practices, promote cooperation and share information on operational measures to improve people-to-people cooperation around the Mediterranean. The organisation has launched a call for participation among all members. Those wishing to contribute can submit their proposals before 15 March 2016. One of the main topics of discussion will be intercultural dialogue for more cross-cultural understanding more information. newsletter
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newsletter The Carulla Foundation has launched the call for the second edition of the Lluís Carulla Award aimed at individuals, businesses and non-profit organisations. The award is given to innovative cultural projects that help strengthen and modernise Catalan culture and society in the field of arts and Catalan language and/or thinking. All initiatives submitted must justify how they contribute to this in a written report. The winning entry will receive a prize of €100,000 and a contract with the organisation, which will be used to help fund the project implementation. The application deadline is 16 March 2016. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Three recent publications on culture and heritage refer to 'The Social and Economic Value of Cultural Heritage: literature review', which European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) members Mikhail Cornelia and Dümcke Gnedovsky drew up in 2013 at the request of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC). The three reports are: 'Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe - Full report', coordinated by Joanna Sanetra-Szeliga; 'Cultural and creative spillovers in Europe Report on a preliminary: evidence review', produced by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC); and "Hybridization of indigenous knowledge and documentation of intangible cultural heritage of Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka", by Thankavadivel Ramanan. Cornelia Dümcke is also part of the experts group of 'Cultural Base. Social Platform of European Identities and Cultural Heritage', in which Interarts also participates. newsletter
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newsletter interarts UNESCO recently published the 'Re/Shaping Cultural Policies' report, assessing the political impact and change in the cultural landscape ten years after the first Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was adopted. The aim of the Convention was to implement new measures to protect, promote and strengthen the diversity of cultural expressions at local, national and international level. The topics addressed by the report include the impact of the digital revolution, the flow of cultural goods and services under a new cultural paradigm, and human rights and fundamental freedoms in the cultural sector. newsletter
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newsletter Ártica. Cultural publications virtual library newsletter
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newsletter interarts The cultural centre Ártica, which carries out training, consulting, research and development of artistic and cultural activities on the Internet and use of the digital world for culture, has a virtual library on digital culture. The library collects digital books and documents on topics related to the cultural sector and the digital world, such as the 2.0 web, digital art and online management. All works are open access can be downloaded free of charge. The centre also welcomes readers' recommendations and works, which are incorporated into the digital archive. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has recently published a mapping cooperation between museums and cultural industries in Latvia to explain the main aims of cooperation between these two sectors. The publication seeks to provide a basis for encouraging more museums to cooperate with the cultural industries, and aims to highlight the potential of these synergies, which meet the objectives of the European Commission's Europe 2020 growth strategy. A theoretical justification for mapping and the case studies selected for the work are also provided. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The website of the Med Culture programme, which is a European Union initiative to develop and improve cultural practices and policies in southern Mediterranean countries, recently published an overview of the cultural sector in Algeria using infographics. It was developed on the basis of the main findings of a report by Ammar Kessab commissioned by Med Culture in 2014. As part of this European programme, Interarts is currently working with several organisations on the project 'SouthMed CV. Community practices for the public value of culture in the Southern Mediterranean. SouthMed CV is co-financed by the European Union. newsletter
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newsletter Cultural rights seminar (Barcelona, Spain, 19 February 2016) newsletter
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newsletter A seminar to debate and consider cultural rights will be held at the cultural centre Espai Avinyó on 19 February in Barcelona. It will provide the chance to delve further into citizen participation based on diversity, an exercise that every citizen can carry out from their own culture and cultural development. The speakers include Beatriz Barreiro, who has a PhD in Human Rights from the Carlos III University; Eduard Miralles, chair of Interarts; Gemma Carbó, project coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation and member of the Interarts board; and Carles Giner, coordinator of the Barcelona Council of Culture. Admission is free registration required. newsletter
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newsletter ARCOmadrid (Madrid, Spain, 24-28 February 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts ARCOmadrid, one of the most established contemporary art fairs worldwide, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Organised by IFEMA, ARCOmadrid will take place from 24-28 February in the Spanish capital. To mark the anniversary, the organisation has created the project 'Imagining other futures', a selection of 35 galleries that have taken part in previous editions of ARCOmadrid, showing how it has changed since it began and how it sees art in the coming years. Although there is not a guest country in this year's ARCOmadrid, it will include the usual parallel activities such as ARCOkids, which aims to introduce art to children. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Following on from the first 'Satellite' in Brussels, Belgium, in February 2015, the international network for the performing arts IETM is holding a new event in Paris, France, this March. The purpose of the sequel Satellite in Paris is to put forward the arguments in favour of public funding for cultural activities in various European countries, with heads of culture from national ministries, local and regional governments and representatives of the arts world. Like the first meeting, measuring the impact of the arts and their influence on cultural policies will also be a key topic in Paris. newsletter
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newsletter Culture Action Europe (CAE): Members' Forum (Brussels, Belgium, 9-11 March 2016) newsletter
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newsletter CAE, the European platform for culture and art, is organising its '2016 Members' Forum' from 9-11 March in Brussels, Belgium. The aims of the meeting are to reflect and learn about the work carried out so far, including successful and innovative culture advocacy campaigns, and to consider the approach to take going forward. It will also be an excellent opportunity to look at how to combine the strengths of each participant and achieve a greater impact of CAE activities on members' life and development. newsletter
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newsletter RESEO: Digital Keys (Bristol, UK, 10-12 March 2016) newsletter
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newsletter The European network for opera and dance education (RESEO), in collaboration with Bristol Plays Music, is organising a conference on the role of digital media in access to the arts, from 10 to 12 March in Bristol, UK. 'Digital Keys: how can technology unlock the arts for all?' is the full title of this meeting, which will entail debates, discussions, presentations and workshops to provide participants with new ideas on how to harness the full potential of the digital world to disseminate the arts and/or bring about greater equality of access. newsletter
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newsletter Östersund, Sweden, 10 and 11 February 2016. See Cyberkaris 53, January 2016. 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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