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Cyberkaris nº 155 - March 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 These are bleak times for cultural managers in Spain. Two recent publications by the most prominent prescribers of the 'new left' have helped put their fine figure in the pillory. The first is the hagiography of Manuel Borja-Villel -currently director of the Reina Sofía in Madrid-, which was composed by Marcelo Exposito -currently an MP for left-wing party En comú podem- Conversación con Manuel Borja-Villel 'Conversation with Manuel Borja-Villel' (Ed. Turpial). The second is a chronicle written as a duet by Jorge Luis Marzo and Patricia Mayayo: Arte en España 1939-2015, ideas, prácticas, políticas 'Art in Spain 1939-2015, ideas, practices, policies' (Manuales de Arte Cátedra).

From their lines and between the lines emerges the profile of the new generation of curator/commissioner/activists, spawned in the heat of the indignation of the assemblies held in the squares of our main cities and invested under the patent of the new codes of good practice. Men and women consecrated to making cultural and artistic intervention into one of the new fine arts.

Surely not everything was done well; neither is the opposite true. However, beware of shooting the messenger, even when much of the blame comes from within the very trade, which in its quest for some kind of comfortable or safe value/shelter chose to cross-dress as a 'programmer', exchanging an uncertain dignity to ensure a good square meal. All of this went on to the well-intentioned bewilderment of professional associations and the suspicious cluelessness of academia, public and private, intent on continuing to be a predator of professional knowledge more than anything else.

Those of us who were already in this game in the early 80s may nostalgically recall the tiffs there were between sociocultural promoters and managers, or even between administrators and artists (in short, professionals without a profession), as if it were a new edition of the scholastic dispute between Franciscans and Dominicans. But something seems to suggest that the game has changed, and that perhaps we are facing a rotund, definitive end of era. Prematurely aged managers who are fighting to achieve the status of venerable elders with dignity.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter interarts The transmedia bible created during the second phase of the project 'FomeccBiz Medellin-Barcelona. Generating a cultural and creative business network' is now available to read and disseminate. It is the upshot of work carried out jointly by entrepreneurs in Medellin's audiovisual and music sectors; a synergy sought by this initiative to explore new business models at the intersection between these two related fields. The co-creation workshop, led by Toni Marin and Xavier Capellas and coordinated by the University of Antioquia Faculty of Arts, has provided entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to make 'Medellin a story to hear' into a transmedia product with the potential to be produced and marketed in the future. The project partners Broadcasting, Video Games and Animation Association (AVA) and Gestar Cultural have also played a key role in developing this story, in which musicians of diverse backgrounds, gender and experiences tell us what it means to be an artist in Medellin, a city that is still building its own identity through its renewal. 'FomeccBiz Medellin-Barcelona-Phase II' is part of the FOMECC Programme and an initiative of Interarts and the University of Antioquia, with the support of Barcelona City Council. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Since the first project workshop (Barcelona, 30 September and 1-2 October 2015), a number of synthetic reports have been drafted and published reflecting the debate and conclusions of that workshop. A report on each of the three project axes is available: cultural memory, cultural inclusion and cultural creativity. All three papers were written by the researchers who led each axis. Furthermore, there is also a summary of the topics discussed at the workshop aimed at a broader audience, both specialist and general, which identifies a number of issues to be addressed in depth in the coming stages of the project. The CulturalBase project on cultural heritage and European identities is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation (subsidy agreement No 649454) of the European Union and implemented by a consortium of several European partners. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Berlin International Film Festival took place from 9 to 18 February. 'Culture for all - phase III' helped eight directors and film producers from Kosovo to take part in this prestigious event, three of whom had been selected in the project call for documentaries and/or short films in 2015. They attended the festival from 12 to 17 February, where they had the opportunity to go to the European Film Market and MEET THE DOCS, the networking space for directors, producers, distributors and other professionals. The visit was organised in collaboration with the Kosovo Cinematographic Centre. newsletter
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newsletter On 19 February, Interarts chair Eduard Miralles and Gemma Carbó, project coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation and member of the Interarts board, took part in this meeting organised in Barcelona by cultural centre Espai Avinyó. The seminar addressed the ways in which all individuals can manifest their cultural rights by using the city's cultural facilities, and how Barcelona's public policies should incorporate the diversity of cultural and artistic expressions that currently exist and are being generated in this city. More information. newsletter
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newsletter SouthMed CV: Two regional Encounters of the sub-granted projects newsletter
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newsletter interarts Representatives of the sub-granted projects of the first SouthMed CV call will attend Encounters in April in Tunisia and Lebanon. Twelve of the nineteen sub-granted projects will meet in the Tunisian capital from 4 to 8 April at a series of activities organised by BAC Art Center with the support of Interarts. The remaining seven will travel to Beirut, Lebanon, from 18 to 21 of the same month, to the encounter organised by Khayal - Arts and Education, with the collaboration of Maqamat and the support of Interarts. The encounters will focus on peer to peer sessions among sub-grantees as well as capacity-building activities. To finance both programmes, SouthMed CV has allocated 5% of the grant awarded to each project. Representatives of the SouthMed CV consortium partners will also attend both encounters. SouthMed CV is co-financed by the European Union under the regional programme Med Culture. newsletter
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newsletter RECcORD: Rethinking European cultural centres. Call for applications newsletter
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newsletter interarts RECcORD is a research project focused on cultural centres and their interaction with citizens. It is launching a call for applications to people involved in the activity of such centres (staff, volunteers, etc.), to collect data on cultural centres in various European countries. RECcORD researchers ('cultural recorders') will visit the selected applicant centres to gather knowledge and contribute to a better understanding of the role that cultural centres play at various levels, such as inclusion and participation processes. The project will also galvanise relations between the participating cultural centres. The deadline for applications is 15 December 2016. newsletter
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newsletter CRETA Rome (which stands for terms Ceramics, Residencies, Exhibitions, Teaching and the Arts) is a cultural association and artistic school that promotes fields including ceramics and culinary, humanities and visual arts. It is currently seeking writers, ceramicists and visual artists to take part in its next Summer Residence, in June and July 2016 at the CRETA Rome studio in the centre of the Italian capital, where artists can use the facilities to work on their artistic projects. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2016. newsletter
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newsletter One of the courses offered by Barcelona'gov is a course in the International Projection of Cities. Run by the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI), it is aimed at local politicians and professionals who work in international relations, development cooperation and international promotion. Among other high-level content, participants will examine the role that cities and metropolitan areas play in drawing up global public policies that address the most critical issues of the coming decade: climate change, migration and gender. The deadline for registration is 4 April 2016. More information newsletter
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newsletter The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) of King's College London, UK, is organising the conference In Visible Cultures in June 2016. Its aim is to explore the dialectical relationship between the visible and the invisible and the role of the media, and its power to make matters visible or invisible. All researchers interested in issues of visibility and invisibility in society, culture, the environment or the media are invited to submit abstracts. The deadline for applications is 8 April 2016. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Creative Industries Network, a platform for support and training through design for companies in the cultural and creative sectors, is keeping open the call for the third edition of the executive programme of Design and Growth for Companies in the Creative Sector. Aimed at micro, small and medium businesses, the course aims to provide knowledge on practical methodologies and tools to devise new business models focused on international and innovative markets. The programme runs for three months, from April to June 2016, and blends classroom and virtual sessions and tutorials. newsletter
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newsletter Report of the new UN special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights newsletter
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newsletter The new Special Rapporteur of the UN in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, who took office last November, has published her first report. It is a preliminary paper that acknowledges and highlights the valuable work undertaken by the previous rapporteur, Mrs Farida Shaheed, as well as underscoring priority areas where greater progress is needed. The report also introduces the central theme of what will be Bennoune's first report to the General Assembly: the intentional destruction of cultural heritage as a violation of human rights. newsletter
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newsletter The results of the annual survey that the Contemporánea Foundation Contemporary Culture Observatory sends out to a panel of recognised culture experts were published last February. The Barometer rates the quality and innovation of culture planning in Spain's autonomous communities and cities in 2015, as well as the major cultural events of the year and the status of culture budgets. Among other data provided in the 2015 report, the Prado Museum institution is ranked top in the cultural landscape in the opinion of the professionals who answered the survey. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Latin American Consortium Against Unsafe Abortion (CLACAI) recently published a 'Research report on abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean. A renewed agenda to inform public policy and advocacy'. Systematically analysing available knowledge on the various dimensions surrounding abortion, the report seeks to lay the foundations for a renewed agenda on this issue that will guide public policy, social debate and advocacy strategies. The full text, the executive abstract (in Spanish and English) and the four videos that have been produced are available on the CLACAI web. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Edicions Bellaterra recently published Interculturalidad y política cultural ('Multiculturalism and cultural policy'). Edited by Ricard Zapata Barrero and Gema Rubio Carbonero, director and coordinator respectively of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (GRITIM-UPF), the book seeks to promote academic, social and public political debate on the importance of local authorities engaging with local culture to put in place multiculturalism strategies as a way of fostering cohesion. One of the contributors to the book is Jordi Baltà, an Interarts board member, who has written a chapter on the role of cultural institutions in promoting diversity and the public value of culture. The book can be bought on the publisher's website. newsletter
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newsletter The latest issue of the Spanish Journal of Development and Cooperation (REDC), which specialises in development and international cooperation matters, focuses on the strategic role of territories in decentralised cooperation in the Post-2015 Agenda. Number 37 of this biannual journal comprises papers by an array of researchers, including senior expert in governance and territorial development Agustín Fernández de Losada with an article on South-South cooperation with a territorial approach-the new paradigm of decentralised cooperation under the new Post-2015 agenda. The article looks at how decentralised cooperation is aimed at building horizontal relations between subnational governments to reinforce their capacity to structure a territory and its stakeholders. The journal will be available to buy online soon. newsletter
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newsletter Roberto Cimetta Fund - AMI: Conferences on artists and cultural entrepreneurs (Marseille, France, 16 and 17 March 2016) newsletter
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newsletter The Roberto Cimetta Fund and AMI-Support for Innovative Music are jointly organising two conferences on cultural entrepreneurship. The first will be held on 16 March and is entitled 'Artists, freedom of circulation, freedom of expression: progress or deterioration?' The second will be held the following day with the title 'Cultural business incubators: incubators for democracy?' The main content of each is structured as 3 round tables at which experts from various European and African countries will discuss issues such as cultural markets or cultural activism, European and Arab capitals of culture as driving freedom of speech, and forms of cultural incubators currently available, among others. The recommendations from each of these round tables will be compiled in a final publication. One of the participants is Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe. Both conferences are held in partnership with the Villa Méditerranée/AViTeM and the support of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, the French Institutes of Lebanon and Morocco and the French Embassy in South Africa. newsletter
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newsletter 8th Forum d'Avignon (Bordeaux, France, March 31 and April 1, 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The eighth edition of the Forum d'Avignon, will take place March 31 and April 1 in Bordeaux, France, under the title 'Entreprising Culture'. For two days the organisers will create a space for debate so that artists, CEOs, politicians and other professionals can share and discuss innovative proposals that put culture at the heart of public policy. The event's main aims are to create strategies to facilitate the mobility of creative talent, improve the diversification of grant methods for creating, ensure that the culture tax system is coherent, and support ethical use of data in the sector. The Forum d'Avignon is held annually and brings together professionals in the cultural, creative and economic sectors in search of transformational proposals. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In early April the cities of Boras and Gothenburg, Sweden, will host the second meeting of Nordic Urban Labs. Aimed at urban planners, artists, researchers, academics and students, the event will feature lectures and workshops to create a space for exchange and dialogue to analyse alternative urban strategies with a commitment to culture, a growing trend in the Nordic countries. One of the overall aims of the three Nordic Urban Labs (2014-2017) is to develop an open toolkit which can inform and support communities and artist/cultural NGOs to develop their own practice in the field newsletter
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