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Cyberkaris nº 156 - April 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 Rumour has it that when the wise Jorge Wagensberg created Barcelona's Science Museum (now the CosmoCaixa) way back in the early 1980s, he hung a sign that simply said 'Do not not touch'. This general warning runs counter to the normal guiding principle behind most heritage policies, particularly when it comes to intangible heritage, but should be made compulsory whenever we consider what we can and must do with tradition. Contrary to what common sense would seem to suggest, when popular and traditional cultures are not put to rigorous, continuous and creative dialogue with modernity, first they stagnate and then they die out.

In the course of its recent history, Catalan culture has made this dialogue between tradition and innovation one of its key assets. Individuals such as Antoni Gaudí, JV Foix, Frederic Mompou, Joan Miró, Carles Santos and Cesc Gelabert, and groups like Comediants and La Fura dels Baus are clear proof of this. For some, this is typical of border cultures (cultures that are fragile, often minority, and therefore sensitive to self-protection): just like the 'cross-border ethic', evident in the peculiar idiosyncrasy of the residents of countries like Andorra, for instance, there is also a 'cross-border aesthetic', visible in the specific way in which tradition and innovation are married. To some extent this relates to the ideas of Polish author Krzysztof Czyzewski and the Borderland Foundation.

Against the linear time of unlimited progress that is determined by history and is solar, masculine and devoted to Apollo, and the circular time of eternal return that is determined by tradition and is lunar, feminine and devoted to Venus, there is another conception of time 'spiralling' back and forth, going over and over itself. When working on the dialogue between memory and the contemporary, it is this time that establishes itself with unusual force at the heart of creative work.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter Invitation to conference on Cultural Heritage and European Identities: memory, inclusion, creativity newsletter
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newsletter interarts As part of the 'CulturalBase: Social Platform of European Identities and Cultural Heritage' project, a Major Stakeholders Conference (MSC) will take place in Barcelona on 11 and 12 May 2016. The MSC will offer a unique opportunity to network and establish direct interaction between representatives of the academia and professionals in the cultural sector, at working sessions with small groups to hold in-depth discussions and draw final conclusions. The consortium of European organisations behind the project, including Interarts, invites all those interested to attend the conference (attendance is free and registration required). For more information and/or to register, please write to: info@culturalbase.eu. CulturalBase is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation (subsidy agreement 649454) of the European Union. newsletter
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newsletter The DECIDES Caribbean project begins: Cultural tools against domestic violence newsletter
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newsletter In early March started "Cultural Rights to foster behavioural changes and women's empowerment against Domestic Violence in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (DECIDES Caribbean)". The project, developed by a consortium led by Interarts in Interarts, in association with Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA), Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Saint Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE) and Women Against Rape Inc. (WAR), and co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), aims at contributing to reduce Domestic Violence in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Region by promoting societal cultural changes and enhancing the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to counter it. It emerges from the identification of different needs and constraints in the Region affecting domestic and gender violence most of which are deeply entrenched in societal cultural and behavioural norms. The project will, therefore, have a comprehensive approach towards different beneficiaries, such as CSOs; professionals dealing with the issue; teachers; and religious leaders. DECIDES Caribbean will refer in particular to the cultural dimension of the issue, at different levels, by enhancing general knowledge about Domestic Violence; improving CSOs' competence through workshops and peer-learning; Avoiding cultural bias of professionals through learning partnerships and the creation of a network among stakeholders; increasing society's awareness through cultural events and products and public campaigns. newsletter
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newsletter Participation in the closing ceremony of the Active Citizenship Programme newsletter
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newsletter interarts DECIDES España, a project to improve access to health services and address violence against female migrants in Spain run by Interarts and Prosics-VHIR in 2014-2015, is one of the 38 initiatives of the Active Citizenship programme, part of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA Grants). The programme was officially closed on 17 March at a ceremony in Madrid that Interarts attended. At the ceremony the programme operator and event organiser, the NGO Platform for Social Action Program, presented the outcomes and products developed, which include the report 'Sharing lessons learned from Active Citizenship' available in English and Spanish. More information on the closing ceremony. newsletter
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newsletter Culture for all - phase III, at the 'Premiere Vision' textile and fashion fair newsletter
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newsletter As part of the study visits planned under 'Culture for all-phase III', two professionals from the textile and handicraft sector in Kosovo took part in 'Premiere Vision', a major fashion fair held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 22 to 25 March 2016. The two participants work with internationally known Kosovar designers Krenare Rogova and Venera Mustafa, who have also been involved in the project. Also during March, 'Culture for all-phase III', in collaboration with ARTPOLIS, has finalised the details to celebrate World Book Day 2016 in addition to the activities for the School Quiz and Arts Talent Show 2016, which will be held in April in Pristina, Kosovo. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The transmedia project 'Medellin, a story to hear', which is part of 'FomeccBiz Medellin-Barcelona. Phase II ', has released a teaser to boost the promotion and marketing of the project. The film shows three main components of the production-its three narrative levels: the audiovisual, which takes us into the real and everyday; the musical, which supports and emphasises it; and the animations and illustrations that make the metaphors of that reality. 'Medellin, a story to hear' tells true stories from the city from the standpoint of social transformation and cultural growth, conveying the impact of culture in the development of citizenship and harnessing the technical expertise of both sectors. AVA and Gestar Cultural are responsible for its production, and international experts Toni Marín and Xavier Capellas were involved in creating the concept. This transmedia project is one of the outcomes of the synergy between artistic sectors fostered by 'FomeccBiz Medellin-Barcelona: generating a cultural and creative business network for local development. Phase II', an initiative run by Interarts and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Antioquia with the support of Barcelona City Council's 'Barcelona Solidarity 2014' programme newsletter
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newsletter interarts The City of Aarhus, Denmark, which will be Capital of Culture in 2017, has recently shared a publication on the sustainable model that underpins its position as culture capital: Aarhus Sustainability Model (ASM). The model consists of three tools aimed at cultural, creative and artistic professionals who are looking to create, develop and put in place sustainable initiatives. The tools are: a strategy, a policy and plan of action. The ASM presents a theoretical and practical approach and case studies to contribute to the sustainability of the cultural world, because, as stated in the publication, sustainability is a tool for innovation for Aarhus 2017. newsletter
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newsletter Creative Europe: call to support refugee integration newsletter
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newsletter The Creative Europe programme, the aims of which include boosting, safeguarding and fostering the cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe, has launched this call to help Member States to address the current massive influx of refugees. The call will support cultural, audiovisual and cross-sectoral projects that seek to facilitate refugees' integration, both those aimed at helping EU nationals to discover and learn about the cultures and values of newcomers, and those aiming to help refugees to learn and integrate into their new societies. Other aspects of the main objective are also covered in the call. The deadline for submitting proposals is 28 April 2016. newsletter
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newsletter Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2016: call for papers newsletter
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newsletter The eleventh edition of the international conference 'Crossroads in Cultural Studies' will take place in Sydney, Australia, this December. Organised by the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), all interested experts are invited to submit their work on contemporary research into cultural studies: popular cultures and gender, globalisation and culture, regulating digital content, the relationship between cultures and industries, etc. Proposals for full sessions, comprising a moderator and three speakers who present their work, will also be accepted. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2016. Terms. newsletter
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newsletter Promoting musical arts education through cultural diversity: call for papers newsletter
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newsletter The Pan African Society of musical arts education is holding a conference on promoting musical arts education through cultural diversity next June in Western Cape, South Africa. The call is now open for papers or workshops, either on the main topic or any of its sub-themes: assessment and evaluation of music and dance, enculturation and indigenous pedagogies in the new millennium, and performance practices and modern technology in the 21st century. The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 April 2016. newsletter
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newsletter International seminar on audiovisual diversity on the Internet: call for papers newsletter
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newsletter An international seminar entitled 'Audiovisual diversity on the Internet: economy and policy' jointly organised by the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness will be held in Madrid in November 2016. In addition to analysing the role of the multifarious agents that operate on digital networks, from the most powerful to the small- and medium-sized, there will be discussions on the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, ten years after it was adopted. The seminar also includes time to present work linked to these two subjects. The Scientific Committee invites all those interested to submit their proposals, from which it will select work to be presented at the event. The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2016. Information on the topics. newsletter
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newsletter INTALENT 2016: Competition for cultural entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean newsletter
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newsletter Latin American entrepreneurs or companies in the cultural sector and creative sector with projects that entail innovative use of new technologies that have an impact on trade and integration can enter the competition INTALENT 2016. The contest is split into nine categories: architecture, arts, audiovisual, design, cultural heritage, new media, software, education, and research. There is also a special category for climate change photography. It is open to entrepreneurs in any of the 26 borrowing member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), one of the competition organisers, along with the Institute for Latin American Integration (INTAL) and the Spanish version of the MIT magazine Technology Review. newsletter
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newsletter Results of the study 'Alliances between companies and cultural institutions' newsletter
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newsletter interarts The results of the study 'Alliances between companies and cultural institutions' are now available. The study was carried out in late 2015 by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, commissioned by and in partnership with the association Cultura y Alianzas. Over 2,500 surveys were analysed to explore and quantify the extent of links between Spanish companies and cultural institutions, particularly through sponsorship activities and cultural patronage. The report sets down the causes for companies to forge cultural alliances, as well as the main reasons why many companies still do not go for sponsorship or cultural patronage. The Spanish Ministry of Culture provided support to the study. newsletter
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newsletter Book Treinta años de políticas culturales en España ('Thirty years of cultural policies in Spain') newsletter
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newsletter interarts Publishing house Publicaciones de la Universidad de Valencia recently published the Treinta años de políticas culturales en España: Participación cultural, gobernanza territorial e industrias culturales ('Thirty years of cultural policies in Spain: cultural participation, territorial governance and cultural industries'). Coordinated by Joaquim Rius-Ulldemolins (University of Valencia) and Juan Arturo Rubio Arostegui (University of Antonio de Nebrija) with the participation of teachers and professionals, the book analyses and describes how cultural policies in Spain have developed since democracy was restored. Divided into four thematic areas, the research seeks to diagnose the characteristics of the Spanish cultural system in a cultural, social and institutional policy framework. The publication can be bought from the publisher's website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts MAPSI refers to a specialisation in management of artistic projects with societal impact, and aims to create an international network focusing on educating cultural managers and facilitators to manage and mediate artistic and cultural projects with societal impact. Recently MAPSI published a number of tools that may be of use to cultural managers, including the MAPSI Study Book, which presents debates and case studies in which the arts can influence quality of life of individuals and societies. The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre; the Estonian Business School; Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland; University of Arts Helsinki, Finland, Sibelius Academy, and the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) are the partners of this project funded by the European Commission through the Lifelong-Learning project 540176-LLP-1-2013-1-EE -ERASMUS-EQR. newsletter
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newsletter New Alliances for Europe Project: final report newsletter
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newsletter interarts As part of the New Alliances for Europe project, the German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning (BKJ) and the international foundation Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) have carried out extensive research among policy makers, civil society organisations, professionals, researchers and representatives of major European private foundations to ascertain the impact of creative and cultural education in Europe and how to improve the idea of European identity and boost cooperation between various European actors. The final report, which was supported by the German foundation Stiftung Mercator, sets out the body of the research, including interviews, round tables and a closing conference. newsletter
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newsletter 2015 statistics on censorship and attacks on artistic freedom newsletter
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newsletter interarts Freemuse, an independent organisation that works internationally for freedom of artists' expression, has published the study 'Art Under Threat: Freemuse Annual Statistics on Censorship and Attacks on Artistic Freedom in 2015'. The report analyses and lists all censorship actions that took place in 2015 in the creative sectors of 70 countries. The latest statistics gathered by Freemuse and its partners show a twofold increase on the previous year: a full 469 cases of censorship, attacks and infringement of artists' rights. This rise may be partially due to the more advanced analysis tools that the organisation has had this year, although that alone does not explain the extent of the increase. newsletter
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newsletter SouthMed CV: Two Mobility & Capacity building Encounters (Tunis, Tunisia, 4-8 April 2016) (Beirut, Lebanon, 18-21 April 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The exchange of experiences between representatives of the projects funded in the First Call of SouthMed CV, and the work between them to facilitate mobility and networking beyond the frameworks of SouthMed CV, are the main objectives of the encounters taking place in Tunis, from 4 to 8 April 2016, and in Beirut, from 18 to 21 April. Both are part of the Mobility and Capacity Building activities of the project. In Tunis, twelve of the nineteen sub-granted projects met; the sub-granted projects from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. And in Beirut will participate the seven sub-granted projects from Lebanon and Palestine. Each sub-granted project has the opportunity to make itself known to the others, receive feedback from colleagues and recommendation by some invited experts: Sana Tamzini, Dalel Tangour and Sara El Hamed in Tunis; and Abdo Nawar in Beirut. Representatives of the SouthMed CV Consortium will also attend the encounters: BAC Art Centre, Tunisia; Gudran, Egypt; Khayal Arts & Education, Lebanon; National Centre for Culture & Arts, Jordan; German Commission for Unesco, Germany; and Interarts, Spain. For concluding, last day in the morning (8 April in Tunis and 21 April in Beirut) there will be a public presentation of SouthMed CV's Second Call for proposals. SouthMed CV is co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture. newsletter
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newsletter European Culture Forum 2016 (Brussels, Belgium, 19 and 20 April 2016) newsletter
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newsletter The European Comission is organising the European Culture Forum, on 19 and 20 April in Brussels, Belgium after its cancellation on November 2015. The Forum is a biennial event to highlight the role of culture in breeding talent and creativity. The main players in the cultural sector will have the chance to reflect on how the cultural industry contributes to some of the new Commission's priorities such as innovation; growth and employment; the digital single market; social cohesion and intercultural dialogue; and Europe's position on the global scene. The Forum comprises plenary sessions, debates, and smaller technical sessions on the work of the EU. newsletter
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newsletter 2016Culturas (Barcelona, Spain, 21 and 22 April 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Aimed at culture professionals, this international meeting organised by the Fundación Contemporánea in conjunction with the 'la Caixa' social project, centres on the idea of culture in times of change, what digital culture applied to culture entails, and forms of managing it. Over two days participants will have the chance to share experiences, and consider and be inspired by new conduct, through the many activities and formats on offer: keynote lectures, meetings with professionals, debates, collective design marathon, participatory art project, visits to professionals working in Barcelona, networking, and so forth. More information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter International Conference 'Social inequality and cultural policy' (Vienna, Austria, 22 April 2016) newsletter
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newsletter The goal of this event hosted by the University of Applied Arts in Vienna is to discuss social inequality from different professional perspectives and in particular to learn about the consequences of social change for cultural policy. Experts in economics, sociology, education and politics from various European capitals will give presentations on cultural behaviour in differing social groups. One of the guest speakers is Jordi Baltà, a researcher and international consultant on cultural policy and international affairs and a member of the Interarts board. In addition to panel discussions, the conference programme includes an analysis of selected cultural practices. More information. 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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