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Cyberkaris nº 160 - September 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 We don't know where we'll end up, but we're getting closer and closer. In a few days, summer will end in the northern hemisphere of our planet. Many things have happened during this solstice. Nevertheless, in short perhaps only a couple have been truly important. The first: we discovered how an apparently inoffensive road vehicle, in the tranquil Mediterranean sunset, while people of all ages were watching a fireworks display on the beach, could become a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of a fanatic. As on a September 11th fifteen years earlier, we learnt that terror is definitively no longer what it was.

The second: in the event we don't manage to halt the global warming of our planet, a new solution has raised some hope. Humanity could apparently live as we currently do on Earth on the exoplanet Proxima B, which is a mere 4.2 light years away in the Alpha Centauri star system-just around the corner as they say. It has a rocky surface, similar atmospheric conditions and a temperature that could potentially enable the existence of liquid water. Obviously we would have to come up with a laser propulsion system to cut the 30,000 years it would currently take to get to the new land down to just 20 solar years. Perhaps like Noah and his biblical ark thousands of years ago, with a pair of every species of animal, in a type of self-fulfilling prophecy.

Barcelona is not doing well. Catalonia is not doing well. Spain is not doing well. Europe is not doing well. Brazil is not doing well. And in the United States of America, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, Americans' votes may end up making a real public danger into the country's president, if the stars do not align to avoid it. Stars against disasters. Like the film by Lars von Trier, we don't know where we'll end up, but we're getting closer and closer.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Interarts Foundation Board of Trustees
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newsletter SouthMed CV: Second call for proposals. The Value of Culture in the Southern Mediterranean. Deadline for proposals: 24th of October newsletter
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newsletter interarts On Friday, September 9th 2016, SouthMed CV launched the second call for funding innovative, creative cultural and artistic projects from the Southern Mediterranean region: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. Projects focusing on the role of art and culture in the social, educational and environmental contexts will be the main beneficiaries of the grants, especially projects having an impact on public space and strengthening the networking abilities and building capacities of cultural operators in the Southern Mediterranean. This second call contains three lots, as compared to the first call that contained only two. This broadens the variety of projects eligible. Please click here for further information on the call for proposals. (Photo: Blandine Soulage). newsletter
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newsletter DECIDES Caribbean: research into domestic violence newsletter
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newsletter interarts In August a group of experts was created to carry out research into domestic violence in Antigua, the first activity planned on the DECIDES Caribbean project. The group members are Dr Rawwida Baksh, a researcher from Trinidad and Tobago who has regional and international experience in gender-based violence, and local researchers Koren Norton and Amy Hasset, and the group is locally coordinated by staff from Women Against Rape Inc., a local DECIDES Caribbean partner in Antigua. The research will get underway in September, seeking to provide an overview of the current state of domestic violence in two districts in Antigua (St. John and St. Philip), and one in Barbuda (St. Mary), with reference to both reported and unreported cases. It will also seek to ascertain reasons why cases are unreported and the needs and problems of victims as well as their expectations and awareness of existing instruments and structures that could help them. In addition, the researchers will work with other related professionals such as the police, judges, refuge centres, health professionals, social workers and lawyers to understand the instruments they have to control violent behaviour and pinpoint their attitudes towards domestic violence and its victims. Interarts leads the consortium created to develop DECIDES Caribbean, in which the other participating groups are Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA), Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Saint Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE) and Women against Rape Inc. (WAR). It is co-financed by the European Commission as part of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), through the European Union delegation in Barbados, Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM and is part of the DECIDES programme (Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health). newsletter
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newsletter interarts The short video that Interarts produced this year to raise awareness of the DECIDES Programme (Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health) is now available. This animated work made by PDA Films provides a symbolic representation of the core idea of the Programme, which focuses on improving people's health and well-being through cultural cooperation for development and by creating spaces to reflect on this issue based on experience on the ground. The video was made as part of the project 'Young people of Bamako and the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights from an economic, social and cultural rights perspective - DECIDES Mali IV', carried out by Interarts and Family Care International/Mali in collaboration with the Association of Children and Youth Workers (AEJT) of Bamako with funding from the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation (AECID). Since its launch in 2007, the DECIDES Programme has been rolled out in various geographical areas and cultural contexts, particularly in Africa and Latin America. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The proposal to create a European year devoted to cultural heritage came from the European Commission, whose work includes bolstering and supplementing the actions of the Member States to preserve and promote European cultural heritage. This type of initiative enables activities to be organised and resources earmarked to highlight the important economic and identity role of European cultural heritage. In the proposal document the Commission refers to the CulturalBase project, implemented by a consortium of several European partners including Interarts, as one of the resources where relevant information can be found on European cultural heritage. The CulturalBase project is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation and seeks to identify and analyse some of the main topics in European identities and heritage. newsletter
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newsletter Presentation of the Capitalismo Consciente ('Conscious Capitalism') movement in Barcelona newsletter
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newsletter interarts The aim of the international movement Capitalismo Consciente is to promote business cultures focused on personal and employee well-being, and to bring value not only to investors but also to society at large and the environment. Co-founder Raj Sisodia gave an overview of this initiative at a round table on 6 July in Barcelona. With culture as one of the movement's mainstays, encouraging companies to draw on this factor as a driver of success, Interarts also took part in the event. Businesses worldwide are beginning to adopt this type of approach, shifting the traditional leadership focus from 'I' to 'we'. (Photo: Capitalismo Consciente). newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 18 July, Interarts ran a workshop on cultural entrepreneurship in Salt, Girona, aimed at 16-18 year-olds of migrant origin. Success stories of entrepreneurs in general and from the cultural and creative sector in particular were presented. The participants also came up with a cultural project proposal and took part in various group activities to gain insight into the importance of good communication and how to assign roles in a team. Sandra Bautista, a cultural manager and project coordinator at Interarts, led the workshop, which was part of the 'REC Project: music, employability and multiculturalism' under the Social Initiative Project Support Programme of the Obra Social "la Caixa", which seeks to contribute to equal opportunities and intercultural coexistence. newsletter
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newsletter No holidays for Culture for all - Phase III newsletter
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newsletter interarts This project, which seeks to strengthen the cultural sector in Kosovo, has been very busy throughout August. Two capacity-building sessions on animation and film production were carried out: the first (15-20 August) was aimed at producers, directors and other film professionals in Kosovo and was led by Barcelonan producer Toni Marin Vila. The second, given by Barcelonan film director and graphic designer Juan Carlos Concha, was attended by school students from Kosovo who made an animated documentary. Both sessions were organised with the support of and in the context of the ANIBAR Festival, held yearly in Peja, Kosovo. On another note, on 21 August, Michael Wimmer and Aleksandra Uzelak, European experts in charge of analysing the current state of arts education in Kosovo, went to Pristina to meet local education and culture professionals. It was their third mission in the country and the outcome of these meetings will constitute the study on the role of culture and art in the education system in Kosovo. European expert Alessandro Bollo also took part in the visit. As part of the Culture for all - Phase III he is assisting the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport in drafting the country's culture strategy. The month wound up with a study visit from the Kosovo National Ballet Company from 31 August to 4 September to Internationale Tanzmesse, an international contemporary dance meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany. The event gave the Kosovo company the opportunity to meet other dance and ballet professionals and forge new partnerships. As part of this meeting, on 3 September Dominique Thiange, head of the 'Culture for all-Phase III' team, presented the project to the Tanzmesse audience. Interarts, ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo and Culture Action Europe carry out this project for the European Union Office in Kosovo. (Photo: Isuf Bytyci). newsletter
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newsletter Last month (Cyberkaris July 2016) we started sending out our bulletin over MailChimp. If you have a Gmail account, the bulletin might now go into your 'Promotions' folder rather than the 'Primary' inbox. Please help us to ensure that Cyberkaris reaches the right folder. Check your 'Promotions' folder and if the bulletin is there, move it to the 'Primary' inbox. Gmail will then ask you if you want all messages from this sender to be sent to your Primary inbox. By checking 'yes', you will help us to ensure that the information we send every month on cultural cooperation and policies will reach you correctly. Many thanks for your help. newsletter
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newsletter Timbuktu and Vaudreuil-Dorion win the UCLG - City of Mexico - Cultura 21 International Award newsletter
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newsletter interarts The jury of the UCLG-Mexico City-Cultura 21 International Award, which held its second edition this year, recently selected projects from Timbuktu, Mali, and Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada, as winners of the 'City, Local or Regional Government' category. The African city presented the programme 'Cultural heritage and relaunch of socioeconomic activities in Timbuktu'. The Canadian city's proposal was entitled 'I am... The adventure of one community in the middle of a transformation'. In the 'Individual' category the winners were Jon Hawkes, author of the book 'The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability: culture's essential role in public planning' (2001) and Bolivian sociologist and activist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui. The Jury also decided to give a special mention to the following cities: Busan (Republic of Korea)-"Historic downtown culture cluster 'Totatoga"'; Dakar (Senegal)-"School of Commons"; Kaunas (Lithuania)-"The Sanciai Cabbage Field Project-small scale seeks big transformation"; Lake Megantic (Quebec, Canada)-"Rebuilding Lake Mégantic", and Montevideo (Uruguay)-"Cultural Co-Management Civic Centre: SACUDE". The objective of the International Award UCLG-Mexico City-Culture 21 is to recognize leading cities and people that have distinguished themselves through their contributions to culture as a dimension of sustainable development. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts A new edition of Idea Camp will take place in Madrid, Spain in March 2017. The event will bring together 50 participants from all over Europe to share innovative projects that contribute to tackling the challenges Europe faces today. Entitled 'Moving Communities', ECF's third Idea Camp will focus on the current positive, radical resistance movements that are daring to counteract anti-democratic practices. The deadline for submitting projects is 20 September. More information. Idea Camp is an initiative promoted by the European Cultural Foundation. newsletter
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newsletter Babel Med Music: call for artists and groups newsletter
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newsletter Med Culture recently published this call from Babel Med Music, the French festival that brings together thousands of people from all over the world every year, from general public to sector professionals. Babel Med Music 2017 will take place in Marseilles, France from 16-18 March next year. The organisation is inviting artists and groups to participate in the programming of this edition, and is offering remuneration and other financial support to those selected. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016. More information. newsletter
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newsletter The Roberto Cimetta Fund is running a funding line to support strengthening and sustainability of organisations and their activities. This funding line entitled 'Tamteen' aims to create a leverage effect that could contribute to rebalancing forces between Arab and European components in cultural exchange, supporting cultural and artistic organisations, artist collectives and/or independent cultural managers who work in Arab regions and who have a strong focus on sustainability. The call is open until 30 September 2016. Applications can be submitted in Arabic, French or English. Information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter Banco Sabadell Foundation - Hangar: Arts research grant newsletter
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newsletter Aimed at researchers who are currently doing a doctoral thesis in the arts at any Spanish university, this call is for arts research projects that entail a prototyping, formalisation or production phase, which would be undertaken in a 4-month residence at the Hangar facilities in Barcelona. In addition to financial support, the successful applicants will be given accommodation and workspace in Hangar, as well as technical support to develop and produce the project and contact with Hangar's professional network. The deadline for applications is 3 October 2016 on the Hangar website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts With a view to helping museum professionals in the Iberamerican region build their capacities, Ibermuseos is launching this call aimed at museum employees from any of the 12 member countries of the Ibermuseos Programme Intergovernmental Committee: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and Uruguay. Applications can be submitted to take part in activities related to museum heritage management, such as: preventive conservation, risk management, and emergency work. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2016. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In the recently published study 'Investing in Culture for Sustainable Development. Impact and achievements of the UNESCO/EU Expert Facility Project', UNESCO presents the main outcomes of the initiative launched in 2010 'Expert Facility to strengthen the system of governance of culture in developing countries'. This project served to support developing countries and strengthen their capacities to draw up public policies for the cultural and creative industries. The outcomes are wide-ranging given the multitude of contexts in which the project operated, but all are excellent examples of how culture can contribute to reducing poverty in developing countries. newsletter
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newsletter Report on the state of culture in Spain 2016 newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Alternativas Foundation recently published a 'Report on the state of culture in Spain 2016: Culture as a driver of change' (in Spanish). The document is the third of its kind published by this organisation and includes specific analysis of the art, book, music and design markets. The experts who contributed to the report examined local, regional and European culture policies as well as new issues such as culture and tourism, digital cooperation with Latin America and culture self-management. In addition to providing a diagnosis of the state of our culture, proposals for improvement are also made. newsletter
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newsletter Interview with the Programme Director of the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture newsletter
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newsletter interarts With just a few weeks to go before the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, (La Valetta, Malta, 18-21 October 2016), well-known culture researcher Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio interviews Nina Obuljen Korzinek, the Programme Director. Dr Obuljen, a researcher at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Croatia, has a rich background in cultural policy and communications with special focus on cultural diversity and international cultural relations and co-operation. She answers questions on the world meeting in La Valetta as well as on cooperation and cultural mobility. newsletter
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newsletter The journal Media Research recently published the article 'Access to Culture in the Digital Environment: Active Users, Re-use and Cultural Policy Issues'.Written by Aleksandra Uzelac, Jaka Primorac and Nina Obuljen Korzinek, researchers at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Croatia, the piece is part of the research on the project 'Access to culture-Policy analysis' which was coordinated by EDUCULT (Austria) and analysed and compared implementation of access to culture policies in various European countries. The project had participation from Interarts (Spain); Nordic Centre for Heritage Learning and Creativity AB (Sweden); Telemark Research Institute (Norway); Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey) and IRMO. The article that has now been published sets out the challenges of access to culture in the digital era. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Traficantes de Sueños has published Jaron Rowan's book 'Cultura libre de estado'. The work looks at the criteria to assess culture in a context such as the current, in which many previous models have become obsolete. The author recalls that free culture, in a similar vein to free or open source software, has entailed a 'revision of the forms of production and organisation of contemporary culture'. His aim is rather to raise questions than give answers. The political potential of culture, popular culture and the market or role of creative industries are just a few of the many topics covered in this book. newsletter
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newsletter Regional Conference ''Strengthen·ing Culture'' (Pristina, Kosovo, 21 and 22 September 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The regional conference focusing on culture as an element for sustainable development will be organised in the context of the "Culture for all - phase III" project, implemented by Interarts, Culture Action Europe and ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo, and managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo. The event, organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and in collaboration with the National Library of Kosovo, will provide an opportunity for cultural policy makers and operators from Kosovo, the Balkan region and other European countries to carry out a collective reflection on the strategic approaches that stimulate cultural systems, understood as fundamental for the development of sustainable societies. Also, best practices will be key to analyse the theoretical aspects on which they are based. Information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter Awards ceremony 'The Leading Culture Destinations' (London, UK, 30 September 2016) newsletter
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newsletter Renowned culture journal Leading Culture Destinations is once again giving awards to museums, culture institutions and cities that have providing outstanding artistic, dining and shopping experiences. The ceremony will be held in London on 30 September. Previous award winners include institutions such as Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum. The Leading Culture Destinations Awards are split into several categories, including a 'Soft Power Destinations' segment for the most sustainable cities, neighbourhoods, organisations and cultural practices that have had a positive impact on society. The awards in this category are chosen by a popular vote. newsletter
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newsletter ENCATC Annual Conference (Valencia, Spain, 5-7 October 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts European network for cultural management and policy ENCATC is holding its annual conference in Valencia. This year is network's 24th conference and is entitled 'Cultural Management Education in Risk Societies-Towards a Paradigm and Policy Shift?!' Over the course of three days participants will consider the skills, knowledge and tools that cultural managers need today, beyond those that have been useful in the past. Researchers, academics, culture sector professionals, politicians, artists and students alike will have the opportunity to attend speeches by international keynote speakers, to teamwork and carry out study visits. The University of Valencia, a network member, and cultural centre La Nau have worked with ENCATC in organising the conference, which is supported by the EU's Creative Europe Programme. newsletter
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newsletter Turin, Italy, 23 and 24 September 2016. See Cyberkaris 159, july 2065. 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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