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Cyberkaris nº 161 - October 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 In a sort-of-astral conjunction without precedents, five high-level world meetings with culture and development as a central theme are to take place during this month. The meetings are, in strict order of calendar, the 2nd World Forum (Bali, from 10 to 14 October), the 5th World Summit of the United Cities and Local Governments Organization (Bogota, from 12 to 15 October), the Habitat III conference on human settlements (Quito, from 17 to 20 October), the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, promoted by IFACCA (Malta, from 18 to 21 October) and, last but not least, the 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Forum on Intercultural Dialogue convened by the Anna Lindh Foundation (also in Malta, on 24 and 25 October). Moreover, an endless list of minor regional or national meetings will, undoubtedly, contribute in making this month of October a month of major summits.

Unfortunately, as is usually the case with only one or another honorable exception (the UCLG meeting in Bogota is suggested as an opportunity for local administrations to approve a common position regarding the approval by Habitat III, which will take place a few days later and a few kilometers away, of a world Urban Agenda tackling with the highest possible degree of consensus the issue of the "positioning" of the 2030 Global Sustainable Development Goals recently approved by the United Nations), the connection and adjustment of the initial content with the conclusions following assemblies of such magnitude is something which risks being totally lacking.

Those critical towards diplomacy, cultural or other, usually boast a skeptical attitude regarding the "blah, blah, blah" of this sort of meetings, paired with the criticism on the institutional tourism that these summits entail and the convictin that "networks entangle" or that the best way not to do something is to do it through networks. Surely none of all this is totally true, provided that we dedicate increased energies to prove it.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Interarts Foundation Board of Trustees
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newsletter SouthMed CV: last chance to enter the second call for projects newsletter
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newsletter interarts The deadline for the second call for innovative and creative cultural and artistic projects in the Southern Mediterranean is 24 October. Informative talks were given in September to publicise the call, including one given at the Jiwar Creation & Society, an artistic residence in Barcelona. In October more presentations will be given in various cities in Morocco. Meanwhile, the projects funded under the first call are winding up and results are being presented. One such example is the videos of the Palestinian projects 'Youth for environment' and 'Interactive theater as a tool for social change. Another of the Palestinian initiatives that finished recently is 'The preservation of the cultural heritage from extinction'. Palestinian local government minister Hussein Al Aaraj and other local and governmental authorities attended the closing ceremony on 27 September. More information on the second call. (Photo: Jiwar Creation & Society). newsletter
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newsletter Culture for all - phase III: Enriching debate on culture, education and sustainable development in Kosovo newsletter
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newsletter interarts At the 'Strengthen·ing Culture' Regional Conference in Pristina (Kosovo) on 21 and 22 September, presentations given by experts from abroad as well as from the Balkans and the local area enabled a broad vision encompassing various points of view of the role of cultural systems for the sustainable development of societies. In addition to plenary sessions, the conference programme encouraged participant interaction through specific workshops on issues such participation in cultural life, the importance of statistics to measure the impact of cultural initiatives, and extending school curricula to include development of the cultural sector and citizenship, among others. There was also a time for networking and putting local cultural operators in direct contact with international colleagues. Held as part of the project 'Culture for all - phase III', run by Interarts, Culture Action Europe and ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo and managed by the Office of the European Union in Kosovo, the conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport with collaboration from the National Library of Kosovo. Every evening throughout the conference the participants were able to attend performances at the DAM Festival and Open Air Music Nights Pristina, which were also part of the 'Culture for all-phase III' project. A study visit by the representative of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of Kosovo to performing arts facilities in the Netherlands from 12 to 15 September brought a close to the 'Culture for all-phase III' activities last month. newsletter
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newsletter interarts From 2010 to 2015, the European Expert Network on Culture drafted numerous studies and reports on culture aimed at advising and guiding the European Commission on the analysis of cultural policies and their implications at national, regional and European level. The EENC was set up by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC) and for those five years its work was coordinated by Interarts and Culture Action Europe, with collaboration from the Institute of International Relations (IMO) in Zagreb, Croatia. Many of the documents produced were published on the website www.eenc.info, which is currently offline while the new project managers update it. However, to ensure the availability of the studies and reports for all those interested, they can be found on the Interarts website. Some of the topics are: opportunities for the culture and creative sectors to access financing in the EU; the culture and creative sectors and employment during the crisis; resident artists policy manual; participatory governance of cultural heritage; new business models in the culture and creative sectors; mapping practices in EU Member States on promoting access to culture through digital media, and mapping practices in EU Member States on participatory governance of cultural heritage. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In relation to Interarts' cultural cooperation work, two articles by its director Mercedes Giovinazzo were recently published. One was on the DECIDES Programme and is part of the EU-LAC Foundation newsletter on 'Equal access for women and men to public services'. As the author explains, one of the aims of DECIDES (Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health) is to help to ensure the availability of health services that account for users' cultural preferences. The second article relates to the Mediterranean region and was published in the March 2016 edition of the Italian magazine 'Economia della Cultura', under the title 'Cooperation in the Mediterranean. Lessons from the cultural sector'. One of Interarts' main projects SouthMed CV is currently running in this area, in the southern Mediterranean specifically. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In June 2017, Ecsite, an organisation that seeks to engage the public with science in conjunction with science centres and museums, is holding its annual conference in Porto, Portugal. Entitled 'Life everywhere', the conference will focus on the diversity of forms of life evolving on our planet. With a view to providing as broad an approach as possible, Ecsite is inviting all those interested to submit proposals for presentations on this topic. Especially fresh, bold and interactive ideas and sessions are invited by the Annual Conference Programme Committee, which has put together guidelines for a good session proposal. The deadline for proposals is 16 October 2016. More information. newsletter
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newsletter Asimétrica is in charge of organising the 6th Arts Marketing Conference, to be held in Madrid from 24 to 26 October. With the theme 'Connect with your audience', the event is aimed at professionals and people interested in the cultural, technological, educational and social sectors. The programme includes international expert presentations and side sessions on new programming formats in the performing arts and music, developing creativity, developing audiences with few resources, and building citizenship through the performing arts, among others. The two workshops on Creative Europe are free of charge, upon registration. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Media Observatory for Women recently launched the eighth edition of the competition (RE)Imagina't, aimed at boys and girls aged between 14 and 18 years from high schools in the Barcelona province. The proposal seeks to push forward audiovisual creations and pre-production work (ideas, scripts and storyboard) that defend gender equality in the audiovisual media. Anyone interested in participating must pre-register by 11 November 2016. More information. (RE)Imagina't is held in collaboration with Televisió de Catalunya and the Blanquerna Faculty of Communications and International Relations. newsletter
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newsletter Trasatlántica PhotoEspaña together with Cultura Dakar (the culture section of the Spanish Embassy in Senegal) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) are organising a photographers' portfolio display in Dakar, Senegal, on 14 and 15 December. Photographers with Senegalese residence or nationality are eligible to enter. The selected candidates will be able to individually show their work to international experts who will give them professional advice. Some of the portfolios will also be selected to enter a group exhibition in the Official Section of PhotoEspaña 2017. The deadline to submit proposals is 10 November 2016. newsletter
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newsletter International theatre conference: call for papers newsletter
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newsletter 'Theatre between tradition and contemporaneity' is the title of an international conference to be held in Styria, Austria, from 16 to 20 December 2016. Professionals and performing arts educators will have the opportunity to demonstrate their working methods to an international audience, in addition to sharing experiences with them and gathering new sources of inspiration for their creative work and / or training. The call is multidisciplinary and goes beyond the performing arts, given that other areas such as audiovisual and multimedia are increasingly present on stage. Professionals interested can submit their proposals in a range of possible formats. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts FICAAC-IFACCA recently published the report 'D'Art 49: International Culture Networks', looking at the various ways in which cultural networks operate based on responses from more than 50 networks and cultural organisations from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. The main topics are resources, membership, financing and activities, challenges and potential solutions, and approaches to the aims of culture networks, in addition to introductory chapters by experts Aleksandra Uzelac and Anna Steinkamp to provide a theoretical context to the response analysis. Among other conclusions, the report underscores the positive future outlook, despite financial uncertainty in this type of network. newsletter
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newsletter United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has published its Annual Report 2015 on its website. As noted by Secretary General Josep Roig in the editorial, 2015 was a particularly important year for the organisation and for the increasingly significant role of local authorities worldwide. Some examples of this that are noted in the report are major events such as the signing of a strategic partnership with the European Union; inclusion of a goal on cities and urban settlements in the Agenda 2030; official integration within the process of the future Urban Agenda; Habitat III, and coordination among the various local authority networks within the Global Taskforce, to name but a few newsletter
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newsletter Drawn up by Proyecto Trama-Red de trabajadores de la Cultura (Culture workers network) (Chile), this manual was created as a practical tool for workers in the culture and arts sector, for whom a cooperative may be a good alternative economic model to work in a sustainable way and to protect their interests. The manual provides a review of the main characteristics of the cooperative, starting with the most basic such as the definition, principles, mode of operation, rights and duties of members, tax benefits, etc. This publication and others are available on the website of Santiago Creativo the Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Economía Creativa (Development of the Creative Economy Foundation). newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Paul Hamlyn Foundation programme 'Our museum' that ran between 2012 and 2015 sought to support museums and galleries in making organisational changes to focus more on engaging the community and employees. 'Our museum' recently published its final report, entitled 'No longer us and them', which sets out practical experiences in making museums and galleries more participatory. Dr Piotr Bienkowski, the author of the report, highlights in the conclusions that small changes add up and that participation is everyone's job. newsletter
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newsletter The open data culture' conference videos newsletter
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newsletter The videos of the conference 'The open data culture' are now available. The meeting was held on 5 October 2016 in Madrid by the Spanish Society of Documentation and Information Science (SEDIC) with Red.es-part of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism-and the Office of State Archives of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sport. The participants discussed the challenges entailed by various European directives on reusing information in the public sector and in particular cultural information. Success stories at both European level and within Spain were also presented. newsletter
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newsletter 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture (Valletta, Malta, 18-21 October 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts FICAAC-IFACCA is holding the seventh World Summit on Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Malta. This year's summit will focus on the concept of cultural leadership in the 21st century, which is key to ensuring that arts and culture have a fundamental role in social development. As participatory governance and mainstreaming become increasingly important, it is essential to consider changes in how leadership is perceived. Representatives of arts councils, governments and other organisations from various countries will meet in Valletta to discuss this issue. newsletter
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newsletter 'Culture for shared, smart, innovative territories' Conference (Olesnica, Poland, 27 and 28 October 2016) newsletter
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newsletter The main themes that will be addressed by participants at this conference in Olesnica, Poland, at the end of the month are: the role of cultural practices as a basis for developing the imagination, initiative, and leadership skills; new strategies for empowering citizens and the role of the cultural sector in this objective, and new economic models for smart territories. The event is organised by the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC), Olesnica Community Cultural Centre, Wroclaw 2016-European Capital of Culture, and the Wandering Forum of Culture Lower Silesia. Conference programme. newsletter
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newsletter b.creative conference (Namur, Belgium, 2 and 3 November 2016) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The conference is the launching pad for the Creative Traks project, an international platform with EU funding that aims to foster networking among young creative professionals worldwide. Focusing on promoting innovation through the arts and innovative entrepreneurship, the conference is expected to gather over 200 participants including artists, creative entrepreneurs, representatives of networks and cultural institutions, politicians, investors, and researchers. The event will also present an international competition designed to encourage young artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs to work for social innovation. 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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