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Cyberkaris nº 163 - December 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 Like a big ship beached on the banks of the Rhine, on that invisible line that simultaneously unites and separates the Germanic world and the Latin world, the Council of Europe has had its headquarters in Strasbourg, Alsace, France, since 1949. Some people think it is dead-as if it were a thing of times gone by. Others confuse it with the European Council (whose members are the heads of state and government of the European Union), or the European Parliament, whose meetings alternate between its headquarters in Brussels and Strasbourg. Those better informed know of its prestigious European Court of Human Rights, which has inhabited Richard Rogers' building since 1995. But very few know that the body that represents the Europe of 47 has played a key role in public culture policies.

The Council of Europe, through its Committee on Cultural Cooperation, has produced such texts as the Bremen Declaration (1983), the Florence Declaration (1987), and the Prague Declaration (1993), at a time when the European Union did not yet have programmes or competences in culture. It was also behind initiatives like the European Cultural Routes and the programmes Culture and City, Culture and Regions, and Culture and Neighbourhoods, which marked a true milestone in the 1980s and 1990s. More recently, we can also mention Intercultural Cities or the Compendium, which describes how governance of culture policies works across European countries.

Therefore, the Council of Europe's recent decision to work on building an Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy, for which the manual for policy makers has just been published, can only be taken as excellent news: Amidst ever louder proclamations to overhaul the European Union, what with brexit and other countries that may seek to follow suit, the fact that the Europe of the 47 has regained some of its lost moral authority must be regarded as necessary. At least when it comes to culture.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Interarts Foundation Board of Trustees
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newsletter interarts Barcelona City Council's 'De BCN al món' campaign (From BCN to the world) aims to help young people to find study or volunteering opportunities abroad. On November 14, a session focusing on the artistic and cultural sector was held at the Badiu Jove centre in Barcelona. Valérie Weerts, an expert with Interarts, gave a presentation to the young audience on European culture and the programmes that offer grants for young people to go abroad, as well as resources for finding work, internships and artistic residencies. newsletter
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newsletter LAIC project: Latin American and European artists and creators participate in the UrbanLab workshop newsletter
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newsletter interarts The UrbanLab workshop, one of the main activities on the LAIC project, was held in Medellin, Colombia, from 15 to 19 November. Five artistic and/or cultural organisations from as many Latin American cities took part in this collaborative space: Colectivo LAAL vaca (Puebla, Mexico); The Fire Theory (San Salvador, El Salvador); Colectivo La Ciudad Verde (Green City Collective) (Medellin, Colombia); Escuelab (Lima, Peru), and Centro BijaRi (Curitiba, Brazil). They worked on creative urban development proposals related to the five nodes previously defined and developed around the following topics: memory, education, mobility, violence, and resilience and sustainability. Other artists and cultural operators in other countries in Latin America and Europe (Spain, France and Italy) have also been involved in each node. Among other places and initiatives, the 21 participants were able to visit the Centre for Cultural Development in the Medellin neighbourhood of Moravia, which is emblematic for the role that community cultural practices have played in its development. The initiatives linked to the LAIC began to develop during UrbanLab and the outcome was put together in a public exhibition on the last day of the workshop, 19 November, at the Cultural Centre of the University of Antioquia Faculty of Arts, one of the workshop organisation partners. Work will continue on the projects over the coming few months in the various cities involved and coordinated by each of the respective nodes. On completion they will be officially presented at Bozar, at an exhibition marking the end of LAIC, in May 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. 'Culture and arts supporting social cohesion in Latin American cities' is a project run by Interarts (Spain) and BOZAR (Belgium) and funded by the Directorate-General of International Cooperation and Development, Regional Programmes for Latin America and the Caribbean (Unit G2) of the European Commission. (Photo: Isabel Tobón). newsletter
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newsletter interarts Chair of Interarts Eduard Miralles took part in a debate entitled 'Culture, in whose hands?' on November 15 in Lleida, Spain. The event was part of the 'Diàlegs' cycle of talks organised by the Orfeo Lleidetà, the aim of which is to provide a space for reflecting on the role of culture. The main theme of the session was culture policies and other speakers included Maria Jesús Llavero, chair of the Eduard Garcia Esteve (Segrià Province Study Centre) and Carles Barrull, coordinator of CERIB-Ribagorçans Study Centre. newsletter
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newsletter 17th Meeting of the Spanish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation 2016 newsletter
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newsletter The 17th Meeting of the Spanish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation was held in Barcelona on 16 and 17 November, comprising a wide range of activities. Day 1 entailed a capacity development session on 'Motivation, design, development, management and justification of international projects' and a working session in thematic groups on the four basic issues on which the network is classified: Education and Intercultural Learning; Culture and Art; Areas for Citizenship, and Media. Day 2 comprised project creation workshops and wound up with the Annual ReFAL Meeting. The various activities gave participants greater insight into the topics and allowed them to draw conclusions and considerations that will be useful to all members, including Interarts. Photos of the meeting. newsletter
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newsletter interarts During the second call for projects, that was launched on the 9th of September and was closed of the 26th of October after an extension of 2 days, SouthMed CV received 160 applications: 41 from Tunisia, 34 from Morocco, 24 from Jordan, 21 from Palestine, 14 from Egypt, 14 from Lebanon and 12 from Algeria. A diverse set of themes are covered, ranging from dance, theatre, film, contemporary art to cultural heritage, cultural diversity, education and environment. Many project proposals aim at network building, cultural mapping and cultural exchange within the region, and some are about capacity building and supporting cultural operators and artists. The evaluation process is taking place now and the results are expected to be announced in middle of December after a partner´s meeting which took place in Amman, Jordan (5-11 December) and was attended by the members of the consortium and the project steering committee. The results will be announced through the SouthMed CV webpage. SouthMed CV is co-funded by the EU within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The third international Europeana Space conference on 'Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine' was held on 21 and 22 November in Berlin, Germany. Focusing on this concept, the event showcased the myriad ways that cultural heritage can be used and enriched through new technologies, innovation and the ingenuity of the creative industries. Representing the project 'CulturalBase. Social Platform of European Identities and Cultural Heritage' was Professor Arturo Rodriguez Morato from the University of Barcelona, the platform coordinating body. Interarts and various partners from a range of European universities also participate in this platform. CulturalBase is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 2014-2015 work programme. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The project 'Cultural Rights to promote behavioural change and empower women against domestic violence-DECIDES Caribbean' was launched at an event in Bridgetown, Barbados, on the morning of 21 November. Among others, the event was attended by Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, head of the Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARICOM / CARIFORUM; the Honourable Steven Blackett, Minister for Social Care, Citizen Empowerment and Community Development of Barbados; Tonni Ann Brodber, deputy representative and head of the A.I Office, and representatives of the organisations running DECIDES Caribbean, including Interarts. This public event provided an overview of the current gender violence situation in this region, as well as what the DECIDES Caribbean programme will do to help eradicate it. The launch was followed by a two-day seminar comprising three different workshops aimed at civil society organisations: the first on research and data gathering; the second on project management and financing, and the third on activism, advocacy and pressure. The DECIDES Caribbean project is implemented by Interarts with the Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA), Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Saint Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE) and Women Against Rape Inc. (WAR). newsletter
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newsletter interarts The closing ceremony of REC 2016, a project that has aimed to strengthen social and community links with positive youth empowerment through music, was held at the Caixa Forum headquarters in Gerona on 30 November. REC 2016 ran in the town of Salt, Gerona, fostering active participation and cooperation among the young people involved in the project as well as a non-hierarchical learning model. Some of the outcomes of REC 2016 are two musical compositions, created entirely (lyrics, performance and recording) by young participants. On the topics 'being young' and 'the REC Project', the creations were presented at this event, which was attended by representatives of all organisations that have undertaken this initiative: Associació Arrels Urbanes; ConArte Internacional; UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies, University of Gerona; and Interarts. Salt Town Council and Casa de la Música Gironès have supported REC 2016, which also received funding from the Social Initiative Grants Programme Obra Social "la Caixa". (Photo: Arrels Urbanes). newsletter
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newsletter interarts Argentinian nationals and foreign residents in the country aged over 18 can enter the 2016-2017 edition of the Itaú Visual Arts Award. Geared towards encouraging young Argentinian artists to produce works and to publicise their creations, the Itaú Foundation gives this award, which this year has a category for video games. The works submitted must have been created as of 1 January 2012. Drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, video art, video installation, digital art and virtual reality are the main disciplines accepted by the jury. The works entered must be lasting rather than ephemeral in nature because the winners will enter the Banco Itaú Argentina Contemporary Art Collection. The deadline for submitting creations is 30 December 2016. newsletter
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newsletter The Network of European Museums Organisations (NEMO) recently announced a call linked to the TRACES project-Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production. The TRACES Journal compiles the results and the topics of discussion on the project and invites academics, researchers, artists and educators to present papers containing innovative ideas and critiques on contested heritages in Europe for the third issue, which will be published in May 2017. The deadline for papers is 9 January 2017. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Cultural mobility network On the Move recently announced a call launched by the Commonwealth Foundation to finance sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation. Civil society organisations in any of the eligible Commonwealth Foundation member countries can enter. The projects submitted must focus on one or more of the following issues: creative expression; capacity development; constructive engagement, and learning and sharing. The deadlines for submitting a preliminary application vary according to the country where the project presented is implemented: for countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe, the deadline is 17 January 2017. For Pacific Islands and Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and Tonga, the deadline is 10 February 2017. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) is running a second edition of the International Cultural Innovation Award which is looking this year for innovative cultural projects on climate change awareness. The initiatives submitted must fit into one of the following three areas: the link between art, science, humanities and technology; education, either informative or educational formats; and citizen innovation for collective participation leading to social transformation. The winning proposal will be developed as part of the 'After the end of the world' exhibition at the CCCB in 2017. The deadline for submitting projects is 31 January 2017. newsletter
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newsletter European Academy of Yuste Foundation: Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies-Charles V European Award' newsletter
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newsletter Researchers doing a doctoral thesis in any field can apply for grants from the European Academy of Yuste Foundation, linked to the Charles V European Award. The topic of this call is 'Peace and European Values as a potential model for integration and progress in a global world'. As part of the scholarship programme, the European Academy of Yuste Foundation is holding a Multidisciplinary Studies doctoral seminar on Contemporary Europe in summer 2017, where selected researchers will present their papers. The deadline for applications will be two months following publication of the call in the Official Journal of Extremadura. More information. newsletter
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newsletter The 'European Journal of Cultural Studies' recently published an article on European cultural heritage, which is a recurring concept in scholarly discussion. In this article, Professor Tuuli Lähdesmäki from the Department of Art and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä in Finland examines the meanings and uses of this concept in recently published academic articles in various disciplines. It is therefore a contribution that could prove useful to anyone who uses this concept in scholarly discussions, such as the partners of the project 'CulturalBase. Social Platform of European Identities and Cultural Heritage', which includes Interarts and several European universities. newsletter
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newsletter interarts This report was presented at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) (Quito, Ecuador, 18 October 2017). The first part sets out the results of a global study by UNESCO on the current global situation of culture and sustainable urban development. The second part provides a series of thematic reflections on the role of culture as a strategic resource to bring about more inclusive, creative and sustainable cities, in that cultural activities can foster social inclusion and dialogue between differing communities. One of the recommendations made in the report is to create cities on a human scale. A summary is available in Spanish. newsletter
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newsletter The international network for contemporary performing arts (IETM) Fresh Perspectives collection is a series of publications that explores how the contemporary arts sector is engaged with the crucial issues of today's reality. Volume 5 of this collection was recently published and focuses on gender. 'FRESH PERSPECTIVES 5: Of Boxes and Ceilings, Arts and Gender' is the title of the publication, which addresses topics such as the definition of gender, feminism, discrimination and the tension between individual and the society, among others. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Opale Association-Social and Solidarity Culture and Economic, an organisation for alternative business projects, has published 'Solidarity and Social Culture and Economy: ten initiatives', which describes ten French projects that show the practical implementation of the principles of social and solidarity economy: interventions in abandoned urban or rural areas; addressing diversity and cultural rights; new forms of work sharing by applying solidarity, and equitable remuneration for artists, among others. Réjane Sourisseau was the editorial manager of the publication. newsletter
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newsletter Teknecultura revealed new software enabling simple and rigorous management of culture institution audiences and visitors at Mercartes, the performing arts trade fair in Spain held in Valladolid from 9 to 11 November. The tool TekneData, enables users to monitor sales and revenues in real time; analyse tickets bought; find out more about the institution's visitors; segment customers; examine the results of any promotions or communication campaigns; create reports, and more. The tool has been welcomed by various organisations in the performing arts sector for its functionality. newsletter
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newsletter Pública 17 (Madrid, 26 and 27 January 2017) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The seventh edition of International Public Cultural Management Meeting in Madrid on 26 and 27 January 2017 will take attendants on a journey through the Spanish culture sector landscape, giving them the opportunity to learn about new approaches and success stories in managing more than 10 international projects and cultural policies, debates on key aspects of cultural management, workshops, networking, consultancy, professional visits to innovative projects in Madrid and talks with cultural sector actors. Over 700 professionals are expected to attend this meeting organised by the Fundación Contemporánea. newsletter
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newsletter interarts January will see the latest edition of the 'Beyond the Obvious' conference that Culture Action Europe (CAE) holds annually to share experiences and develop strategies in favour of European culture. This year's event will be held in Budapest, Hungary, and entitled 'Europe, quo vadis?'. It will focus specifically on discussing the many challenges of the European project and seek to reach deeper understanding of the cultural and historical points of view of various European regions, including central and eastern Europe, which are still largely unknown to other member states after a decade in the European Union. Representatives of the cultural and arts sector of these countries will be able to participate in the discussion on current issues in European culture. 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 5,400 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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