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Cyberkaris nş 122 - March 2013
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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 Nobody knows for certain whether we have been living in it for over a hundred years or one hundred years are still necessary to reach it. Nevertheless, we are living in a true change of age, and this new age is manifested in circumstances and phenomena apparently so diverse as the globalization of economic exchanges, the emergence of a new ecological awareness, the new paradigm of digital culture, the crisis of traditional forms of political action or the new horizon of interpersonal relationships. Some of the scholars dealing with the new age see one of its fundamental changes in the shifts occurring in global governance. Whereas, for over 3000 years, what was formerly known as the 'empire of the world' followed a movement parallel to the solar cycle, from East to West -it is worth reminding that those languages which refer to the cardinal points as 'Orient' and 'Occident' use words whose etymology refers unambiguously to the solar cycle, "orior" ("born" in Latin) and "occido" ("die" in Latin)-, today this movement has taken a new path in the opposite direction.

This is about, basically, the emergence of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and the decline of the PIGS countries (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain). The relative decline of Europe and the "American Empire" against the re-birth of Asia and the Far East. The strength of Eastern thought, aesthetics, cuisine or forms of life against the decline of the West. In short, the emergence of a new Pacific axis against the extinction of the traditional Atlantic axis. A true shift, no doubt. Also in the field of cooperation for development an unprecedented transformation is taking place. The traditional benchmarks of North and South are becoming less marked on a strictly geographical basis. The traditional distribution of tasks between donor and recipient countries is changing substantially. In the traditional dilemma between teaching to fish or giving fish there strongly appears a third way which emphasizes the importance of learning to fish and of fishing together. Cooperation is increasingly a horizontal, decentralized and bi-directional strategy, where new areas, such as cultural cooperation, become more and more important.

Slowly, but persistently, the new age makes progress.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter FOMECC Urabá (Colombia): Summary of Developments in 2012 and Second Call for Projects newsletter
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newsletter interarts The FOMECC Colombia project which Interarts is developing together with the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Antioquia and which since 2011 has been developed in the region of Urabá, has obtained positive results in 2012. It is worth mentioning the creation of a cross-institution support group and the analysis of 35 business ideas of which 15 were selected for training and advice. Some of these entrepreneurs supported by the FOMECC Colombia project and in the context of the programme were involved in promotional videos of their activities, accessible at InterartsVideo. At the time of writing, the second call for business ideas is open; from 28 February to 15 March, entrepreneurs form Urabá working in diverse artistic and cultural sectors-audiovisual, music, performing arts, dance, crafts, visual arts, cultural management, fashion and accessories, publishing, visual design-can submit their business ideas. The FOMECC programme is supported by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID). newsletter
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newsletter interarts In February, some of the activities planned in the context of the "Balady" project which observes how gender roles affect women's bodies through belly dancing and cultural exchanges were carried out in Egypt. Emilie Vidal, Interarts' project coordinator who together with Donia Maher, member of Hassala, is developing this initiative in the framework of the Tandem/Shaml programme, travelled to Cairo in order to meet, along with her Egyptian colleague, several stakeholders in the cultural sector, such as Hassan Elgritly, director of El Warsha, the first independent theatre group in Egypt. Likewise, during these days a workshop that brought together 10 artists and intellectuals to introduce them to belly dancing and reflect on issues such as the power of women in today's Egyptian society, took place. In the context of the project it is foreseen to hold similar workshops in Barcelona in March. (Tandem/Shaml- http://www.ecflabs.org/tandem/about) is supported by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin), Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Cairo) and Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul), with the financial support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart), the DOEN Foundation (Amsterdam) and Mimeta (Norway). newsletter
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newsletter Over the past few weeks, Interarts has attended two European meetings on cultural education hosted by EDUCULT in Vienna. On 14-15 February, partners of the Arts Education Monitoring System (AEMS) project met to discuss the findings of national research surveys on the human and financial resources devoted by cultural institutions in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Spain and the UK to their educational programmes. A public conference entitled 'Cultural Educators in Europe. Development of a new profession' was held on 15 February. The AEMS project, supported by the European Commission's Culture Programme, is now in its closing phase, and a final report will be published in the spring. Later, on 28 February and 1 March, Vienna hosted the partners of the Grundtvig project 'Cultural Learning for Families'. The final meeting of this project enabled participants to visit some relevant experiences in the city and to discuss quality criteria for educational programmes targeting families in cultural institutions, following visits carried out in Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Spain. The results of the project will also be made public later this year. newsletter
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newsletter Sexual and Reproductive Health in Mali: Cross-generational Meeting newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 19 February, in Bamako, Mali, a cross-generational meeting on health, youth rights and good practices in culture took place. The event was organised in the context of the "Strengthen, through Culture, the Capacities of Young People in the Informal Sector to Demand their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Bamako. Mali III" project. This is the third action which Interarts and Family Care International/Mali are developing in this African country, after the two previous phases carried out in the town of Mopti. Precisely, in order to raise awareness of the initiative among the population of Bamako, on 22 February an information day took place, which was attended by the representatives of the Governor of the District of Bamako and AECID. This project, as well as all those that Interarts is developing in the field of cultural cooperation for health and welfare, is part of the DECIDES Programme (Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health). newsletter
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newsletter Publication of a Report on the Contribution of Culture to the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals newsletter
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newsletter interarts In 2012, the MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F), which fosters the implementation of innovative programmes in order to help advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) worldwide, commissioned a set of thematic reports to describe the achievements of its programmes in different areas. The thematic study on 'Culture and Development', written by Interarts' Project Coordinator Jordi Baltŕ, has recently been published on the MDG-F's website. The text examines developments in 18 countries and describes the impact of cultural projects in a number of development areas, including poverty reduction, improvement of education and health, environmental sustainability, strengthening of cultural capacity and governance. Thematic studies in 7 other fields and additional evidence are also available on the MDG-F's website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In 2011, On The Move and Interarts, in the context of the PRACTICS project, published a Guide to Funding Opportunities for the International Mobility of Artists and Culture Professionals in Europe, collecting 750 mobility schemes, designed or managed by almost 500 organisations in 35 European countries. The interest raised by the Guide has led On The Move and Interarts to update its contents progressively and to make them accessible in a user-friendlier, country-by-country format. In February, updated national profiles for France, Italy, Macedonia, Norway, Spain and Sweden have been published. Profiles for other countries should be updated in the coming years. newsletter
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newsletter Bolivia: the Government Declares 2013 as the Year of HIV Prevention newsletter
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newsletter On 4 February, the Minister of Heath and Sports, Juan Carlos Calvimontes, declared 2013 the year of HIV/AIDS prevention. This ministerial decision is due to the increasing number of positive cases in the country, where figures have reached 8,600 identified cases and almost 16,000 estimated cases according to health agences. With this declaration, the government intends to increase efforts to raise public awareness, involving public and private organisations, NGOs and civil society as well as volunteers and the armed forces in the distribution of condoms and other prevention tools. In line with this objective, Interarts and Family Care International/Bolivia, at the request of the Confederation of Indigenous Women of Bolivia (CNAMIB) and the Chiquitana Indigenous Organization (OICH), are currently developing a project financed by the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Agency of Cooperation for Development (ACCD). The aim of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of indigenous women to HIV, at a social, cultural and physiological level. newsletter
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newsletter The Cultural Sector's Reaction to the Approval of the New EU Budget newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 7 and 8 February, a decisive summit for the EU budget in the next seven years was held in Brussels. The agreement among the governments of the 27 EU Member States allocates EUR 960,000 million to the EU budget between 2014 and 2020, a figure below that of the previous period. Culture Action Europe (CAE), a platform which represents over 100 cultural organisations and artists in Europe, reacted rapidly and expressed its disappointment with the amounts allocated to the areas which affect the cultural sector by releasing a statement. CAE encourages all European citizens to mobilise themselves so that in the next stage of the approval of budgets in the European Parliament the situation can be modified. newsletter
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newsletter Support to Emerging Curators by the ''La Caixa'' Foundation: Call for Projects newsletter
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newsletter "Comisart" is the name of the support programme addressed to curators under 40 years of age who do not yet have an established career. Launched by the "La Caixa" Foundation, the call invites candidates to submit their exhibition projects, inspired by the works of the Foundation's own contemporary art collection. Proposals can be sent until 8 March. Three projects will be selected, on the basis of their innovative aspects, as regards both the interpretation of works and creativity in projects. Information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Following the first round of the Tandem exchange and collaboration programme between cultural managers in Europe and Turkey, in February 2013 the second round was launched, focusing on the cities of Anatolia. For one year, 30 cultural managers or project coordinators-15 from Turkey and 15 from EU countries-will develop one project in pairs, taking the opportunity to experience intercultural work. The programme includes visits and meetings between the two project partners as well as encounters between all participants. Candidates may send their applications through an online form, until 24 March 2013. Tandem/Turkey is an initiative of the European Cultural Foundation - ECF (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin) and Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul) and is supported by the Stiftung Mercator (Essen). newsletter
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newsletter interarts The European Festivals Association (EFA), the Beiteddine Art Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival have launched an open call for application for their Ateliers for Young Festival Managers. The initiative seeks to improve the capacities of the next generation of festival managers by passing on knowledge of established directors during the rigorous 7-day training. The workshops will be held in Beirut from 5 to 12 October 2013, and in Edinburgh, from 3 to 10 April 2014. For the former, the registration is open until 31 March 2013. In the case of the Atelier in Edinburgh, the registration is extended until 30 June 2013. For further information on Atelier Beirut. For further information on Atelier Edinburgh. newsletter
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newsletter The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has launched the Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2013. The institution has been offering this programme since 1997 which aims to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the United Nations system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues, especially those related to indigenous issues, in order to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting the rights of their peoples. This training programme is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian. The deadlines for submission of applications vary depending on the language. For the first three the deadlines are: English linguistic group, 30 April 2013; Spanish linguistic group, 15 April 2013; and French linguistic group, 1 May 2013. Information and registration form newsletter
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newsletter The University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, will hold the Sixth European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics from 5 to 7 September. The aim of this workshop, limited to 25 participants and 15-20 papers, is to provide a forum for the development and dissemination of applications of quantitative methods in cultural economics, as well as culture-related applications of mathematical economics, experimental economics and other quantitative approaches. Papers can be sent until 31 May 2013 as email attachments (in pdf or Word format) to Antonello Eugenio Scorcu: antonello.scorcu@unibo.it. The selection committee will notify their acceptance or rejection by June 15, 2013. newsletter
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newsletter In November 2012, the Ministries of Culture of France and Quebec convened a Symposium on Culture and Sustainable Development in Paris. The meeting brought together over 300 participants, including artists, researchers, experts, professionals, representatives of international organisations and policy makers. For two days innovative experiences were presented and new forms of collaboration discussed. The organisers have recently published the transcriptions and videos of the presentations. newsletter
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newsletter In September 2012, the Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) conducted a survey among the grantees of the Fund in order to better understand their impact and the opinions on mobility in the Mediterranean. Over one hundred answers were received in November and December. Although this work can be considered only the first step in the study on the impact of mobility grants, it offers significant data such as the fact that 96% of respondents are still in contact with the organisation that they had visited. The study is available in English and in French. newsletter
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newsletter A report recently published and funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council examines existing connections between Canadians' cultural activities and their personal well-being. The report, presented in the 39th issue of the "Statistical Insights on the Arts" series, crosses data on 18 cultural activities and eight indicators of health and well-being. The results, although they do not provide evidence of a cause-effect relationship, underline the connection between culture and well-being with data showing, for instance, that theatre attendance is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life. newsletter
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newsletter In May 2000, the conference "Culture-Freedom of Expressions and Dialogue" was organised in Athens. In a two-day program, international experts discussed issues such as cultural policies in the European Union, the risk of homogenization in artistic creation, freedom in the media, culture and economy, etc. Recently the material related to the conference has been published. This material, together with some philosophical reflections about the concept of dialogue, but also the link that exists between freedom of expression, dialogue and human rights, is available on a website. newsletter
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newsletter As part of the world conference "All that is Banned is Desired", held in October 2012 in Oslo, Norway, the Freemuse network examined the situations of several artists in over 50 countries across the fields of dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts and literature, recording over 180 cases of violations on artistic freedom of expressions. All these cases are collected on a website, artsfreedom.org, which aims to become a platform for reporting these and similar cases. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The winter issue 2012 of the KulturKontakt Austria (KKA) Magazine devotes an important part of its contents to the concept of sustainability and its application to the field of culture. KKA's own activity responds to the concept of sustainability, also present in the objectives of the UN, which declared the period 2005-2014 as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. In a bilingual edition, English-German, the publication offers a general overview of this subject; on the other hand, the issue also contains articles about sustainability in education, the arts and culture, and presents ideas on how to address these questions in concrete projects and activities. newsletter
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newsletter Conference ''The Dwarfing of Europe? A Dialogue between Brazil, India, China and Europe'' (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-23 May 2013) newsletter
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newsletter The European Cultural Foundation, Tilburg University and debate centre De Balie are organizing in May a two-day dialogue and discussion about renewed visions of Europe with renowned researchers from Brazil, India and China. The conference, to be held in Amsterdam, will represent a unique opportunity for Europe to look at itself from outside and know cultural perceptions from so-called "rising economies", at a time when it is essential to take into account the global context for any activity. For further information on this event, please contact the organisation via its e-mail: dwarfing-europe@culturalfoundation.eu. newsletter
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newsletter Euromedinculture(s) Arts Forum (Toulon, France, 21-23 March 2013) newsletter
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newsletter The Association for the European and International Cultural Development (ADCEI) and eight members of the EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) network are organising this "Arts Forum: What New Business Models for Arts and Culture?", in order to provide artists and cultural professionals with a suitable environment for comparing experiences and practices. Representatives from over 10 countries in Europe and the Mediterranean, including Interarts, will attend the event, the agenda of which includes plenary sessions and open forum spaces, as well as a more festive dimension, including performances for the broader public. The Forum is part of the 'EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) Arts Forum: Sharing and Creating' project, supported by the Culture Programme of the EU, the General Council of the Var Department and the Regional Directorate for Youth, Sports and Social Cohesion in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. Further information, agenda and registration. newsletter
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newsletter Fingal/Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 March 2013. See Cyberkaris 121, February 2013. 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 5.000 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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