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Cyberkaris nş 123 - April 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 Not only it has been frequently stressed that cities are living organisms, but some have even postulated the existence of their soul. As living beings, cities often get sick. It is therefore necessary to cure them, using the available resources, among which culture stands out. However, any medicine can end up being a deadly poison if not applied in the right dose and correctly. Culture has amply, and across the world, shown its potential in more or less spectacular processes of urban transformation: Glasgow, Bilbao, Lille, Rosario or Medellín are certainly good practices and represent important references at global level. But any excess is counterproductive and abuses of culture as a magic wand, capable of generating powerful urban transformations, have over time also led to some significant pathologies.

Perhaps the most classic of pathologies is the "Potemkin effect" (the monument as a screen or as a mask to hide an ugly urban reality) and the best known of them may be "gentrification" (to establish cultural entrepreneurship powerful enough to foster the replacement of social groups inhabiting poor urban areas). A few years ago, Barcelonan philosopher Rafael Argullol coined the term "syndrome of offended host" to refer to the growing hatred of residents towards visitors in cities crowded with tourists. And geographer Francesc Muńoz has long referred to "urbanalisation" when evoking the tendency for new urban realities to reproduce stereotypes. It is also worth considering "decontextualisation" (often involving the preservation of the remains of the past in a place other than their own), "monumentality" (size, in this case, does matter), "premature senility" (places for culture should not only be officially inaugurated, but also maintained) as well as what could be called "functional atrophy" (containers that prevent the successful development of any content) or "shock by overdose" (the repeated use of this strategy until paroxysm).

A detailed repertory would probably bring up over a dozen significant urban cultural pathologies. One of the great risks of the dictatorship of urban planners and architects is that culture ends up being one of their most dangerous weapons of mass destruction. Therefore it is imperative to move slowly but surely towards a much more homeopathic perspective that includes its cause among the effects: culture will only bring about sustainable urban development when the latter integrates a cultural perspective within its essential objectives.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter interarts From 8 to 10 March, two events organised by the Spanish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation (RE-FAL) were held in Seville. On the one hand, the meeting of young NGO leaders "Strengthen networks: Mediterranean youth in movement", brought together members of the Moroccan and Spanish Networks, including Interarts. The programme of the event included work sessions to strengthen leadership skills and to address cross-cutting issues on education and intercultural learning. On the other hand, on 9 March the 6th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation was held, attended by Eduard Miralles, President of Interarts. Among different topics discussed it is worth mentioning the preparation of the 15th AGM of the RE-FAL, which will take place in May 2013. This time it will be held in Barcelona, and this will require the involvement of Interarts, as one of the current members of the network's Executive Committee, in the preparation of the event. newsletter
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newsletter interarts From 10 to 24 March, Egyptian cultural manager Donia Maher made a working visit in Barcelona in order to approach the artistic scene and cultural actors of this city. During this visit, La Miranda Association and the Dones Francesca Bonnemaison Cultural Centre hosted two workshops related to the theme "Women, power and belly dancing". 22 women from different countries and of different ages, all residents of Catalonia, participated in belly dancing and shared their perceptions of the image of women and gender models. The next stage will be the production of an audiovisual based on images and interviews made during the project. In June the results of this collaboration between Donia Maher from Hassala and Emilie Vidal from Interarts will be presented in the framework of the Tandem/Shaml Program of the European Cultural Foundation, MitOst, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy and Anadolu Kültür, which is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, DOEN Foundation and Mimeta. newsletter
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newsletter The Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia organised a working meeting on 14 March 14 in Barcelona. The initiative, which was initiated by the teams of the European Capitals of Culture 2016, Donostia /San Sebastian and Wroclaw, sought to explore possibilities of cooperation between those two cities and Catalan institutions before and during 2016. Donostia /San Sebastian presented, among other details of its project, the three aspects of its proposal: Lighthouse of Life, Lighthouse of Meetings and Lighthouse of Voices. On the other hand, Wroclaw based its project presentation on the central concept of "deep city", resulting from history and with many layers. Apart from the representatives of both cities and the Ministry of Culture of the Government, representatives from other institutions also attended the event, including Interarts which contributed with its knowledge of the European and international cultural sector. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Cultural entrepreneurs of the Colombian region of Urabá, the general public and local institutions such as the Management Office for Urabá of the Government of Antioquia, the Mayor's Office of Apartadó, Comfama, Comfenalco, Corbanacol and Fundaunibán met on 21 March in this forum held in Apartadó, in the framework of the FOMECC Colombia project which is developed by Interarts and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Antioquia. The event brought together over 200 participants and, among other issues, presented achievements and challenges of the recently created Urabá Cultural Network and the experience of FOMECC Colombia in this region, which seeks to generate new areas or coexistence and decrease violence-enabling factors by promoting dynamics of cultural change and support for cultural entrepreneurship. The event also involved an exhibition of products and services of cultural entrepreneurs in the region as well as a mini rock concert. The FOMECC Programme is financed by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID).
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newsletter In 2010, 9 members of the Euromedinculture(s) network initiated a project entitled "Arts Forum-Sharing and Creating", which provides an opportunity for artists and cultural professionals from the Euro-Mediterranean region to discuss common problems, share artistic creations, discover practices and approaches and design new initiatives. The project, supported by the European Commission's Culture Programme, held its third Arts Forum in Toulon, France, on 21-23 March. The event, hosted by Euromedinculture(s) network coordinator ADCEI, focused on the search for new business models for the arts and culture sector, in the context of the current financial crisis and the need to re-think forms of engagement with the community. Interarts, as a member of the Euromedinculture(s) network, attended the event and moderated a round table entitled "Arts and Culture for Sale! A product like any other?". Toulon's Arts Forum brought together approximately 80 participants from 20 different countries. Additional information. newsletter
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newsletter Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Culture Advocate for the Role of Culture in Development newsletter
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newsletter On 14 and 15 March 2013, in Paramaribo, Surinam, the 19th Forum and First Meeting of the Ministers of Culture of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) took place. It was attended by 24 Member States, which ratified the importance of culture and cultural diversity as major means for regional cooperation and sustainable development as well as the resolution 65/166 of the United Nations General Assembly on Culture and Development and UNESCO's efforts to include culture in the Sustainable Development Goals which will be adopted in 2015. Within the mandate of CELAC, they expressed their will to submit common proposals to multilateral forums that deal with the relation between culture and development. For further information newsletter
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newsletter The Anna Lindh Foundation has launched the second call of the exchange programme between members of civil society organisations from the Euro-Mediterranean and Arab Region. The main idea is to support young people with long-term vision on change and active in their communities. Selected participants will develop activities on issues related to the Foundation's 4 "D"s: Dialogue, Diversity, Democracy and Development. The application process is open until 14 April 2013. "DAWRAK-Citizens for Dialogue" is supported by the European Union, and is an initiative of the Anna Lindh Foundation in line with its mandate to improve mutual respect between cultures and to support civil society in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Information and online application form. newsletter
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newsletter The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECD) has recently launched a call in the context of the IBEREX Programme 2013, addressed to young Ibero-American cultural professionals interested in training internships in specialised bodies and sectorial units of the Ministry. Those interested can apply for the call on the MECD's website before 15 April 2013. The same link can be used to access the call for scholarships supported by the Endesa Foundation on training on cultural heritage addressed to young people from Ibero-America. In this case, the application deadline is 22 April 2013. newsletter
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newsletter interarts FAD, Fostering Arts and Design, is organizing a new edition of the ARTFAD Award in contemporary arts and crafts. This organisation, based in Barcelona, seeks to promote research, creation and excellence in the field of arts. Both national and international professionals and students working in the fields of graphic and industrial design, architecture, art, crafts and fashion can submit their projects until 26 April 2013. Applicants can submit up to five proposals each and the theme is free. Information and guidelines. newsletter
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newsletter The European Cultural Foundation and the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC) are organising the Cultural Policy Research Award 2013 (CPRA), which is addressed to young researchers no older than 35 years old. CPRA's annual competition encourages the next generation of cultural policy researchers and awards those research projects which contribute to current European cultural problems and challenges. The deadline to submit projects is 31 May 2013. Guidelines and application forms are available on ENCATC's website. newsletter
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newsletter The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea and the Korean Culture and Information Service are implementing an exchange programme for professionals between 25 and 45 years of age from Africa or Asia working in the areas of culture, art, tourism, media and sports. Several Korean organisations will host selected participants; each organisation will receive applications directly from those participants whose expertise is related to their activities. The programme provides financial support for round-trips, accommodation, meals and training, among other expenses. For further information. newsletter
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newsletter Conference ''European Audiences: 2020 and Beyond'': Conclusions newsletter
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newsletter The conference on audience development organised by the European Commission took place in October 2012 in Brussels. Over 800 culture professionals gathered to exchange experiences and opinions on audience and its engagement with cultural proposals. The conference presented examples of projects that have adopted this concept from the very early stages of the creative process. Audience development is one of the priorities of Creative Europe, the EU's future funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors. Recently the conference conclusions have been published on the Commission's website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Nesta, an organisation that promotes innovation in the United Kingdom, has recently published on its website a report prepared by Anthony Lilley and Professor Paul Moore on the use of data in the cultural sector. The work highlights the great potential of the huge volume of data generated today, especially through the use of the new technologies. The report proposes to arts and cultural bodies a radical change in the approach to these "big data" and seeks to help decision-makers of these institutions to make the change. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Culturelink has published on its website a book containing the contents of the Third World Culturelink Conference held in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2009. During the event, a large group of researchers from all continents discussed cultural networks and the evolving aspects of culture in the 21st century. Edited by Biserka Cvjetičanin, the publication marks twenty years of Culturelink's activity, analyses issues such as the effective usage of ICTs or the role of networks in the mobility of artists and also presents case studies from around the world. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The UNESCO Institute for Statistics commissioned to Fitzcarraldo Foundation the elaboration of the handbook "Measuring Cultural Participation" which has been recently published. The work provides a state-of-the-art reference guide for the measurement of cultural participation and consumption, with particular attention to its feasibility in developing countries, and is intended as a tool to support the design of surveys which capture the complexity of cultural participation. The handbook includes and comments on examples from national and international case studies and identifies the main concerns and critical aspects of this issue. newsletter
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newsletter interarts HorsLesMurs, the French association for street arts and circus arts, has recently published "In Situ In Cité, participatory projects in public space". The book contains 22 experiences that illustrate the wide range of proposals brought to public space by artists. All of them share the central role given to the involvement and participation of the public, and the principles of sharing and communication. As the publication underlines, these examples allow participants a way to re-appropriate the public space materially, symbolically and intellectually. newsletter
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newsletter The Department of Education, Linguistic Policy and Culture of the Basque Government has recently published on its website three new reports of the Basque Observatory on Culture. The first is entitled "Outsourcing and Co-management Models in Cultural Facilities (I)" which analyses trends and patterns for indirect management of such facilities to provide an overview for public authorities. "Evaluation of Social Return of Public Supports of Culture" is the title of the second publication, which defines a set of indicators to systematise such measurement in relation to subsidies and public support in the field of culture. The third, "Valuation of Intangibles in Financial Operations with Cultural Agents", presents practical recommendations targeted at financial institutions so that they can complement the financial risk estimations of credit operations. newsletter
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newsletter In July 2012, the UN organised in Rio de Janeiro a conference on sustainable development: Rio+20. Recently, the Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has published a report that includes both the strategy that was designed for the event to influence the process towards Rio+20 as well as the detailed analysis of the outcome document of the conference. "Rio+20 and culture. Advocating for culture as a pillar of sustainable development" suggests that as a result of Rio+20 the traditional gap between cultural actors and those who lead the debate on development frameworks is smaller and that these actors today are better connected. newsletter
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newsletter The United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák, has presented a report entitled "Thousands of minority languages threatened by assimilation, conflict and forced displacement". The report that gathers activities undertaken by Izsák in recent months and information on the work of the Forum on Minority Issues, points out that there is a risk of disappearance of minority languages under the domain of national or international languages, policies of assimilation and decrease of the users of these languages. The report analyses issues and challenges affecting linguistic minorities worldwide and presents conclusions and recommendations of the Independent Expert. newsletter
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newsletter RESEO Conference - Opera Europa (Vienna, Austria, 3-7 April 2013) newsletter
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newsletter The spring conference of the European Network for Opera and Dance Education RESEO and Opera Europe will take place in Vienna on 3-7 April. With the participation of international stakeholders from the political and cultural sector, among whom Interarts' director Mercedes Giovinazzo, the conference aims to raise the debate on issues such as the role that culture can play as an element for European cohesion at a time when the idea of Europe is increasingly raised. The programme of the event includes plenary sessions, workshops and opera performances. newsletter
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newsletter Zinc Shower: Meeting between Companies and Investors of the Cultural and Creative Sector (Madrid, 11-13 April 2013) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Centre is organising the first 'meeting show' for entrepreneurs, investors and professionals for cultural and creative industries. For two days, 100 innovative projects selected for this occasion will have the opportunity to be presented to potential investors; the event also aims to promote a collaborative network between professionals of the sector as well as to foster training and artistic creativity among cultural actors. Zinc Shower, which includes in its agenda cultural, leisure and entertainment activities, is an initiative of Stage Planet and Utopic_US, in co-production with the Madrid City Council's Arts Department (Matadero Madrid) and with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (Directorate General for Cultural Policy and Industries and Books), Madrid Emprende, ICEX and Enisa. newsletter
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newsletter FRAGILE? Symposium: Dance, Arts and Visual Impairment (Tallinn, Estonia, 19-21 April 2013) newsletter
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newsletter "FRAGILE?" is a European meeting of practitioners and academics working in the fields of dance, art and visual impairment with the objective to share and explore inclusive practices in Europe. Tallinn is the city that will welcome this event from 19 to 21 April. Addressed to visually impaired people, teachers, artists, scientists, therapists, performers and researchers working or interested in these fields, "FRAGILE?" seeks to encourage debate, participation and development of the relationship between visually-impaired people and their partners working in the field of dance, performing arts, wellbeing and art in general. The event is organised by Baerum Kulturhus (Norway), Vo'Arte (Portugal), University of Tallinn (Estonia) and Salamanda Tandem (England). newsletter
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newsletter The Cultural Studies and Resources Centre of the Barcelona Provincial Council is organising a new edition of Interacció, the biennial conference on cultural policies and a meeting point between culture authorities and professionals from both public and private sectors. The central theme in 2013 is the "Public Value of Culture"; an issue that will be tackled in three thematic axes: Innovation and culture, collaborative culture and networks; Sustainability of cultural projects; and Local world and new action models in culture. A new aspect in this year's edition will be a project fair where organisations will be able to share their experiences, good practices and cultural offer. Interarts will attend the event and participate in one plenary session, a project presentation and the fair, with the FOMECC Programme, Promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries and its online tools FomeccNet, international network addressed to organisations related to FOMECC, and FomeccBiz, network for entrepreneurs of artistic and cultural sector. newsletter
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newsletter International Symposium on Arts Education (St. Pölten, Austria, 9-12 May 2013) newsletter
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newsletter In the context of the International Symposium on Arts Education that will take place from 9 to 12 May in St. Pölten, Austria, a series of conferences, round tables and workshops will be organised. The objective of the event that will bring together relevant speakers is not only to show the diversity of arts education, but also its role in the public and political debate. The focal points of the event are in the fields of social inclusion, participation and emotional intelligence as well as the influence of these factors on learning. To this aim, art educators, teachers, students, researchers and employees of cultural institutions will exchange experiences, discuss and examine new approaches to cultural education. 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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