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Cyberkaris nº 127 - September 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 CULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY: NOTES FOR A REVIEW newsletter
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newsletter Starting a new school year is always an opportunity to take stock, in this case about the relationship between culture and sustainable development, a cross-cutting issue which is usually present in Interarts' day-to-day work. The previous season ended with double good news: UNESCO, in the context of the international conference on culture and sustainable development which was held in Hanghzou, China, in mid-May (which was also attended by Interarts), included in its final statement a recommendation for the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda to consider adopting "a specific Goal focused on culture" to be based on heritage, diversity, creativity and the transmission of knowledge and including clear targets and indicators that relate culture to all dimensions of sustainable development". The second piece of good news, related to the previous one, was the important lobbying action that was launched jointly by some of the most relevant international cultural organisations such as the Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Culture Action Europe, the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) or the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity. This cooperation was also visible on the occasion of the special debate on these subjects held at the UN headquarters in New York on June 12. It should be noted the decisive role played in these processes by some people with links to Interarts' past and present, such as Jordi Pascual, Annamari Laaksonen or Mercedes Giovinazzo.

The development of the negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda or the new version of the Agenda 21 for culture will arguably mark the roadmap on culture and sustainability at the international level over the next few months. However, this roadmap will only unfold properly if four conditions are met, on which it seems we cannot be too optimistic. Firstly, a firm and decisive position on the place of culture in sustainable development should be adopted by national governments and their representatives in intergovernmental bodies; as a result of the financial crisis and a certain devaluation of cooperation in general and of cultural cooperation in particular, it seems that this political support is not up to the task today. Secondly, the lack of a strong cultural civil society in quantitative and qualitative terms (many networks and coalitions are still little more than unions and corporative organisations). Thirdly, the need to have a sufficient repertoire of emblematic illustrative projects on the ways in which culture contributes to sustainable development. And, finally, as a result of the previous ones, a sufficiently solid and well-structured set of arguments to be able to change the still-sceptical perceptions of influential voices in the sustainability scene.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter Farewell to Colin Mercer newsletter
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newsletter interarts In early July we were suddenly informed that Colin Mercer had passed away. Colin has probably been one of the most influential voices in cultural policy research at the international level over the past few decades. Born in the UK, he lived for about 15 years in Australia, where he was actively involved in many innovative initiatives regarding cultural mapping and planning, the creative industries and the role of culture in local development. Back in England, in 2002 he published Towards Cultural Citizenship, an in-depth analysis of the role of culture in sustainable development, which invited to a critical reflection on existing assumptions in this field and called for providing cultural policy with a solid research and knowledge base. Over the following decade, he took part as a researcher, consultant and trainer in many projects in Europe, North America, Latin America and Australasia. Colin Mercer was a member of Interarts' "extended family". Among others, his involvement in the advisory council of the International Congress 'Cultural Rights and Human Development', held in the context of the Forum Barcelona 2004 and in the Euro-American Campus on Cultural Cooperation held in Salvador de Bahia in 2005 should be mentioned - as well as, more recently, his participation in several reports in the context of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC). In addition to his ability for solid argumentation and for developing new ideas and forms of understanding, Interarts has always appreciated his closeness, trust and friendship. Over the past few months, Colin Mercer had devoted time to the online cataloguing and publishing of some of this texts. Although he will no longer be there, his legacy includes a wide repertoire of articles, reports and books which will, certainly, continue to foster reflection for many managers, decision-makers and researchers in these fields. newsletter
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newsletter EENC: New Literature Review on the Social and Economic Value of Cultural Heritage newsletter
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newsletter interarts The website of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) now features a review of 87 documents published in recent years which address the social and economic effects and impacts of cultural heritage, including its tangible and intangible components. The literature review, prepared by EENC members Cornelia Dümcke and Mikhail Gnedovsky following a request from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) includes analyses of papers, articles, evaluation reports, impact studies and other relevant documents produced mainly in Europe since 2008, as well as a final chapter with conclusions. It should enable the European Commission as well as other decision-makers and stakeholders at European, national and local level to reflect on how cultural heritage can contribute to the EU's Europe 2020 objectives of 'smart, sustainable and inclusive growth'. The EENC is coordinated by Culture Action Europe and Interarts. newsletter
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newsletter Upcoming Launch of a Portal on the Link between Culture, Health and Wellbeing newsletter
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newsletter interarts Interarts will shortly launch the DECIDES Portal, which will aim to disseminate the results of its activities in the framework of the DECIDES Programme (Cultural Rights to Promote Health and Development). The DECIDES Programme is one of Interarts' most innovative work areas in the last years, which is serving to make progress in the field of health and wellbeing, both from the perspective of the protection of cultural rights and the use of cultural practices as tools to prevent HIV and unwanted pregnancy or to promote social inclusion and equality among indigenous women. The Portal will inform about Interarts' projects and include information on events and news form organisations related to DECIDES which work in this area of culture and development. It will provide videos, photos, documents and related contents, especially from Europe, Africa and Latin America. The Portal is supported by the Catalan Agency of Cooperation for Development (ACCD) and the "Barcelona Solidària" Program of the City of Barcelona. newsletter
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newsletter Conclusion of Advisory and Support Activities in Urabá newsletter
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newsletter interarts In the framework of the "Promotion of the commercial network of the cultural sector in the Antioquia region, Urabá sub-region, FOMECC Colombia" project carried out by Interarts and the Cultural Enterprises Program of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Antioquia, with the support of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), the second phase of group and individual training of entrepreneurs form Arboletes (Urabá, Colombia) concluded in June. During the process, 18 entrepreneurs from the fields of music, theatre, visual arts, journalism, crafts, cultural management and other related fields received training in specific areas of entrepreneurship such as contracts and cultural legislation, branding, marketing, market strategies, communication and technologies, etc. On the other hand, advice was also provided to 19 public servants (councillors, cultural managers and representatives of local authorities) from the municipalities of Arboletes, Necoclí and San Juan and other cities of Urabá. These activities aimed to explore public policies and offer theoretical and practical elements for local cultural development. After these activities, the project enters in its final phase, prior to its completion in October 2013. newsletter
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newsletter Progress in the FomeccBiz Medellín-Barcelona Project newsletter
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newsletter interarts The "FomeccBiz Medellín-Barcelona: Generation of Cultural and Creative Business Network for Local Development" project which Interarts is developing in collaboration with the Cultural Enterprises Program of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Antioquia, with the support of the "Barcelona Solidària" Program of the City of Barcelona, continues its activities in Medellín and Barcelona. It keeps supporting the production of teasers of three audiovisual projects of Medellín by film production companies 4B1D, La Nueva Compañía and Curubito Production, as well as preparing the trade mission of Colombian producers in Barcelona which aims to create a meeting space in order to promote exchange and circulation of goods and services between the two cities. This project also involves the participation of the Audiovisual, Video and Animation Association AVA and the Musician's Union of Medellín USM . newsletter
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newsletter Interarts Contributes to Professional Training in the Cultural Sector newsletter
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newsletter Interarts regularly maintains partnerships with leading European universities, whereby students of cultural management and related areas can carry out internships at the Foundation's premises for a few months. The experience is a mutually-beneficial exchange since, through this practice, Interarts' ongoing projects are enriched by the enthusiasm and vision of these students and, at the same time, the foundation creates links with future professionals in the sector. On the other hand, students take part for a few months in the real dynamics of research and/or cultural project management with an international dimension. Recently, one of the students who has been part of Interarts' team, Marina Castellà, shared her experience on the blog of the Open University of Catalonia, UOC. newsletter
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newsletter In collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Jaume Bofill Foundation has launched a new call for scholarships aimed at researchers interested in carrying out a six-month stay at the OECD's Department of Education in Paris, starting from October 2013. The scholarship can be extended and it includes a stay at the central office of the Jaume Bofill Foundation at the beginning and end of this period. With this scholarship, organisers seek to contribute to the improvement and development of research in education and, at the same time, to carry out research in Catalonia on the most important issues in this field at the international level. Researchers interested in participating may send their applications by 19 September 2013. Application form and guidelines. newsletter
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newsletter 2nd ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations and Diplomacy newsletter
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newsletter Culture is increasingly perceived as a strategic factor of political, social and economic development. In this context, ENCATC is organising the second edition of its Academy on cultural diplomacy. The conference will take place on 21 and 22 November 2013, in Brussels, and will focus on a specific geographic area: the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. With the participation of relevant experts, the 2nd ENCATC Academy is aimed to professionals working in the field of cultural diplomacy and relations with governments and all those who, in the cultural and artistic sectors, wish to develop their awareness about fundamental issues that frame their actions in the international cultural relations sphere. newsletter
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newsletter The cultural association Paréntesis is organising a course in cultural policy design, a complex subject due to its cultural, social and economic implications. In-site sessions will take place in November and December 2013, in Valencia, and will be accompanied with online learning. The course will be led by Jordi Baltà, researcher and project coordinator at Interarts, whose main work areas include urban and rural cultural policies, European cultural cooperation and evaluation of cultural policies and projects. He is also the scientific coordinator of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC). The course is addressed to public cultural policy-makers, mainly in local and regional authorities; directors of cultural institutions and public enterprises; and cultural officers in political parties. newsletter
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newsletter International Environmental Film Festival ''Green Fest'': Call newsletter
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newsletter interarts The 4th edition of the International Environmental Film Festival "Green Fest" will take place from 13 to 15 November 2013, in Belgrade, Serbia. The event will be organised by the Environment Improvement Centre, with the support of the Environmental Protection Secretariat of the City of Belgrade and Vip mobile company, in cooperation with Dom omladine Beograd. The call for environmental amateur and short films is open until 11 October. Interested authors can find the guidelines of the call on the website of the event. The list of films selected will also be announced on that website. newsletter
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newsletter 8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research: Call for Proposals newsletter
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newsletter The German city of Hildesheim will hold the 8th edition of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) in September 2014. The event is organised by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim (which hosts the UNESCO Chair on "Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development"), in collaboration with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. Considering cultural policies as the regulation, promotion and discouragement of practices and values by institutions and individuals, the conference aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact on an interdisciplinary and international environment. Those interested in participating may send their proposals until 1 February 2014. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter The Kreanta Foundation has recently published the fifth volume of the "Creative Cities" series. Entitled "Public space and culture in action", this collection gathers the presentations made at the 5th International Seminar on Creative Cities that took place in Medellín, Colombia, in 2012. The content of the book is structured around five chapters: Territory, segregation and urban culture; New forms to live in the city; Strategies of the city; Urbanism, social action and culture; Ownership of technologies for intelligent societies and cultural districts. The publication is available for purchase on the Bellaterra publishing house and soon on the Amazon online shop. newsletter
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newsletter ''The Invisible Hand'': Art and Economy newsletter
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newsletter The work "The Invisible Hand" is part of the "Fresh Perspectives" series. Written by Charlie Tims and Shelagh Wright from Mission Models Money, it analyses art projects directly related to economy, money and economic exchange, observing how they resonate in today's economic and social environment. The publication, developed in collaboration with the British Council, examines current trends in the economy and economic theory and presents concrete examples of innovative practices proposed by members of the international network for contemporary performing arts IETM and discussed at IETM meetings in Zagreb and Dublin. newsletter
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newsletter ''Guide to Best Practices in Cultural Management'' Now in English newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Catalan Association of Cultural Management Professionals has recently published the "Guide to Best Practices in Cultural Management" in English. After the original version in Catalan and its subsequent translation into Spanish and Basque, this new version is more than just a translation since it has adapted some of its content to the European framework in order to increase its usefulness. The guide, which received contributions from experts, is aimed to improve the quality of work of cultural managers and has recorded over 6,000 downloads since its Catalan version was launched in July 2011. newsletter
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newsletter Austria: Cultural Industries and Territorial Development in Rural Areas newsletter
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newsletter interarts In June, a workshop on the potential of the creative industries at regional level was organised by Creativ Wirtschaft Austria at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, in cooperation with the EU Office of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. Based on the outcomes of the workshop, this report was prepared which highlights how the number of creative enterprises located outside cities is increasing, changing the traditional trend to concentrate in cities. According to the study, this new behaviour, possible thanks to online communication, is positive to both rural areas and creative entrepreneurs. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In October 2012, a seminar entitled "The Renewal of the Ibero-Americal cooperation. Transformations for the Post-2015 agenda" was held in Madrid. The event aimed to identify cooperation strategies, more suitable instruments and actors to the current situation in Latin America that would allow to re-orient the Ibero-American cooperation, as well as to strengthen the Ibero-American common position to tackle the Post-2015 Agenda. Recently the document that collects presentations of this seminar has been published. The event was organised by the Iberoamerican General Secretariat and the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), in the framework of preparations for the 22nd Latin American Summit of Cadiz. newsletter
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newsletter France: Women in the Cultural Sector newsletter
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newsletter The French Senate Delegation for the Rights of Women and Equal Opportunities between Men and Women decided to work this year on the theme "Women in the cultural sector", as it had identified inappropriate behavior in this area. Based on this work, a report was published which identifies three main problems: the persistence of stereotypes in cultural contents; lack of visibility of women in creative and celebratory spaces; and the predominance of men in strategic positions within the major cultural institutions. The study also includes a series of recommendations to change this situation. newsletter
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newsletter New Literature Review: Economy of Culture newsletter
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newsletter The Publications Unit of the General Technical Secretariat of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports has recently published a new literature review that focuses on the economy of culture. The review gathers books and articles of journals available in its library related to the financing of culture and analyses the capacity of culture to generate wealth and jobs. This work, aimed at investigating these current issues, is a complementary document to a previous review and includes both general and theoretical publications and methodological and statistical studies. newsletter
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newsletter Grenoble's Observatory of Cultural Policies of Grenoble has devoted its summer 2013 newsletter L'Observatoire to "Arts and Cultural Education: For a Sustainable Policy". The question has taken a new turn now that arts education appeared for the first time in the French education law. The publication includes a number of opinions on this subject, highlighting the variety of fields related to arts education, from heritage to image education. The issue also includes an exclusive interview with French Minister of Culture and Communication, Aurélie Filippetti, as well as a dossier on arts and cultural education in Toulouse, carried out in collaboration with the City Council of this town. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Cultural Contact Point of Poland has recently published a guide on European cultural networks. The idea arose when analysing Creative Europe, the European Commission's proposal for a framework programme for culture and creative sectors for 2014-2020, as it was noticed that the programme considers the activities of European networks of cultural organisations eligible for funding due to their important role. The guide gathers the most important information about such networks to see how they work and discusses some examples and good practice and, thus, contributes to enhancing and improving the work of these organisations. newsletter
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newsletter ''The Best in Heritage'' Conference (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19 - 21 September 2013) newsletter
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newsletter The European Heritage Association, in collaboration with Europa Nostra and the support of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), is organizing the twelfth edition of the "The Best in Heritage" conference in September, in Dubrovnik. More than twenty museum, heritage and conservation projects from different parts of the world, proclaimed the best in the previous year at national or international level, are invited to the event. During the conference, project representatives will have the opportunity to share their success stories with other participants; thus the event will contribute to facilitate information on the standards of excellence for the sector. newsletter
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newsletter European Forum ''Invisible Walls'' (Marseilles, France, 3-4 October 2013) newsletter
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newsletter In October, Marseilles will host the European Forum "Invisible Walls", organised by IN SITU-European network for artistic creation in public space. The event will gather artists, experts and professionals who will have the opportunity to discuss different artistic experiences developed in public space presenting innovative solutions to the challenges of a European society in transition. The topics to be discussed in the forum include: public space, out of the box; access to artworks, breaking the glass wall; the right to artistic intervention in public space, to protect or to restrict?; and models in crisis, to go over the wall; among others. newsletter
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newsletter 3rd African Creative Economy Conference (Cape Town, South Africa, 6-9 October 2013) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The ARTerial network is organizing the third edition of the African Creative Economy Conference in October, in Cape Town. The event will mark the coming together of cultural sector representatives from at least 40 African countries. It will focus on the role of the creative economy, not just as an economic driver, but also as a factor for human and social development that must impact on a more equal distribution of wealth. In a full programme, the conference will raise questions such as the potential of African creative talent, market development, new financing models for artistic and cultural projects, etc. newsletter
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newsletter Final Conference of the LEM Project: The Learning Museum newsletter
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newsletter Bologna, Italy, 19-21 September 2013. See Cyberkaris 126, july 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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