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Cyberkaris nş 131 - January 2014
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Cyberkaris is the monthly electronic newsletter of the Interarts Foundation for all those interested in news and happenings in the field of international cultural policies and cultural cooperation.
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newsletter In 2011 two young Catalan university students, Marc Martí-Costa (UB) and Marc Pradel (UAB), published an article in the European Urban and Regional Studies academic journal entitled “The knowledge of city against urban creativity?”, in which through the study of existing relationships (or better said non-existing) between the artists’ workshops and the urban regeneration processes in the city of Barcelona, put their finger on open sore concerning the apparent ignorance or even contradiction between two policies at a territorial level. The highlight of their research is based on the situation in the Poblenou neighborhood where the quest for a “smart” approach distinguished by the “distrito 22@” coexists with the growing presence of artistic creation factories among which Hangar, promoted by the Visual Artists Association of Catalonia, should be pointed out, with no obvious relationship and with rather disturbing levels of ignorance and schizophrenia.

The issue is certainly not exclusive to Barcelona, Catalonia or Spain. More than once we have highlighted the need to position artistic creativity in the centre of innovation, knowledge and competitiveness policies. However, the discourses of innovation and their prophets rather opt for another type of creativity, an engineering creativity, and are reluctant to consider this central role of arts and culture. At European level, initiatives such as the Europe 2020 Strategy suffer from this disease. It is also evident in national, regional and local institutions’ charts where the promotion of arts, despite tensions and mistrust, lives together with innovation. Projects such as “Creative Clash” addressed to promote the artist intervention in organisations producing goods and services across Europe are still the exception that confirms the rule.

The classics will clearly distinguish between what they call mimesis (linked to artistic value based on imitation and repletion) and poiesis (associated to social value, not necessarily artistic, based on invention). It was from the Renaissance when art was no longer mimetic and it freed itself from following the model and canon and transformed into poetic. The paradigm of the artist as creator, surpassing the craftsman who repeats, is the central attribute of the Modernity that reaches its highest expression during the Romanticism and, throughout the twentieth century with the emergence of the Vanguards first and the appearance of the Postmodernism later, gives a step back favoring a new type of associated creativity rather than unstoppable rise of digital technologies. Perhaps we are now at the down of a new age?

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter In this first issue of 2014, the Interarts' team wishes all Cyberkaris readers that all their projects come true and expresses its gratitude for their interest in Interarts' activities and news over the last year. This wish and gratitude can also be extended to members of FomeccNet; users of Interarts' website, the Euro-American Campus on Cultural Cooperation's website and the FOMECC Portal; as well as to followers of Interarts' and Fomecc's profiles on Facebook and @fomecc on Twitter. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The website of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) now includes a report entitled 'EU - South Korea: Current Trends of Cultural Exchange and Future Perspectives'. The document, written by Marie Le Sourd and Elena Di Federico (both of On The Move) and Sung-Won Yoon, was commissioned by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture in the context of the implementation of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation between the EU and South Korea. It presents a mapping of exchanges in several fields, including publishing, performing arts, cultural heritage, the mobility of artists and culture professionals, cultural industries and audiovisual. The EENC is coordinated by Culture Action Europe and Interarts. newsletter
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newsletter Indigenous Organisations in Bolivia Better Positioned to Prevent HIV/AIDS through an Intercultural Approach newsletter
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newsletter interarts The results of the research project "Indigenous women, teen pregnancy and HIV: Prevention from an intercultural approach" allowed to broker partnerships between health services and indigenous organisations in order to monitor resources intended for HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment by the government and the municipality of Santa Cruz in Bolivia. In the context of the "Indigenous women and HIV: prevention from an intercultural approach" project, indigenous leaders were able to strengthen their political advocacy skills and take part in national and international meetings such as the workshop on HIV and AIDS prevention with indigenous and Amazonian communities from Bolivia and Peru, held in Santa Cruz in August 2013. Moreover, information talks and a theatre workshop to foster dialogue on sexuality and the impact of the lack of information on unintended pregnancy and HIV/AIDS were carried out. This Interarts' and Family Care International/Bolivia's project is supported by the Catalan Agency of Cooperation for Development and the Barcelona City Council. newsletter
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newsletter On 4-5 December, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in partnership with the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, organised an Experts' Meeting entitled 'Creative Economy in Asia and Europe: Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth & Development', which was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The event served to prepare the Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers of Culture which will be held in the Netherlands in October 2014, and which will focus on the creative economy. On the occasion of the meeting, the government of Viet Nam also presented its draft National Strategy for the Development of Cultural Industries, whereas IFACCA introduced the national cultural policy profiles of South Korea, India and Viet Nam, which have been produced in the context of WorldCP, the International Database of Cultural Policies. Jordi Baltŕ, project coordinator at Interarts, attended the meeting, where he chaired a panel on trends and challenges in the development of the creative economy and took part in another session on good practices regarding the role of the creative economy in development. newsletter
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newsletter On 9 and 10 December, Interarts' director Mercedes Giovinazzo and the foundation's project coordinator Dace Kiulina participated in the first meeting of the "Brokering Migrants' Cultural Participation - MCP Broker" project. The meeting was also attended by other partners involved in the project: the Platform for Intercultural Europe (PIE) (Belgium), Intercult (Sweden), IG Kultur Österreich (Austria) and ECCOM (Italy); as well as several international experts from different cultural sectors: Lena Grönland (libraries), Asli Kislal (theatres), Simona Bodo (museums) and Tony Vander Eecken (music venues). The MCP Broker project aims to enhance the cultural participation of migrants by improving the capacity of local cultural public institutions to interact with them, based on the mutual respect of their rights, obligations and different cultures; and to improve diversity management in the public and private work places, service provision, education systems, media, etc. Interarts coordinates and manages this initiative, supported by the European Integration Fund of the European Commission's DG Home Affairs. newsletter
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newsletter Eduard Miralles Compares Culture and Economy at the Fňrum Indigestió newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 13 December, the "Fňrum Indigestió de Tardor" took place in Barcelona. Organised by the non-for-profit organisation Indigestió which promotes music culture, the forum aimed to confront cultural industries and community management as two ways to approach culture. The event was attended by Jordi Sellas, General Director for Creativity and Cultural Industries of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia. Moreover, among the cultural professionals who participated in the debate was Interarts' president Eduard Miralles whose presentation was related to the question "What if culture and economy are one and the same?". Videos containing his and other speakers' presentations are available on Nativa's website. (Photo: nativa.cat). newsletter
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newsletter UN: New Resolution on Culture and Development newsletter
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newsletter On 12 December the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus the third Resolution on Culture and Development. Besides explicitly recognizing the direct linkages between culture and the 3 classic pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental pillars), this time the text clearly states the importance to include culture and development in the post 2015 Development Agenda and calls UN General Assembly President, John W. Ashe, to convene a one-day special thematic debate at the highest possible level. The full text of the Resolution in English is available on UNESCO's website. newsletter
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newsletter Horizon 2020, Cultural Industries and Cultural Heritage: Information and Networking Day newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 23 January, the European Commission will organise in Luxembourg an information session on the Horizon 2020 Programme for research and innovation projects in Europe, and its relation with cultural industries and cultural heritage. The event addresses potential applicants for this funding programme and aims to help participants to better understand the work programme and criteria for the evaluation of proposals. It also seeks to facilitate the sharing of ideas and experiences, and to meet potential partners for project consortia. Those interested may register until 15 January. newsletter
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newsletter New Tandem/Shaml Call: Cultural Cooperation between the European and Arab Countries newsletter
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newsletter interarts Tandem/Shaml is an exchange programme for cultural managers in Europe and the Arab region, which provides them with an opportunity for a long-term collaboration. In the context of the programme's previous edition, Interarts together with Hassala, Cairo, developed the "Balady, an insight in our society from a cultural and a gender perspective" project. Now this new edition offers an opportunity to eight organisations based in European countries, including Turkey. Managers interested in participating can now apply to become part of the Tandem cultural network in order to, if selected, attend the Tandem/Shaml Forum to be held from 23 to 27 February 2014. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2014. Tandem/Shaml is an initiative developed by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and MitOst (Berlin), in collaboration with Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Cairo) and Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul). The programme is financially supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart), Stichting DOEN (Amsterdam) and Mimeta (Norway). Further information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts From 28 to 30 May 2014, the Centre for Social Studies-CES, a Laboratory associated to the University of Coimbra, Portugal, is organizing an International Conference on "Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories". This event is intended to explore both conventional and alternative approaches to mapping cultures and communities. Among other themes, it will address community involvement in various phases of the research process, from gathering data to modes of presenting 'findings'. Conference organisers invite academics, researchers, public administrators, architects, planners and artists to contribute with their papers and panel/workshop proposals. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 14 February 2014. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter Cultural Development Grants Program 2014 of IDB: Call for Proposals newsletter
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newsletter The Cultural Centre of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the 2014 call of its Cultural Development Grants programme, aimed at supporting cultural projects with a social impact in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Addressed to non-profit organisations registered in one of the 26 IDB member countries that respond to the program's guidelines, the call will accept project proposals in line with the programme's objectives: to recognise and stimulate the training activities of cultural development centers; to communicate and disseminate institutional or communal experiences worthy of being used locally or regionally; to promote the restoration and preservation of historical cultural heritage; to support the education of cultural facilitators and the development of artistic manifestations such as craft making, visual and plastic arts, music, dance, theatre, literature, or any other area of cultural expression that contributes to individual and community development; and to support their sustainability. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2014. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter The Prince Claus Fund welcomes project proposals for cultural initiatives related to "Culture in defiance". The Fund aims at contributing to those initiatives that strive for positive change through culture and the arts as well as through the construction of space of dialogue and critical thinking. It welcomes project proposals that focus on the transformation of different realities, innovative ideas that promote change and equality in the contexts of censorship, conflict or oppression. The call is addressed to people and organisations based in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline for the submission of projects is 28 February 2014. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) organisation has launched the UCLG International Award-Mexico City-Culture 21. The award will be given to leading cities and figures, distinguished through their contribution to culture as a dimension of sustainable development. The award has two categories: the first one aimed at a city, local or regional government; and the second one addressed to an internationally-renowned person who has made a fundamental contribution in this area. It will also contribute to the dissemination and implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture. The deadline for UCLG's direct and indirect members to submit their proposals is 31 March 2014. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter D'Art 47 Report: International Overview of Issues for Public Arts Administration newsletter
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newsletter Annamari Laaksonen, research manager at the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and former project coordinator at Interarts, was in charge of the research which led to the new report "D'Art Report 47: Arts Panorama: International Overview of Issues for Public Arts Administration". The document contains responses from public arts funding agencies, experts in cultural policies and other IFACCA members which helped to identify strengths, opportunities and threats faced by the cultural sector and national governmental agencies and which is expected to inform the debates of the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture organised by IFACCA in Santiago de Chile in January. The report is available in Spanish and in English. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In December 2013, Culture Action Europe (CAE) started the dissemination of a series of materials in order to support their members and other European organisations working in the cultural field to address some of the main challenges of 2014. On the one hand, a toolkit prepared with a view to this year's European Parliament elections. With this toolkit, CAE seeks to provide guidance to these organisations in building their own strategy and action plan in favor of culture among citizens who will vote for their European representatives. On the other hand, a series of short reflection papers concerning the role of culture as a key element for sustainable development. newsletter
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newsletter interarts UNESCO has recently published a new report that gathers successful experiences of the projects funded by the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The report was published under the title "Investments and Culture: the more diverse, the better". It focuses on initiatives implemented in 2011-2013 and, using facts and figures, shows how the cultural and creative industries can be an important source of employment and a factor to be taken into account for social inclusion. The report is available in English and in French. newsletter
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newsletter Vivendi and Laboratoire de l'Egalité, a French organization working to achieve greater gender equality, have developed a partnership to promote equality in the cultural sector. One of the steps taken to achieve this goal was the elaboration of a study on women's participation in the field of music and cinema in Europe. The idea is to present decision-makers with pathways for concrete action based on the results of the study. The main obstacles identified by the study include persistent stereotypes, low representation in senior positions and a lack of female role models. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Organised by the Forum d'Avignon, France, and the European Centre for Creative Economy (ecce), Germany, the second Forum d'Avignon Ruhr was held in Essen (Germany) in June 2013. During the forum issues such as the role of culture in the economy and digitalisation, urban development, renewable energies and migration processes in Europe were discussed. The organisers have recently published the meeting's proceedings, entitled "Culture is the Key: Research. Interaction. Forum. Innovation". The content includes practical examples of projects carried out in the Ruhr region that amount to a new understanding of culture. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The ARTerial network, in the context of its ArtWatch Africa project aimed at monitoring the challenges and constraints on freedom of creative expression in African countries, has recently published a report presenting the initial research results. Following a mapping exercise covering 70% of Africa, the report highlights the growing interest that this question has started to raise across the continent, as well as the risks that artistic expressions and creative practitioners come under because of their alternative ideas and the challenges they may pose to the status quo. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts UNESCO has developed a manual to facilitate the management of Cultural World Heritage sites. The aim of the manual is to provide guidance to all those involved in the care of cultural heritage that makes up the World Heritage List on how to comply with the requirements of the World Heritage Convention, adopted in 1972. Entitled "Managing Cultural World Heritage", the publication is composed by the main text which explains the context, rationale and mechanisms of the management of World Heritage; and a set of appendices to offer a guidance on how to put them into practice. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The SHARE international network, which works to enhance the 'third cycle' of arts research and education (i.e. doctoral-level studies) in Europe, has developed a handbook for artistic research education. The book, which is the outcome of three years of work, aims to contribute to this field from an organisational, procedural and practical standpoint. The book is divided into five parts: the contexts of artistic research education; examples and case studies of artistic research; values and debates; the next generation of artistic research education; and curriculum resources. Edited by Mick Wilson and Schelte van Ruiten, the handbook includes contributions from many professionals, including representatives from the European League of Institute of the Arts (ELIA). The ELIA network will further continue SHARE's activities. newsletter
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newsletter European Capital of Cultures: Study on their Long-Term Effects newsletter
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newsletter interarts Commissioned by the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, a team of researchers led by Beatriz García and Tamsin Cox have developed a study on the European Capitals of Culture. The work focuses on the study of success strategies and long-term effects in cities which have participated in this European Programme launched in 1985. If the immediate cultural, social and economic impacts of hosting the European Capital of Culture can be readily appreciated, this study also highlights long-term effects in key areas such as urban image change and tourism development. newsletter
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newsletter Conference ''Culture: Horizon Europe. Another Model is Possible'' (Barcelona, 16-17 and 30-31 January 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The first conference organised by Cercle de Cultura, Barcelona, will review the context of culture and cultural models and policies in some European countries such as the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany. It will be held in January over two two-day sessions and will gather European experts. The aim of the conference is to encourage reflection and stimulate innovation in the Catalan cultural sector based on the comparison of different experiences. The organisers dedicate this event to Eduard Delgado i Clavera, Interarts' founder and a leading figure in cultural management at an international level, who passed away in 2004. The conference is supported by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation. Further information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter 7th Symposium of the Association of Cultural Managers of Catalonia (Barcelona, 22-23 January 2014) newsletter
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newsletter This biannual meeting of the members of the Association of Cultural Managers of Catalonia (APGCC) aims to foster debate and reflection on the opportunities which the current context presents for cultural managers. The event will contribute to professionals' views and approaches with the vision of the cultural world form other professional fields. The symposium will have three themes: the value of culture versus its social recognition; opportunities in future trends for cultural management; and professional challenges for cultural managers; in relation to this latter theme, training sessions on core competences and skills to meet new challenges will be carried out. newsletter
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newsletter Les Rencontres Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary on the occasion of this meeting, which will take place in Brussels in early February. At the meeting the work done during these two decades involving exchanges, debates, projects, etc. will be reviewed as a starting point to reflect on the association's work in the future. Participants will also be able to debate on the 10th anniversary of the enlargement of the EU, on culture as a catalyst for European integration and on challenges for European networks. Further information. newsletter
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newsletter Santiago de Chile, 13-16 January 2013. See Cyberkaris 130, December 2013. newsletter
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newsletter Pública 14. International Meeting on Cultural Management newsletter
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newsletter Madrid, Spain, 30-31 January 2014. See Cyberkaris 130, December 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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