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Cyberkaris nº 133 - March 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 I am writing these lines at the peak of the Mobile World Congress which every year (at least from 2013 until 2018) takes place in Barcelona, my hometown. As you know, it is about the law of large numbers: almost 80,000 visitors, over 1,800 exhibitors, 98,000 sqm2 of installations? 7,220 temporary jobs and 356 million euros injected in the local economy. But as you also know it is about the law of overblown headlines: "Barcelona becomes the telecommunications world capital". Up to what point is such a statement correct? Does Barcelona, during the other 360 days of the year, go beyond filling a secondary (or maybe even third) position in this sector's market?

It is worth remembering that, since the year 2006, under another name and until it was moved to Barcelona the MWC was held in the French city of Cannes which, in the collective imagery, is associated with that of a city dedicated to pleasant leisure and cinema festivals. It goes without saying that Barcelona has more attributes than needed, such as its rich heritage and its quality of life, to position itself in the international arena as an important city of "fairs and markets" (just as stated in a stale slogan of the last years of the Franco regime). Of congresses and fairs of any kind whatsoever and not only in the telecommunications sector.

At the end of January last Julianne Schulze, the British expert on cultural industries, spoke at the conference "Culture, Europe at the horizon: Another model is possible" organized by the Cercle de Cultura in Barcelona. With extreme caution she suggested that, throughout history, cities that have led innovation and have been at the avant-garde have hardly been able to be, at the same time, global enclaves capable of attracting international tourism. It is only like this that one can understand the position held, at the turn of the XXth century, by a city like Paris with workshops and residencies such as the "Bateau-Lavoir" in Montmartre, so precarious materially but so creatively attractive for young artists from all over Europe, or, at the beginning of the XXIst century, by a city like Berlin with the incredible number of buildings abandoned after the fall of the Wall that were occupied or rented at very low cost by social and cultural movements. With Richard Florida's permission: will Barcelona manage to work out this conundrum and play in both leagues with similar competence?

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter Interats: 2013 Activity report newsletter
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newsletter interarts The 2013 Activity report is already online on the Interarts website. For the time being, the document is available in Spanish and Catalan; shortly it will also be available in English. The document presents the main activities carried out by the foundation throughout 2013 in the four areas in which it works: applied research, advice, multilateral cooperation and training and information. Mostly developed at an international level, some of these activities explore innovative aspects within cultural policies and cooperation such as, for example, cultural rights in the framework of health and well-being and the role of cultural entrepreneurship as an instrument for community development. newsletter
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newsletter This new year has come with winds of change. Sometimes stormy, sometimes clearing away the clouds. The world keeps changing at a fast pace, with rhythms not always compassed, at times out of tune: the system we were brought up in, here in the Western world, will possibly never be again and the future that lies ahead has yet to be shaped. Interarts sheds its skin; ready to celebrate its twentieth year anniversary it dons a new structure. It has set up a private company to serve the Foundation's mission; it has set up an Interarts Peru with an office in Lima to operate, under the chairmanship of Rosanna Zárate Baquerizo, in the Andean region where it has been working for the past ten years. It has also joined the International Consulting Alliance - ICA members with whom it will pursue new projects in the field of cooperation towards development. It has backed, through its expertise, UCLG, IFACCA, the IFCD and Culture Action Europe in the endeavor to campaign for culture in the post-2015 Development Agenda and is actively involved in the process. Specialized web pages, such as the FomeccNet and the FomeccBiz, have been or will be launched in the coming weeks, to strengthen the organization’s presence in the creative sector; also a new site exclusively dedicated to the Decides program on culture and health has been launched alongside with an Interarts Education service. Interarts’ head offices remain in Barcelona, to testify to the organization's belief that to act globally it needs solidly grounded local roots. In this process of transformation it has said goodbye to three of its technical staff - Jordi Baltà, Dace Kiulina and Emilie Vidal move on in their professional lives and Interarts wishes them all the best. To carry out its mission, in Europe as well as in other regions of the world, Interarts will continue to rely on its wide network of experts and collaborators to continue to pioneer in the sector as it has done since it was founded. Further news on upcoming changes will follow soon. newsletter
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newsletter Participation in the first meeting of the project ''Leo Sings! Diversity of Singing Practices in Europe'' newsletter
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newsletter Interarts participates in the project "Leo Sings! Diversity of Singing Practices in Europe" implemented with the support of the Leonardo Program of the European Commission. The project, which started at the end of 2013 and will last through to 2015, has as main objective sharing experiences, mapping and analizing the diversity of individual and collective choral music practices throughout Europe and within all age ranges, from childhood to adulthood. Participant organizations from France, Germany, Luxemburg and Denmark, alongside others from Latvia, Belgium and the United Kingdom met for the first project meeting in Barcelona from 5 to 9 February; the meeting was coordinated by the Catalan Choral Movement. Interarts participated in the meeting and contributed to the debates on education systems, professional development opportunities and policies in support of the sector. newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 12 February, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) organized a focus group meeting in Brussels to discuss the intrinsic and societal value of cultural heritage in Europe, as well as its economic potential and the added value of EU level action in this area, in view also of strengthening cooperation. The meeting, which should inform forthcoming policy initiatives by the European Commission in the field of cultural heritage, was attended by representatives of several European networks active in this field. Among them was the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC): the team of experts was represented by Cornelia Dümcke and the coordinating organizations by Luca Bergamo, Secretary-General of Culture Action Europe and Jordi Baltà, project coordinator at Interarts. It is worth noting that the EENC has produced two documents on cultural heritage in recent months, including a literature review on its social and economic value and a paper summarizing the main challenges and policy priorities for cultural heritage in Europe in the coming years. More information on the EENC. newsletter
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newsletter ConnectCP freezes its activity newsletter
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newsletter In 2006 the International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA) launched ConnectCP, an international database of experts in planning, management and research in cultural policies. Users have always had a high opinion of this tool as shown in a 2012 study in which were also identified elements that could be further developed. Nevertheless, and despite the efforts deployed by the organizers it has been imposible to secure the necessary funding to carry out these developments: this is the reason why it was decided last February to freeze ConnectCP while continuing the search for funding. newsletter
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newsletter UNAIDS and Lancet: Defeating AIDS - Advancing global health in post-2015 newsletter
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newsletter On 13 and 14 February the "UNAIDS Commission and Lancet: Defeating AIDS-Advancing global health" held its second meeting in London, United Kingdom, to discuss the AIDS response in the future development framework, deliberate on strategies to ensure that the vision of the global AIDS movement, zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths, can be realized in the coming decades. And also to ensure that the principles and achievements of the AIDS response inform a more equitable, effective and sustainable global health agenda. The meeting's final recommendations will be included in a report that will be published in the The Lancet at the end of this year. The Commission was set up in early 2013 and convenes over 40 heads of State, political decision-makers, HIV and health experts. newsletter
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newsletter Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion, best territorial cooperation structure of the year newsletter
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newsletter interarts Last February the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion received the best territorial cooperation structure of the year award. The award, bestowed by the Committee of Regions, the European Parliament and the European Commission, distinguished the Euroregional project Creamed for its added value in supporting young entrepreneurs from Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Catalunya and the Balearic Islands also through networking. The Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion, set up in en 2004, focuses on creating a sustainable development pool base on innovation and social and economic territorial integration in the North-East of the Mediterranean; it also intends to contribute to the building of a united and supportive Europe, close to its citizens. newsletter
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newsletter Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Literature Research newsletter
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newsletter The project 'Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe' aims to gather, analyze, consolidate and disseminate existing data on the social, economic, cultural and environmental impact of cultural heritage. It will result in a mapping of qualitative and quantitative evidence-based research carried out at the European, national, regional, local and/or sectorial levels. The project, coordinated by Europa Nostra and involving partners such as ENCATC, the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions, the International Cultural Centre (Krakow), the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation and the Heritage Alliance, has recently launched an online survey to collect relevant bibliography in this field. Contributions can be made via the project's web application by the end of March. newsletter
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newsletter The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and the Universitat de Girona (UdG) offer an online interuniversity master's degree in cultural management. With an interdisciplinary approach and an international remit, as with subjects on international cultural cooperation, this course provides an in-depth analysis of cultural policies and specializations in the three areas that have most increased in relevance in the last years: the interpretation of heritage, cultural tourism and cultural industries. The course starts on 19 March 2014. More information. newsletter
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newsletter Ibermedia launches an open call to support the market development of cinema and television projects, especially in Latin America, and also to create a favorable environment for the development and integration in networks of Iberoamerican producers. The call is open to independent producers registered in any of the countries that participate in the program: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. The deadline to present an application is 29 April 2014. Regulations and forms. newsletter
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newsletter International Fund for Cultural Diversity: call for funding requests newsletter
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newsletter Public administrations and NGOs from developing countries party to the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions can apply for funding from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) for projects aimed at fostering dynamic cultural sectors. Since its first edition in 2010 the IFCD has supported project related with the development and implementation of cultural policies, the strengthening of skills and competences of entrepreneurs, the mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new business models in the cultural industries sector. The deadline to submit application is set at 15 May 2014 but each country's UNESCO National Commission sets a previous date to undertake a pre-selection of applications. More information. newsletter
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newsletter CULTUP, support program for cultural entrepreneurs: call is now open newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Iberoamerican Forum of Cultural and Creative Industries (FIBICC) launches the first open call for funding in the framework of the CULTUP program which supports cultural entrepreneurship. Aimed at young Spanish entrepreneurs living in other European or Iberoamerican countries, the program consists of two phases: a first, in-residency series aimed at skills development in subjects necessary to develop an entrepreneurial project; a second, online phase in which participants will receive advice on cultural entrepreneurship. The aim of CULTUP is to offer quality training for cultural and creative entrepreneurs, in order to enable them to advance proefessionally in the sector. The dates for the in-residency training, by country, as well as the registration forms are available at the CULTUP web. newsletter
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newsletter The Municipality of Málaga, through Promálaga, sets aside resources for the promotion of the businesses and entrepreneurs. Among the services that this city agency offers are advice, training, funding, participation in European projects and green-housing. Promálaga started its activities in 1997 and, currently, offers entrepreneurs a City Network of Incubators made up of eight profiles one of which is specific for cultural industries. It also offers specialized services for technology I+D entrepreneurs and businesses set in neighbourhoods. Promálaga has a promotional video which offers more information on the results achieved. newsletter
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newsletter Periférica, the magazine on cultural policies and management is back newsletter
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newsletter The University of Cádiz has published a new issue of its magazine Periférica to offer its readers the newest in ideas and thinking on cultural policies and management. This come-back issue includes a monograph on cultural observatories, an initiative of the Atalaya Cultlural Observatory led by the same university: on this issue, the magazine collects contributions by several experts, among which Mercedes Giovinazzo. The Chair of the Interarts Board, Eduard Miralles, also contributes with an article on culture as a public service. This issue includes an in memoriam for Eduard Delgado i Clavera, founder of Interarts, who died 10 years ago. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The last issue of the "Parliament Magazine" analyzes the situation and potential of the cultural industries in the European Union, in the framework of the launch of the new Creative Europe program. The magazine includes contributions by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth and by EP rapporteur on the Creative Europe program, Silvia Costa: they both stress that the EU's cultura sectors account for 4,5 per cent of the Union's GDP and employs more than eight million people. Marietje Schaake and Helga Trüpel write that that the new program can ensure a better structure for Europe's creative industry. newsletter
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newsletter Study on ''The Economic Impact of the Creative Industries in the Americas'' newsletter
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newsletter interarts "The Economic Impact of the Creative Industries in the Americas" is the title of the study recently released by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the British Council. The document provides data which show how the cultural and creative sector has an impact on the economy of the Americas. It contains information from 34 American countries and other 10 regions in the world. One of the important analyses in the study focuses on the contribution by creative industries to GDP, thus showing that growth rates in the sector are consistently higher than the average of the economy. The study was co-financed by the governements of Canadan and the People's Republic of China. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Dragan Klaic, who passed away in 2011, was the highest authority in the study of festival phenomena. The web of the Budapest Observatory now informs of the publication of "Festival in Focus", a posthumous book by the researcher which includes his latest essays on this theme. The book also addresses the historical evolution of festivals, as well as their types, contents and settings and raises sharp questions about cultural festivals not just in Europe but worldwide. In 2009, doctor Klaic held a research residency at Interarts, thanks to the support of the Culture and Media Department of the Generalitat de Cataluña; during his stay at Interarts he wrote several chapters of this book, now available at main bookstores. newsletter
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newsletter Issue 1 of this electronic newsletter is now available online through the web of the Observatorio Iberoamericano de Cultura (OIBC), an initiative of the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI) as a follow-up to the mandate given by the XVth Iberoamerican Conference on Culture which was held in Salamanca, Spain, in 2012. The newsletter, which will be issued every two months, will provide information on culture and cultural cooperation relevant to the Iberoamerican context. In this issue it carries information on the launch of the OIBC's web, on "Art in network", the new virtual space that Casa América offers to talented Iberoamerican artists, on the publication of the 2013 Cultural Statistics Review in Spain. newsletter
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newsletter Presentation of the XIIIth International Congress of Educating Cities (Barcelona, 11 March 2014) newsletter
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newsletter Barcelona will be the host city, in November 2014, of the XIIIth International Congress of Educating Cities, the organizing committee of which is chaired by the Mayor of this Catalan capital. The official presentation of this event will take place on 11 March in Barcelona with an open debate on "The transforming power of educating cities" which intends to promote a critical approach on the concept of Educating City and the Congress's three content threads: inclusion, participation and creativity. The debate will be conducted by doctors Àngel Castiñeira and Miquel Martínez, co-directors of the Congress's Scientific Committee. newsletter
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newsletter Digital Discrimination and Social Networks International Conference (Barcelona, 13 and 14 March 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The ICUD (Internet: Creatively Unveiling Discrimination) project mission is to unveil how discriminatory attitudes in social networks work and are transmitted. With this aim organizes the international conference that will take place in Barcelona on 13 and 14 March. The conference will be attended by activists, educators, legislators, journalists, researchers and technology specialists from the European Union and also from other countries. Participants will share their knowledge on this issue with the aim to foster concrete action in the fight against discrimination. The program includes a round table with speakers from Belgium, Romania, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain who will present experiences and points of view on digital discrimination and young people from the perspective of these five European countries. newsletter
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newsletter I Culture and Best Practices Forum (Madrid, 19 March 2014) newsletter
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newsletter The Spanish cultural sector is going through a difficult phase, also because of the increase in VAT and the continuing decrease of public funding. However, many experts consider that there is a positive way out which, necessarily, implies applying sound management criteria, looking for financial sustainability, improving measurement of results and transparency criteria in cultural projects. A set of professionals from the sector has decided to organize in Madrid this I Culture and Best Practices Forum with the aim to: initiate a debate on how to manage culture from now on, strengthen the professional sector, identify and promote professional good practices in Spain, promote networking and prepare a final document with recommendations and protocols newsletter
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newsletter SHE-CULTURE. Conference Women's Museum Meran/o (Merano, Italy, 20 March 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts "Sexism is not a joke-gender policy and women's museums" is the title of this conference which will take place in the Italian city of Merano in the framework of the She-Culture project. Interarts, La Bonne, ECCOM and women's museum in Denmark, Norway and Albani are the partners of this project the aim of which is to promote cultural cooperation projects, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue as well as social cohesion in order to contribute to a more just and equal society that duly takes into account gender issues. Against this background the Conference in Merano will tackle issues such as sexism and representation, women's museums and gender policies. Those interested in attending can request registration at info@museia.it. newsletter
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newsletter International Conference on Cultural Strategies (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2-4 April 2014) newsletter
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newsletter Trans Europe Halles organizes this three-day conference under the title "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be". The Amsterdam event wants to open the debate on the perspectives for cultural organizations and agents who operate in a future with scarce resources and a European society in full change. Over 20 countries will be represented at the conference which will convene professionals from the cultural sector, artists and policy-makers. Environmental sustainability, audience development, informal opportunities for professional development, new economic models or strategic marketing will be among the themes of the conference session. The conference program also includes a wide artistic offer for the evenings. newsletter
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newsletter Berlin, Germany, 5-7 March 2014. See Cyberkaris 132, February 2014. newsletter
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newsletter Bilbao, 5-8 March 2014. See Cyberkaris 132, February 2014. newsletter
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newsletter Barcelona, 6 March 2014. See Cyberkaris 132, February 2014. 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 6.000 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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