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Cyberkaris nº 134 - April 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 VOTING FOR EUROPE, VOTING FOR CULTURE newsletter
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newsletter This year, from 22 to 25 May, elections to the European Parliament will take place in the 28 member States of the European Union. This will be the eighth time, since the first direct elections held in 1979, that European citizens will be called to elect the over 750 delegates that will be in post for five years; elections are held following a national pattern that is then recomposed in eight major political groups of which the socialists, membres of the People's Party, liberals and greens are the most important. It is also the first elections which take place after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty which implies, among other things, that this will be the first time that the Parliament elects the President of the Commission following a proposal of the Council.

The coming elections, the only ones in the world that have a transnational character, will take place in a context conditioned by two major challenges. In the first place, euroscepticism: recent Eurobarometer surveys indicate that only 33% of citizens trust the European institutions, that 43% participated in the last round of elections (2009) and that 84% declares that they would vote if they were better informed. Notwithstanding this, European legislation conditions 80% of the national legislation that affects people's daily lives. The second challenge is the one related to the unstoppable increase, in many countries, of xenophobia often masked as populism which could lead to a significant representation in the Parliament of the forces that represent them.

It is undoubtable that Europe is a complex project which is difficult to communicate; this generates many doubts in public opinion: it is not always clear that the Parliament, the Commission and the Council are the main elements (albeit not the only ones) of a whole which is called the European Union. The fact the Parliament sits in two places, Brussels and Strasbourg for historical geostrategic reasons, increases confusion; indeed, the Alsatian city is also the seat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe although delegates, in this case, are not elected directly but are members of the parliament of countries which are not, necessarily, EU members. Moreover, European elections are often played at local level to settle issue and problems which are not strictly continental thus ending in a sort of primary or second round of the national elections. Ultimately, becoming an MEP is a retroactive recognition of political merits rather than a transparent and binding commitment with voters.

All of these circumstances could explain the scarcity or lack of importance that culture is given in election programs. Nevertheless, the European project formulated with the 2020 horizon is not only political or economic, it is also cultural. It is therefore important that cultural civil society, with its networks and organizations, try to influence the political parties which stand for election. In this sense, initiatives promoted by organizations such as Culture Action Europe or Trans Europe Halles through manifestos and toolkits which remind us that to vote Europe is also to vote for culture are to be saluted.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter Pilot research on cultural diversity management in Spanish cultural institutions: open call newsletter
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newsletter interarts Interarts is the lead partner in the project "Brokering Migrants' Cultural participation" (MCP Broker) funded through the European Integration Fund of the European Commission's DG Home Affairs. The aim of the project is to foster migrants' cultural participation by enhancing the capacity of public cultural organizations to interact with them. One of the project's upcoming activities is a pilot research with 10 to 15 cultural institutions in each of the 5 EU partner countries the aim of which is to assess these organizations' level of achievement as relates to cultural diversity management. To this end a benchmarking tool has been prepared and Interarts will test it in Spain through interviews to cultural institutions that in their activity programs include the issue of cultural diversity. The idea is to include in the pilot research organizations from different cultural sectors and with different remits and levels of experience in cultural diversity management. Interarts invites organizations interested in participating in the pilot research to write to Julio Martínez: jmartinez@interarts.net before 30 April 2014. More information on the call at. newsletter
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newsletter DECIDES: New Web contents on sexual and reproductive health and gender equality newsletter
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newsletter interarts Launched some months ago the web DECIDES now includes more contento n sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and gender equality. The information available on this web is mainly generated through the projects lead by Interarts in the framework of the DECIDES (Cultural Rights to foster development and health) Program. Since 2007 the foundation has implemented activities linking health and culture, in collaboration with Family Care International (FCI) and the Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos PROMSEX, among others, and with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation towards Development -AECID-, the Catalan Agendy for Cooperation towards Development -ACCD- and the program Barcelona Solidaria of the Barcelona City Council, in Bolivia, Mali, Peru and Ecuador. It is in the framework of the project "Indigenous women and HIV: prevention from an intercultural perspective" and in view of highlighting the vulnerability to HIV of indigenous women in Bolivia that this web is created with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The DECIDES web aims at fostering a multidisciplinary approach to sexual and reproductive health and networking among professionals from different sectors. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Espai Avinyó in Barcelona included in its 2014 first semester's activity program for the International Working Women's Day a screening of the documentary Balady at the Casa Elizalde on March 6th. Over 80 participants filled the room to assist at the screening and debate which followed it with contributions by: Emilie Vidal, producer; Bassema Bellydancer, director of the Underground oriental dance school and participant in the video; Devorah Korek, bellydancer and one of the first to have taught it in Barcelona; and Diego Bernal, percussionist. The diversity of gender models, femininity, changes in the Arab countries or the role of art as social transformer were among the issues discussed. A video on the session is available on the Balady blog. The documentary, directed by Donia Maher is the result of a collaboration between Interarts (Barcelona) and Hassala (The Cairo) in the framework of the Tandem/Shaml program of the European Foundation, MitOst, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy and Anadolu Kültür, with support from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, DOEN Foundation and Mimeta. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The conference "Sexism is not a joke - gender policies and women's museums" was held on 20 March in Merano, Italy, in the framework of the project She-Culture that aims at fostering cultural projects that contribute to a more equal and less sexist society, aware of gender issues, and is funded by the EU's Culture Program. The project's partners are Interarts, La Bonne, ECCOM and women's museums in Denmark, Norway and Albania. The meeting was an opportunity to strengthen links between women's museum of the region. The conference addressed issues such as women's cultural participation and production. Also, She-Culture foresees the making of a video in each of the countries participating in the project as a means to divulge a campaign against sexist discrimination in toys. The different videos will be shown in the participating Women's museums and will also be available for distribution to other museums, cultural institutions and training centers. (Photo: She-Culture). newsletter
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newsletter From 10 to 12 April in Taroudant, Morocco, the Anna Lindh networks from Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Luxemburg, Morocco and Tunisia will hold a meeting on "Art and social development". The program will include round tables, presentations, workshops and other activities with active participation from local cultural and social organizations. Overall, some fifty participants from the 6 countries will attend. Eduard Miralles, president of Interarts and member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Network, will participate in one of the round tables. There will also be a screening of the documentary "Balady", produced by Interarts, and which, through an analysis of oriental dancing and cultural exchanges, shows how gender roles and models affect our bodies. newsletter
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newsletter Petition to support artistic and cultural mobility in the Euro-Arab region newsletter
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newsletter The Roberto Cimetta Foundation, France, is an active member of the Istikshaf Coalition which fosters cooperation in the cultural sector in the Euro-Arab region. The Foundation has produced an online petition to encourage cultural actors, social entrepreneurs, NGO representatives, activists and the general public at large to show their commitment towards the improvement of artistic and cultural mobility in the Euro-Arab region and worldwide. To this end, the organizations involved have published a document with 4 main political issues on which they offer recommedations: including mobility in the national agendas, funding of mobility, crossing of borders and mobilization of communities. The Istikshaf Coalition invites all those, individuals and organizations, who are interested in fostering artistic and cultural mobility to sign the petition and share it with all their contacts. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Balkan Museum Network/BMN is a platform for exchange, dialogue and promotion of museums in the Western Balkans and of the complex common heritage of this region. Based on principles of peace and reconciliation the network has 19 members in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. It is open to new members in the region interested in making museums attractive for the public; in this sense, the network has developed a seried of projects that foster access to people with disabilities. Milena Dragivec Sesic, expert on cultural policies, arts management and intercultural dialogue is ne of the initiators of BMN. Ms Dragicevic Sesic is also a member of the EENC the network of experts in culture coordinated by Interarts and Culture Action Europe. newsletter
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newsletter European video challenge 2014 newsletter
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newsletter interarts In the context of the next European elections, Doc Next Online Media Collection has recently launched a video competition under the logo "Radical Democracy 2014". The aim is to collect, share and discuss genuine views on open society values and democratic representation as an alternative to the current institutional, economic and social crisis. The competition, organized in collaboration of European Alternatives and Cafebabel, sets four categories: local heroes; fake election campaign to criticize current politicians; time capsule to explain the current situation to citizens of the future; rethinking Europe, its structures and borders. Videos must have a maximum duration of five minutes. The deadline to submit the proposals is set at 13 April. Information and requirements. newsletter
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newsletter Award to innovation in culture and creativity in Europe newsletter
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newsletter The "Network for Innovation in Culture and Creativity in Europe" - N.I.C.E., led by the european centre for creative economy-ecce, will bestow the Innovations in Spillover Award at the Forum d´Avignon Ruhr in June 2014. The Award looks for culture creative projects/research/politics that effect society beyond the field of culture and creative industries (so called spillover) and which are doing this in an innovative way. The N.I.C.E. Award foresees three fields: artists and cultural entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers and universities; cities and regions. Applications are open until 15 April. More information. newsletter
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newsletter Projects which contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creativity can request funding from the UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC). Artists, creators, NGOs as well as public and private organizations can submit their applications, in compliance with the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines of the IFPC. The deadline is set at 30 May 2014. Support is foreseen for projects for the production of cultural and artistic works as well as for the organization of cultural and artistic events at national, regional and/or international levels. More information. newsletter
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newsletter International Group Meeting ''Experimenta Teatro'': call for participation newsletter
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newsletter interarts Recently Iberescena launched the call of the Theatre Laboratory Group "El Rayo Misterioso" that in December 2014 in Rosario, Argentina, will organize the fifteenth edition of the International Group Meeting "Experimenta Teatro". The organizers invite professional teather and dance-theater groups to this event which is attended by actors, directors, students, teachers and researchers as well as the general public. The Festival's program includes performances, workshops, seminars and conferences, video projections, round tables and dismantling of theatre settings. There will also be a meeting of theatre festival directors and of theatre critics. Groups interested in submitting their application to attend can do so before 6 June 2014. More information and requirements to submit an application. newsletter
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newsletter Digital edition of the Dictionary of Spanish fotographers from the XIXth to XXIth century newsletter
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newsletter interarts La Fábrica and the Secretaría General de Promoción de las Bellas Artes of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports recently published a digital edition of this work which gives an overview of the history of Spanish photography, from its beginnings to today. The Dictionary, directed by María Rubio and coordinated by Doménico Chiappe, collects biographies of over 600 authors and a presents a selection of their works, thus showing a diversity of styles and approaches in the art of photography. The Dictionary is available online in Spanish at the Ministry's web. There is also a paper edition, published by La Fábrica and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) that can be bought through different channels, for example through the following link. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In March the European Commission published a pocket guide on Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation program for the 2014-2020 period with the goal to ensure that Europe produces world-class science and technology, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together. Currently, the is available in English but the Commission will publish the guide in the other EU official languages in the coming weeks. newsletter
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newsletter Spain, culture in times of crisis newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Fundación Alternativas has recently published a study on the effects of the socioeconomic current crisis. "Spain: culture in times of crisis. Funding and public policies" is the title of this work by Enrique Bustamante Ramírez, journalist and profesor of Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. An analysis of public cultural policies and their trends as well as of the ongoing debates, are at the basis for the author's analysis of the current situation which he considers is not only due to economic factors. The study is available, only in Spanish, at web of the Fundación Alternativas. newsletter
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newsletter There is a long history of disputes under international law concerning cultural heritage which include the restitution of stolen art objects or the protection of monuments. These disputes have to be resolved in international fora but unlike other fields of international law, international cultural heritage law does not have an ad hoc mechanism of dispute settlement. Alessandro Chechi, the author of this book analyses the cases, available instruments and suggests solutions. The book is intended for scholars and students of international human rights law, dispute settlement, and cultural heritage law; practitioners and policy-makers working with cultural heritage disputes. It can be purchased through the Oxford University Press web. newsletter
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newsletter Gender roles and videogames newsletter
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newsletter In its last issue Telos, the magazine on communication, technology and society of the Fundación Telefónica, includes an article on "Gender and videogames. Roles, stereotypes and uses". The author, Israel V. Márquez, analyzes the role of women in this type of products and concludes that there is still a persistence of male presence in the new technologies and that stereotypes relating to gender also persist in this particular industry. He also underlines that women indeed make a use videogames which goes beyond the established gender roles and which should be further analyzed. Gender equality is one of the working lines of Interarts, through both its DECIDES Program and its participation in the She-Culture project . newsletter
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newsletter In the last leg before the European elections, the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) have launched a publication on the state of Europe. Its starting point is the Festival's latter edition which took place from 22 January to 2 February 2014 and was dedicated to Europe as its main theme from the perspective that cinema is a powerful instrument to showcase the identity and ideas of a given community. In this context the IFFR through three of its programs -Grand Tour, My Own Private Europe and EU­29- explored some of the central questions in today's Europe: migration, cultural identity and individual life conditions. newsletter
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newsletter World CP new cultural policy profiles and shutdown of ConnectCP newsletter
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newsletter WorldCP the database on cultural policies set up by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA) has recently increased the number of profiles available by including those on India, Vietnam, Korea and Chile. The latter is the first of the profiles being done for Latin America. The data base includes information for each country: historical perspective; main objectives and principles of its cultural policies; competence, decisión-making and administration; highlights of ongoing developments in and debates on cultural policies; funding of culture; public institutions in the cultural infrastructure; creativity and participation; sources and links. WorldCP follows the Compendium on European Cultural Policies and Trends of the Council of Europe and ERICarts. By mistake, in the last issue of our Cyberkaris we included the link to this resource when notifying the temporary shutdown of the international directory ConnectCP in which IFACCA has included experts in planning, management and researchers on cultural policies from 125 countries in the world. Recently the organization has communicated that ConnectCP will definitely no longer be online from 7 April 2014. newsletter
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newsletter International Conference ''Culture in EU External Relations''' (Brussels, Belgiuma, 7-8 April 2014) newsletter
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newsletter It is the final activity of the Preparatory Action launched by the European Parliament, coordinated by the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission and implemented by a consortium of research institutes, to elaborate a common strategy on culture in EU external relations. Following a first mapping of resources available, perspectives and existing strategies as well as a consultation process, the conference is the closing activity of this Preparatory Action. It will enable for a sharing of conclusions and recommendations that should facilitate the further strengthening of the potential of culture in this specific area. Researchers, artists, cultural operators, NGOs and policy-makers will meet in Brussels to discuss the results of this initial process. More information at. newsletter
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newsletter I Latin-American Congress on Cultural Managemen (Santiago de Chile, 23-26 April 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts To contribute to the strengthening and development of the cultural management sector the Latin-American Network on Cultural Management, the School for Managers and Cultural Animators, the University of Santiago de Chile and Cultural Association of Recoleta organize this congress. It is intended as a meeting and exchange venue for cultural managers and will offer panels, round tables and workshops, showcases of projects, artistic activities and a cultural fair. The program will revolve around issues relating to training, networking and associations, community cultural management, cultural entrepreneurship and sustainable development. newsletter
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newsletter Conference on ''Museums and their Communities'' (Budapest, Hungary, 18-20 May 2014) newsletter
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newsletter CETAID (Community Exhibitions as Tools for Adults' Individual Development) organizes a two-day conference to exchange experiences and lessons learned since the project was launche two years ago. CETAID is an association of museums, heritage spaces and cultural institutions in Hungar, Portugal, Italy and the United Kingdom; its mission is to foster local cultural participation. The conference is the project's final activity; participants will learn about new perspectives and creative initiatives that they will be able to implement in their organizations to attract new audiences and develop new partnerships. More information. 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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