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Cyberkaris nº 135 - May 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 On May 8th 2004, the IV World Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion (FAL), in a meeting that served as a prelude to the opening of the first Universal Forum of Cultures, adopted the Agenda 21 for Culture in the city of Barcelona, with the subtitle "a commitment by cities and local governments for cultural development". The previous three meetings of FAL had taken place in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, over the previous years, in a World Social Forum setting. The first discussions on the possibility of preparing a document for the cultural development of cities, in line with what the Agenda 21 on Sustainable Development, adopted in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, had meant for the environment sector were held in the context of the 1st World Public Meeting of Culture, which was also held in Porto Alegre in 2002. Two days earlier, on May 6th, the unification of the three existing international municipal organizations (IULA, FMCU and Metropolis) had just taken place thus giving rise to the global organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), also known as the UN of cities, and which later will assume the ownership and further development of the Agenda 21 for Culture.

Although the geographical proportion is clearly unequal, with a majority of European and Latin American cities, hundreds of local governments around the world, over the past ten years, have embraced both the spirit and the content of the Agenda 21 for Culture. Multiple meetings and seminars have been held, numerous studies and documents have been produced and there has been an outstanding amount of lobby actions in favor of better public policies for culture at the local level. Dozens of cities have used it to build or evaluate their cultural policies. There have also been numerous detractors and critic who have questioned its conceptual strength as an agenda and have appealed to the stale topic of state control and its perverse effects on culture. Notwithstanding, it must be acknowledged that the Agenda 21 for culture has sustained a new way of conceiving public action in culture, especially at local level.

UCLG's Committee on Culture is currently working on the development of a second version of the Agenda 21 for Culture that collects lessons learned throughout this decade and is, at the same time, more consistent and effective. It has also set up a database of good practices relating to its implementation and an international award for cities and personalities co-sponsored by the city of Mexico. Clearly, there is a before and an after with respect to the drafting and approval of the Agenda 21 for Culture, therefore we should congratulate ourselves on its existence, as well as congratulate UCLG for their continued dedication throughout these ten years and wish the organization a long life.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter Urgent appeal in defense of culture as a developmental tool newsletter
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newsletter interarts Culture Action Europe (CAE), UCLG's Culture Committee, the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), ARTerial Network, the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), the International Music Council (IMC) and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) have released a joint statement on the inclusion of culture in the Sustainable Development Objectives, in order to try to influence the decision of UN Member States in the coming months leading to the final agreement on the future distribution of global spending for development. In their previous meetings it seems that the mention of culture is relatively irrelevant, making it difficult for developing countries to access funds for projects with the cultural factor as a driver of sustainable development. Interarts, CAE and other sister cultural networks and organizations call upon the international community to support this appeal by signing the declaration and supporting the campaign. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In the framework of its FOMECC Program (Promotion of cultural and creative industries) Interarts has recently set up a professional network for entrepreneurs in the creative economy sector: FomeccBiz. This collaborative tool enables cultural enterprises, through their profiles, to present their projects, organizations and objectives with the aim of exchanging and sharing and, why not, starting new professional collaborations with other members of the network. FomeccBiz adds to the previous network launched by Interarts FomeccNet aimed at organizations whose mission is to foster cultural and creative entrepreneurship. Both platforms have been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. Interarts invites creative and cultural enterprises (one-man, micro and smes) with a commercial scope to promote their work through FomeccBiz, by registering here. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In the framework of the project "Brokering Migrants' Cultural Participation-MCP Broker" Interarts has launched a call to Spanish public cultural institutions to participate in a pilot investigation on the management of cultural diversity in organizations. The deadline to apply for participation is now extended until May 15, 2014, with the aim to include as wide a possible range of diverse entities, both by sector and by size as well as of level of experience on this issue. Contacts with some of the institutions concerned have already begun in April. All of them meet the requirement of having a policy focused on the representation of cultural diversity as a result of migration processes. The project, which is funded by the Directorate-General of Home Affairs of the European Commission in the framework of the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals, is led by Interarts and includes an investigation into each of the five countries of the European Union partners of the initiative. In Spain, the institutions concerned may send their application to Julio Martínez: jmartinez@interarts.net. More information on the call.
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newsletter interarts From 10 to 12 April, the small Moroccan town of Taroudant hosted the conference on art and social development organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation. Entitled "Art, an instrument and expression of social transformation", the meeting was attended by the Belgian, Spanish, Irish, Luxembourgish, Tunisian and Moroccan ALF networks. The latter was responsible for the coordination of the event, which aimed at fostering exchange between cultural agents from both shores of the Mediterranean. More than one hundred of participants were able to share experiences and attend round tables, workshops and the various cultural activities planned, among which was included a discussion forum on "Balady", a documentary produced by Interarts. The President of Interarts and member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish network, Eduard Miralles, was one of the speakers at one of the round tables. Extensive photo report of the meeting. (Photo: Anna Lindh Foundation). newsletter
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newsletter Simplify visas to encourage artistic mobility newsletter
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newsletter On the Move recently disseminated the proposal from the European Commission to give greater flexibility for visa holders to travel within the Schengen area, with the aim of facilitating the mobility of citizens of other countries who want to visit the European Union. A simplification of procedures, especially those relating to short stays, would result in the growth of economic activity and job creation. Many sectors can benefit from these measures, should they be approved; including tourism and the cultural and creative sector, allowing for a greater mobility of artists and cultural agents. More info. newsletter
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newsletter interarts From 11 to 13 June and in collaboration with the Swedish Institute, EUNIC will organize a summer academy for its members. The meeting will be in Stockholm and one of its main purposes is to lay the groundwork for collaborative projects related to mobility initiatives in the Creative Europe framework or other funding programs. The training program is aimed at project managers of EUNIC member organizations, especially to those who have experience in projects in the areas of residencies and mobility. During these three days, participants will be able to exchange experiences, work together on initiatives and innovative artistic residency projects and also visit ongoing projects in this field. Interested parties may submit a request at this link until May 10, 2014. newsletter
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newsletter Culture and Urban Space: Call of texts and art projects newsletter
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newsletter The InterArtive magazine will soon publish a special issue dedicated to culture and urban space. Theorists, critics, curators and artists whose work is related to this issue can participate by submitting their texts and artistic projects. The idea is that the publication provokes reflection on the political and cultural transformations that occur in the city. The main topics of interest to include in the magazine are: the city as a place of artistic and political transformations; public, private and common space; the memory of the city; the digital dimension; the voice of the streets; and the generation of new identities and new communities. A complete explanation of the topics to be addressed is available at this link. Proposals may be submitted until May 31, 2014. newsletter
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newsletter 2014 Scholarships to Study Cultural Associations: open call newsletter
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newsletter The Ens Cultural Català de l'Associacionisme organizes the second edition of the award for the best research project on the Catalan cultural associations. With this 2014 scholarship the organization seeks to support research on the experiences and values of associations and the contribution to associative thinking. The call is open to studies that raise this issue from any of the following perspectives: historical, sociological, ethnographic, anthropological, essay, etc. The work must be original and unpublished, and may be carried out individually or in teams. The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2014 More information and rules of the competition. newsletter
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newsletter The Institute of Network Cultures (INC), of the Media and Culture Department of the Amsterdam University, offers on its website a selection of publications on emerging issues such as new technologies for development, urban screens and creative industries. With this work the Institute seeks to launch a research line with the ultimate aim of creating sustainable networks composed of international researchers and open online discussions. Through these publications and other activities, the INC wants to help feed the great potential of networked cultures, in all its aspects: artistic, political and technical. newsletter
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newsletter The results of the first year of the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) are now summarized in this publication, available on the website of the Spanish Cultural Action (AC/E). The report contains the description of the different modalities of the program; a visual presentation of projects, sorted by sectors; and an analysis of the results obtained through comparative tables and graphics. The PICE program is divided into two areas: mobility aids, to facilitate foreign cultural institutions include a Spanish creator in their programming; and visitor aids, to enable prescribers and international programmers know the Spanish creative and cultural offer. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In order to analyze the Internet and ICT impact on the cultural sector and to support professionals in incorporating digital technologies to their regular work, the Spanish Cultural Action (AC/E) launches a series of directories on Digital Culture. To give just a few examples, tools such as QR codes, geolocation and augmented reality, can promote the development of new activities and services for the benefit of cultural institutions. The initial idea is that each yearbook incorporates a specific section dedicated to the good practices in the field of digital technology in any specific artistic discipline. The first of these directories dedicates this chapter to the performing arts. newsletter
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newsletter The state of culture in Spain 2013 newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Fundación Alternativas has published a work by Patricia Corredor, who holds a PhD in Information Sciences and teaches at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, in which the author presents and analyzes the data obtained from a survey carried out among professionals in the cultural sector. The present report follows a similar publication in 2011, also based on a survey, and establishes between both works a comparison that allows tracing an evolution of the situation. In addition, the current study has included some new questions, such as those concerning the current rate of taxation for culture. The publication is available through the website of the Fundación Alternativas. newsletter
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newsletter First mobility examples of European artists and cultural professionals in China newsletter
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newsletter In April On the Move, published an online guide to help designers, artists and professionals from the European cultural sector to prepare and maximize their first trip to China. The publication brings together a number of useful links divided into eight main themes: meet China: Getting to know China: Culture(s) and policies; Arts and cultural disciplines: China a few clicks away; Focus on residencies; China in Europe/Europe in China; Where is the money; Visas and administrative questions: where to get the information; EU/China: more links; Share your China Experience. The Guide has been possible thanks to the support of the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union. newsletter
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newsletter The Cultural Entrepreneurship Group of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, in collaboration with LEM - Laboratory of Experimental Music and the Foundation for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (FUNCORES), recently published the book "The right to culture. General guidelines of copyright for the cultural sector in Colombia". It is a document prepared by Andrés Jaramillo Gallego, who wants to help artists and creators in this country to learn how to protect their rights by providing information that allows them to have a greater awareness of this issue and make the right decisions regarding how to manage their works. newsletter
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newsletter Meeting of the European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities (Berlin, Germany, 9 May, 2014) newsletter
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newsletter The European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH), held its annual meeting on May 9 in Berlin. With an open character, the event brought together academic and non-academic professionals from all the fields of the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. The organization invited this group with the aim of contributing to the setting up of networks and alliances between them to share information and develop joint actions on issues such as training, policy formulation, and also securing European funds. The meeting helped also to reflect on how to ensure that the effort in research and education carried out by the European Community in the Social Sciences and Humanities confronts the major challenges that currently appear in Europe in order for it to have greater projection. Queries are to be addressed to kleinrudiger@gmail.com. newsletter
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newsletter III International Conference on Cultural and Creative Industries (Antwerp, Belgium, 22-23 May 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The School of Management of the University of Antwerp and the HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht will organize on 22 and 23 May the third edition of the International Conference on Cultural and Creative Industries. International experts will discuss the current dynamics between creative industries, innovative knowledge institutions and urban policies. The event will address issues of interest to various artistic and cultural sectors, such as: performing arts and festivals; heritage; museums and visual arts; production and distribution of films, book publishing; recording; broadcasting, audiovisual and multimedia; design; etc. The speakers will present their topics from very different perspectives, ranging from the educational and economic. Read more at. newsletter
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newsletter Zinc Shower (Madrid, Spain, 23-25 May 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Centre for Contemporary Creation-Matadero in Madrid welcomes once again the "meeting show" Zinc Shower, an event designed to promote cultural and creative industries in the participating entrepreneurs, professionals, students, investors, institutions, corporations and the media. Its objective is to support innovation, collaboration, training and entrepreneurship in this sector. During these days, projects selected by the organization for its originality and innovative character will be presented and its authors will be able to contact potential funders. This second edition of the event also includes conferences, workshops, teamwork, networking dynamics and an extensive program of concerts, fashion shows, performing and visual arts, etc. newsletter
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newsletter ''European Forum on Media Literacy 2014'' (Paris, France, 27 and 28 May, 2014) newsletter
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newsletter The Department of Communication and Education of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) is one of the organizers of this European Forum on media literacy. Its objective is to contribute to the proposed recommendations for the inclusion of media education in European curricula, as well as the development of initiatives in the field of non-formal education and among vulnerable groups. The event includes lectures, round tables and working groups and it will bring together institutions, experts, professionals from the industry, school and media as well as political authorities. The Conference is funded by the European Commission and UNESCO. newsletter
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newsletter Budapest, Hungary, 18-20 May 2014. See Cyberkaris 134, April 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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