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Cyberkaris n║ 137 - July 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 If the globe were a big ball of cloth and its outer shell covered with skin, its main seam -where all the pieces fit together in a homogeneous and practicable whole- would probably be in the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean is not a place whatever. It is neither a non-place, rather the contrary. Although the borders (internal and external) of all the continents are considerable the Mediterranean is the quintessence of space and border, where all the territories have their limits: East and West, North and South. The space forged by the three main religions of the holy book. A condition which it holds from time immemorial and which, against the trends set by globalization, nothing seems to imply that it will change in the next centuries.

Speculating on the possibilities of a Mediterranean culture is, therefore, a suggestive although complex exercise. At the 2008 European celebration of intercultural dialogue, the late Dragan Klaic expressed his skepticism when he said that, in reality, cultures do no dialogue but "compete, clash, fight, interact and influence each other respectively". The Mediterranean is the paradigmatic scenario of such a dynamic. And, this notwithstanding, it is where, precarious and fragile, ancestral and hidden, between Istanbul and Algeciras, one finds, as soon as we set foot on a street or square, we hear an Andalusian melody, a Balearic worker's song or a Sardinian tune, when we contemplate a Greek or a Berber dance? it intensely speaks of a shared heritage: difficult to define and even more difficult to preserve and to project towards the future.

Today we commemorate the first twenty-five years of the IEMed. One of the first activities carried out by Interarts, at the end of the year 1995, was the coordination of the culture chapter of the Euromediterranean Civic Forum. Anna Lindh Foundation, which promotes intercultural dialogue in 43 countries in the Euromediterranean space, has recently celebrated its tenth birthday. The Union for the Mediterranean, heir to what has been called the Barcelona process, was launched six years ago? but change is slow and road maps are precarious. Will we be able, jointly, to redesign, albeit in a moderately strategic way, the cultural reality of the Mediterranean?

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter Following the European elections, and when the designation of the future Presidents of the European Parliament, European Commission and European Council is under negotiation, Culture Action Europe calls on the European cultural and creative organizations to jointly require a profound transformation of the current portfolio of culture in order to become a more balanced, less fragmented portfolio, consistent with the objective of making culture a transversal factor and with the reality of a digitalised society. Interarts supports this proposal and encourages other cultural organizations to join the petition. For more information, contact advocate@cultureactioneurope.org. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The campaign to include culture in the Sustainable Development Goals from 2015 is strongly going ahead. As of late June, over 1.700 signatories have supported the initiative and reached out to Canada, Russia, the Arab world and China. Also, during the last month, actions to achieve the set objective have been put in place including sending a letter to the Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Organizations and anyone interested in joining the initiative to spread the campaign can sign the statement prepared by Culture Action Europe (CAE), the Culture Committee of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCD,) the ARTerial Network, the International Federation of Art Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA), the International Music Council (IMC) and the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 5 and 6 June the partners of the "Brokering Migrants' Cultural participation - MCP Broker" project met at the Interarts headquarters in Barcelona. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Platform for Intercultural Europe-PIE (Belgium), Intercult (Sweden), Interarts (Spain) and ECCOM (Italy), as well as EDUCULT (Austria), which will soon step in to replace IG Kultur (Austria). Each participant presented the activities carried out within each country involved in the project. The pilot research is almost finalized and will lead to the preparation of the evaluation tool on the organizations reviewed as to their level of cultural diversity management and integration of migrants in their activities, as public, visitors, suppliers, partners, etc. MCP Broker is funded by the Directorate General of Home Affairs of the European Commission under the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals. newsletter
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newsletter interarts On June 16th, the Museum of Women in Denmark, (Copenhagen), partner of the She-Culture project, coordinated by ECCOM-European Centre for Cultural Organisation and Management, hosted a workshop scheduled within the project's work program. The meeting enabled for a debate on the existing differences between northern and southern Europe as regards opportunities for women; it also analyzed the ways in which boys and girls are educated in different European countries. The She-Culture partners had the opportunity to meet the board of the Danish LEGO company, which has recently launched a new product line, LEGO Friends, intended to balance the number of its male and female users. Funded by the 2007-2013 Culture Programme of the European Union, the project's main objective is to analyze and promote the participation of women in European cultural life. (Photo: She-Culture). newsletter
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newsletter Since last June, Jordi BaltÓ has become member of the Board of the Interarts Foundation. Consultant and trainer in cultural management and policy and international relations, BaltÓ is member of the EU-UNESCO Expert Group on Cultural Governance in Developing Countries and of the U40 "Creative Diversity 2030" network. He is also consultant and tutor in the Master in Cultural Management of the Open University of Catalonia, the University of Girona and the University of the Balearic Islands (UOC-UDG-UIB). BaltÓ has been part of the technical team in Interarts from 2001 to early 2014. After an internship period, he joined the Foundation as project assistant and, from 2006, he assumed the role of project coordinator. newsletter
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newsletter In June, the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament approved the agreement, reached in early 2014 by the European Council and the European Parliament, setting the new rules to regulate the choice of the European Capital of Culture as of 2020. The main new proposals include the possibility that the selected cities be designated only by the concerned Member State, without a confirmation being needed from the European Union, and the adoption of selection criteria that prioritize the impact of the long term actions and strengthens the European dimension.More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts With the aim to support Asian and European arts exchange projects focusing on citizen participation, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in collaboration with the Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH), has published its fourth Creative Encounters call. In parallel, ASEF has launched the second edition of Creative Networks, which aims to encourage collaboration between cultural networks of both world regions. With these two initiatives ASEF seeks to promote understanding and exchange between Asia and Europe. The deadline to participate in any of these two calls is July 15th, 2014. newsletter
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newsletter Dance, physical theater and circus artists have the opportunity to undertake an arts residency in Stavropol, Russia, in the fall of 2014. Organized by IUTGE, in collaboration with ArtUniverse, the initiative will consist of 4 weeks of practical training and work-in-progress focused on the creative process. The approach of the residency has a high experimental component and is oriented towards creative risk; it also aims to promote international exchange and the quest for a universal intercultural language in the contemporary scene. Participants will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves and work with the complex creative factory mechanism of the Russian repertoire theater. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The "Talent, camera...innovAction! New media creation, film production and distribution" encounter will take place at the Cultural Center of Spain in Guatemala, in October 2014. Addressed to filmmakers, producers, writers and entrepreneurs in the creative sector, the event currently has an open call for the selection of films shot in a Latin American environment that have a novel and unconventional approach in any of the following: production, creation or distribution. Proposals must be submitted by July 31st, 2014. The 10 selected films will form the basis for a debate on the new models to be considered in the audiovisual field. Prior to attending the meeting, virtual spaces for exchange will be available for all those interested in this event. More information. newsletter
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newsletter With the aim of promoting new businesses with a technological base in the cultural and creative sectors, to promote a network of entrepreneurs and the circulation of ideas and knowledge in Latin American rea, the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) has launched a contest including several categories: the most innovative idea, the most social project, the young entrepreneurial project, etc. Proposals can be submitted by any of the 21 countries in the Ibero-American Community of Nations. The winners of each category will be invited to participate in the Latin American Campus EtopÝa to be held in March 2015 in Zaragoza. The Zaragoza City Council, the Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation and the Center for Art and Technology EtopÝa collaborate in the organization of the contest. The registration period is open until September 30th, 2014. newsletter
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newsletter The first 2015 semester issue of the Peruvian publication "Apuntes, revista de ciencias sociales" will be dedicated to adolescent health and social policies. The Research Center of the University of the Pacific, editor of the magazine, invites researchers in this field to contribute scientific articles analyzing best practices in sexual and reproductive health of youth in Peru and Latin America, the determinants and consequences of mental health problems and their links with risky behavior, urbanization and poverty. Papers can be submitted in either Spanish or English (exclusively for the online version of the publication). Those interested can send their contributions until November 20th, 2014. More information. newsletter
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newsletter Within the National Plan for Research in Conservation of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, this Observatory has been recently set up to provide personalized attention and support to conservation professionals along with relevant information on public calls, a database of research opportunities, training and technology offer and links to research for: online libraries, inventories of cultural property, scientific publications in the sector and institutional magazines. The Centre for Research in Conservation is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In 2014 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development-UNCTAD celebrates its 50 anniversay. During the month of June, a week of cultural activities was celebrated in Geneva and a book was also published: "UNCTAD at 50: a short history" . The book edited by John Toye, economic historian at the University of Oxford, explains the history of the organization, justifying its origins and presenting obstacles initially found up to the current moment, conditioned by globalization. According to the author, the future challenges that lie ahead for UNCTAD include the need to identify the threats to globalization and the implementation of a system of independent evaluation. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In June the Barcelona City Council launched a website that collects data and indicators of cultural facilities and events in the city. "Barcelona Dades Cultura". The site offers open data in a visually appealing way, with the aim of becoming a useful and easily searchable tool for all sorts of users. Museums, concert halls, theaters, civic centers, festivals ... The content of the website will promote the planning, monitoring and evaluation of public cultural management within the area of Barcelona. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Since its creation in 2009 the African Arts Institute (AFAI) has promoted participatory democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Africa from a cultural approach to human development. Updated information on creative projects and activities on cultural policies in the African context can be found on the organization's website. An event calendar and a section of resources on leadership and cultural governance, market development, democracy and human rights, cultural entrepreneurship, etc. is also available. Those interested in these issues can subscribe to the Institute's newsletter through their website. newsletter
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newsletter Preparatory action on culture in external relations of the EU: report newsletter
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newsletter interarts The lack of a EU strategy for cultural relations was the reason why the European Commission commissioned a consortium of eight cultural organizations, institutes and consultancies to develop a proposal that would cover this aspect. The resulting report, published in June, provides an overview of cultural relations strategies implemented by the governments of the EU countries and their strategic partners and neighbors. This document shows that strengthening cultural relations with the rest of world not only promotes intercultural dialogue and global solidarity but also serves the interests and ideals of the EU and its Member States. The document includes recommendations to be followed in the field of international cultural relations. newsletter
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newsletter The Iberoamerican Observatory on Copyright (ODAI) has published for many years a virtual newsletter accessible from the ODAI website containing main information about the latest news and initiatives occurring in the field of copyright and creative industries. In its June 2014 issue, the newsletter has been completely transformed with a new design that provides access to articles by enabling consultation also from mobile devices; the new format also allows users to share content through social networks. Among the texts included in this latest edition, the interview to Olav Stokkmo, chief executive of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations IFFRO, is highlighted. newsletter
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newsletter ECCS 2014: European Conference on Cultural Studies (Brighton, UK, 24 - 27 July 2014) newsletter
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newsletter The International Academic Forum-IAFOR organizes the 2014 ECCS conference on the theme "The borderlands of becoming, belonging and sharing", with the aim of providing an opportunity to analyze and reflect on the expression "borderlands", established by Gloria Anzald˙a, and used by cultural researchers, and about social, political and cultural identities that currently live at the intersection where people of diverse backgrounds and origins cohabit. International experts will discuss issues such as the existence of a sense of belonging in these border areas, the cultural policies on survival or transgression, and the coexistence of cultures and communities, among others. newsletter
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newsletter 2014 ECER Conference: past, present and future of educational research in Europe (Porto, Portugal, 1-5 September 2104) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Porto is the city chosen by the European Educational Research Association (EERA) for its 2014 ECER Conference. The event aims to be a meeting point for the educational research community in a moment when this field is facing significant challenges, including the fact of becoming the tool to be used by policy makers to overcome the economic crisis. In this sense, the reflection on past experiences and the analysis of the successes and failures of the past are an important educational step to imagine alternative educational models fitting both the present and the future. From this historical base, the conference will be a space to rethink strategies. newsletter
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newsletter VIII International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (Hildesheim and Berlin, Germany, 9-13 September 2014) newsletter
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newsletter The Department of Cultural Policies of the University of Hildesheim (UNESCO Chair on "Cultural Policy for the Arts in the processes of development") and the International Magazine of Cultural Policy, are the organizers of the eighth edition of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research ICCPR 2014. The event is structured to provide an interdisciplinary and international space to explore the meanings, functions and impact of cultural policies from different perspectives. The approach of the organizers is to avoid the establishment of timing, geographical or conceptual boundaries to the terms of culture or policy. newsletter
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newsletter Factorial. International Meeting of Arts Factories (Barcelona, 29-31 October 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Institute of Culture of the City of Barcelona (ICUB) will organize in October the first International Conference of Art Factories Factorial Barcelona. It aims to create an opportunity for exchange and debate on issues related to these new cultural spaces, which combine cultural activities, fine arts and dialogue with their environment. The ICUB supports and coordinates, through its Art Factories program, the existing centres in the city. With this meeting, intended to the first of a series, the ICUB wishes to take a further step for the internationalization of these factories. Interarts collaborates in the preparation of this event. The program includes the presentation of existing experiences and the debate on issues such as governance, mobility, social return, infrastructures, financing or communication with a European approach. newsletter
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newsletter Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 3-6 July 2014. See Cyberkaris 136, June 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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