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Cyberkaris nº 140 - November 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 HOW TO KILL OFF CULTURE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION ONCE AND FOR ALL newsletter
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newsletter 1. Culture should not be put on its own, with its own department or Directorate General, in the same way as structural policies. Precisely because culture is so very important, it should be accompanied rather than alone, and if it is accompanied by portfolios such as education, youth, sports and so on, better still.

2. Cautiously mix the exact doses of support for the arts and industry, profit-making initiatives, and proposals aimed at social or general interest, ignoring all those who still argue for the necessary diversity of such initiatives and think that selective discrimination should apply.

3. In competitive funding programmes, deliberately opt for large-scale projects, even if that does not necessarily ensure greater quality: fewer projects and greater ambition, rather than more projects and better quality.

4. Be wary of networks. Networks are tangled webs and all networked organisations should be suspected of being a front for the social or institutional tourism of their leaders and members, even when this has been wholly disproved.

5. Carefully choosing the politician in charge of the portfolio is key. Not only is no prior experience in the culture sector necessary, but the farther he is from this field, the fairer and more appropriate will be the choice.

6. On the other hand, the Commissioner's nationality does matter, a lot. Preferably, his experience will include having been a minister in some authoritarian, anti-European and confessional government, with little support for his country's culture, even if the candidate has thus far worked in other areas.

7. Insofar as he is likely to pass the test of the always punctilious European Parliament by the skin of his teeth, before his definitive confirmation, he should be preventively stripped of the powers deemed most important: the media or citizenship, for example, which are excessively dangerous.

And 8. Last but not least, we must not forget the reiterated insistence in all decisive documents and declarations concerning the importance of culture for the European Union. The famous quote, at times attributed to Monnet and at others to Schuman, goes something like: if we had to start all over again, we should start with culture.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of Foundation Interarts
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newsletter Eduard Miralles, President of Interarts, represented our organization at the X Latin American Civic Meeting held in Mexico City on 6 and 7 October. The Iberoamerican Civic meeting is an initiative of the Iberoamerican General Secretariat to promote civil society proposals, prior to the celebration of the Latin American Summit of Heads of State and Government which, this year, take place in Veracruz, Mexico, on 8 and 9 December and will focus on "education, innovation and culture". More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 7 and 8 October, Interarts and La Bonne (Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison) held a seminar in Barcelona in the framework of the She-culture project, which studies the support and visibility provided to women throughout their active participation in the fields of art, culture, education and lifelong learning. At a special event open to the public the representatives of the International Association of Women's Museums IAWM and other women's museums participating in the project presented the activities of their respective organizations. Also, 5 videos on toy genderization, by artists from the countries involved in She-Culture, were presented. The seminar included other open activities, such as a roundtable on gender and advertising and a retrospective on the filmmaker Helke Sander, a referent in the New German Cinema and feminism in the 70s, which was one of the events, planned by the Mostra de Films de Dones and the Goethe-Institut. In addition, the seminar enabled representatives of partner organizations from Albania, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Norway to exchange views on the development of the She-Culture project. Led by ECCOM-European Centre for Cultural Organisation and Management and funded by the EU Culture Programme it also has the support of the Directorate General for Landscape, Fine Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Art, the Italian Ministry of Heritage, Cultural and Tourism. (Photo: Sara Curina). newsletter
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newsletter Acció10, the Agency of the Department of Business and Employment of the Government of Catalonia for the promotion of the competitiveness of the Catalan industry, organized an intensive course on European funding for the Third Sector on the 8th of October. Institutional European relations, networking, EU thematic programs and their major developments were some of the topics covered, along with other highly practical issues with the aim to provide participants with tools useful in the preparation of European projects. Antonio Gucciardo, general manager of Interarts, took part in the course and presented the ample experience of the Foundation in the development of cultural cooperation projects, both at European and international levels. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The cities of Newcastle and Gateshead, in the UK, hosted the Culture Action Europe (CAE) Annual General Assembly and Public Conference, attended by over 180 participants. The title of the conference was "Beyond the Obvious" and its program was organized mostly in working groups to tackle three main questions: a) how can the European cultural sector measure the impact of cultural activity on society, b) how can it enable the cultural transformation of cities, and c) which are, in the age of collaborative economy, the new organizational models for culture. The conference concluded with more questions than answers, a satisfactory outcome for an event that aimed at opening open pathways for reflection and be a starting point for further exchanges between participants, beyond the conference itself. In her speech, Mercedes Giovinazzo, Interarts director and Chair of the Executive Committee of CAE, highlighted that the organization has deeply renewed its working methods and has deliberately chosen to develop active dialogue, research, conferences, public debates and training laboratories, in order in order to better support the cultural sector in these changing times and to face the new social, economic and political conditions. More information. (Photo: CAE). newsletter
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newsletter interarts Interarts participated in the third of the five collective vocal practices proposed by the LEO SINGS! project, supported by the Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning (Erasmus +) program. The idea is for the partners, Interarts Foundation among them, to share diverse singing experiences in Europe with the aim of enriching the methods of each participant through the experience of others, and to foster an exchange of current practices at European level. The project is based on the assumption that vocal practice is a social and cultural indicator in the development of societies. On this occasion, the working sessions were held in Tours, France, from 18 to 20 October. On the 23rd of October, the activities took place in Saint Lô, France. For more information on the project a video, produced after the previous working session held in Aalborgin, May 2014, is available. newsletter
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newsletter On 23 and 24 October Barcelona hosted the first international edition of the Strategic Arts Management Master Class - SAM. Organized by Tools for Culture, Monti & Taft and Impact Hub Barcelona, it had a dynamic and interactive approach, in which participants shared their projects, which were analyzed from different perspectives. Experts invited spoke on topics such as project funding by the European Union or international art markets; Mercedes Giovinazzo, director of Interarts and Chair of the Executive Committee of Culture Action Europe, spoke about the importance of international networking in cultural strategies, highlighting the most influential existing networks and focusing on Culture Action Europe, the largest existing platform for European cultural organizations. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Partners from 5 European countries-Austria, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Sweden-are currently developing the "MCP Broker-Negotiating the cultural participation of migrants" project which aims at providing public cultural institutions with tools to improve the management of cultural diversity and to promote cultural participation of migrants. A leaflet presenting the project was published in October, available on the Interarts website. On October 24th, the Foundation organized a virtual meeting during which the partners presented the recent activities carried out in each of the participating countries. The project is currently in its third phase, consisting of a series of learning partnerships between different public cultural organizations to promote the integration of migrants through cultural activities. MCP Broker is funded by the European Commission-Directorate General Home Affairs and coordinated by Interarts (Spain) with the participation of ECCOM (Italy), EDUCULT (Austria), Intercult (Sweden), and the Platform for Intercultural Europe / Culture Action Europe (Belgium). newsletter
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newsletter interarts After the first meeting held in September, the second meeting planned in the framework of the project DECIDES ESPAÑA was held on October 27th with the participation of public health experts and of professionals specialized in services to migrants. The meetings aimed at providing experts and professionals the possibility to share their views on several questions regarding sexual and reproductive rights of migrants. In future planned activities, focus groups with immigrants will enable them to share their opinions on the same subjects with a view to achieving the objectives set forth by the DECIDES ESPAÑA project, namely: to improve equality in the access to and exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of young people and women of migrant origin in Spain. Interarts and Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR) are the partners on this project, co-funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA Grants) which aims at contributing to reducing economic and social inequalities, and to strengthen the relationships between donor states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and beneficiary states (17 EU Member States). The Plataforma de ONG de Acción Social is the Operational Unit of the Programa de Ciudadanía Activa (Active Citizenship Programme) which is endowed with EUR 4.6 million for the strengthening of NGOs and their contribution to social justice and sustainable development. Follow on Twitter (@Ciudadania_Act #CiudadaníaActiva) and Facebook: Programa de Ciudadanía Activa. newsletter
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newsletter As communicated in the previous Cyberkaris issue, Interarts is currently studying the viability of the French version of this newsletter for 2015. Since 2008, Cyberkaris has been published in Spanish, Catalan, English and French. Although the newsletter reaches over 6,000 subscribers, the number of those who prefer to receive this publication in French has, of late, decreased. During these last months of 2014, the editorial team will monitor a possible increase in subscriptions in this specific language: reaching the target of 1,000 subscribers would allow to continue publishing the French version in the future. Interarts calls on its subscribers to spread this information among contacts interested in the French language and cultural issues, cultural policy cooperation, cultural economy, etc. Should Interarts decide to stop publishing the newsletter in French from January 2015, it will give the option to its subscribers in this language to receive the newsletter in another of the languages provided (Spanish, Catalan or English). newsletter
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newsletter Interarts at Factorial Barcelona 2014 newsletter
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newsletter October closed with the celebration of the International Meeting of Art Factories Factorial Barcelona. Held in Barcelona from 29 to 31 October, the Meeting's program was organized around plenary sessions, panel discussions and workshops in which the role of th art factories as drivers of urban creativity and their impact on community socio-economic development were analyzed. Experiences from already active art factories were presented, different existent models were compared and the relationship of these centers with sectorial networks was analyzed. Factorial Barcelona was organized by the Institut de Cultura of the Barcelona City Council (ICUB). Interarts collaborated as Scientific Secretariat of the Meeting and Eduard Miralles, president of the Foundation, along with its director, Mercedes Giovinazzo, participated in diferent working sessions. newsletter
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newsletter Florence Declaration: supporting the integration of culture in the development agenda post-2015 newsletter
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newsletter In October the Third UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries was held in Florence, Italy. It was attended by over 300 representatives of the cultural sector, both public and private, who exchanged their views on the role that culture can play in building a sustainable future. A final document was produced, the "Florence declaration", where the key points and priorities were set to be included in the process of preparation of the post-2015 development agenda. The document summons governments and civil society to join efforts in order to promote creative environments, processes and products. newsletter
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newsletter Odyssee 2015: Residency program in French Cultural Centers and Historic Monuments now open. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The program is open to non-French artists, researchers and professionals in the field of culture who are interested in developing a project in cultural centers and historical monuments in this country. Over 400 artists from over 50 different countries have already participated in Odyssee, developing projects in very different areas: music, architecture, crafts, visual arts, literature, script, photography, journalism, etc. This year proposals from the following countries be given priority: Algeria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Afghanistan, Burma, China, Korea, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Brazil, Haiti, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Canada, French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa, Hungary and Poland and countries members of the European Union since 2004. Odyssee 2015 is coordinated by the Association of Cultural Encounter Centres (ACCR) and funded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Applications must be submitted before November 22, 2014. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts CreatiFI, a European initiative to encourage the use of future internet technologies in the field of creative industries, was launched in October. The project will provide funding, business and technology support and a wide visibility to the ideas presented. Artists, publishers and professionals in the new technologies and creative sectors are invited to submit their proposals. The most interesting 60 proposals will receive a € 50,000 grant in consulting services and support. The following phase will help to introduce the products or services developed through the grants in the market. Proposals will be accepted until November 30. CreatiFI has the support, among others, of the City Council of Barcelona, and is part of the European program Future Internet Public-Private Partnership. newsletter
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newsletter European Diploma in Cultural Project Management: Call for Applications newsletter
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newsletter The Marcel Hicter Association for Cultural Democracy organizes and directs the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, a pan-European training program aimed at cultural managers of public and private organizations that are actively involved in the management of cultural and artistic projects in their region, with a minimum experience of 2 years. The European Diploma aims at contributing to the development of a network of cultural operators in Europe. The training program is structured in three sessions, two of which are residential, in order to enable participants to carry on with their professional activities during the training. The two residential sessions of the 2015-2016 program will take place in Poland and Slovenia. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015. newsletter
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newsletter The University of Jyväskylä, Finland, opens the enrollment period for its International Master's Degree in Cultural Policy. The course is to enable students to develop skills to evaluate the positions of culture and cultural policy in the process of societal transformation at global level; to compare and explore national and international systems of cultural policies and cultural issues such as economy, media and multiculturalism; to analyze the historical development, theories and future of cultural phenomena and policies in various sectorial and geographical contexts and to critically apply theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge. The registration period starts on December 1, 2014 and ends on January 19, 2015. More Information. newsletter
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newsletter The Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) organizes a biennial international award to encourage innovation in culture, acknowledge the importance of research as an integral part of projects and explore possible future cultural scenarios. The contest is open to adults of any nationality and projects can be presented either individually or as a team. Participants should submit an unpublished project on creation, production or presentation of contents, to innovatively respond to the key theme of this year's contest: Public/s. The winning project will receive $ 10,000 and the possibility to be supported by the CCCB in its development. The deadline for this call ends on February 5, 2015. Regulation. newsletter
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newsletter The Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) has published, with the CEPAL, the book "Culture and Economic Development in Latin America", coordinated by Ernesto Espíndola. The "Latin American Survey on Cultural Habits and Practices 2013", edited by the OEI, has also recently been published. More information. newsletter
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newsletter The Creative Challenge Celtic Crescent North West project, known as 4CNW, is a pilot program developed in Sligo, Ireland, funded by the European Creative Industries Alliance and supported by the European Commission. 4CNW aims to demonstrate how public authorities can stimulate innovation in economic activity by increasing companies' competitiveness and growth through creative services in business. Two papers have been recently published: thee first, entitled "Brokering Creative Advantage Better Business Support" is also the project's final report; the second, "4CNW Business Innovation Programme" is an independent evaluation of the initiative. newsletter
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newsletter La Documentation française has recently published the book "Quelle politique pour la culture?", an anthology of essays on cultural policies implemented by local and state French authorities ranging from 1955 to the present. Philippe Poirrier, professor at the University of Burgundy, has been responsible for gathering and presenting the texts included in this volume. Papers are very diverse, and include essays written by academics or speeches by politicians such as André Malraux, Mitterrand, Jack Lang, Chirac, Sarkozy, etc. The volume is part of the "Doc' en poche" collection and can be purchased online through the website of La Documentation française. newsletter
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newsletter The Committee on Cultural Policy, a US non-profit organization, has published the "White Paper: A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the International Exchange of Cultural Property". This is a strategic review prepared by William G. Pearlstein to address issues on cultural policy from the perspective of both a museum and a collector since its author is the representative of private collectors, distributors and auction houses in transactions, litigation and regulatory matters related to antiquities and works of art. The White Paper examines the conflict existing between the United States' laws, analyzes the legislative history and reviews recent cases highlighting the risks that museums and collectors currently face. newsletter
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newsletter On its website On the Move presents the Knowledge Centre of the European Citizen Action Service ECAS an online resource platform related to both the EU rights and civic engagement in Europe. The Knowledge Center offers a variety of constantly updated resources: research papers, assessments, thematic reports, etc. It aims to provide a vast amount of easily searchable information for activists, researchers, analysts, academics, consultants, policy makers and citizens interested in these two topics. newsletter
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newsletter interarts "I am culture" is the title of the report on the cultural and creative industries by Symbola Foundation and the Italian Chambers of Commerce (Unioncamere). Over forty professionals have contributed to the report by putting their knowledge and skills into practice in order to investigate the role and importance of culture in all aspects of the Italian economic system. The report consists of two parts: the first, prepared by the Chambers of Commerce, acknowledges the importance that the cultural and creative industries have had in Italy; the second describes the development pace of several sectors of the culture industry. The international version of the report in English was prepared in collaboration with Culture Synapses. newsletter
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newsletter IV African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC2014) (Rabat, Morocco, 13-15 November 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The fourth edition of this conference seeks to promote the African creative sector through discussions, critical analyses and debates on issues affecting it directly with the aim of outlining strategies to help the growth of cultural industries in the continent. Academics, policy makers and professionals in the cultural and creative sectors from 40 African countries and the rest of the world will gather in Rabat, Morocco for the ACEC2014, the starting point of which will be one of the issues raised in preceding conferences: namely, the need to map the different sectors of the African creative economy. newsletter
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newsletter XIII International Congress of Educating Cities. Seminar ''Memory and City: remember to not repeat'' (Barcelona, 13-16 November 2014) newsletter
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newsletter interarts "An educating city is an inclusive city" is the motto of this year's Congress that will bring together a broad representation of the 454 cities, in 36 countries, members of the International Association of Educating Cities, led by the city of Barcelona since its origins, twenty years ago. This year's conference will be organized around three thematic axes in: 1) the inclusive city, promoting wellness and life chances; 2) the participatory city, a space for coexistence, dialogue and relationships; and 3) the creative city, a space for innovation and creativity. The Seminar "Memory and City: remember not to repeat" by the Medellín-Barcelona Chair will be included in the first of these axes and held on November 14. This is the fourth edition of this seminar, organized by the Kreanta Foundation and the Consortium of the Universitat Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Barcelona (CUIMPB-Centre Ernest Lluch) which, through the experiences of Barcelona, Medellin and Rosario, will explore the possibilities to foster coexistence, democracy and peace. newsletter
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newsletter Conference ''Building effective creative clusters'' (Munich, Germany, November 25th, 2014) newsletter
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newsletter Organised by the European Creative Industries Alliance, the conference aims to provide a space where to debate and share opinions on diferent issues regarding the socio-economic impact of the cultural and creative sectors at local and European level. In plenary sessions and roundtables, the conference will give participants the opportunity to discuss strategies available to cultural organizations to more effectively support its members, intersectoral collaboration and its impact on business development and new products and services, or the added value that cultural industries can bring to the city. At the end of the day, representatives of the European Commission will present its concluding reflections on these issues. newsletter
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newsletter Merida, Mexico, 10-14 November 2014. See Cyberkaris 139, October 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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