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Cyberkaris nº 142 - January 2015
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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 The XXIVth Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government took place on 8 and 9 December 2014 in Veracruz, Mexico. Beyond the usual state of anticipation due to the list of executives present (16 out of 22 in this case), the debut of king Felipe VIth of Spain, the display of guayaberas or the bearded resemblance of the Hispanic monarch with his head of government, the XXIVth edition of the Summit had set the stage to provide for an answer to a double expectation: be a key turning point of the Ibero-American system (with the debut of a new Ibero-American Secretary, the Costa Rican Rebeca Grynspan, replacing the eternal and legendary Spanish-Uruguayan secretary Enrique Iglesias, and a radical reform plan of the said system which, among other things, makes of the Summit an every two-years event) with a, first-time ever, central working theme on "education, innovation and culture in a changing world", such as stated in the call.

In honor of truth traces of proposals implying novelty, risk or compromise can neither be found in the 31 agreements recorded in the final declaration nor in the plan of action which derives from the Summit... only the usual about culture as an element of sustainable development and the role of the cultural industries, or old programs with new names such as IberArtesvisuales or IberCocinas... Possibly, commissioning the SEGIB and OEI with the implementation of the Ibero-American Agenda for Digital Culture is the only exception that confirms the rule. Besides, the relationship between the three themes of the event (education, innovation and culture) is conspicuous by its absence. And innovation, so trite and necessary, is dealt with as something unconnected to or, to say the least, different from cultural and artistic creativity. Nothing whatsoever to do with the richness and originality of the contributions by those who, such as Interarts, were able to take part in the Xth Ibero-American Civil Encounter held a few weeks earlier in Mexico City as a preparatory event to the Summit.

This has been, without the shadow of a doubt, a lost opportunity. The credibility of a new Ibero-American system not only depends on the necessary structural reforms and the assertiveness with which Ms. Grynspan speaks in public; it depends, as well, on the capacity to overcome a bygone diplomatic rhetoric which often ends up hijacking the best of intentions.

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter Interarts wishes all the subscribers to its Cyberkaris newsletter a 2015 full of great projects and thanks them all sincerely for their support. This New Year may be crucial in terms of defining the central role that culture should play in human development, in general, and in European integration, in particular. Interarts will continue to contribute to strengthening the cultural factor through its different projects and invites you to follow them through our websites Interarts, FOMECC - Promoting Cultural and Creative Industries and DECIDES - Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health as well as through our Facebook pages Interarts and FOMECC and @fomecc on Twitter. Interarts also wishes to start 2015 with an open invitation to all those organizations active in the creative economy sector to join the FomeccNet network and to artists or cultural entrepreneurs to join the FomeccBiz professional network which will help them to achieve a greater visibility for their projects, products and services. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The city of Valencia hosted the "Mostra Viva Cinema del Mediterrani" from 4 to 8 December 2014 with a varied program of film, poetry, theater, music, literature and performing arts. Balady, co-produced by Interarts and Hassala was also featured. The documentary offers an analysis of gender models and their impact on the perception of the body, especially those of women, through the practice of belly dancing in two very different contexts, Barcelona and Cairo. The screening was followed by a lively debate with director, Donia Maher, and with Emilie Vidal, co-author and producer of Balady. The documentary was produced in the framework of the project within the Tandem/Shaml Programme of the European Cultural Foundation, MitOst, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy and Anadolu Kültür and supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung, DOEN Foundation and Mimeta. More information on the blog of Balady. (Photography: Ana Galán). newsletter
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newsletter ''Culture for all - Phase III. Kosovo'' presented at the workshop on EU funding opportunities for cultural projects newsletter
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newsletter Oriol Freixa, expert in international cooperation and correspondent of Interarts in Brussels, conducted a workshop on "EuropeCalls. Development Cooperation and External Relations programs of the EU (2014-2020). Opportunities for cultural projects by Catalan operators" organized by the Servei de Desenvolupament Empresarial of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, that was held in Barcelona on December 12th. Freixa reviewed the different instruments and existing cooperation programs within the Directorate General Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) of the European Commission, and highlighted the opportunities that Catalan operators have in this area. One of the examples he mentioned was the "Culture for All Project-Phase III. Kosovo" funded by the European Commission and developed by Interarts, in consortium with ARCI-ARCI Cultura e Sviluppo and Culture Action Europe. This initiative has currently an open call for cultural projects in Kosovo, admitting proposals until January 31st, 2015. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) has recently published on its website a new report on funding opportunities in the European Union for the cultural and creative sectors. Commissioned by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC), the report was prepared by Cornelia Dümcke, Zora Jaurová and Péter Inkei on behalf of the EENC. The report includes an updated compilation of existing funding systems for these sectors of activity and hands-on information for professionals as well as examples of innovative and efficient initiatives. newsletter
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newsletter interarts On December 18th, at the Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, the project DECIDES ESPAÑA was officially presented alongside with the results of the "Assessment on the situation of access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) -from the health care- of women in reproductive age of migrant origin in Spain", carried out by the Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca - VHIR with the participation of experts from different sectors. Among the key conclusions of this assessment are the following: the exclusion of migrants from access to health services increases their social exclusion and hinders their access to and exercise of sexual and reproductive rights; it is important that men be involved in the discussions on these issues and not to consider it as an exclusively women's topic; it is necessary to provide health professionals with tools enabling them to foster relationships, based on empathy and trust, with their women patients of immigrant origin; and it is important to develop training and dissemination materials on Affective Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) issues which integrate the approach of equity, gender and cultural specificities. The presentation was organized by Interarts and Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca-VHIR, who have partnered in this project that aims to improve access to issues regarding health, specifically Affective, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), of immigrant women in Catalonia, and extensively in Spain, by improving the quality of the services offered by health professionals. The event included a round table on "Access to and exercise of SRR of immigrant women in Catalonia, Spain", conducted by Hakima Ouaarab of VHIR / PROSICS, and with the participation of experts from different sectors who have contributed to the assessment. DECIDES ESPAÑA is co-funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area - EEA Grants which aims at contributing to the reduction of economic and social inequalities, and strengthening links between donor (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and beneficiary countries (17 EU Member States). The Plataforma de ONG de Acción Social is the Operational Unit of the Programa de Ciudadanía Activa (Active Citizenship Programme) endowed with EUR 4.6 million to support the contribution of NGOs 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 announced in the latest issues of this newsletter, not having reached at least 1,000 subscribers to the French version means that, from now on, some changes will be made to this version: headlines will available in French but the content of the news will be linked to the English version. We hope that this will be a temporary measure and that we will soon return to the initial situation. In the meanwhile, current subscribers who would like to receive the newsletter in a different language can contact pgarcia@interarts.net, by email indicating their preferred language (Spanish, Catalan or English) in the subject line. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In early December, Arts Moves Africa (AMA) announced the winners of the mobility grants that it offers to African practitioners and cultural operators. 22 out of the 38 applications received have been selected in the fields of music, dance, visual arts, theater and literature and different categories: festivals, workshops and master classes, residencies, conferences, etc. AMA is an international non-profit organization that supports cultural and artistic exchanges in Africa through mobility grants. newsletter
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newsletter From 2016, the Global Monitoring Report on Education for All (EFA) team based in Paris will develop a series of reports in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first of these reports will focus on "Education, sustainability and posrt-2015 development agenda". As for each Global Monitoring Report, the EFA team has launched a public consultation process on the Concept Note which will serve as a basis for the report and has invited development experts who work in fields other than education, as well as researchers, industry experts, professionals, teachers, governments, NGOs, etc. to make their contributions to this topic. The consultation will continue until January 28th, 2015. newsletter
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newsletter interarts CultUp, the Support Program for Young Spanish Cultural Entrepreneurs Abroad of the Ibero-American Foundation of Cultural and Creative Industries (FIBICC) launches its second edition. The program combines on-site and online training sessions, with the aim to provide participants with the entrepreneurship skills and competencies necessary for the cultural and creative sectors. In this second edition, the number of countries where on-site sessions are scheduled has increased from 6 to 22, and FIBICC may consider expanding this number if young Spaniards residing in other countries not yet included in the current list should express their interest in participating. This relevant information about the call, including the list of participating countries, is available on the website of CultUp. newsletter
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newsletter The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECD) has recently launched a call for scholarships for postgraduate studies (at Masters' degree level) in the arts, humanities and social sciences in universities in the United States during 2015-16. The call is addressed to graduates in these fields who have completed their studies after January 1st, 2011. This call is part of the MECD-Fulbright program, which foresees the participation of the Fulbright Commission both in the call and in the development of the scholarship, by supporting the selected students. The deadline for submitting applications is February 9th, 2015. More information. newsletter
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newsletter "Rethinking University Museums: Bridging Theory and Practice" is the main topic of the XVth Annual Conference of the University Museums and Collections (UMAC) that will be held in Manila, Philippines, in May 2015. The event seeks to become a platform for discussion on the current role of the university museum, from the perspective of different disciplines: museology; anthropology; conservation sciences; cultural, heritage, tourism or artistic studies. With the aim of offering the widest and most international vision, the organizers invite experts in these fields to contribute with papers addressing issues regarding museums and their relationship with public education, sustainability and cultural tourism, among others. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 10th, 2015. More information. newsletter
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newsletter The Chair in Leisure and Knowledge of the Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto, Bilbao, organizes the Xth edition of "OcioGune 2015. International Forum for Research, Thought and Reflection on Leisure". The event provides an open forum for dialogue between researchers, experts and professionals and will be held on June 11-12, 2015 at the University of Deusto campus in Bilbao. The main topic of this edition will be "The social effects of the cultural and creative industries: measuring the unexpected". The organizers invite professionals interested in participating to submit their papers. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 2nd, 2015. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Zinc Shower, the annual meeting of creative and collaborative economy projects, is already preparing its third edition to be held in May 2015 in Madrid. The event includes lectures, workshops, networking spaces and activities to present the projects selected for their innovative and creative aspects. These initiatives will have the opportunity, through Zinc Shower, to contact potential customers, partners, funders and the media. The call is intended for creative and cultural entrepreneurs of any sector and country; projects in the development phase as well as those already on the market are admitted. The deadline for proposals is open until the 15th of March, 2015. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The online magazine Korean Culture, published by the Korean Cultural Center in Paris, includes an article entitled "Cultural cooperation Europe/Korea/France: possible complementarities" in its fall / winter 2014 issue. The author, Marie Le Sourd, cultural manager and expert in international cultural cooperation and artistic mobility, reflects on the role played by France in the cultural relationships between the EU and Korea, in a period in which the European Commission is committed to enhancing the role of culture in the EU's external relations. One of the main sources on which Le Sourd has based her article is the report carried out by the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) for the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission "EU-South Korea: current trends of cultural exchange and future perspectives". Published in 2012 and updated in 2013, this report was conducted by the Le Sourd herself, along with Elena Di Federico (both members of On the Move), in collaboration with Sung-Won Yoon from the University of Suwon, South Korea. The EENC is coordinated by Interarts and Culture Action Europe. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Commissioned by the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC), the business and accounting advice company EY has recently published a study on the cultural and creative markets in the European Union: books, newspapers and magazines, music, performing arts, television, cinema, radio, video games, visual arts, architecture and advertising. The study concludes that these industries are among the largest employers in the EU, that they have experienced sustained growth even through recession and that they play a key role in the digital economy as providers of much of its content, a fact that must be taken seriously when considering how to face copyright issues on the Internet. newsletter
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newsletter Following the recent launch of the Observatory for the Performing Arts Applied to Community, Education and Health, those interested in the use of the performing arts in specific social contexts have a new resource: the Observatory's website includes a database of entities and institutions at local, national and international level involved in this artistic-social field as well as news and interesting resources for professional and organizational development in this area (education, reports, studies, etc.). The Observatory is an initiative of the Institut del Teatre, the British Council, ConArte International and the Fira de Teatre Integratiu (FITI). newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Conference Creative Cities Kreanta-Creative Monterrey 2014 was held last October. It was organized by Kreanta with the Municipal Institute of Urban Planning and Coexistence of the City of Monterrey, Mexico, and the Laboratory of Coexistence of Monterrey, and with the international support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain and the World Association of the Major Metropolises-Metropolis. The report of the event with the profile of the speakers, a summary of the presentations and a description of the participants and initiatives that were part of the conference, has recently been published; in this seventh edition, the program was structured around three topics: socio-urban innovation, creative economy and economy and culture. (Photography: Olivia Garza García. EmePress). newsletter
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newsletter The Second European Citizens' Summit theme was held in September 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, and the main topic was " Beyond Europe's growth obsession: rights, justice and democracy for all". This event is organized by the Civil Society Contact Group (CSCG), which aims to envision an alternative Europe, where citizens are the protagonists. In this second edition fundamental issues were addressed: regaining control of common goods such as water, education, health and culture; distribution of wealth; power and democracy, etc. Culture Action Europe, a platform in defense of culture, whose Executive Committee is chaired by the director of Interarts Mercedes Giovinazzo, participated in the conference as part of the CSCG. The final report of the conference is currently available. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) has recently published on its website a report on the programs and initiatives of Ibero-American cooperation in the framework of the Sectors of Cooperation as defined by the Ibero-American Conference of Heads of State and Government, set up in 1991: the Knowledge Sector, the Culture Sector and the Social Cohesion and Economy Sector. The document, in Spanish, Portuguese and English, structures the information of the 23 programs and 3 cooperation initiatives in fact sheets, which include the objectives, the participant countries and the main actions carried out in recent years for each case. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Learning Museum is a project developed between 2011 and 2013 that involved 26 Danish museums in different fields (art, culture and natural history), in collaboration with 13 education centers. The project's aim was the promotion of the use of museums as learning spaces among future primary school teachers. One of the results of the project is a training manual that collects materials, interviews and articles developed under the project's framework in order to inspire teachers and others professionals in the education sector. The paper has been edited by Tine Seligmann and published by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark. Both the project and the publication have been funded by the Danish Agency for Culture. newsletter
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newsletter Pública 15. International Meetings of Cultural Management (Madrid, 29-30 January 2015) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Fundación Contemporánea and the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid organize in this city the fifth edition of the International Meetings of Cultural Management Pública 2015. Workshops, debates, networking, presentation of international experiences and visits to initiatives already implemented in the area of Madrid are some of the activities professionals from the cultural sector can participate in. Under the framework of this event is also "10x10 Pública. Innovación en cultura", a platform where several projects selected for their innovation, professionalism and viability will participate and who will benefit in terms of personalized advice and opportunities for funding. newsletter
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newsletter Migrations are sources of artistic wealth for European societies: in this framework the Association Les Rencontres organizes a conference from the 5th to 7th of March close to Paris, France, under the title "Arts/Cultures/Migrations". The event arises from the need to establish a constructive dialogue about cultural differences, emphasizing their value and creative potential to enhance social inclusion and fight against discrimination and prejudices. Les Rencontres has been supported by La Briqueterie, choreographic development center Val-de-Marne, and Fontenay -in-scènes for the organization of this conference, developed under the framework of the XVIII Dance Biennial in Val-de-Marne. newsletter
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