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Cyberkaris nº 165 - February 2017
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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 Of all the bilbainadas that I know (bilbainadas are humorous songs, jokes or puns which gloss the specific peculiarity of the people who live in the Basque city of Bilbao) the one I like probably the most is the one about a man who upon entering a shop asks for, without thinking about it, a globe of Bilbao. In 2009, the Committee on culture of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Agenda 21 for Culture by editing the map of an imaginary city with streets and squares baptized with the names of cities and regions actively committed to the dynamics of the Agenda 21.

It has been often said that culture has become too big at the local and too small at the global scale. Many thinkers (the first was, possibly, Eduard Delgado, founder of Interarts) have defended the importance of, simultaneously, thinking locally and acting globally and have thus rhetorically subverted the older and alternative paradigm. Anyhow, the truth is that the panoply of tools at our disposal to think about the connections between a culture and a territory goes from the map, the log or chart (all probably very detailed but too limited) to the world globe or map (probably all-encompassing but far too general). We lack tools enabling a “scalable” reading and would need GPSs.

It is in this sense that I believe that a recent Culture Action Europe, the supra-network, initiative is noteworthy: at the end of last year it published a “Special Urban Newsletter” to also serve as an introduction to its annual conference which, under the explicit title of Beyond the Obvious, has just taken place in Budapest. I suspect that the document, with the usual hustle and bustle of the change of year, has unjustly gone unnoticed. Over a dozen articles by distinguished specialists in a little over fifteen pages constitute an excellent synthesis of the state of the art on the commitments of culture and the arts as regards the challenges of local and global development, specifically centered on cities. Please read it; it’s solid muscle…

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter interarts On 31 January, CulturalBase, a platform for cultural heritage and European identities, held a policy seminar in Brussels, Belgium. The seminar provided an opportunity for academic stakeholders and European professionals who belong to CulturalBase to discuss cultural heritage policies to help Europe better address current challenges such as the economic crisis and xenophobia, among others. The outcome of the joint session was a raft of proposals that CulturalBase will draw on to design the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. More information on these proposals will be available soon on the platform website. CulturalBase is run by a consortium of European partners including Interarts, and funded by Horizon 2020. newsletter
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newsletter New artistic and cultural projects with a social impact in the Southern Mediterranean newsletter
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newsletter interarts The second call for proposals from SouthMed CV has resulted in the selection of 22 projects from cultural and artistic organisations in southern Mediterranean countries. The main selection criterion was to have a social and civil society impact at local, national or regional level in the geographical area. Drawing on the experience of the first call, a third type of lot was added in the second call: initiatives that seek to strengthen the cultural sector networking capacity at national and regional level (involving partners from several countries to ensure a broader geographic impact), and to ensure their sustainability beyond the SouthMed CV project. The third modality includes projects such as: a map of cultural centres with artistic residencies (to be carried out in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Palestine); the independent publication of books on demand (Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco), and an educational project based on comic books in Arabic (Palestine, Morocco and Lebanon), to name but a few. SouthMed CV is co-funded by the European Union under the regional programme Med Culture. More information about the projects in the second call on the SouthMed CV website. newsletter
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newsletter DECIDES Caribbean: The field research in Antigua and Barbuda has begun in January 2017 newsletter
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newsletter interarts After the Antiguan Institutional Review Board's official approval of the research proposal, the local research team, coordinated by WAR's president, Alexandrina Wong, has begun early in January to conduct the field research in the parishes of St. John, St. Philip and in Barbuda. The field researchers, Amy Hasset and Koren Norton, will collect quantitative data on the incidence of Domestic Violence from relevant agencies (the police, courts, prison, juvenile/youth detention centres, Directorate of Gender Affairs, hotlines, Ministry of Education and schools, Ministry of Health and hospitals/health centres/clinics, etc.); conduct individual in-depth interviews with key stakeholders (parliamentarians, representatives of relevant Government Ministries, the police, courts, prison, juvenile detention/training centres, etc.) and individual semi-structured interviews with key informants (DV victims/survivors and perpetrators). Also, they will carry out Focus Group Discussions with key stakeholders in the selected parishes (representatives of local/parish councils, health professionals, education professionals, representatives of FBOs, NGOs and CBOs, youth representatives, etc.). The Principal Researcher, Dr. Rawwida Baksh, will collect qualitative and quantitative information emerged from the research to draft a situational analysis of Domestic Violence in Antigua and Barbuda. More information on DECIDES Caribbean. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Memory, education and learning, mobility, violence and resilience, and sustainability are the topics of the five themes that make up the LAIC project. Arts and/or culture organisations from five Latin American cities came up with various creative proposals for urban development linked to these five themes from 15 to 19 November at the UrbanLab workshop (Medellin, Colombia). The reports on the work carried out are now available in Spanish: theme Education/Learning, led by Escuelab (Lima, Peru); theme Memory, led by Colectivo LAAL vaca (Puebla, Mexico); theme Mobility/Accessibility, led by Centro BijaRi (Curitiba, Brazil); theme Resiliency/Sustainability, led by Colectivo La Ciudad Verde (Medellin, Colombia); theme Violence/Reconciliation, led by The Fire Theory (San Salvador, El Salvador). Work on these reports will be ongoing until the official presentation at Bozar (Brussels, Belgium) in May 2017. 'Culture and arts supporting social cohesion in Latin American cities-LAIC' is a project developed by Interarts (Spain) and BOZAR (Belgium) and funded by the Directorate-General of International Cooperation and Development, Regional Programmes for Latin America and the Caribbean (Unit G2) of the European Commission. newsletter
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newsletter Culture for all - phase III: new materials available newsletter
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newsletter interarts The project 'Culture for all - phase III', which aimed to contribute to the cultural and socio-economic development of Kosovo by strengthening the cultural sector and promoting inclusive cultural, educational and recreational activities to boost interaction between communities and citizens from differing backgrounds, came to an end in November 2016. Numerous initiatives were undertaken during the two years that 'Culture for all-phase III' ran. Recently, materials related to the most significant activities were published. These include the final report of the regional conference 'Strengthen·ing Culture' (Pristina, Kosovo, 21 and 22 September 2016), where cultural policymakers and cultural operators from Kosovo, the Balkans and other European countries shared perspectives on strategic approaches that drive cultural systems. The 'Culture for all-phase III' project was run by Interarts, ARCS-Arci Cultura e Sviluppo and Culture Action Europe and managed by the EU Office in Kosovo. newsletter
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newsletter EFFE-Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, is an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA) that is co-funded by the European Union. Its first initiative is a quality label, the EFFE Label, given to festivals with an artistic commitment, involvement in their local communities, and a European and global outlook. Festivals that wish to get this prestigious label are invited to apply. A jury of international experts will assess applications. The deadline for requesting the EFFE Label for 2017-2018 is 17 February 2017. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The year 2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative managed by the European Commission to promote heritage as a shared resource for the future of Europe. The Commission is seeking to actively engage as many stakeholders as possible: cultural heritage organisations and others related to the culture sector, including transnational cultural networks, NGOs and culture organisations. To do so, the European Commission is leading a process called 'Voices of Culture', which is a structured dialogue between the European Commission and the European culture sector. Three meetings with sector representatives are planned for 2017 as part of the process. A special call has been launched to select participants. Those interested are invited to submit applications by 20 February 2017. Other initiatives such as the CulturalBase Platform, in which Interarts participates, are also drawing up proposals for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. newsletter
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newsletter Med Culture recently announced it was holding an international competition b.creative challenge. It is aimed at artists and cultural and creative entrepreneurs aged 40 or under who work in one of the following fields: visual arts, advertising, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film and video, television, music, performing arts, gastronomy and computer games. Those interested are invited to submit their proposal, which must be on a social issue such as environmental protection, sustainable development, poverty reduction, social cohesion, access to education, digital literacy, and so forth. The deadline to apply is 28 February 2017. newsletter
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newsletter Dokufest Festival: open call newsletter
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newsletter interarts The 16th Dokufest Festival will take place from 4 to 12 August in Prizren, Kosovo. The organisers are inviting visual artists to participate in the festival with documentaries, either feature length or short, as well as short fiction and animated or experimental pieces. The aim is to gather new independent works that explore boundaries, challenge audiences, experiment with style and technique or inspire with creativity. The deadline for entries is 28 February 2017. The Dokufest Festival includes cultural activities alongside audiovisual screenings. More information. newsletter
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newsletter First International Conference on Art and Identity Policies: call for papers newsletter
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newsletter The Art and Identity Policies Research Group at the University of Murcia is holding an international congress in Murcia, Spain, from May 31 to June 2, 2017. The organisers are inviting professors, researchers and professionals in any field involving the study of migratory narratives and their representation to submit proposals for papers on the following topics: 1) East/West: Borders, representations and migration narratives; 2) Transnationalism and gender; 3) Reformulating identity from a distance: hybrid subjectivities and transcultural artistic practices; 4) Art and Digital Media: visual culture and transmedia; 5) Representations of mobility. The deadline for proposals is 28 February 2017. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The European Commission has launched a new line of activity called STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology and the Arts. As part of this it has appointed Arts Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society to launch an international prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize 2017 seeks to harness the great potential of the artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies to contribute to developing new economic, social and business models. The deadline to take part is 3 March 2017. newsletter
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newsletter Itaú Cultural Observatory recently created a research programme in the economics of culture 2017, which aims to foster reflections on the culture sector and share the resulting experience and knowledge by providing financial support to selected projects. The projects must be studies of the economics of culture, linked to universities or research centres in Brazil or other countries, focusing on some of the following: information systems, indicators, financing, internationalization, job market, demand, and territorial development. Itaú Cultural Observatory will select ten projects. Those interested must register between 13 March and 30 April 2017. newsletter
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newsletter Guide to cultural mobility funding in Brazil newsletter
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newsletter On-the-Move in conjunction with Embaixada Cultural recently published a guide on funding opportunities for cultural mobility. It is aimed at Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists, culture professionals and organisations for mobility and project development. The guide is structured in the same way as previous guides on other countries and can be taken as a pilot document for a forthcoming manual that will compile all possible information on this issue for all countries in Central and Latin America and the Caribbean. This project is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Commissioned in 2015 by the German Federal Cultural Foundation-KSB, Dr Cornelia Dümcke conducted a study on funds for dance, specifically on 'TANFONDS ERBE', funding of art projects dedicated to the cultural heritage of dance. The study examined issues such as the influence of the concept of heritage on the artistic work of those involved in the projects, and possible unexpected effects of funding. The resulting report in German is an analysis of the situation with dance, considering its uniqueness, as intangible cultural heritage. A version of this paper in English is now available. Dr Cornelia Dümcke is a cultural economist and founder of Cultural Concepts, and along with Interarts participated in the project 'CulturalBase. Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities'. newsletter
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newsletter The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recently published an introduction to copyright. Aiming to explain the fundamentals of copyright, the WIPO publication describes types of copyright law as well as limitations and exceptions to copyright and transfer of copyright. The information provided is general and does not focus on any particular country. The booklet also contains a section on further information including links to the WIPO website for further reading. It is available in Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Russian and Mandarin Chinese. newsletter
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newsletter Commissioned by Public Health England (PHE), Dr Norma Daykin of the University of Winchester and the University of the West of England (UWE) (Bristol) and Tim Joss, chief executive of Aesop, have written a document entitled 'Arts for Health' to boost awareness of the role that the arts can play in this area. It provides guidance on effective ways of documenting and evaluating arts projects and programmes that seek to improve health and wellbeing, and offers a greater understanding of the range of arts activities that can be used and the resources needed to develop and sustain best practice. It includes guidance on documenting and evaluating group-based arts for health and wellbeing activity using quantitative and qualitative methods. newsletter
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newsletter Book 'Evaluating public culture policies' newsletter
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newsletter Based on the conclusions of the conference on the economy of culture and communication organised by the Department of Studies, Planning and Statistics of the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France, this book contains summarised contributions from researchers and culture stakeholders who attended the conference. It presents the new results from the evaluation of the impact of cancelling subsidised festivals, laws on the internet and creation, education policies, and fiscal policies on distribution of works. The publication can be purchased from this link. newsletter
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newsletter Conference on museums and their publics (Warsaw, Poland, 13-15 March 2017) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Network of European Museums Organisations (NEMO) recently announced an international conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on museums and their publics at sites of conflicted history. The conference will take place at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a very significant space that is closely linked to the topic. It will explore the role of museums in negotiating new public histories in societies in transition, as old narratives and historical policies are questioned and stories once silenced are given voice. newsletter
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newsletter Stockholm, Sweden, 20-24 February 2017. See Cyberkaris 164 January 2017. newsletter
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newsletter Madrid, 22-26 February 2017. See Cyberkaris 164 January 2017. 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 5.400 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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