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Cyberkaris nº 168 - May 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 The Directorate-General for Cultural and Scientific Relations of the Spanish International Development Cooperation Agency recently convened a commemorative day to mark the tenth anniversary of its Culture and Development Strategy. The day also included the presentation of a supposedly itinerant exhibition on the achievements made during the decade of the strategy. Up to this point none of this would be news, were it not for the minor detail that over these ten years, in the last six or seven (and each to his own political conclusion on that) there has been a complete standstill (if not a real regression) in the strategy's initial approach and outputs from the first two or three years, under the pretext of cutbacks required as a result of the economic crisis.

Our older readers will recall that in the early 1990s a generation of young people heeded the call to action and demanded that the Spanish state earmark at least 0.7% of its GDP for development cooperation. In 2009 (i.e., at the beginning of socialist Rodríguez Zapatero's second term), our country hit the record figure of 0.46%. Notwithstanding, in 2015, Spain dropped back to below 0.21%, putting it in the same bracket as the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland as the four OECD countries that allocate the smallest part of the budget to cooperation. Naturally, the economic crisis has been the perfect excuse to justify this backslide. And yet, countries like Greece or Portugal, which have a lower GDP and despite the crisis, the cutbacks and even the bailout, have managed to uphold their contribution.

Beyond the big figures, it is necessary to carefully analyse the content and guidelines of our current culture cooperation, to conclude without a doubt that there is certainly nothing to celebrate. In the words of Jorge Wagensberg, people believe that the countries that contribute significantly to development cooperation do so because they are rich, when as a matter of fact, the reason they are rich is because they have made development cooperation one of their priorities in an increasingly globalised world. Beware, then, of celebrating the birthday of the deceased...

Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter interarts From 13 to 26 April, eight students from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) visited Barcelona as a compulsory part of their curriculum and in keeping with its pre-graduate practice. Interarts was responsible for organising and coordinating this part of the programme, which aims to give participants an overview of culture in Barcelona, particularly the role that culture has played in the city's sustainable development in the last thirty years since the Olympic Games in 1992. The study visit included an introduction to the cultural landscape of Barcelona, a project management workshop, and an in-house training programme at one of Barcelona's four participating cultural organisations: Hangar, La Central del Circ, La Caldera and El Graner. newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 24 and 25 April, the Goethe Institut Barcelona held a workshop with representatives of Interarts, Gudran and BAC Art Center. These are three of the partners currently implementing the project 'SouthMed CV -
Community practices around the public value of culture in the Southern Mediterranean'
, which is co-financed by the EU under the regional programme Med Culture. Representatives of cultural and / or social organisations from Algeria, Morocco and Lebanon also attended. The aim of the workshop was for participants to share their experiences of their projects and organisations, all of which are based around culture, with a view to exploring the possibilities of a new project for 2018 in the Euro-Mediterranean region, which would be supported by the Goethe Institut Barcelona with the collaboration of other organisations from Euro-Mediterranean countries. The workshop was coordinated by Xavier de Luca from JISER Reflexions Mediterrànies and Toni Cots (Interarts, coordinator of the SouthMed CV project). (Photo: Lupe García. Goethe-Institut Barcelona.)
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newsletter The Cultural Ministry of the Spanish Embassy in Belgium, in coordination with other Ibero-American embassies, is holding a practical seminar on cultural projects for entrepreneurs and artists.'Tools for Creative Entrepreneurs: crowdfunding, branding & storytelling' will be led by Economía Creativa Consultancy on Wednesday 17 May in Brussels. The seminar will present tools and instruments needed to develop and promote projects in the launch phase in several sectors, with special emphasis on the creative-cultural and tourism sectors, aimed at young Ibero-American entrepreneurs with projects conceived and/or developed in Belgium. Experts from the project LAIC - Culture and Arts supporting social cohesion in Latin American cities are taking part in the workshop, which is a project (led by Interarts in collaboration with Bozar and financed by the European Union with the collaboration of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain. Information and programme. newsletter
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newsletter All ready for the inauguration of the exhibition'Latin American Cartographies' newsletter
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newsletter interarts The inauguration of the exhibition 'Latin American Cartographies' will take place on 18 May at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels, Belgium). The exhibition runs from 19 May to 6 August 2017 and is a visual laboratory of Latin American urban realities, with artists at the forefront of taking new perspectives on violence, learning, memory, resilience and mobility. In El Salvador a football match was played between the old army and the guerrillas. A Mexican group critically explores how a Belgian architect contributed to Medellin's urban development in the 1920s. Other artists find the resilience of cities in air and mobility issues... In all there are five cities and five working nodes: Lima (Peru), Medellín (Colombia), San Salvador (El Salvador), Curitiba (Brazil) and Puebla (Mexico). The exhibition includes videos, photos, sounds, installations, research materials and more created by artists, groups and cultural operators in Latin America and Europe as part of LAIC - Culture and Arts in support of Social Cohesion in Latin American Cities project. LAIC is a project implemented 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. Free entry. (Photo: Método Salgari). newsletter
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newsletter interarts Interarts is finalising its contribution to this event organised by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, which brings together stakeholders working towards community development and tackling poverty. Held on 7 and 8 June 2017, Interarts will have a stand at the EDD entitled 'The Value of Culture' to give information on the projects it is currently running in Latin America, the Caribbean and the southern Mediterranean. In addition, the foundation is preparing a programme of presentations about these projects, which it will give at the stand over the two days. The programme will be available soon at this link. newsletter
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newsletter interarts On 21 and 22 November 2016, three workshops were held in Bridgetown, Barbados, as part of the project DECIDES Caribbean, the aim of which was to give further training to civil society organisations (CSOs) on gender violence and domestic violence in their area. The three handbooks are now available in English. The first, led by researcher Dr. Rawwida Baksh, is on the research methodology, data collection and analysis, The second is about the workshop on project management and financing given by Interarts experts Claudia Rosignoli and Valérie Weerts, while the third provides an introduction and relevant advice on promotion, advocacy, and lobbying by activist Flavia Cherry from ASPIRE, aimed at CSOs working in these fields. DECIDES Caribbean is implemented by Interarts, Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA), Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Sant Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE) and Women Against Rape Inc. (WAR), supervised by the European Union delegation in Barbados, Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, and co-financed by the European Commission as part of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). newsletter
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newsletter ENCATC Annual Research Session on Cultural Management and Policy: call for papers newsletter
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newsletter ENCATC is holding its 25th Congress on Cultural Management and Policy in September 2017. The theme will be'Click, Connect and Collaborate!' and seeks to explore new directions orientations in sustaining cultural networks. In addition, the 8th Annual ENCATC Research Session will be held as part of the congress. The European network on cultural management and policy welcomes submissions of papers or proposals for thematic sessions, before the deadline of 15 May 2017. Topics related to the main congress theme are: network governance leadership; business models; evaluation processes and methods, and network internationalisation. Proposals on other areas of management and cultural policies are also accepted. Information. newsletter
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newsletter Consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on women's cultural rights newsletter
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newsletter As announced in her last report to the Human Right's Council in March, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms Karima Bennoune, intends to devote her next thematic report to the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women, and would like to invite all relevant actors to send contributions to inform her study. The Special Rapporteur strongly encourages those making contributions to read her report A/HRC/34/56, as well as the report of her predecessor on the cultural rights of women, A/67/287, both available at this link. Submissions of maximum 2,500 words can be submitted electronically by 19 May 2017.
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newsletter Itaú Cultural Observatory of Research in the Economy of Culture 2017: open call newsletter
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newsletter interarts To drive forward research in the creative economics, Itaú Cultural is launching the programme Itaú Cultural Observatory of Research in the Economy of Culture 2017. This international initiative seeks to gather studies on this area of the economy that focus on matters such as information systems, indicators, internationalisation, financing, the job market, demand, and territorial development. The programme is split into two categories: planned or ongoing research projects, and dissemination of finalised research. The projects presented must be linked to universities or research centres in Brazil and abroad. Deadline for submission: 4 June 2017. More information and enrolment. newsletter
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newsletter The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been requested by the Human Rights Council to organise a one-day seminar on'Cultural rights and the protection of cultural heritage'. The Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, will participate in this event, which will take place on 7 July 2017 in room XIX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva. Further details on the objectives and programme of the day will be circulated later on and posted on the webpage, where you will also find all relevant documentation and the procedure to attend.
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newsletter The Contemporary African Art Biennial will be held in Dakar in May and June 2018. This international artistic event focusing on contemporary visual arts brings together African and diaspora artists as well as contemporary art professionals from all continents. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of the Republic of Senegal, one of the goals of this event is to promote African visual artists internationally and boost their presence on art markets worldwide. Artists can submit applications to take part before 31 July 2017. Information and terms. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In partnership with Interarts, ConArte International launched the'Planters' project in 2014, with a view to exploring new ways to boost the role of the arts in education. A micro-sponsorship campaign raised funds to make a video showing the impact of the first cycle of the project. Over 450 students participated in this phase during the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16. Schools and institutes from various towns in Gerona (Figueres, Salt, Torroella de Montgrí and L'Estartit) hosted weekly dance, theatre and music workshops during school time, led by artists and teachers themselves. (Photo: ConArte Internacional). newsletter
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newsletter As part of the Creative Europe program, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Culture Action Europe, ECCOM and Intercult have carried out a 'Study on audience development -How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations'. The aim of the study is to provide successful approaches and methods in the area of audience development to be disseminated among European cultural organisations that may find it useful. The focus is both internal (boards of directors, communication and artistic departments, advisory committees and other decision structures) and external (public authorities, patrons, friends schemes, sponsors, etc.). In addition, the matters addressed in the study will be used as a basis for selection criteria in future calls for proposals launched by the Creative Europe programme. newsletter
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newsletter interarts One of the activities under the Donostia/San Sebastián European Capital of Culture 2016 (DSS2016) was an itinerant embassy called Europa Transit, which toured ten European cities that have been or are scenarios of war or conflicts: Ceuta, Belfast, Dresden, Wroclaw, Sarajevo, Moscow, Paphos, Plovdiv, Pristina and Thessaloniki. The aim of this initiative was to foster empathy and mutual understanding. The Europe Transit team, led by filmmaker Xuban Intxausti, filmed a documentary in each city comprising a report of the conflict and a look at the cultural references it has left behind. The videos were broadcast by ETB in 2016 and were selected for various international film festivals. They can now be watched on the DSS2016 website. (Photo: Europa Transit). newsletter
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newsletter interarts This study by the National Council of Culture and the Arts of Chile through the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-ministerial Committee for the Creative Economy aims to provide updated indicators on the impact of the cultural sector in the country from 2010-2015. Despite the complexities of measuring the impact, linked to the difficulty in defining an activity that overlaps with others such as telecommunications or teaching, the figures set out in the study confirm that the creative sector contributes definitively and considerably to generating economic value. newsletter
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newsletter The new sociology of the arts. A global perspective from the Spanish-speaking world newsletter
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newsletter interarts In this recently published book, Arturo Rodríguez Morató and Álvaro Santana Acuña compile contributions from Spanish-speaking arts sociologists. With texts by academics from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay, the book provides fresh impetus for this discipline in the Spanish-speaking world. The book can be purchased online from the publisher's website, Gedisa Argentina. Arturo Rodríguez Morató lectures in Sociology at the University of Barcelona, a coordinating entity of the Social Platform of European Identities and Cultural Heritage CulturalBase, a consortium that Interarts is a member of. newsletter
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newsletter South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) National Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa, 24-25 May 2017) newsletter
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newsletter interarts With the title 'The Creative Economy and Development-Perspectives from Developed and Emerging Economies', the conference will comprise presentations and round tables from local, national and international perspectives on the interface between the creative economy and development. Participants will be able to discuss and consider matters such as: trends and issues in the creative economy; human resources in cultural and creative industries; public policies and the creative economy; experiences of the creative economy in South Africa, and more. The conference is organised by the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) and the Department of Art and Culture (DAC). More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts RESET is back at Caixa Forum Barcelona: and international event on culture in times of change to share experiences and find out the latest in digital and technology area applied to the cultural sector. With: Allegra Burnette (MoMA), Marina Wilder (Pentagram), Simon Lee (Incubia), Espada y Santa Cruz, Joxe Mari Aizega (Basque Culinary Center), Gumersindo Lafuente, Àngels Margarit (Mercat de les Flors), Jordi Tort (L'Auditori), Josep Perelló (University of Barcelona), Juan Insúa (CCCBLab), Lluís Noguer (CosmoCaixa Barcelona), Mara Dierssen (Centre for Genome Regulation), María Acaso (Universidad Complutense) ... and many more. Two days of keynote addresses from international speakers; the videos of the year in'Screen';'Zoom' in musics, expos, screens, trips, readings, media, scenes and games; experimentation with'Art in Progress', the interactive site-specific for RESET; the opportunity for savouring, experimenting, thinking, explaining and learning in'Gerundio'; start off with yoga in'WAKE UP!'; chat with personalities in'A coffee with...', and network at the performances on the Caixa Forum Barcelona roof terrace in'Roof Arts'. Open for registration. Special rates for students and professionals. Follow RESET on Twitter and Instagram on @RESET_cultura. 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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