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Cyberkaris nº 177 - March 2018
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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 Catalonia burns, the whole of Spain is on fire. Although at Interarts we have conspired not to make a big deal out of it, we are mindful that every crisis is local and global at the same time. Unique and universal at the same time. Spaces where common faults are handed out and lessons learned are gifted, in the most balanced way possible. Leaving aside the signs of a more digital conflict than ever, where new modes of transmission exceed the speed of the possible and the media disappears almost before it has emerged, there are five particularities that merit due consideration. Namely...

One: A federal monarchy is not impossible, however unlikely it may be. If today's King Emeritus practiced (let us assume with good fortune) his disruptive particularity in the form of an autonomic monarchy, given the due conditions, why not open the doors now to a federal or confederal monarchy? It is worth remembering that the conditions are created.

Two: The law is not carved in stone. The scriptures are not sacred. And constitutions (where they exist) were not created to last forever. As Jorge Drexler said, "If you want something to die, leave it alone" (Movimiento, 2017). "Not touching is prohibited," (another Jorge, this time Wagensberg) is usually wise advice.

Three: In globalisation, the only sovereignties possible are shared. Building the European Union, updating the United States of America, keeping the Commonwealth alive...perhaps these are examples of what it means today to move towards the construction of shared sovereignties. On the basis of constant negotiation. In the words of Interarts founder Eduard Delgado, this exercise is neither easy nor hard but rather "hardsy".

Four: In globalisation, the only possible geographies are variable geometries. Multicapitalities, territories that may belong to different administrative entities...The correlation between "countries", "nations" and "states" has already begun to break down. There are new logics. New logics that are possible and even necessary...

Five: Finally, in times of hybridisation and miscegenation, post-governance is urgently needed. Not in the public, or the private or the social, but quite the contrary. Neither sectoral nor multidisciplinary. Insofar as is possible, multilevel, local and global governance at the same time. Another musical quotation on that note (this time of uncertain and disputed authorship): "All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening."

Eduard Miralles, Chair of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter interarts Culture Action Europe (CAE) has launched the 1% for Culture campaign, which seeks to engage European people and organisations to influence EU policy makers as they draw up the budgets that will come into effect in 2020. The aim of the campaign is to secure significantly more financial support for culture. Interarts, a member of CAE, fully backs this initiative and encourages all of its subscribers to support the campaign by signing the manifesto and helping to spread the word using the hashtags #commit1% and #double4culture. newsletter
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newsletter The aim of the 'Culture at Work Africa' project, which was launched in February by a consortium of eight African, European and international partners, including Interarts, is to promote the public value of intercultural dialogue for social cohesion in urban Africa. Together with the European Union they are endeavouring to contribute to creating new opportunities and mobilising stakeholders to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity in urban and peri-urban areas of Africa as drivers of social inclusion and sustainable human development. 'Culture at Work Africa' has two calls for applications to select around 50 innovative on-the-ground projects to receive financial support. The projects selected will be presented by public and private cultural operators, local governments, networks and associations that represent marginalised groups from 15 African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. 'Culture at Work Africa' is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by Interarts; Arterial Network; Fine Arts Center-BOZAR; Culture et Développement; Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa - CERAV/Afrique; Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust; International Music Council - IMC; Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments - UCLG, together with their associated partners: Africa Centre for Cities of the University of Cape Town, Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS, and the Centre for Linguistic and Historical Studies through Oral Tradition - CELHTO. newsletter
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newsletter Almost 50 proposals received in the second call of SouthMed WiA newsletter
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newsletter interarts The second call for proposals of 'SouthMed WiA - Towards Greater Gender Equality: Promoting the Role and Image of Women in the Southern Mediterranean Audiovisual Sector', a project funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Film, closed on 23 February 2018. This call contained three lots: Lot 1-research activities; Lot 2-training; Lot 3-Awareness raising and advocacy, and was open to projects addressing weaknesses and issues related to gender equality and the under-representation of women in the audiovisual sector, both on the screen and behind the camera. A total number of 48 proposals have been submitted to this call, out of which 25 to lot 2 'Training', 18 to lot 3 'Awareness raising and advocacy', and only 5 to lot 1 'Research'. Of the seven target countries of the SouthMed WiA, i.e Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria and Jordan, most of the lead organizations are from Palestine (17) and Tunisia (8). Regarding the profile of the lead applicants, 25 projects have been submitted by NGOs that work in the cultural field using audiovisual content, or in the social field, advocating for gender equality and women's rights. With respect of the co-applicants, the majority is based in Tunisia (12), Palestine (9) and Lebanon (7) and they mainly are not-for-profit organizations (38) but also private, namely 12 production companies and 8 small and medium enterprises of the cultural sector. Only 2 main applicants and 1 co-applicant are TV and radio stations and the country with the lowest participation is Algeria. newsletter
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newsletter interarts In order to analyze the current situation of domestic violence in Antigua and Barbuda, the project DECIDES Caribbean has conducted an in-depth investigation on the issue, based on information, mainly provided by the Police and the Directorate of Gender Affairs, interviews, both with individuals, i.e. perpetrators and survivors, as well as groups, with focus groups involved in St. John, St. Phillip and St. Mary. The final research report is currently available. It has been written by Rawwida Baksh, principal researcher, responsible for the methodology used, and Koren Norton and Amy Hassett, local researchers, and the continued support of Alexandrina Wong, WAR's president and coordinator of the DECIDES project in Antigua. The work includes a section of recommendations about raising awareness about domestic and gender violence, protection and support for survivors and rehabilitation of perpetrators, among other aspects. 'DECIDE Caribe-Cultural rights for the development and empowerment of women against domestic violence in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean' is a project co-financed by the European Union and implemented by Interarts, Women Against Rape (WAR), Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA) and Advocates for Safe Parenthood (St. Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE). newsletter
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newsletter interarts On February 16th, a ceremony organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM took place in Bridgetown, Barbados, where the projects financed in the region by the European Union were presented. Among them is 'DECIDES Caribbean - Cultural rights to promote behavioral changes and women's empowerment against Domestic Violence in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean' whose presentation in the event fell on two local figures who have played a fundamental role in its development: Alexandrina Wong, president of Women Against Rape (WAR), and Marilyn Rice-Bowen, former president of the Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA), partner organizations of DECIDES Caribbean, together with Interarts and Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Saint Lucia) Inc. ( ASPIRE). Wong presented the objectives and main activities carried out in the framework of the project since its inception in 2016, as well as some of the products developed. Among them, the video resulted from an Audiovisual Workshop on domestic violence carried out with young people of a secondary school or the final report of the investigation on violence in Antigua and Barbuda. newsletter
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newsletter Art against gender violence: Brochure of 1 IN 3 in Barbados newsletter
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newsletter interarts The artistic exhibition 1 IN 3, which focuses on gender-based violence, arrived in Barbados in December 2017 having visited several countries and continents, as part of the DECIDES CARIBBEAN project and the 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence. The Barbados exhibit , curated by the Art Program of the World Bank in Washington DC and sponsored by the European Union, Interarts, the World Bank and UN Women, helped to raise awareness about this social scourge through the powerful messages depicted in the images created by committed artists. This aim is fully in line with DECIDES CARIBBEAN, which seeks to contribute to reducing domestic violence in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean by fostering behavioural changes in society and cooperation between the various relevant stakeholders. A brochure on the 1 IN 3 in Barbados exhibition is now available. DECIDES CARIBBEAN is co-funded by the European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), and implemented by Interarts, Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA), Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Saint Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE) and Women Against Rape Inc. (WAR). (Work by Anna Gibson in the picture). newsletter
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newsletter The On the Move network recently published a call from the Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Valletta 2018 Foundation to support the artists' mobility in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (Euro-MENA region). Creators and cultural operators who live and work in this region are invited to submit their projects. This call is made in the context of Valletta's title of European Capital of Culture 2018, where Valletta is physically and culturally a crossroads and meeting point in the centre of the Mediterranean. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2018. newsletter
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newsletter The MedFilm4all project has launched its first call for proposals, aimed at initiatives in the following southern Mediterranean countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory and Libya. The projects selected will focus on the problems related to access to films tackling social and gender issues in rural areas. Priority will be given to projects aiming at improving access and the image of women through, as well as to reinforcing the capacities of women working in the film industry. The deadline for submitting proposals is 12 April 2018. Like SouthMed WiA -whose consortium is led by Interarts-, MedFilm4all is a project financed by the European Union under the regional programme Med Film. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) are holding the 18th international story competition 'A Sea of Words'. This year's central theme is 'Memory and identity: rethinking cultural heritage', coinciding with the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The competition is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 30 years old who live in one of the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region. The aims of the competition include promoting knowledge of the different areas that make up this region and helping to share values, projects and ways of working. The deadline for submitting proposals is 20 April 2018. More information. newsletter
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newsletter interarts On the occasion of International Women's Day, the 8th of March, the 'SouthMed WiA - Towards greater gender equality: Promoting the Role and Image of Women in the Southern Mediterranean Audiovisual Sector' project circulated a number of reports on how women are represented in films and the media in three of the countries where SouthMed WiA is being implemented. On Algeria, the report was 'The Image of Women in Algerian Media'; in the case of Egypt it was 'Egyptian Film and Feminism: Egypt's View of Women Through Cinema'; and for Palestine, 'Palestinian Women Filmmakers in the New World Diaspora'. In addition to these three countries, SouthMed WiA also covers Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. The project, co-financed by the European Union under the regional programme Med Film, is implemented by Interarts (which leads the consortium), Culture & Media Agency Europe (CUMEDIAE), Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM), The Screen Institute Beirut (SIB) and the Superior School of Audiovisual and Cinema of Tunisia (ESAC), in association with the European Women's Audiovisual Network (EWA). newsletter
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newsletter The annual report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Karima Bennoune, is now available and focuses on the contribution of artistic and cultural initiatives to creating and developing right-respecting societies. Another report by Ms Bennoune about her visit to Serbia and Kosovo was also recently published. The Special Rapporteur presented the latter on 1 March to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. The videos of the debates on the report are also available (in English and the speakers' original language): 1 March, 2 March. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The book Introducción al Derecho Cultural ('Introduction to Cultural Law') was recently published as part of the 'Cultural Law Lessons Collection' edited by Atelier Libros Jurídicos de Barcelona and the International Institute of Cultural Law and Sustainable Development-IDC Cultura. Written by Erika Flores Déleon, a Law PhD student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the chair of IDC Cultura, the book addresses the principles and obligations inherent to cultural law, the state of international art and systematization in this topic, among other aspects. The work is the outcome of her doctoral thesis research and can be bought online on the Atelier website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The hottest topics related to culture in its essential role in building Europe now have a new platform for dissemination in Salon Culture, a new tool from Culture Action Europe (CAE), which includes the opinions of leading experts, legislators, artists and activists. Salon Culture offers podcasts of interviews and talks with key players in culture. The first are devoted to culture and education and the importance of placing culture at the heart of public debate and decision making. Further editions will be made available. You can stay tuned to this initiative with the hashtags #CAEPodcast and #SalonCulture. newsletter
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newsletter SouthMed CV Final Conference (Brussels, Belgium, 10 April 2018) newsletter
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newsletter interarts Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and in partnership with the Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR, the project 'SouthMed CV - Communities of Practice for the Public Value of Culture in the Southern Mediterranean' will hold its Final Conference on 10 April 2018 at BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium. The Final Conference will present the achievements of SouthMed CV and 38 sub-granted projects that have enhanced the idea that culture can have a social and economic impact in the Southern Mediterranean, thus contributing to the sustainable human development of the region. The event will also include the presentation of the printed book 'MAHATTAT' which gives an account of the cultural dynamics that animated the southern shore of the Mediterranean from 2015 to 2018 through the prism of SouthMed CV. The Final Conference will consist of a closed session and an open event. The opening of the closed session will count with the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan bint Fawwaz Al Hashemi of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and representatives of BOZAR, Interarts, and the EU, co-funder of the SouthMed CV within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture.. Oussama Rifahi -Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Lebanon)- and Ferdinand Richard -Roberto Cimetta Fund (France)- will be the key speakers of this part of the Conference which will bring together the SouthMed CV consortium, representatives of the European Commission and of the diplomatic corps in Belgium, alongside experts and cultural operators from Europe, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. During the open event, addressed to the general public in Brussels, SouthMed CV sub-grantees will present their experiences on how culture has been a key element for raising awareness on human rights issues, re-thinking the processes of urban planning, creating civic engagement platforms for young people, contributing to the economic development through the professionalisation of cultural operators, as well as promoting South-South cooperation. Mercedes Giovinazzo, Interarts Director, and Fatin Farhart, External Evaluator of SouthMed CV from Palestine, will share with the audience the conclusions on this project that has also fostered cross-border collaboration, networking and peer-to-peer exchanges among cultural operators from the targeted countries through capacity-building and mobility sessions. A Press Conference will be held in the morning of 10 April, before the main event, in order to present the SouthMed CV project to the media. (Photo: Fanni Raghman Anni, Ramallah, Palestine). 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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