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Cyberkaris nş 106 - October 2011
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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 In only a few weeks we have witnessed the appointment of singer Susana Baca as the minister of culture of Ayanta Humala's new government in Peru and the statements by Ángeles González-Sinde, Spain's minister of culture, expressing her wish to go back to her job as a scriptwriter and film director, whichever the outcome of the forthcoming general elections in November. Starting with writer and filmmaker André Malraux, the first head of the French ministry of cultural affairs in 1959, artists and creative professionals have frequently been elevated to ministerial posts: writer Jorge Semprún in Spain, musicians Gilberto Gil and Anna de Hollanda in Brazil and filmmaker Jorge Coscia in Argentina, are only some recent examples.

However, discussing the potential vices and virtues of such decisions ends up being an exercise as relative and uncertain as wondering whether, deep down, setting up a ministry of culture is better than not having one. When almost a quarter of a century ago the earliest training programmes in cultural policies and management were established in many places, it was usual to describe the big differences existing between states as "arbiters", in the case of countries which had chosen the arts council formula, with a more or less explicit distance between politics and culture, and states as "engineers", for those that entrusted a ministerial structure with the jurisdiction in cultural matters. Over time we have witnessed a wide range of formulas: from the coexistence of both structures (in the case of the UK), to cultural councils led by a minister (Chile), through hugely-decentralised institutional frameworks which later opted for a federal, ministerial coordination structure (Germany), as well as the allocation of sectorial responsibilities to different ministries (Italy and Ecuador).

In the sort of hasty liquidation of the welfare state and its foundations toward which we seem to be unrelentingly headed as a result of a crisis that, joking or not, is opening its fourth triumphal year, perhaps it is worth reflecting, beyond the inevitable budget cuts, on the cultural institutions that we have and the institutions that we want for culture. And instead of the easy temptation to amputate structures, it may be worth thinking that having ministries of culture which are strong (which does not mean colossal nor overweight), modern (and that may be a reason for designing it with a different structure) and capable of a horizontal dialogue with structural policies (whether their leaders sit together on the same table once a week or not) may end up being a very good deal.

Eduard Miralles, Chair of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
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newsletter In the framework of the 4th Ibero-American Conference on Culture held from 14 to 17 September in Mar del Plata, Argentina, a deliberative meeting on the future of the Ibero-American Forum on Cultural Policies in the municipal and local context was carried out, promoted by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) as a consolidation tool of the Ibero-American Cultural Charter. Eduard Miralles, president of the Interarts Foundation, participated as an expert. Among other findings, it was agreed to propose to SEGIB to hold a new edition of the Forum in Quilmes, Argentina, in 2012, as well as the building of a permanent digital platform and the design of a training programme on issues related to the Ibero-American Cultural Charter addressed to policy makers and local government officers. newsletter
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newsletter PRACTICS Final Partner Meeting in ArtLab11 newsletter
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newsletter interarts The final partner meeting of PRACTICS, a European project on artistic mobility, was held in September 23, in Lecce, Italy, in the framework of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo's annual meeting ArtLab11. During the meeting, PRACTICS partners discussed on issues such as the final project findings and recommendations, activities to carry out until the project's closing and the opportunities for future sustainability. In the broader context of the ArtLab11 meeting, the PRACTICS project was presented to Italian culture professionals at the international workshop "Encouraging cross-border cultural mobility" and the launch of the Guide on Funding Sources for Mobility in Europe was announced. Interarts is one of the project partners which after three years is coming to its end in November this year. newsletter
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newsletter In the context of the PRACTICS project, Interarts and On-The-Move have recently published a thorough practical guide on funding sources for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals in 35 European countries. The guide, which aims to address the disperson of information resources in this field, contains details of over 750 funding schemes managed by almost 500 institutions, organisations, funds and centres, aimed at professionals from all art forms and cultural sectors. Research has been supported by the European Commission, the main sponsor of the PRACTICS project, as well as the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The guide can be accessed here. newsletter
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newsletter In the framework of the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture organised by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) from 3 to 6 October in Melbourne, the president of the Interarts Foundation, Eduard Miralles, representing the UCLG Committee on Culture, will participate in both the opening plenary session and a round table on city development through culture and a citizen encounter on this topic within the "Melbourne Conversations". Eduard Miralles will also take part in the conference on "What can be done for the local development from culture", organised by UCLG Asia-Pacific department and the Culture Development Network of Victoria, on the occasion of the 5th summit of IFACCA. In the context of the summit, we are also pleased to mention that Annamari Laaksonen, project coordinator at Interarts and currently carrying out a research sabbatical at IFACCA, has been responsible for coordinating the preparation of the document "Creative Partnerships: Intersections between the arts, culture and other sectors".
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newsletter Taipei: International Urban Creativity Forum 2011: A Tale of Four Cities newsletter
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newsletter interarts The International Urban Creativity Forum 2011 will be held from 18 to 19 October in Taipei. The event will be a combination of a forum and a workshop, where Taipei City government, academia and various industries will invite three international experts from different cities to present their experiences on the planning of their corresponding cities, as well as to exchange ideas and views on the challenges in Taipei's urban development. The three invited cities are Bangkok, Barcelona and London. Joan Giró, member and secretary of the Board of the Interarts Foundation and who has held senior posts at the Universal Forum Barcelona 2004 and 22@, will represent Barcelona and will speak in two sessions: one about the integration of the old and new city and another about its regeneration. newsletter
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newsletter International Exhibition and Competition of Contemporary Arts ''Russian Art Week'': Call for Participation newsletter
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newsletter interarts The International Exhibition and Competition of Contemporary Arts "Russian Art Week" will take place from 2 to 9 November, in Moscow. The competition is open to professional and emerging artists, as well as art and design students. The event, organised in collaboration with the City of Moscow, allows for two types of participation: online and in person, for different categories such as painting, graphic design, photography, sculpture, crafts, etc. In addition, the programme includes lectures, workshops and master-classes for participants. Registration deadline is 18 October 2011. Information and guidelines. newsletter
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newsletter Local Cultural Policies Handbook newsletter
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newsletter interarts This new publication compiles case studies of cultural projects developed in a participatory and inclusive manner in order to demonstrate that the planning and development of the cultural sphere on the city scale is fundamental for the participation of public and private institutions, as well as city inhabitants in terms of devising plans with long-term applicability and durable impact. The handbook, entitled Local Cultural Policies Handbook. Steps, Tools and Case Studies is edited by Eylem Ertürk and published by Bilgi University, Anadolu Kültür, Boekmanstichting and the European Cultural Foundation, with the participation of experts such as Ülkü Zümray Kutlu, Ayca Ince, Ezgi Ariduru and Jordi Pascual. newsletter
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newsletter The second issue of the Spanish Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is a thematic issue which analyses the inclusive role that museums should have in society, primarily in the areas of accessibility for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. The magazine analyses the main aspects to take into account such as building and interior design, the organisation of permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational activities, and external dissemination and communication. Access the magazine here. newsletter
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newsletter The Contribution of Culture to the Implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy: Publication of Conference Proceedings newsletter
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newsletter In the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union, the conference "The Contribution of Culture to the Implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy" took place from 28 February to 1 March 2011, in Budapest. Among the 175 experts who participated in the sessions was Eduard Miralles, president of the Interarts Foundation. Together with other presentations, his conference "Culture: Fourth pillar and third system", is included in this publication recently edited by organisers, with the most important aspects from the conference. The conference report, as well as complete versions of speeches and additional contributions, is available at the event's website. newsletter
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newsletter interarts Issue 56 of the Passages magazine is dedicated to the topic of cultural journalism in transformation, affected both by the economic crisis and new media. The issue published by Swiss Foundation for Culture Pro Helvetia focuses on these effects, which can be observed both online and offline. Passages combs through the internet in search of cultural information of substance and casts a critical eye on traditional media in the field of culture. newsletter
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newsletter Documenta, the European Institute for Training and Development, has published on its website two new documents on cultural cooperation for development that can now be downloaded. The first publication, entitled "Culture and Development in Intelligent and Responsible Territories", gathers theoretical reflexions and good practices on the role of culture in sustainable development. The title of the second document is "Participative Management of Water in Intelligent and Responsible Territories", and provides data on the integrated management of water, based on the work that this institute is carrying out in Ecuador. Website registration is requested. newsletter
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newsletter interarts The latest issue of Kulturkontakt Austria's (KKA) newsletter is dedicated to culture, inclusive education and social inclusion in Austria and the Balkans. The publication, bilingual in German and English, compiles a series of articles from experts on these issues, including views of young people who describe their everyday experiences in an inclusion class and comment on participation opportunities for young people. Access to articles in English. newsletter
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newsletter International Seminar ''The Relationships between Communication and Culture for Development - A Commitment with the Millennium Development Goals'' (Girona, 13-14 October 2011) newsletter
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newsletter The UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation at the University of Girona, which aims to promote an integrated research and knowledge-transfer system in the field of culture and development and its relation with other fields such as education, economy and communication, is organising a seminar from 13 to 14 October, in Girona. The event will be held in the framework of the Chair's awareness-raising strategy on progress made over recent decades towards more efficient and competitive media cooperation, contributing to human development and cultural diversity. The programme includes expert lectures, the elaboration of a position document and a further debate among participants. Information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter LA WEB MEDIATIZADA - A Cultural Web Channel ''live online'' (Barcelona, 19-21 October 2011) newsletter
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newsletter From 19 to 21 October the cultural channel LA WEB MEDIATIZADA will be produced and broadcast live from the Auditorium of Arts Santa Mňnica in Barcelona. Directed by María de Marías and Andrew Colquhoun (Livemedia Association), this cultural web channel is presented as an intersticial space of production situated between the arts, culture, audiovisual production and media, from the perspective of the new media scenarios that emerge from the Internet. From the premise of a "live transmission environment", LA WEB MEDIATIZADA will launch various cultural programmes produced for the Web and "live online" conversations around topics such as kinematics and Internet, online interactive platforms and media ethnography. The programme is accessible to a live audience in the Auditorium of Arts Santa Mňnica and online in High Definition. Information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter VII International Meeting of Theatre and Education (Barcelona, 26-30 October 2011) newsletter
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newsletter In the framework of the FRATT Project, funded by the European Union, Forn de Teatre pa'tothom is organising the 7th edition of the international meeting entitled "Fighting against racism through theatre". The programme includes the participation of professionals and experts from the whole world in order to analyse phenomena such as stigmatizing communities, the way foreigners are associated with lack of safety, the lack of a social response to certain comments or acts of injustice, the direct work with undocumented immigrants, racism as a daily incident; subtle racism, etc. During the meeting works carried out in diverse countries about the fight against racism will be presented. newsletter
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newsletter SHARE#1 Helsinki Conference (Helsinki, 4-5 November 2011) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The international SHADE project (acronym for "Step-change for Higher Arts Research and Education") is aimed at creating networks in order to promote artistic research and education of the doctoral level studies (3rd cycle). From 4 to 5 November the project is organising its first annual conference in Helsinki. During these two days the conference will gather important figures from the artistic research world and will offer presentations, debate, working groups, etc. The conference will provide an overview of perspectives on artistic research from beyond the European context, as well as directions for artistic research collaboration through SHARE. newsletter
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newsletter Shortcut Europe 2011 (Warsaw, Poland, 16-18 November 2011) newsletter
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newsletter In the framework of the Polish presidency of the EU, the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) and its partners in Poland are organising the Shortcut Europe Conference 2011. This international encounter of cultural managers, artists, creatives, social activists, politicians and cultural journalists from Poland, EU, Central and Eastern Europe with the objective to create a forum for public debate about culture and cultural education and an exchange platform for practical knowledge about cultural strategies and policies will take place from 16 to 18 November in Warsaw. Information and registration. newsletter
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newsletter 4th International Conference on Creative Cities (Madrid, 24-26 November 2011) newsletter
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newsletter interarts The Kreanta Foundation, which regularly organises this conference, and the City Council of Madrid are finalizing the organization of the 4th edition of this event. As in previous years, the objective of the International Conference on Creative Cities is to provide professionals in culture, urban development and economic promotion with a space for discussion on creativity and innovation in cities, and thus contribute to a meeting between cultural policies and urban policies. On this occasion there will be five thematic areas: Culture, uncertain times and diverse cities; Science, innovation and social entrepreneurship; Digital society and open culture; Citizenship, culture and territory; and creative Madrid. newsletter
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newsletter Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2011. See Cyberkaris 104, July 2011. newsletter
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newsletter Tampere, Finland, 10-12 October. See Cyberkaris 105, September 2011. newsletter
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newsletter Tallinn, Estonia, 19-21 October 2011. See Cyberkaris 104, July 2011. newsletter
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newsletter Brussels, 20-21 October 2011. See Cyberkaris 105, September 2011. newsletter
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newsletter Barcelona, 27-29 October 2011. See Cyberkaris 105, September 2011. 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 5.000 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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