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Culturelink Newsletter No. 032/December 2007

IN THIS ISSUE

News from the Focal Point

1.   CULTURELINK PUBLICATION ON UNESCO'S CONVENTION ONLINE

Calls for Papers

2.   INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

3.   CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CULTURAL & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

4.   INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THE TENDENCIES AND CHALLENGES OF CULTURAL POLICIES IN WESTERN COUNTRIES

5.   TSCF 2008 INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CAPITAL CONFERENCE

Calls for Entries and Applications

6.   EUROPEAN MEDIA ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXCHANGE 2008

7.   A.I.R. INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCIES / FILMFEST

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

8.   TEACHING CULTURAL POLICY

9.   INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS LABORATORY

International Conferences and Festivals

10.   2ND ICACA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2008

11.   NOMADISM, NEW MEDIA AND NEW ARTISTIC MOBILITY IN EUROPE

12.   THEATRE METHODS 08

Projects and Announcements

13.   VOICI THE VALLEY CULTUREWAY

14.   CULTURE EUROPE INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE

New Books and Publications

15.   RESPECT FOR ART

16.   CULTURE, THE SOUL OF DEMOCRACY

17.   INTELLECTUALS AND CULTURAL POLICY

18.   MASKS: THE ONLINE JOURNAL OF LAW AND THEATRE

News from the Focal Point

1.   CULTURELINK PUBLICATION ON UNESCO'S CONVENTION ONLINE

The book UNESCO's Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: Making it Work, edited by Nina Obuljen and Joost Smiers and published in the Culturelink Joint Publications Series, would certainly find its place on a list of the most sought after books in 2007. From the beginning of January, when the book appeared, to just about the end of the year, the book met with an enormous demand and numerous orders, in addition to the over 1000 issues sent to Culturelink Network members. Such an interest is not surprising as the book not only talks about the activities preceding the adoption of the Convention and the reasons and strategies for its effective implementation, but also takes a look at the struggle for cultural diversity on the theoretical level and in daily practice. Recently made available online, the book is now truly accessible to the entire world community. >>>

Calls for Papers

2.   INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

The Conference Board of Canada, with support from The Department of Canadian Heritage, is organizing an International Forum on the Creative Economy to take place in Ottawa, Canada on 17-18 March 2008. Submissions by academics, think tanks, research agencies, and not-for-profit and business professionals are invited. >>>

3.   CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CULTURAL & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Marking the 25th anniversary of the National Cultural Foundation, a statutory body overseeing the development, promotion, preservation and economic viability of Barbadian culture and heritage, the NCF will host the Caribbean International Conference on the Cultural and Creative Industries in St. James, Barbados on 5-6 May 2008. The deadline for abstracts is 30 January 2007. >>>

4.   INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THE TENDENCIES AND CHALLENGES OF CULTURAL POLICIES IN WESTERN COUNTRIES

The Quebec National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) invites papers to the International Colloquium on the Tendencies and Challenges of Cultural Policies in Western Countries, to be held in Quebec, Canada, on 7-8 May 2008. Submission deadline is 7 January 2008. >>>

5.   TSCF 2008 INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CAPITAL CONFERENCE

The Social Capital Foundation invites papers and proposals to its TSCF 2008 International Social Capital Conference, to be held in Buggiba, Malta, on 19-22 September 2008, under the title Perspectives on Social Capital and Social Inclusion. Submission deadline is 30 July 2008. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

6.   EUROPEAN MEDIA ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXCHANGE 2008

With support of the European Union Culture 2007-2013 programme, the newly established European Media Art Network invites 16 Europe-based media artists to its European Media Artists in Residence Exchanges (EMARE) in 2008 and 2009. Application deadline is 7 January 2008. >>>

7.   A.I.R. INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCIES / FILMFEST

The Hungarian Multicultural Center is currently accepting applications for the Csopak/Balatonfured Hungarian International Artist/Writer Residencies and FilmFest Programme 2008. Submission deadline is 25 March 2008. >>>

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

8.   TEACHING CULTURAL POLICY

The Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) of the University of Budapest announces the Spring 2008 Sessions on Topical Issues in Curriculum Development, to be held under the title Teaching Cultural Policy, organized in cooperation with the departments and programmes of the Central European University and held on 3-8 March 2008. Deadline for applications is 21 January 2008. >>>

9.   INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS LABORATORY

The International Performing Arts Laboratory to be held in Prague, the Czech Republic, on 20-25 April 2008, is open to performers worldwide, interested in enriching their professional arsenal with new practical methods and devices, exploring contemporary aesthetics in communication with the public and reconsidering the cooperation principles in a creative group. Applications are welcome. >>>

International Conferences and Festivals

10.   2ND ICACA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2008

Creative Sense, the 2nd ICACA International Conference 2008 will be held in Sarawak, Malaysia, on 16-17 January 2008, aiming to provide a forum for discussing issues of emerging creative paradigms in all disciplines and areas of expertise in applied and creative arts. >>>

11.   NOMADISM, NEW MEDIA AND NEW ARTISTIC MOBILITY IN EUROPE

Organised by Conteners and Sea Europe, the Nomadism, New Media and New Artistic Mobility in Europe seminar / symposium / project presentation will be held in Paris, France on 21-22 February 2008, aiming to identify and study the new nomadic artistic projects born in Europe during the last few years. >>>

12.   THEATRE METHODS 08

Under the title Bridge Between Tradition and Contemporaneity, the annual professional festival-fair Theatre Methods 08 will take place in Malpils, Latvia, on 7-13 July 2008. Submissions of creative presentations are welcome. >>>

Projects and Announcements

13.   VOICI THE VALLEY CULTUREWAY

Created by Sheila Jans, Don Cyr and Daniel Picard of CultureWorth and sponsored by the Maine Acadian Heritage Council and the Quebec-Labrador Foundation, recently the international Voici the Valley Cultureway was launched, following both sides of the St. John River in the United States and Canada. >>>

14.   CULTURE EUROPE INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE

Culture Europe International, the magazine devoted to cultural practices and policies in Europe, has become an online magazine, freely available at www.culture-europe-international.org. Visitors are offered shorts, press reviews, book reviews, new articles and can submit their own texts. >>>

New Books and Publications

15.   RESPECT FOR ART

The Intellectual Property Publishing House from China published Respect for Art: Visual Arts Administration and Management in China and the United States, the first book to grapple with issues of visual arts management and administration in China and the United States. >>>

16.   CULTURE, THE SOUL OF DEMOCRACY

The Directorate of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage has recently published a new brochure in English and in French, briefly presenting its aims and its work which directly reflects the fundamental values and priorities of the Council of Europe. >>>

17.   INTELLECTUALS AND CULTURAL POLICY

This collection of papers presented at a conference hosted by Centre for Cultural Policy Studies by an international group of scholars has recently been published, edited by Jeremy Ahearne and Oliver Bennett. >>>

18.   MASKS: THE ONLINE JOURNAL OF LAW AND THEATRE

Masks: The Online Journal of Law and Theatre is a new multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal based at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. The journal is generally concerned with the intersection of the two areas of law and theatre, and hopes to meet with interest from all areas of study of the humanities, psychology, sociology and law, to actual practioners. >>>

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