C-News

Culturelink Newsletter No. 035/March 2008

IN THIS ISSUE

News from the Focal Point

1.   IN MEMORIAM

Job Opening

2.   MERCOSUL BIENNIAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Calls for Papers

3.   CULTURE MEETS ECONOMY

4.   PERFORMING THE WORLD '08 - YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

5.   PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

6.   ARTS, CULTURE AND PUBLIC SPHERE

7.   COLLOQUIUM TO CLOSE THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE

8.   GLOBALIZATION OF CULTURE

Calls for Entries and Applications

9.   PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG GERMAN SPEAKING CULTURAL MANAGERS FROM CEE

10.   CULTURAL POLICY RESEARCH AWARD 2008

11.   NEW OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE COMPETITION

12.   16TH NOMA CONCOURSE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

13.   MA IN CREATIVE CITIES

14.   PERFORMERS VILLAGE 08

15.   BANFF CENTRE VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCIES 2008-09

International Conferences and Festivals

16.   FORUM SKOPJE - A SOUL FOR EUROPE

17.   2008 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN MUSIC COUNCIL

18.   COMMUNICATION IS PEACE: BUILDING VIABLE COMMUNITIES

19.   MOVING BEYOND MOBILITY

New Books and Publications

20.   THE POLITICS OF DIVERSITY IN EUROPE

21.   STATE OF THE ARTS

22.   YEARBOOK 2007, FILM, TELEVISION AND VIDEO IN EUROPE

News from the Focal Point

1.   IN MEMORIAM

Dear Friends, dear Culturelink Members,
it is with great sorrow that we received the sad news of the passing away of Mark Schuster, Professor of Urban Cultural Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and leading expert in the field of cultural policy. Mark Schuster was among the first members of the Culturelink Network, when it was founded in 1990, and in those early days, together with his French colleagues, Augustin Girard (whom he always considered his mentor) and Geneviève Gentil, he lent valuable support to the conception and operation of Culturelink, and especially the Culturelink review in which he cooperated.
Professor Schuster contributed greatly to the affirmation of arts and cultural policies in the overall development on both the national and the international levels. His death is a great loss for the cultural research community, and for all of us who deeply respected him both privately and professionally. He will be greatly missed.
Culturelink Team

Job Opening

2.   MERCOSUL BIENNIAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The Mercosul Biennial Foundation, a private foundation based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is searching for an artistic director to lead the artistic vision for the 7th edition of the Mercosul Biennial, to be held in September-November 2009. The deadline for application is 25 March 2008. >>>

Calls for Papers

3.   CULTURE MEETS ECONOMY

This conference, to take place in Bolzano, Italy, on 11-12 June 2008, under the title Culture and Creativity as Location Factors Looking Beyond Metropolitan Areas, invites papers by 31 March 2008. >>>

4.   PERFORMING THE WORLD '08 - YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

Reminder: PTW '08 invites proposals from all who are involved in performance work that is related to cultural, economic or psychological development, community-building, social justice, citizenry, individual and social transformation, social entrepreneurship, etc. by 1 April 2008. >>>

5.   PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The third ARCADE Seminar on Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Local Community Development, History, Identity, Heritage and Memory, to be held in Krakow, Poland, on 28-30 May 2008, invites proposals for papers and case studies by 7 April 2008. >>>

6.   ARTS, CULTURE AND PUBLIC SPHERE

Under the subtitle Expressive and Instrumental Values in Economic and Sociological Perspectives, the conference to be held in Venice, Italy, on 4-8 November 2008, invites papers with a cross-national, comparative focus. The deadline for submission of abstract is 28 April 2008. >>>

7.   COLLOQUIUM TO CLOSE THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE

Drawing from the reflection and initiatives carried out in 2008 in the 27 Member States, Together in Diversity, the closing event of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, to be held Paris, France, on 17-19 November 2008, invites theoretical or practical cross-discipline contributions. Deadline for proposals is 30 April 2008. >>>

8.   GLOBALIZATION OF CULTURE

The Political Science Research Centre (PSRC) and the Scientific Forum, from Zagreb, Croatia are organizing their 6th International Scientific Conference on the topic of Globalization of Culture, to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 17-18 October 2008. The deadline for application and paper proposal is 20 June 2008. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

9.   PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG GERMAN SPEAKING CULTURAL MANAGERS FROM CEE

The Robert Bosch Foundation invites young cultural managers from Central and Eastern Europe to work and stay for thirteen months in Germany. Deadline for application is 31 March 2008. >>>

10.   CULTURAL POLICY RESEARCH AWARD 2008

The European Cultural Foundation, the Riksbankens Jublileumsfond and the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centres (ENCATC) call for applications for the 5th Cultural Policy Research Award 2008. Application deadline is 23 May 2008. >>>

11.   NEW OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE COMPETITION

For the first time the International Music Theatre Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in cooperation with the German Centre of ITI invites artists to participate in a worldwide competition for the creators of new opera and music theatre. Submissions deadline is 16 May 2008. >>>

12.   16TH NOMA CONCOURSE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

The Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) invites talented illustrators above 15 years of age to take part in the 16th Noma Concourse for Picture Book Illustrations. The closing date is 30 September 2008. >>>

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

13.   MA IN CREATIVE CITIES

The School of Geography at the University of Southampton offers several half-fee scholarships for its MA in Creative Cities...Rethinking Urban and Regional Development. The deadline for application is 1 May 2008. >>>

14.   PERFORMERS VILLAGE 08

Aiming to produce a performance, the four-week international course entitled Performers Village 08 will be held in Malpils, Latvia on 1-28 August 2008, is open to professional actors, dancers, singers, musicians as well as directors, choreographers, playwrights, scriptwriters and stage designers from different countries, creative genres, techniques and styles. >>>

15.   BANFF CENTRE VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCIES 2008-09

The Banff Centre invites applications to its 2008-09 Visual Arts Thematic Residencies, bringing together artists under the umbrella of a common theme and offering new ideas and insights that can be applied to the continued creation of contemporary art. >>>

International Conferences and Festivals

16.   FORUM SKOPJE - A SOUL FOR EUROPE

Under the initiative A Soul for Europe, Felix Meritis is once more engaged in co-producing a Forum, to be held in Skopje, Macedonia, on 4-6 April 2008. >>>

17.   2008 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN MUSIC COUNCIL

The 2008 EMC conference will be held under the title Access to Music - New Perspectives in Education, Distribution and Politics, in Brno, Czech Republic, on 17-20 April 2008. Registration is open until 1 April 2008. >>>

18.   COMMUNICATION IS PEACE: BUILDING VIABLE COMMUNITIES

The World Association for Christian Communication is organizing the WACC Congress 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa, on 6-10 October 2008, aimed at people actively involved in communication within faith or civil society organizations. >>>

19.   MOVING BEYOND MOBILITY

The conference Moving Beyond Mobility, to be held in Berlin, Germany, on 13-14 October 2008, targets researchers, practitioners and experts in the field of international youth exchange and intercultural learning and deals with topics surrounding the educational impact, success stories and obstacles of exchange programs. >>>

New Books and Publications

20.   THE POLITICS OF DIVERSITY IN EUROPE

This recently published book by Gavan Titley and Alana Lentin presents a collection of essays developed from a research seminar entitled Diversity, Human Rights and Participation, organised by the Partnership on Youth between the Council of Europe and the European Commission. >>>

21.   STATE OF THE ARTS

The National Arts Council of Singapore published its Annual Report FY2006/2007 entitled State of the Arts, recalling the year's activities, achievements and new initiatives. >>>

22.   YEARBOOK 2007, FILM, TELEVISION AND VIDEO IN EUROPE

The European Audiovisual Observatory published the second volume of its Yearbook 2007 - Film, Television and Video in Europe, entitled Trends in European Television and devoted to the global audiovisual market, radio and TV companies in Europe. >>>

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