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Culturelink Newsletter No. 039/October 2008

IN THIS ISSUE

News from the Focal Point

1.   INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND DIGITAL CULTURE

Job Opportunities

2.   TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR APPOINTMENTS

3.   UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN VICE-PRESIDENT

Calls for Papers and Presentations

4.   JOURNAL SLOVO CALLS FOR PAPERS

5.   ACLA 2009: GLOBAL LANGUAGES, LOCAL CULTURES

6.   TAPPING LOCAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION THROUGH ART

7.   RESORTING TO THE COAST: TOURISM, HERITAGE AND CULTURES OF THE SEASIDE

Calls for Entries and Applications

8.   TRADE SECRETS

9.   EUROPEAN ATELIER FOR YOUNG FESTIVAL MANAGERS 2009

10.   URBAN GOVERNANCE: INNOVATION, INSECURITY AND THE POWER OF RELIGION

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

11.   2009 NABA ARTS AND DESIGN MASTER PROGRAMMES

12.   UCSC DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAMME

13.   CEC ARTSLINK RESIDENCIES

14.   LIMINAL SCREEN CO-PRODUCTION RESIDENCY

15.   GULLIVER CONNECT

16.   GRADUATE PROGRAM IN CURATORIAL PRACTICE

17.   DIGITAL MEDIA POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME

International Conferences and Festivals

18.   CULTURE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH/SOUTH PERSPECTIVE

19.   THE ASPEN CULTURAL DIPLOMACY FORUM

20.   SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2008

21.   TEXTS AND TOURS: DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF LITERARY TOURISM

22.   MIDEM 2009

23.   HISTORY FORUM 2009

24.   AIMAC 2009

Projects and Announcements

25.   CIDEAL

26.   ARTS PLANET LAUNCH

27.   ARTISTAY

Books, Publications and Reports

28.   CULTURES AND GLOBALIZATION - THE CULTURAL ECONOMY

29.   PUBLISHING, BOOKS & READING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

30.   THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS: AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

31.   THE CURRICULUM PROJECT REPORT: CULTURE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

News from the Focal Point

1.   INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND DIGITAL CULTURE

The Culturelink Network invites you to participate in the round table entitled Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Culture, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 20-21 November 2008, marking the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID) 2008. The event aims to discuss and share knowledge about the possibilities that digital culture provides for intercultural dialogue, and to identify examples of existing good practices that allow for participation of users in virtual cultural projects, thus enabling democratic participation of citizens in the building of virtual/digital culture.
The conference programme will be posted soon. Please check the link for updates. >>>

Job Opportunities

2.   TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR APPOINTMENTS

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in International/Global and/or Intercultural Communication, Quantitative Communication Research Methodologies, Qualitative Communication Research Methodologies, Journalism Studies, Journalism, News and Society. >>>

3.   UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN VICE-PRESIDENT

The Emily Carr University of Art and Design invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice-President, Academic & Provost, as the current incumbent is retiring in 2009. Applications will be reviewed starting 1 November 2008 until the position is filled. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

4.   JOURNAL SLOVO CALLS FOR PAPERS

The academic journal Slovo, which publishes articles on Russian, Eurasian, and East European affairs, is accepting submissions for its Spring 2009 issue. Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. >>>

5.   ACLA 2009: GLOBAL LANGUAGES, LOCAL CULTURES

Paper proposals are invited to the American Comparative Literature Association's 2009 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on 26-29 March 2009. Submission deadline is 3 November 2008. >>>

6.   TAPPING LOCAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION THROUGH ART

The Department of General Arts and Art Education of the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is calling for panel proposals, theory papers/presentations and exhibitions/workshops to its conference on Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education Through Art, to be held in Kumasi, Ghana, on 31 July 14 August, 2009. Submission deadline is 17 January 2009. >>>

7.   RESORTING TO THE COAST: TOURISM, HERITAGE AND CULTURES OF THE SEASIDE

The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change invites papers to its major international and multi-disciplinary conference on Resorting to the Coast: Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside, to be held in Blackpool, UK, on 25-29 June 2009. Submission deadline is 2 February 2009. >>>

Call for Entries and Applications

8.   TRADE SECRETS

The latest in the ongoing series of the Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) conferences, Trade Secrets, to be held in Banff, Canada, on 12 14 November 2008, will re-focus the collective discussion about the curatorial profession by exploring issues regarding the education of curators, the challenges facing collection-based curators, trends in curatorial research, and the writing of curatorial histories. Application deadline is 31 October 2008. >>>

9.   EUROPEAN ATELIER FOR YOUNG FESTIVAL MANAGERS 2009

From 26 April until 3 May 2009, the European Festivals Association (EFA) organises the second European Atelier for Young Festival Managers. The Atelier invites 45 emerging artistic directors from Europe, Asia, Africa, North / Central / South America and the Arabic world for a rigorous one-week training programme to Varna, Bulgaria. >>>

10.   URBAN GOVERNANCE: INNOVATION, INSECURITY AND THE POWER OF RELIGION

An International Essay Competition and Workshop on the topic of Urban Governance: Innovation, Insecurity and the Power of Religion is lauched by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Humboldt-University Berlin. Deadline for the submission of essays is 15 December 2008. >>>

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

11.   2009 NABA ARTS AND DESIGN MASTER PROGRAMMES

NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano is looking for talented young creatives for its 2009 postgraduate programmes in Digital Environment Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Multimedia Communication Design, Photography and Visual Design, Textile and New Materials Design, and Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies. Application deadline is 31 October 2008. >>>

12.   UCSC DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAMME

The two-year Digital Arts and New Media MFA programme at the University of California, Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for Fall 2009. Artists are encouraged to apply by 15 February 2009. >>>

13.   CEC ARTSLINK RESIDENCIES

CEC ArtsLink invites application to its five-week residencies in October-November 2009 and 2010 by performing artists and arts managers, as well as visual and media artists from Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus by 9 and 10 November 2008.>>>

14.   LIMINAL SCREEN CO-PRODUCTION RESIDENCY

The Liminal Screen Co-production Residency, to be held at The Banff Centre between 26 February and 29 March 2009, provides a unique take on video-based residency programmes by engaging artists, developers, and researchers in a collective critical inquiry into video as a medium. >>>

15.   GULLIVER CONNECT

The Central European Foundation (Bratislava), KulturKontakt (Austria) and The Felix Meritis Foundation (Amsterdam) have launched a call for applications to Gulliver Connect, a mobility programme through work placements for young and up-coming artists, art managers and cultural operators in Europe. The deadline for applications is 15 December 2008. >>>

16.   GRADUATE PROGRAM IN CURATORIAL PRACTICE

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2009 incoming class of a two-year master's degree programme at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, offering an expanded perspective on curating contemporary art and culture. Application deadline is 15 January 2009. >>>

17.   DIGITAL MEDIA POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Newcastle University recently launched a new post-graduate programme the Masters of Research in Digital Media is a cutting edge programme, building on the interdisciplinary, practice-led creative research at the University's Culture Lab. >>>

International Conferences and Festivals

18.   CULTURE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH/SOUTH PERSPECTIVE

In the framework of the ARCADE project (Awareness Raising on Culture and Development), a seminar on Culture and Urban Development in the North/South Perspective will be held in Lille, France, on 13-14 November 2008. >>>

19.   THE ASPEN CULTURAL DIPLOMACY FORUM

The Aspen Institute, the Arts Arena, and the Institut Aspen France announce the inaugural Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum, to be held in Paris, France, on 13 15 November 2008, devoted to the theme of Culture in Conflict / Culture on the Move. >>>

20.   SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2008

The traditional Sofia International Book Fair, organized by the Bulgarian Book Association, a non-governmental organization of book publishers, book sellers and literary agents, will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 3 7 December 2008. >>>

21.   TEXTS AND TOURS: DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF LITERARY TOURISM

The conference, organised between the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change and the LitHouses Group, in Leeds, UK, on 5 December 2008, will be of interest to destination managers, owners and managers of literary heritage sites, owners and managers of historic houses and museums, tourism development and promotion organisations, and literary societies. >>>

22.   MIDEM 2009

MIDEM 2009 will be held in Cannes, France, featuring the world's music market on 18 - 21 January 2009 and the MidemNet Forum on 17 - 18 January 2009. >>>

23.   HISTORY FORUM 2009

A History Forum entitled The Revolution of 1989 Closing the Chapter on German and European Division, to take place in Berlin, Germany from 28-31 May 2009, is aimed at academics, people involved in the cultural sector, educators, journalists, and those who have a professional or personal interest in the history of Germany and Europe. >>>

24.   AIMAC 2009

The 10th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2009) will be co-hosted by the Cox School of Business and the Meadows School of the Arts at the Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas, USA, on 28 June 1 July 2009. >>>

Projects and Announcements

25.   CIDEAL

CIDEAL, the Centre for Research and Cooperation for Development, a Spanish non-profit organization participating in European consortia for the provision of short-term technical assistance services to the European Commission in developing countries, seeks experts in the field of cultural development with experience in cultural issues and cultural cooperation programmes in Africa and Latin America. >>>

26.   ARTS PLANET LAUNCH

Visiting Arts and the British Council have recently launched Arts Planet, an international professional networking site, a unique tool for arts practitioners who work, or want to work internationally. >>>

27.   ARTISTAY

Set up in 2008, Artistay aims to enable artists from all over the world to find a residence in France that is ideally suited to their individual requirements, through a personalized study of every application and a partnership with a network of professional residencies. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

28.   CULTURES AND GLOBALIZATION - THE CULTURAL ECONOMY

This second volume of the Cultures and Globalization series, entitled The Cultural Economy, analyses the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. >>>

29.   PUBLISHING, BOOKS & READING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

This most complete documentation resource on the state of the book in Africa, in its 2nd completely revised and expanded edition, available both in pirint and as a searchable electronic version, includes over 2,500 critically annotated citations, including almost 500 online resources. >>>

30.   THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS: AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

The Social Impact of the Arts offers an intellectual history of claims made over time for the value, function and impact of the arts in Western societies. It relates contemporary policy debates to a history of ideas, making a timely contribution to public debate about the value of the arts in modern societies. >>>

31.   THE CURRICULUM PROJECT REPORT: CULTURE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Based on the interviews and surveys of hundreds of community artists, educators and friends of the field, The Curriculum Project Report: Culture and Community Development in Higher Education, presents information on the current state of community cultural development education, its strengths and its needs. >>>

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