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Culturelink Newsletter No. 050/March 2010

IN THIS ISSUE

News from the Focal Point

1.   CultureMap - Reflections and Remarks

Calls for Papers and Presentations

2.   The Future of Cultural Work

3.   Consumer Culture: Between Aesthetics, Social Distinction and Ecological Activism

4.   IMPACT 7: Intersections and Counterpoints

Calls for Entries and Applications

5.   2010 Cultural Policy Research Award

6.   UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science

7.   2nd INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS MEDITERRANEAN 2010

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

8.   PROCESSES OF CHANGE

9.   Royal Institute of Art Doctoral Studentship

10.   Master of Advanced Studies in Scenography (MAS)

International Conferences and Seminars

11.   DIRECTORS' FORUM: THE SIX SENSES OF THE DIRECTOR

12.   Second World Conference on Arts Education

13.   Shortcut Europe 2010: Cultural Policies and Social Exclusion

14.   International Conference on Multiculturalism and Global Community

New Books and Publications

15.   Intercultural Cities - Towards a Model for Intercultural Integration

News from the Focal Point

1.   CultureMap - Reflections and Remarks

The study entitled CultureMap (and subtitled 'Mapping and evaluating existing platforms/websites within the cultural sector aimed at stimulating debate and cross-border exchange of matters concerning European culture'), published at the beginning of March 2010, was commissioned by the European Commission and conducted by empirica GmbH from Germany with P.A.U. Education and IBK Remscheid as partners. The main findings and conclusions raised a lot of questions and discussions. Three questions seem substantial to us, concerning the definition of European culture (does 'European culture' encompass only 27 EU member states plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein), the interactivity as criterion (53% of the websites analysed are not interactive), and the establishment of an umbrella portal (within the framework of which existing European cultural platforms/websites would be organised). In the meantime, the recommendations are in the process of being rewritten, and the conclusion about an umbrella portal is being abandoned. Now, however, a new question arises: as conclusions are always derived from the underlying research, how is it possible to formulate different conclusions based upon the same findings?
To read more comments about the study, follow the link. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

2.   The Future of Cultural Work

The Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) invites papers to its conference on The Future of Cultural Work, to be held at the Open University London Regional Centre, Camden, UK, on 7 June 2010. Submission deadline is 9 April 2010. >>>

3.   Consumer Culture: Between Aesthetics, Social Distinction and Ecological Activism

The Centre for Intercultural Studies at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic invites papers to this conference to be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic, between 7-9 October 2010, aiming to discuss key issues and themes of consumer culture as a complex and controversial phenomenon. Submission deadline is 5 June 2010. >>>

4.   IMPACT 7: Intersections and Counterpoints

This International Multidisciplinary Printmedia Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia on 27 - 30 September 2011, organized by the Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, calls for papers and proposals on any aspect of the conference theme to be submitted by 30 July 2010. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

5.   2010 Cultural Policy Research Award

The European Cultural Foundation, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres have officially launched the call for applications for the 2010 Cultural Policy Research Award. Applications deadliine is 24 May 2010. >>>

6.   UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science

The Berlin University of the Arts UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science aims to give the impetus and opportunity to artists (fine art, media, architecture, design, music, theatre, visual communication etc.) and scientists to work between the priorities of the arts or between the arts and science. Entry deadline is 31 May 2010. >>>

7.   2nd INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS MEDITERRANEAN 2010

Art Gallery Kula, Split, Croatia announces its 2nd International Biennial of Painters and Sculptors, Mediterranean 2010 with the theme of 'The Light of Climate'. The exhibition will run from 23 August 2010 13 September 2010, and will be held at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Split. Submission deadline for artworks is 1 June 2010. >>>

Educational Programmes, Courses and Workshops

8.   PROCESSES OF CHANGE

In its fifth edition, the project Methods, investigating the methodologies applied in creative processes for the socially responsible transformation, is opening its workshop, to be held in Biella, Italy on 20-24 May 2010, to a new and wider phase: the extension of research about methods of disciplines that go beyond the artistic context. Application deadline is 9 April 2010. >>>

9.   Royal Institute of Art Doctoral Studentship

The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden, in conjunction with the National Artistic Research School in Sweden, announces a doctoral studentship in fine art. Application deadline is 20 April 2010. >>>

10.   Master of Advanced Studies in Scenography (MAS)

The new two-year part-time programme of the Master of Advanced Studies in Scenography (MAS) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) Institute for Design and Technology begins in September 2010. Application deadline is 30 June 2010. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

11.   DIRECTORS' FORUM: THE SIX SENSES OF THE DIRECTOR

The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) has invited some of the most exciting and diverse theatre directors to Aberystwyth, UK from 9-11 April 2010 for an intensive participatory project that offers a rare opportunity for both experienced and emerging directors to gather and share the methods, approaches and skills of professional directing practice via laboratories and presentations, demonstrations and dialogue. >>>

12.   Second World Conference on Arts Education

The Second World Conference on Arts Education, which is to be held in Seoul, Korea on 25-28 May 2010, aims to promote and reinforce the value of quality arts education for all, in developing a capacity for creativity in the 21st century for youth and all generation. >>>

13.   Shortcut Europe 2010: Cultural Policies and Social Exclusion

The Fonds Soziokultur invites actors from the European sociocultural scene to participate in the convention Shortcut Europe 2010: Cultural Policies and Social Exclusion, which will take place from 3-5 June 2010 in Dortmund, Germany, discussing the social disruption of society and the possibilities of cultural policy when it comes to counteracting. >>>

14.   International Conference on Multiculturalism and Global Community

Organized by the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, this conference, to be held in Tehran, Iran on 24-27 July 2010, will address a range of critically important issues considered as the challenges of our contemporary world. Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the field, as well as numerous papers, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers. >>>

New Books and Publications

15.   Intercultural Cities - Towards a Model for Intercultural Integration

The volume explains what intercultural integration means in practice: how it affects policies, governance and citizenship, public discourse, media relations, public services and the urban environment. It reviews the processes that facilitate the development of intercultural strategies and presents a wide range of examples, including the intercultural profiles of 11 cities across Europe. >>>

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