Culturelink Newsletter No. 055/October 2010

From the Focal Point

Why is the interest for cultural observatories growing today?

Europe, but also the world as a whole, needs new cultural policies, a 'new configuration' of cultural policies and a new engagement on local, national and international levels with the aim of creating partnership and cooperation. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   UNFIXED Workshop and Symposium

UNFIXED, a multiplatform project that explores the elusive 'truth' of photography and its relationship to ideas of ethnicity, culture and identity in contemporary art, invites graduate and end exam students (PhD, MPhil, MA, MFA and 4th year BA or BFAs) in arts theory and practice to participate in the UNFIXED workshop and symposium. >>>

2.   Relocating Cultures

Organized by the "Our Languages" research team of Trinity College, the programme of Relocating Cultures, to be held in Dublin, Ireland, on 13-15 April 2011, is structured to move from the more conceptual and theoretical, without privileging any particular ethnic, social or linguistic group, to a more narrow focus on Russian as a minority language. The deadline for paper proposals is 31 October 2010. >>>

3.   International Forum on US-Chinese Media Communication

The 4th International Forum on PR and Advertising, to be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA, on 23-25 August 2011, on the theme of The Future of US-Chinese Media Communication and Public Diplomacy In a Post-Crisis World, will attempt to assess the future of US-Chinese relations from a number of inter-related perspectives. Deadline for abstracts is 1 December 2010. >>>

4.   Conference on Arts, Society and Sustainable Development

Hosted by the Faculty of the Arts at Tshwane University of Technology, with the aim to encourage debate around the socio-cultural development of communities, development of products, entrepreneurship and the economy, the Conference will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, on 27-29 June 2011. Deadline for paper submission is 31 December 2010. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

5.   Marc de Montalembert Prize 2012

The Marc de Montalembert Foundation, Greece, and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), France, invite application for the Marc de Montalembert Prize, aiming to foster the completion of an individual research dedicated to expand the knowledge of Mediterranean arts and culture. Application deadline is 30 November 2010. >>>

6.   Competition for the European Day of Languages 2010 and Europe Day 2011

In order to promote language learning, the European Commission has launched a competition for collecting attractive language experiences with the idea to invite the people of Europe to share positive anecdotes showing the benefits of knowing languages. The competition and the public voting will be open until 31 January 2011. >>>

7.   Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2011

The Bucharest International Jazz Competition, organized by jmEvents.ro, invites bands and vocalists aged up to 35 years, to contribute to the acknowledgement of Romanian and international jazz values through a competition followed by jam sessions and workshops. Deadline for application is 10 February 2011. >>>

8.   Animafest Zagreb 2011

The Call for Entries for the competition programme of the feature edition of the 21st World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, from 31 May – 05 June 2011 is now open. Submission deadline is 1 March 2011. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

9.   Ph.D. Programme in Visual Studies

The University of California at Santa Cruz announces the call for applications to its interdisciplinary Ph.D. programme in Visual Studies, designed for students with diverse academic backgrounds from across the arts and humanities. Application deadline is 1 December 2010 for the class entering in September 2011. >>>

10.   UNESCO-Keizo Obuchi Fellowships for Young Researchers

UNESCO is calling on young researchers from developing countries to apply for a series of grants under the UNESCO-Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme. Application deadline is 7 January 2011. >>>

International Conferences and Festivals

11.   ENCC European Project Fair Conference for International Exchange and Networking

The European Network for Cultural Centres (ENCC) is organising the 4th European Project Fair, taking place in Vienna, Austria, on 28-29 October 2010 to discuss Value and Benefit of Networking – Or Is Net-working Not-working? >>>

12.   IMPACT 10

Organized by PACT Zollverein, the imPACT10 symposium will be held in Essen, Germany, on 12-14 November 2010, aiming to consider different artistic positions whose work offer radical, subtle and humorous ways of operating in a world obsessed by things and science. >>>

13.   Re:Imagining Cultural Space

Intercult, in collaboration with Culture Action Europe and Orionteatern, invites participation in Re:Imagining Cultural Space, at Orionteatern in Stockholm, Sweden, on 17-19 November 2010. This international conference and lab is a part of SEAS X Stockholm, the final event of the Black/North SEAS. >>>

14.   Annual International Conference on Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion

At a time when polarization is the culprit, this multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary conference will address fear-based belief systems, negative stereotypes, polarization, enemy images, scapegoating, and artificial barriers of distrust that divide us. >>>

15.   Anniversary Meeting of the Banlieues d'Europe Network

Marking the 20th anniversary of its activity, Banlieues d'Europe organize a professional meeting devoted to the topic of Working Class Neighbourhoods, Creative Neighbourhoods in Europe, to be held in Lyon, France, on 25-27 November 2010. >>>

Culturelink congratulates Banlieues d'Europe on its rich long-term activities and contribution to intercultural communication.

16.   Berlinale Talent Campus 2011

The 9th Berlinale Talent Campus, to be held in Berlin, Germany, on 12-17 February 2011 under the title Framespotting - Filmmakers Positioning Themselves, will bring up to 350 filmmakers from around the world together with seasoned experts for a week of learning and networking. >>>

17.   Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

As part of the multi-disciplinary Diversity and Recognition Project, the Network Inter-Disciplinary.Net will hold the 6th Global Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, on 11-13 March 2011, seeking to explore the new developments and changes of the idea of pluralism and their implications for social and political processes of inclusion and citizenship in contemporary societies. >>>


18.   Rethinking International Relations in European Art

Recently, a website of the Leverhulme Trust funded research project Networking the Bloc: Rethinking International Relations in European Art has been launched. The site introduces Networking the Bloc's aims, provides a space for gathering ideas, and offers information on Networking the Bloc research events. As work progresses, podcasts of events will be added. >>>

19.   SPACE - Supporting Performing Arts Circulation in Europe

SPACE - Supporting Performing Arts Circulation in Europe, a pilot project on artist mobility, launches the Writers on the Move training programme, to take place in two sessions in 2011, addressed to professional writers on performing arts (journalists, trainers, theoreticians). The call is open until 7 November 2010. >>>

New Books and Publications

20.   Culture and Creative Industries in Germany, Monitoring Report 2010

In continuation of the German discussion, the Initiative Culture and Creative Industries of the German Federal Government has established a monitoring mechanism to report on current economic key data of culture and creative industries. >>>

21.   European Festivals Association Brochure 2010/2011

This booklet informs about the European Festivals Association (EFA) and the international network's activities advocating for the recognition of the role of arts and culture in society. >>>

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