Culturelink Newsletter No. 056/November 2010

From the Focal Point

2010 Culturelink Asia-Pacific Consultation Meeting

The Asia-Pacific Regional Centre of the Culturelink Network (APRCCN), seated at the Korean Commission for UNESCO (KNCU), held a Consultation Meeting in Seoul, Korea, on 15 October 2010, aiming to develop a joint Asia-Pacific Region's Cultural Policy Research Project and enhance partnerships with international organizations and networks to expand the APRCCN project. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   Arts, Society and Sustainable Development

Reminder: The Faculty of the Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology invites paper submissions to its International Conference on Arts, Society and Sustainable Development to be held in Pretoria, South Africa on 27-29 June 2011. Deadline for submission is 31 December 2010. >>>

2.   Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty

The 13th EADI General Conference / DSA Conference will be held in York, UK, on 1922 September 2011, under the title Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty: New Values, Voices and Alliances for Increased Resilience. Deadline for abstract submission 15 January 2011. >>>


The 2nd Kumasi Biennial Symposium: Community Arts in Focus, to be held in Kumasi, Ghana on 16 July - 6 August 2011, invites individual or group submissions for community theatre, media arts, readings, film screening, slide shows, open studios, visual activism, musical performances, community design, social architecture and others to allow the rural community to become acquainted with international contemporary artistic practice. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

4.   The Edinburgh Fund from IdeasTap

IdeasTap launch their Edinburgh Fund, an award to promising youth theatre companies, to bring their work to the Edinburgh Fringe for 2011. The fund is open to submissions until 29 November 2010. >>>

5.   Roberto Cimetta and Marseille-Provence 2013 Mobility Fund

The Roberto Cimetta Fund and Marseille-Provence 2013 announce an upcoming selection date for the joint RCF/Marseille-Provence 2013 Mobility Fund in 2010, open to individual artists and cultural professionals travelling in the Euro-Mediterranean zone, or preparing a project linked to Marseille-Provence as geographical area or to the Marseille-Provence 2013 Capital of Culture year. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2010.>>>

6.   ArtsLink Independent Projects Awards

ArtsLink invites application for its Independent Projects awards, providing funding to artists and arts managers in all disciplines who propose to undertake self-directed projects in the United States in collaboration with a US non-profit arts organization or individual artist. Application deadline is 1 December 2010. >>>

7.   Marc de Montalembert Grant

The Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers a 7000 euros grant to help young people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and below 30 years of age, to implement projects dedicated to the knowledge of the cultures or arts and craft in the region. Application deadline is 31 December 2010. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

8.   ArtsLink Performing Arts and Literature Residencies

CEC ArtsLink invites artists and arts managers to apply to its five-week performing arts and literature residencies to take place in fall 2011, placing Fellows at established US non-profit arts organizations and covering associated living, working, travel, and health insurance costs. Application deadline is 1 December 2010. >>>

9.   MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology is a selective two-year Masters of Science in Visual Studies programme focused on research-based artistic practice, advanced visual studies and experimentation. Application deadline is 15 December 2010. >>>

10.   Atelier for Young Festival Managers

The European Festivals Association (EFA) launched a call for application to two editions of their Atelier for Young Festival Managers in 2011, to be held in Singapore from 14-21 May 2011 for Asia, and in Izmir, Turkey on 24-31 October 2011 for Europe, with application deadlines of 17 December 2010 and 7 February 2011, respectively. >>>

11.   Graduate Programme in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts

Applications are being accepted for the fall 2011 incoming class of the California College of the Arts' two-year Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. Application deadline is 5 January 2011. >>>


The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, a pan-European training programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and transnational cultural exchanges, organized and managed by the Fondation Marcel Hicter, invites applications for 2011/2012. Application deadline is 15 January 2011. >>>

13.   MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, welcomes applications to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), a new programme and the first-ever Master of Fine Arts at the university. Application deadline is 30 January 2011. >>>

14.   Creative Regions Summer School

The Creative Regions Summer School 2011, hosted by the School of Arts at the University of Kent in Canterbury, on 3-8 July 2011, is an intense learning opportunity for postgraduate students, practitioners and policy makers interested in engaging with the current debates and research surrounding the role of the creative economy in local and regional development, through a mix of lectures, presentations, workshops and site visits. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars


The VII EuroAmerican Campus of Cultural Cooperation, to be held in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain, on 30 November - 3 December 2010, under the theme of Culture, Cooperation and Local Development, is aimed at professionals working in the field of cultural policies at national, regional and local levels. >>>

16.   Culture as a Factor of Economic and Social Innovation in the Mediterranean Space

Reminder: Within the framework of the Sostenuto project, the forum entitled Culture as a Factor of Economic and Social Innovation in the Mediterranean Space: Towards New Solidarities in a Changing Europe will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 1-4 December 2010. >>>

17.   Museums and Municipalities in Europe - Working Relationships, Perspectives and Management

The conference Museums and Municipalities in Europe - Working Relationships, Perspectives and Management will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 9-10 December 2010, with the aim to present and discuss with curators, local authorities, researchers and experts the results of one year of activity of the European Policy Grouping Museums and Municipalities, focused on the analysis of the relations between museums and municipalities, the benefits, existing partnerships and the mechanisms required to make these relations more efficient. >>>

18.   International Conference on Creative Tourism

Reminder: The International Conference on Creative Tourism, organized by the Creative Tourism Network, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on 9-10 December 2010, bringing together researchers, policy makers, artists, cultural activists and tourist professionals to assess the benefits of international collaboration in the rapidly developing field of creative tourism. Places are limited.>>>


To Culture With Love. Management, the 2nd international workshop for European young professionals and students working in the field of arts and culture, to take place in Potsdam, Germany, on 13-16 February 2011, invites participants to discuss future working conditions in the field. >>>

20.   International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management

The 11th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2011), to be held in Antwerp, Belgium, on 3-6 July 2011, invites researchers interested in the study of cultural management. >>>

New Books and Publications

21.   Art et Internet

In Art et Internet, a collective work that brings in artists and computer specialists, technical configurations and ritualised social occasions, author Jean-Paul Fourmentraux puts forward a typology of works of art and an analysis of their 'social career', bringing into perspective the new patterns of circulation and tools and strategies employed to bring them to the public. >>>

22.   Proceedings of the Symposium Funding Culture, Managing the Risk

The volume reunites the presentations from leading experts and practitioners in the field and captures the dynamic exchanges of ideas and experiences from the symposium on Funding Culture, Managing the Risk to develop innovative strategies and approaches to improving funding and financing opportunities for culture in developing countries, held in Paris, France in April 2010. >>>

23.   Living in Diversity - Lesson Plans for Secondary Schools

This handbook, produced under the Council of Europe and European Commission joint programme on Fostering a Culture of Human Rrights in South Caucasus and Ukraine, serves teachers of different subjects who want to integrate an intercultural dimension in their practice, and acts as useful resource for teacher trainers in this field. >>>

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