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Culturelink Newsletter No. 060/April 2011

From the Focal Point

Acknowledgement of Questionnaire Cooperation

The Culturelink Network would like to thank all of its members who were so kind to answer the questionnaire sent out in February of this year for the research study entitled Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector, that IMO (Culturelink's focal point) is undertaking on behalf of the European Parliament. The study aims at providing a better understanding of the importance of public incentives for the private funding of culture, as well as assessing how good practises at the national level can improve the financial sustainability of cultural producers.

We will inform you about the results of the study when the final version is completed and accepted by the European parliament. Thanks again!

Aleksandra Uzelac, Project Coordinator
E-mail: auzelac@irmo.hr

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   E-JOURNAL: CREATIVE ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS

Edited by Vladimir I. Ionesov, Creative Economics and Social Innovations is a transdisciplinary, scientific e-journal on theory and practice of managing changes, economics, communication, social and cultural studies. The Journal invites contributions to its December issue, to be submitted by 10 October 2011. >>>

2.   SYMPOSIUM ON ANIMATION OF PUBLIC SPACE THROUGH THE ARTS

The Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, calls for contributions to its second annual symposium entitled Animation of Public Space Through the Arts: Innovation and Sustainability Within the Thematic Framework of Urban Management and Cultural Policy of the City, to take place in Coimbra, Portugal on 28-30 September 2011. Deadline for submissions is 15 May 2011. >>>

3.   TRANSITORY NETWORK PUBLIC FORUM (TNPF)

The Transitory Network invites papers and presentations to its Transitory Network Public Forum (TNPF), to be organized by the Museum of Transitory Art (MoTa), Slovenia, in Belgrade, Serbia, on 22- 24 July 2011. Submission deadline is 31 May 2011. >>>

Call for Applications

4.   FIFTH YOUNG CULTURAL POLICY RESEARCHERS FORUM

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and ENCATC are organizing the 5th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum (YCPR Forum) to be held in Helsinki, Finland, on 11-12 October 2011, aimed at providing young/early career cultural policy researchers with the opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share their experiences and analyse topical research issues regarding content and methodology. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

5.   CALLING AFRICA'S ARTISTS: ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

The Africa Centre, together with artist in residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Finland, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States of America have partnered to launch a new Artist in Residency Programme (AIR), conceived to support artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative, relevant and highly engaged with both social issues and their art forms. Application deadline is 1 June 2011. >>>

6.   THE LEGACY FELLOWSHIP: THE RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ARTS

The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University Sport and Modern Art Oxford invite applications from established artists for a new fellowship at the University of Oxford, which celebrates the award to London of the Games of the XXX Olympiad and its lasting influence on the cultural life of the United Kingdom. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2011. >>>

7.   ALPes – ART, LANDSCAPE, PLACE, SOUND SPACE POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMME

The Geneva University of Art and Design is organizing the ALPes – Art, Landscape, Place, Sound Space postgraduate research programme specializing in artistic practices in the public space. The deadline for application is 17 June 2011. >>>

8.   POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN CURATING

Aimed at participants from the fields of design, art, culture and media, the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, organized by the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), is a discursive platform designed to open up new perspectives and impart specialist knowledge of contemporary curating practices through practice-oriented projects. Aplications are open until 30 June 2011, the courses commence in September 2011. >>>

9.   INTERNATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMMES IN CULTURAL ECONOMICS

The third edition of the International Summer Programmes in cultural economics organized by the Centre for Research in Arts and Economics (CREARE) will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 30 June–3 July 2011 and 17 -24 August 2011. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

10.   NETZ.MACHT.KULTUR - CULTURAL POLICY IN THE DIGITAL SOCIETY

The 6th German Federal Cultural Policy Congress, to be held in Berlin, Germany on 9-10 June 2011, organized by the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft, will address changes in cultural policy in the context of digital societies. >>>

11.   BALTIC SEA REGION CULTURAL ACTORS MEETING

Les Rencontres, the association of European cities and regions for culture, will hold its annual meeting for elected officials and cultural actors in Tallinn, Estonia, on 9-12 June 2011, addressing the topic of cultural cooperation within Europe, and discussing cultural policies and arts of the Baltic. >>>

12.   MUSEUMS GALLERIES SCOTLAND CONFERENCE: COLLABORATING TO COMPETE

The Museums Galleries Scotland Conference 2011, entitled Collaborating to Compete, will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons, in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 16 September 2011, with the aiming to demonstrate how museums and galleries can create opportunities for significant and dynamic change, and explore the wider themes of sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, partnership and resilience. >>>

13.   INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL WORLD FORUM

The 4th International Music Council (IMC) World Forum on Music, entitled Music and Social Change, will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 26 September –1 October 2011, serving as global knowledge-building platform on music and society in the 21st century, and seeking synergies across different sectors, providing opportunities for all participants from different fields to engage in debates on current key issues. >>>

14.   CULTURE FORECAST: MAKE A PREDICTION ABOUT WHERE CULTURE IS GOING

The ENCATC Annual Conference 2011 entitled CultureForecast: Make a Prediction About Where Culture is Going, to be held in Helsinki, Finland, on 12-14 October 2011, will focus on future aspects that are shaping the cultural field. >>>

15.   ELIA SYMPOSIUM ON LOCATING KNOWLEDGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

The 5th ELIA Leadership Symposium, to take place in Vancouver, Canada, 7-10 December 2011, hosted by the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, will discuss the topic of Locating Knowledge in the 21st Century. >>>

Project

16.   THE CONSTITUTION OF COMPARATIVE RESEARCH NETWORKS (CRNs)

Within the framework of its strategy for building comparative knowledge on Africa produced from within the African continent, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), invites proposals from researchers based at African universities and centres of research for the constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) to undertake studies on/or around any of the strategic priority research themes for 2007 – 2011. Application deadline is 15 June 2011. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

17.   LAUNCH OF A NEW E- JOURNAL: CULTURAL POLICY UPDATE (CPU)

Serving as a platform for new points of view and arguments, the Cultural Policy Update (CPU), the new international e-journal published by the Boekman Foundation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, reflects on recent developments in cultural policies, with the aim of stiring up the worldwide debate about changes in art support systems due to globalization, the economic crises and new market opportunities. >>>

18.   FINNISH REPORT ON INDICATORS TO STRENGTHEN THE KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR CULTURAL POLICY

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture drew up its own strategy for cultural policy that extends to 2020, while a government report on the future of culture was completed in 2010, discussing the changes affecting the cultural policy operating environment, sets development targets, and proposes concrete measures for achieving them. >>>

19.   CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN MANUAL – THEATRES AND CONCERT HALLS

This book gives an overview of theatres through the history and presents selected theatres and concert halls built in the last decade in European cities, providing illustrated examples. >>>

20.   CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN MANUAL – ARCHITECTURAL DIAGRAMS

This illustrated book which consists of two volumes, gives an overview of the state of the art in architectural representation across a spectrum of different diagrams, including numerous examples of diagrams in public spaces, landscapes and urban designs, as well as architecture, interior designs and installations. >>>

21.   NEW GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PRESS PUBLICATIONS

Two monographs and an edited collection on creative industries, cultural policies and UNESCO, all by J. P. Singh, have recently been published by the Georgetown University Press. >>>

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