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Culturelink Newsletter No. 061/May 2011

From the Focal Point

Cultural Identity Politics in the (Post-) Transitional Societies

Edited by Aldo Milohnic and Nada Svob-Djokic, and just published in the Culturelink Joint Publication Series, this book is a collection of papers presented at the conference Questioning Transitional Dynamics in Re-defining Cultural Identities in Southeastern Europe, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 15-16 January 2011. It is the result of a research project of the same title, supported by ASO Ljubljana on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, and by the East-East: Partnership beyond Borders Programme of the Open Society Foundations. The project was implemented in cooperation between the Peace Institute, Ljubljana; the Institute for International Relations, Zagreb, Culturelink Network's focal point; the University of Arts, Belgrade; and the Department of Social and Economic History at the University of Vienna.
The book is available for free download in pdf format. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   MEDIA AND MEDIA PRACTICES IN MINORITY AND COMPETITIVE CONTEXTS

The University of Alberta invites media professionals to participate and submit proposals to the conference on Media and Media Practices in Minority and Competitive Contexts: From Local to Global, to be held in Edmonton, Canada on 11-12 May 2012. The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2011. >>>

2.   SOUNDTRACKS: MUSIC, TOURISM AND TRAVEL

In its 6th international research conference, to be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, on 6-9 July 2012, the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change seeks to explore the relationships between tourism, tourists and all forms/genres and sub-genres of music including: popular, classical, folk, dance, rock, jazz and hip-hop, across all cultures and continents. Submission deadline for abstracts is21 November 2011. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

3.   EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND MOBILITY GRANTS FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES

The European Academy of Yuste Foundation announces its European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies 'Charles V European Award - Javier Solana Madariaga' and its VI Summer Doctoral Seminar in Contemporary European Multidisciplinary Studies, to take place in Extremadura, Spain, in the second semester of 2011. Candidates should submit their applications by 25 June 2011. >>>

4.   STRENGHTENING THE GOVERNANCE OF CULTURE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

UNESCO launches an international call for applications for technical assistance missions: Strengthening the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries. The missions will support the beneficiary countries in their effort to establish legal, regulatory, and/or institutional frameworks and/or introduce policies that address the role of culture in social and economic development, particularly thorough the cultural industries. The deadline for submission of applications is 30 June 2011. >>>

5.   EU-ACP SUPPORT PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS

The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States (Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific) invites proposals for the EU-ACP Support Programme, aiming to enhance creation and production of cultural goods and services in the ACP States in an interregional context. Application deadline is 30 June 2011. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

6.   MASTER PROGRAMME IN CULTURAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

The University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in cooperation with the University Lyon 2, France is organizing a joint MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management on Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans, which has been named UNESCO Chair in 2004 for its excellence in the promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture. Interested candidates are invited to apply by 13-15 June 2011 and 19-20 September 2011 respectively. >>>

7.   NIDA ART COLONY - VILNIUS ACADEMY OF ARTS

The Nida Art Colony, a new subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania, opened in March 2011, calls for applications to its Artist-in-Residence Programme and offers spaces for events at its facilities. Interested artists are invited to apply by 15 June 2011. >>>

8.   TENOT FONDATION BURSARY FOR ARTISTS

Visual artists, writers and composers/musicians of established ability who are motivated and open to discussion on contemporary art practice and the challenge of visual arts are invited to apply for the yearly Camac residency bursary aiming to create new career prospects for artists. The deadline for application is 20 June 2011. >>>

9.   MASTER OF RESEARCH IN ART AND DESIGN

The St. Lucas Antwerp University College of Art and Design, Belgium, organizes a one-year postgraduate Master of Research in Art and Design programme in the academic year 2011-2012, aiming to both transmit and stimulate research in the field of the visual arts. Application deadline is 24 June 2011. >>>

10.   DIRECTION OF CULTURAL PROJECTS MASTER PROGRAMME

The Observatory of cultural policies, Grenoble, in partnership with the Université Pierre Mendès France and the Institute d'Etudes Politiques, Grenoble, invites participation in the 2012-2013 Direction of Cultural Projects Master Programme. Application deadline is 15 September 2011. >>>

11.   HERITAGE AND CULTURE: CHALLENGE AND INNOVATION IN POLICY AND PRACTICE

Public Administration International (PAI) is organizing a one-week study programme for policy makers and senior experts working in government ministries and agencies and in non-governmental organizations concerned with the promotion and funding of heritage conservation and culture, entitled Heritage and Culture: Challenge and Innovation in Policy and Practice, to be held in London, UK, on 27 June - 1 July 2011. >>>

International Conference

12.   RADIUS OF ART CONFERENCE

The conference entitled Radius of Art: Creative Politicization of the Public Sphere / Cultural Potential Forces for Social Transformation will take place in Berlin, Germany, 8-9 February 2012, organized within the framework of the EU / Anna Lindh Foundation project 'art-based research / research based art'. >>>

Projects

13.   CULTOURING A NEW EUROPEAN SOCIAL NETWORK

Cultouring is a new social network created with the aim to generate and establish cultural connections beyond local or national levels, and to create synergies and promote new experiences for the culture consumers. >>>

14.   THE LEARNING MUSEUM NETWORK PROJECT NEWSLETTER

LEM - The Learning Museum Network Project published the first issue of its monthly newsletter, offering an overview and update of information which appears on the newly opened project website at www.lemproject.eu. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

15.   EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY, YEARBOOK 2010: TRENDS IN EUROPEAN TELEVISION

The European Audiovisual Observatory published Volume 2 of its Yearbook 2010 - Film, Television and Video in Europe entitled Trends in European Television, outlining a comprehensive picture of the evolution of European television landscapes through eight chapters. >>>

16.   EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY, YEARBOOK 2010: FILM AND HOME VIDEO

Volume 3 of the Yearbook 2010 - Film, Television and Video in Europe is entitled Film and Home Video and offers a compilation of economic and financial data on the film and video industry.>>>

17.   GUIDANCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS IN THE FIELD OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

This revised and expanded guidance document prepared by Robert Pickard addresses questions such as what laws should states enact to protect and promote their cultural heritage, and what administrative systems can they put in place to manage their cultural heritage policies most effectively. >>>

18.   WHITE PAPER ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSEUMS AND MUNICIPALITITES IN EUROPE

Prepared and written by Anne Krebs and Xavier Greffe, this White paper is the main outcome of the activities organized by the Museums and Municipalities, a European Policy Analysis Group initiated in 2010 by the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC) members and supported by the European Commission under the Culture Programme. >>>

19.   MUSICAL LIFE IN GERMANY - STRUCTURE, FACTS AND FIGURES

With this English-language publication, the German Music Information Centre (MIZ), the central institution for information on music and musical life in Germany, for the first time publishes selected facts and figures on Germany's musical life for an international readership. >>>

20.   A QUOI SERVENT LES ARTISTES?

This collective work edited by André Ducret is devoted to the different forms of collective organizations and the capacity of artists to unite in the defense of their interests, but it also discusses the borders between that which is 'art' and that which is not, and the way in which law limits artistic practices. >>>

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