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Culturelink Newsletter No. 064/October 2011

From the Focal Point

I. WorldCP, the Global Compendium, Launched

WorldCP, a new international database of cultural policies, was launched in Melbourne on 3 October 2011 by IFACCA, the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies. WorldCP will be a new central, web-based and continuously updated database of country-specific profiles of cultural policies, modelled on the Council of Europe/ERICarts Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. The prototype WorldCP website www.worldcp.org, currently operating for demonstration purposes, holds profiles of 12 countries on five continents (Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and Asia).

WorldCP is an important and indispensable project, which could provide the world community with many answers concerning identity, diversity and intercultural communication in our time. Culturelink, whose activities have, from its inception, been involved in cultural policies, is happy to congratulate the WorldCP/IFACCA team and wish it a fruitful project.

II. International Co-operation and Cultural Diversity

The French Observatoire des politiques culturelles, in the framework of the Premieres Rencontres Augustin Girard Rene Rizzardo, is organising a meeting entitled International Co-operation and Cultural Diversity: Which Cultural Governance for City-World? in Grenoble, France, on 1-2 December 2011. The themes of this meeting embrace new dynamics of decentralized cultural cooperation; towards a policy of interculturality and the role of education; building of the city-world and the role of cultural exchange, etc. As in many previous joint activities with the Observatory, Culturelink is proud to participate in this meeting which honours two great scientific researchers Augustin Girard et Rene Rizzardo. Read more at www.observatory-culture.net

III. Traditions for Tomorrow

Our member, the Swiss international network Traditions for Tomorrow / Traditions pour Demain is celebrating 25 years of its rich and fruitful activities. Culturelink wholeheartedly congratulates Diego and Christiane Gradis and their team for their exceptional work in the protection and promotion of cultural diversity and cultural heritage in the world. We wish them a lot of success in their future support to indigenous peoples in protecting their cultural identity.

Call for Papers

1.   CULTURAL TRENDS SPECIAL EDITION ON THE CULTURAL OLYMPIAD: LONDON 2012

Under the title Establishing an Evidence Base for the Cultural Olympiad: London 2012, a special edition of the Cultural Trends Journal, edited by Beatriz Garcia, University of Liverpool, invites interested authors to submit papers that will look into the experience of planning for, delivering and capturing the impacts of a Cultural Olympiad. Submission deadline is 27 January 2012. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

2.   2012 UNESCO ASCHBERG BURSARIES FOR ARTISTS

Aiming to provide experience to young artists and to help them complete their training in countries other than their own, the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Programme invites applications by artists to its bursaries for 2012 in the fields of creative writing, music and visual arts. Application deadlines are in the first half of November 2011. >>>

3.   ARTSLINK AWARDS 2012

ArtsLink Independent Projects Awards provide funding to arts professionals (artists and arts managers) in all disciplines, who propose to undertake projects in the United States in collaboration with a US non-profit arts organization or individual artist. Application deadline is 1 December 2011. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

4.   ANDRONICO LUKSIC FELLOWSHIPS FOR MASTER'S DEGREE AND EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS AT HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

Providing support for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) master's degree students and executive education participants, the 2006 established Andronico Luksic Fellowships for Master's Degree and Executive Programs invite qualifying Croats to apply by 2 December 2011 to HKS, and by 6 January 2012 to the Luksic Fellowship. >>>

5.   HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2012/2013

The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom, invites applications from artists, (established) scholars and curators to a number of 2012-2013 research and senior fellowship programmes, aiming to expand the understanding of historical and contemporary sculpture. Application deadline is 9 January 2012. >>>

6.   GRADUATE PROGRAMMES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the only US independent public university of art and design, offers first rated Master of Fine Arts programmes, welcoming applications from international students seeking a world-class graduate education. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

7.   BALKAN INCENTIVE FUND FOR CULTURE (BIFC) PRESENTATION AND WORKSHOP ON NETWORKS AND NETWORKING

A presentation of the Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture (BIFC) and workshop on networks and networking will be held on in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 3 November 2011. The workshop is open to professionals working in independent or state organizations active in the field of culture. >>>

8.   BUSINESS, RESEARCH AND EMERGENT MARKETS IN AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRIES

Two events, the International Conference on Business, Research and Emergent Markets in Audiovisual Industries, and a Specialization Course in Audiovisual Management, are being organized by the Centro de Investigação Media and Jornalismo (CIMJ), to take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 25-26 November 2011. >>>

9.   CONFERENCE ON EUROPEAN COOPERATION FOR REGIONAL LANGUAGE BROADCASTING

The Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) and S4C (Sianel 4 Cymru) are organizing this conference to be held in Cardiff, United Kingdom, on 8-9 December 2011, aiming to bring together broadcasters from all over Europe to share experiences and explore common themes. >>>

10.   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNDRAISING FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

The conference entitled Successful Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organizations: Strategies in the Changing World, to be held in Leibnitz, Austria, on 17 21 December 2011, invites fundraisers, arts managers, arts consultants, arts entrepreneurs, grant writing consultants, producers, arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines to submit their presentation proposals. >>>

11.   PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE-BASED DIPLOMACY

A global seminar on Public and Private Cultural Exchange-Based Diplomacy: New Models for the 21st Century will take place in Salzburg, Austria, on 28 April to 2 May 2012, with the aim to explore the evolving purposes, forms, and tools of cultural diplomacy in the 21st century. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

12.   THE CULTURAL ECONOMY

Edited by Helmut K. Anheier and Raj Isar, this book's main goal is to create a coherent picture of the rising interconnections between culture, economy and globalization, a daunting task, which in the end shows just how difficult it is to create integrated knowledge in today's compartmentalized social sciences and humanities. >>>

13.   ARCHITECTURE AND SPACE DESIGN CONCEPTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

This publication, edited by Egon Schirmbeck, Till Boettger and Christian Hanke, reveals layers of spatial design under the influence of various concepts, presenting thirty spatial concepts by significant 20th century architects. >>>

14.   GUIDE TO FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF ARTISTS AND CULTURE PROFESSIONALS

This Guide, collected and analysed by On the Move and Interarts, aims to improve the availability and transparency of information to facilitate the international mobility of artists and culture professionals in the EU. >>>

15.   EDUCATORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN...UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

The latest two volumes of the Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies (MJES), edited by Ronald G. Sultana, have been published under the title Educators of the Mediterranean...Up Close and Personal: Critical Voices from South Europe and the MENA Region. This special thematic issue, that sheds light on educational movements, challenges, and aspirations in the regions, has also been published as a book in the Comparative Education Series by Sense Publishers. >>>

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