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Culturelink Newsletter No. 067/February 2012

From the Focal Point

New Publications of the MEDIADEM Project

The FP7 project MEDIADEM (European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems) has just published case study reports for 14 countries participating in the project. The reports seek to analyse national media policies, and are focused on the question: Does media policy promote media freedom and independence?
The country report on Croatian media policy has been written by the IMO research team (Nada Svob-Djokic, Pasko Bilic and Zrinjka Perusko, all active members of the Culturelink Team), and is published as a result of a research study largely based on interviews with journalists, publishers, regulators and politicians involved in the media policy and media industry. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   EUROPEAN RESEARCH NETWORK SOCIOLOGY OF THE ARTS CONFERENCE ON ARTISTIC PRACTICES

Reminder: The European Research Network Sociology of the Arts announces its 7th conference taking place in Vienna, Austria from 5-8 September 2012. The conference will be organized by the Institute for Music Sociology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, focusing on artistic practices, with a broad thematic area, including various topics of arts sociology. >>>

2.   LA RENCONTRE DE MARIBOR - CULTURE IN TOUCH WITH SOCIAL BORDERS: SOURCE OF NEW CREATIVE PARADIGMS

Les Rencontres, the association of European cities and regions for culture, organizes La Rencontre de Maribor, a thematic meeting that will explore the topic of Culture in Touch with Social Borders: Source of New Creative Paradigms. The meeting, aimed at cultural officials and actors as well as artists, and organized every year in the European Capital of Culture, will be held from 12-15 April 2012, within the framework of Maribor 2012 - European Capital of Culture. The proposal submission deadline is 15 March 2012. >>>

3.   CRESC CONFERENCE ON PROMISES: CRISIS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE

Asking what promises are contained in the current moment of crisis and what social futures we should plan for or anticipate, the 2012 conference of CRESC (Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change) will explore how promises are made to work and fail in many contexts and fields. The conference will take place at the University of Manchester, UK, on 5-7 September 2012. Proposals for individual papers or full panel proposals are invited by 20 April 2012. >>>

4.   GLOBALISING THE LOCAL, LOCALISING THE GLOBAL: GLOBALISATION, THE MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE IN AFRICA

The international conference on Globalising the Local, Localising the Global: Globalisation, the Media, and Popular Culture in Africa will be held at the School of Media and Communication, Pan-African University, Lagos, Nigeria, on 23-25 August 2012. Submission of abstracts in 250-300 words by 25 April 2012. >>>

Call for Entries and Applications

5.   Charles V European Award 2012 Call for Nominations

The European Academy of Yuste Foundation makes public the call for nominations for the Charles V European Award 2012, the aim of which is to reward those persons who, through their effort and dedication, have contributed to a better knowledge and dissemination of the cultural and historical values of Europe, and/or to the unification of the European Union. The deadline for the submission of nominations is 30 March 2012. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

6.   MRes (MASTERS OF RESEARCH) ART

MRes (Masters of Research) Art, launched last academic year at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, one of the most prestigious art institutions in the world, is an exciting postgraduate programme focused on artistic research. Applications are being accepted for the academic year 201213, to be submitted by 30 June 2012. >>>

7.   HEC MONTREAL SUMMER SCHOOL: INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND CREATIVE ECONOMY

HEC Montreal's Department of International Business offers a two-week Summer School Programme with both an undergraduate and a graduate level from 9 to 20 July 2012. The programme offers insightful teaching and practical experience in core areas for arts management students: innovation, sustainability, and the creative economy. >>>

8.   SALZBURG INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, to be held between 16 July and 25 August 2012, is awarding some 70 grants, which cover either the course fees together with travel and living costs, or the course fees only. The deadline for grant applications is 15 April 2012. >>>

9.   ZKU Berlin International Open Call For Residencies

KUNSTrePUBLIK is announcing its first open call for residencies at the ZKU (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Center for Art and Urbanistics) in Berlin. The call is directed at artists, scholars and practitioners (curators, activists, autodidacts etc.) interested in cross-disciplinary theory and practice dealing with the city. >>>

10.   ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP RESIDENCE ITALY 2012

La Macina di San Cresci (Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy) residence for artists, member of RES ARTIS, announces that the Provincia di Firenze will award two residency fellowships to artists. The programme invites artists from around the world to apply to work for one month in a studio at la Macina di San Cresci. Deadline for application is 10 April 2012. >>>

11.   THESAURUS POLONIAE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Thesaurus Poloniae Fellowship Programme, run by the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, Poland, announces a call for applications for the next round (May-July 2012) of the Fellowship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland addressed to non-residents of Poland. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

12.   LA RENCONTRE DE MAASTRICHT: WHICH EUROPE OF CULTURE TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE MAASTRICHT TREATY

Les Rencontres, the association of European cities and regions for culture will celebrate together with Maastricht, the Province of Limburg in the Netherlands, and the Euroregion Meuse-Rhine, the 20th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, which for the first time introduced a legal basis for culture at the European level. >>>

13.   MAKING CULTURE COUNT: RETHINKING MEASURES OF CULTURAL VITALITY, WELLBEING AND CITIZENSHIP

This international conference, organised by the Cultural Development Network, and to be held in Melbourne, Australia, on 3-4 May 2012, will bring together diverse perspectives from international guest speakers and leading local practitioners to explore the burgeoning field of cultural and community indicators. >>>

14.   EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON NETWORKED REGIONS AND CITIES

Aiming to look at the increased interdependency of cities, in environmental, social and economic terms, and the patterns of interaction between them, the Regional Studies Association (RSA) organizes its European Conference on Networked Regions and Cities in Times of Fragmentation, to be held in Delft, the Netherlands, on 13-16 May 2012. >>>

15.   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RETHINKING URBAN INCLUSION

Aiming to understand and ultimately rethink social inclusion at the urban scale, as the product of broader dynamics and the interaction of different actors and languages, the international conference on Rethinking Urban Inclusion: Spaces, Mobilisations, Interventions, organised by the Centre for Social Studies (CES), will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, on 28-30 June 2012. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

16.   EMERGING REALITIES IN THE EUROPEAN SPACE: COMPLEXITY, MOBILITY AND INTERCULTURAL DYNAMICS

This issue of CIDOB's Journal of International Affairs aims to explore the emergence of Europe in a context of globalization, deterritorialization and complex cultural dynamics. CIDOB is the Barcelona's centre for international affairs, whose priority subjects, since 1995, has included the reflection and analysis of intercultural dynamics. >>>

17.   ART AND POWER: CONTEMPORARY FIGURATIONS

In this text, the issue of art and power is approached from a perspective that addresses, in particular, the symbolical - essential - power of artists through their ideas as authors. >>>

18.   Le fil de l'esprit Augustin Girard, un parcours entre recherche et action

Aiming to make better known one of the most stimulating thoughts regarding the challenges of today's cultural policies, the work Le fil de l'esprit Augustin Girard represents a homage by his contemporaries to one of the world's beacons of culture. >>>

19.   FESTIVALS ET SOCIÉTÉS EN EUROPE, XIXe-XXe SIÈCLE

This book, edited by Philippe Poirrier, presents the proceedings from the colloquium of Dijon, held in 2011, discussing festivals and their place in cultural policies, festivals and artistic creation, and the public. >>>

20.   ¡Atención!

Two new issues have recently been published in the ¡Atención! Yearbook of the Austrian Lataeinamerika-Institut series, devoted to development models facing Latin America after the crisis and issues concerning hybridity, transculturality and creolisation. >>>

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