Culturelink Newsletter No. 069/April 2012

From the Focal Point

About Cooperation, Reciprocators and Co-operators

At the XIII meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held in Doha, Qatar, from 21 to 26 April 2012, the last day was devoted to the Policy Dialogue on Creative Economy and Development. A fundamental question ran through all issues and discussions: how to stimulate innovation and creative activities/businesses to promote 'a vibrant creative economy'.

It would be difficult to speak about creative economy, and especially a 'vibrant' one, without cooperation and its new forms. In his latest study, It's Cooperation, Stupid (London, IPPR, 2012), Charles Leadbeater analyses why cooperation and collaboration inspire and underpin our most innovative activities in science, culture, business. Dealing with views ranging from Adam Smith and Thomas Hobbes to Milton Friedman and Richard Dawkins, Leadbeater outlines that science is telling us that we are avant tout reciprocators and co-operators. Communication helps cooperation. The more people communicate, the easier cooperation becomes. >>>

Call for Papers and Presentations


The workshop, organized by ESCA World, the umbrella association for 59 national and regional European Studies associations around the world, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on 11-12 May 2012, aiming to map the situation of the European Studies both through geographical and disciplinary approaches. >>>


The European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education - ENCATC has launched a call for abstracts for the 3rd ENCATC Research Session to be organised during the 20th ENCATC Annual Conference on Networked Culture, to be held in London, UK, on 12-14 September 2012. >>>

Call for Entries and Applications

3.   6th Young Cultural Policy Researchers' Forum

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education (ENCATC) have launched the call for applications for the 6th Young Cultural Policy Researchers' (YCPR) Forum. Young / early career researchers interested in participating in the YCPR Forum must submit their application by the 30 May 2012 deadline. >>>

4.   Bursary for Visual Artists, Writers and Composers/Musicians

Since 1999, the camac art centre, with Fondation Ténot, has aimed to promote creativity and international exchange in the artistic community. camac and Fondation Ténot offer three residency bursaries each year to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer in order to create new career prospects for artists. Application deadline is 14 July 2012. >>>

5.   Call for Artists: Global Enviro-Changes

Global Enviro-Changes is a call for works open to artists of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds interested in making contributions through visual artistic creations mainly by drawing, painting or digital art. Application deadline is 30 September 2012. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

6.   Postgraduate Art Programme 2012-2013

The Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (ENSBA) offers a one-year, postgraduate program with an international orientation, for a small group of student-researchers who have acquired at least a DNSEP or a Master's degree. Deadline for application: 25 May 2012. >>>

7.   4th International Summer School in Cultural Economics 2012

The Centre for Research in Arts and Economics (CREARE) organizes the International Summer School in Cultural Economics. The three courses examine the relationship between culture and economics, the link between creativity, arts, and business, and bridge the knowledge and experiences of scholars and practitioners involved in specific cultural sectors. >>>


The International Media Arts Collaboratory is a two-week group residency at Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi, Ghana (17-31 May 2012) and Sang Arts Village, Sang, Ghana (2-16 November 2012). The project welcomes individual or team proposals involving artistic production, or theoretical presentations on how media arts contribute to the global marketplace of ideas. >>>

9.   Intercultural Communication Training

Interpool Personal GmbH is organising a one-week training course on Intercultural Communication supported by the EU Grundtvig programme. A grant may be received through the programme. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars


The 4th Annual European Forum of the Platform for Intercultural Europe entitled "Participation and Citizenship: Can Cultural Institutions in Europe Lead the Way? Should They?"' will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 5-6 June 2012, exploring cultural participation as an element of active citizenship. >>>


The Bamako Symposium to be held in Bamako, Mali on 25 July – 5 August 2012, will bring together artists, theorists and cultural entrepreneurs from around the world to interact and exchange dialogues on the impacts of media arts on the global marketplace of ideas. >>>

12.   Unity Within Diversity: Young SIETAR 2012 Congress

Young SIETAR (Young Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) is bringing the thirteenth edition of its Annual Congress to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Finding Unity within Our Cultural Diversity is the theme of this year's edition taking place on 6-9 September 2012. >>>

13.   Culture Matters 2012

The first Culture Matters international cultural heritage conference will take place in Norwich, United Kingdom, on 14-16 November 2012. This international conference will bring together professionals from the cultural heritage community and beyond to look at the social and economic value of heritage. >>>


14.   FOMECC Invites Organisations Promoting Cultural and Creative Enterprises to a Network

The FOMECC model is understood as an instrument for development; its purpose is to contribute to the creation of a sustainable system that links the sphere of art and culture with the economic, social and academic sectors. The FOMECC programme has been established in several African and Latin American countries. >>>

15.   CreArt: Network of Cities for Artistic Creation

The cultural cooperation project CreArt has been selected to receive EU funds for the next 5 years within the framework of the Culture Program (2007–2013). CreArt consists of a network of 14 cities and urban spaces representative of Europe's cultural diversity and richness and the collaboration of three private entities with broad experience in cultural management. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

16.   The Creative Motor for Regional Development

The Austrian Kulturdokumentation team of authors: Veronika Ratzenböck, Xenia Kopf and Anja Lungstrass completed in November 2011 the study The Creative Motor for Regional Development. Arts and Culture Projects and the EU Structural Funding in Austria. The volume and extent of the co-funding of culture by the EU structural funds in Austria has been analysed for the first time. >>>

17.   D'Art Report 41: Creative Intersections: Partnerships Between the Arts, Culture and Other Sectors

This report represents one of the first attempts to research and analyse creative intersections, their forms and structures and the policies that influence them. A preliminary version of this report was published as a discussion paper for the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture held in Melbourne, Australia, on 3-6 October 2011. >>>

18.   Culture & Médias 2020 : un ministère nouvelle génér@tion

The French Ministry of Culture and Communication has just published a new report entitled Culture & Médias 2020 : un ministère nouvelle génér@tion. The report is a strategic summary of the March 2011 publication Culture & Médias 2030, prospective de politiques culturelles, which used scenarios to explore and identify the main challenges facing cultural policies in the early 21st century. >>>

© 2012 Culturelink, Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development

This free newsletter, produced and distributed by the Culturelink Network, is sent to over 1800 e-mail addresses worldwide. Please forward your relevant current information for publication in C-News to clink@irmo.hr.

Past issues of C-News are archived at http://www.culturelink.org/news/c-news/.
Please visit also the regularly updated Culturelink WWW Resource Centre at http://www.culturelink.org.

To unsubscribe click here, to subscribe send an e-mail to clink@irmo.hr with 'subscribe' in the subject line.

Culturelink/IMO, Vukotinoviceva 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; tel:+385-1-4877460, fax:+385-1-4828361
clink@irmo.hr, http://www.culturelink.org