Culturelink Newsletter No. 075/November 2012

From the Focal Point

Culturelink Network's New Web Platform

As one of the first cultural networks that has made its resources available on the Internet, Culturelink is currently in the process of redefining its web presence, focusing on a new dynamism, yet keeping its well-known identity.

Aiming to develop appropriate means of communication and accelerate the flow of information, Culturelink set up its Internet Gopher service in 1994, while the Culturelink home page was first established on the World Wide Web in 1996. Presently we are working on a new web platform, one that will grow out of this tradition, yet at the same time offer new possibilities to publish and update online content.

We are making use of open source solutions to build a website which will interact dynamically with the user, being even more up to date and, at the same time, making life easier for our staff members. With this rebuild we will partly reinterpret Culturelink's website, but, of course, all our existing online resources will remain available and accessible.

Just like all projects that struggle with limited resources, we have not defined a fixed timeline for the launch of our new web platform, but new hands, that have joined the team recently, give us a good foundation for concrete results in the near future.

It is our goal to make use of existing tools to build networks and connect our members in an efficient way. With the new website, we will also launch a trial-and-error campaign, intensifying the use of "social web" to fuel the information flow within the Network, locating tools and services that will help us take our online presence to the next level. All suggestions by you, the members of the Culturelink Network, will be invaluable to this effort.

Job Opportunity

1.   India Foundation for the Arts Seeks Manager for Fundraising

The India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites candidates for the position of Manager - Corporate Fundraising and Arts Services, who will report to the Deputy Director. Application deadline is 17 December 2012. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

2.   International Symposium on Language for International Communication

The Department of English Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia announced the 2nd International Symposium on Language for International Communication: Linking Interdisciplinary Perspectives, to be held in Riga, Latvia, on 23-24 May 2013. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 December 2012. >>>

3.   Media and Creative Industries - Policies, Business and Challenges

The 6th Conference of the International Media Management Academic Association (IMMAA) on Media and Creative Industries - Policies, Business and Challenges will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 3-4 May 2013. The deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2013. >>>

4.   Taking Responsibility for the Visitor Economy

The International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH), a research, development and consultancy centre, announces a call for papers for the conference entitled Taking Responsibility for the Visitor Economy: Events, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport, Leisure and the Local Community, to be held in Leeds, United Kingdom, on 9-10 January 2014. The deadline for submissions is 22 April 2013. >>>

5.   Performing Arts Management Today

The conference on Performing Arts Management Today, to be held in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria on 17-21 December 2013, is an opportunity to meet potential collaborators and partners - performers from different creative genres and techniques, actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, musicians; casting directors, artists, authors, theatre managers, festival organizers and arts publishers from different countries. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

6.   Hydro Active City - International Contest

Hydro Active City is an open international contest searching for art projects based on new means of expression and entirely or partially realized in digital technology. The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2013. >>>

7.   UNIDEE in Residence International Programme 2013

The aim of UNIDEE in Residence is to bring together committed visual/video animators, artists, photographers, architects from all over the world for four months - their interaction and collaboration will result in a series of projects claiming for a socially responsible change in society. The deadline for applications is 22 January 2013. >>>

8.   International Artist Residencies and Exhibition

The Hungarian multicultural center (HMC) International Artist Residency Programme, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary. Deadlines: 28 January, 5 April and 11 August 2013. >>>

Educational Programmes

9.   Graduate Programme in Digital Futures (Graduate Diploma and MA, MFA, MDes)

The Graduate Programme in Digital Futures responds to the increasingly important and sophisticated role of digital technology as a 'magical catalyst' for integrating societal, cultural and economic change. Application deadline is 14 January 2013. >>>

10.   SOC DOC: Master's Degree in Social Documentation

The UCSC Social Documentation Programme is a two-year, full-time programme leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, providing opportunities for the graduate student who is actively committed to social justice to develop expertise in the understanding and production of social documentaries in film/video, photography, documentary animation, new digital media, and other genres. Application deadline is 15 January 2013. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

11.   Tourism and the Shifting Values of Cultural Heritage

Reminder: This international conference, to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on 5-9 April 2013, will explore the complex and challenging relationships which exist between the many forms and formats of tangible and intangible heritage and tourism/tourists. >>>

12.   5th IMC World Forum on Music - Sustaining Music, Engaging Communities

The 5th IMC World Forum on Music entitled Sustaining Music, Engaging Communities will be held in Brisbane, Australia, on 21-24 November 2013, followed by the 35th IMC General Assembly on 25-26 November 2013. >>>


13.   The Right to Artistic Freedom

The Special Rapporteur's annual report to the Human Rights Council, to be presented in June 2013, will be devoted to the issue of The Right to Artistic Freedom. All stakeholders are invited to contribute by filling in a questionnaire, available in English, French and Spanish. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

14.   Les nouveaux enjeux des politiques culturelles. Dynamiques européennes

This book, entitled New Challenges of Cultural Policies. European Dynamics, edited by Guy Saez, research director at PACTE, and Jean-Pierre Saez, director of Observatoire des politiques culturelles de Grenoble, illustrates the richness and variety of European experiences and challenges in cultural policy, and thus serves as an excellent tool for understanding the contemporary permutations of cultural policies and the conditions that impact both cultural creation and distribution. >>>

15.   Understanding Media Policies: A European Perspective

The book Understanding Media Policies: A European Perspective, edited by Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, is the result of collaborative research from the project European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems (MEDIADEM). The authors of the Croatian book chapter, entitled Croatia: A Dynamic Evolvement of Media Policy, are Nada Svob-Djokic and Pasko Bilic, from IMO/Culturelink. >>>

16.   Strategic Management in the Arts

The book Strategic Management in the Arts by Lidia Varbanova looks at the unique characteristics of organisations in the arts and culture sector, and shows readers how to tailor a strategic plan to help these diverse organizations meet their objectives. >>>

17.   The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy

The book The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy by Beatriz Garcia charts the historical development of cultural manifestations at the modern Games and offers a critique of existing frameworks to deliver sustainable cultural programming within a global mega event. >>>

18.   European Cultural Capital Report

The European Cultural Capital Report provides an independent analysis of the European Cities of Culture (ECOC), covering the many different cultural, economic, organisational, political and social aspects of the event; identifying trends, best practice and essential information for those organising, implementing and evaluating the ECOC. >>>

19.   The Creative Industries. Culture and Policy

International in coverage, The Creative Industries traces the historical and contemporary ideas that make the cultural economy more relevant than it has ever been. It is essential reading for students and academics in media, communication and cultural studies. >>>

20.   Key Concepts in Creative Industries

This book, written by a world-leading team of experts, is the first to present an organized study of the key concepts that underlie and motivate the field of creative industries. >>>

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