Culturelink Newsletter No. 079/May 2013

From the Focal Point

Culturelink International Conference

Dear Members, in the last issue of C-News we have informed you about Culturelink's upcoming international conference on cultural diversity, civil society and international cultural cooperation. UNESCO's Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions is at the centre of the conference programme, which has been posted on Culturelink's web site. Now, you will also find the conference agenda there, including all speakers. Please consult Culturelink's website at culturelink.org/conf/culdev/index.html and send confirmation of your participation by 24 May 2013 to clinkconf@irmo.hr.

Culturelink Network Evaluation Survey

Dear Members, we would like to thank all of you who have answered Culturelink's evaluation survey so far, thus providing us with valuable opinions, comments and suggestions. We will close the survey on 10 June, and would like to kindly remind you to give us your comments if you have not done so until now. Your opinions and suggestions will represent a very significant indicator for Culturelink's future work, thus we would like to encourage all of you, who have not yet responded, to please send us your answers. Please do access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/culturelink-m

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   Art + Mobility: Call for Papers and Art Projects

The digital journal InterArtive will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Art and Mobility. Theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject are invited to participate. The deadline for papers and art projects is 15 July 2013. >>>

2.   Performing Arts Management Today

Reminder: Performing Arts Management Today, a professional conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers and arts agents wishing to present their researches and demonstrate their methods of work to an international audience, will be held at the Retzhof Castle Educational Institute, Austria, on 17-21 December 2013. >>>

3.   Calouste Gulbenkian Prize

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will award the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for the second time. The 250.000 EUR Prize will distinguish an individual or institution, regardless of nationality, whose thoughts or actions made a decisive contribution to understanding, defending or fostering the universal values of the human condition. Nominations should be submitted exclusively until 31 May 2013. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

4.   DEFAULT 13: Art, Cities and Regeneration. Asia - Europe

RAMDOM Association and Arthub Asia organize the DEFAULT 13 Masterclass Residency in Lecce, Italy, on 17-26 September 2013. The Masterclass will increase the possibilities in which people can create art by sharing ideas and experiences in order to develop and nurture new collaborations and networks. Deadline for applications is 26 May 2013. >>>

5.   Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum

The European Cultural Foundation, ECF and the European Network on Arts and Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education, ENCATC have launched a call for applications for the 7th Young Cultural Policy Researchers (YCPR) Forum, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 4-5 November 2013. The deadline for applications is 7 June 2013. >>>

6.   OSC Research Grant Programme 2014

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has launched the 2014 PhD Students Research Grant Programme intended for doctoral students engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture. Deadline for applications is 27 September 2013. >>>

7.   Artist in Residence Programme 2014

In cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture makes available fifty residencies in Vienna for the year 2014. The call is open to artists, writers, composers, curators and art educators whose place of residence is outside of Austria. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2013. >>>

8.   Bucharest International Jazz Competition and Festival 2014

The 8th Bucharest International Jazz Competition and Festival will be organised in Bucharest, Romania, on 17-24 May 2014. It is addressed to bands and vocalists aged up to 35 years, aiming to contribute to the acknowledgement of the international jazz values. Deadline for applications is 10 February 2014. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

9.   MA Global Arts at Goldsmiths University

Rethinking globalisation as cultural and intellectual practice, the MA Global Arts at Goldsmiths University of London is designed for students who are interested in critical approaches to the impact of globalisation, migration and the international circulation of visual culture. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2013. >>>

10.   Fashion Management Summer School of University of Antwerp

The Antwerp Management School and the Department of Management / Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp, in partnership with ENCATC and the Flanders Fashion Institute are organizing their third Summer School on Fashion Management, to take place from 26-30 August 2013. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

11.   Global Reach, Local Touch - How Streams of Culture are Shaping our Futures

The 19th SIETAR Europa Congress will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 18-22 September 2013, promoting the need for inclusionary thinking, the valuing of diversity and the synergistic performance of people working together across the globe - reflecting the reality of our everyday lives. >>>

12.   Meeting on Agenda 21 for Culture

The 10th meeting of the Committee on Culture of UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) will take place in Lille, France, on 27-29 June 2013. Key presentations of cities engaged in the local implementation of Agenda 21 for Culture and the UCLG Declaration on culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development will be discussed. >>>


13.   Art for Oceans Project

The Art for Oceans project is an innovative long-term approach to marine conservation where art is the centre and the catalyst for marine conservation, sustainable resource management, base for business model and social change. The project calls on individuals, communities and businesses to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans, marine environments and waterways by joining in the promotional campaign. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

14.   Factories of Knowledge, Industries of Creativity

Gerald Raunig argues for a reassessment of the importance of cultural and knowledge production. The central role of the university, he asserts, is not as a factory of knowledge, but as a place of creative disobedience. >>>

15.   Serving Artists Serves the Public: Programming Arts Festivals in Asia and Europe

This e-publication, produced by Asia-Europe Foundation in partnership with the European Festivals Association (EFA) and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, is a compilation of 13 articles on various facets of managing arts festivals. It is a follow-up to the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, held in May 2011 in Singapore. >>>

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