Culturelink Newsletter No. 080/June 2013

From the Focal Point

Conference Report

The 2013 conference on Cultural Diversity, Civil Society and International Cultural Cooperation in South East Europe, organized jointly by Culturelink/IRMO and the Center for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo, in cooperation with the Croatian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice), was held in Zagreb, on 3 - 4 June 2013.

The Conference offered diverse views on cultural policy goals, priorities and main challenges in the region of South East Europe and beyond. Through exchanges and discussions the participants gained an overview of the development and intensity of, as well as the main obstacles to the cultural cooperation in South East Europe. Presentations of specific projects financed by UNESCO and other case-studies enabled the participants to share their views on the impact of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions on the development of specific cultural policies in the region. Participants expressed their interest for strengthening cooperation through formal and informal networking and establishing collaborative platforms, including the possibility of setting up national Coalitions for Cultural Diversity. Through follow-up research and participation in networking activities, Culturelink will invite participants to continue the reflection on and exchange of cultural policies in South East Europe within the framework of the broader UNESCO consultation processes and initiatives.

To consult the full report, please see www.culturelink.org/conf/culdev/culdevrpt.html

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   ASEF Creative Encounters and Creative Networks in 2014

Supporting collaborative artistic and creative projects between Asia and Europe, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and its partners Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH) are jointly launching the 3rd call for proposals for Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships Between Asia and Europe. Simultaneously, ASEF is also launching the 1st call for proposals for ASEF Creative Networks. Submission deadline for both calls is 15 August 2013. >>>

2.   Annual ENCATC Research Session

ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education, is accepting abstracts and papers for its 4th Annual Research Session, to be organized within the framework of the 21st ENCATC Annual Conference entitled Rethinking Education on Arts and Cultural Management and Policy, to be held in Antwerp, Belgium, on 5-7 November 2013. The deadline for submissions is 5 July 2013. >>>

3.   Visual Studies as Academic Discipline Conference

The Center for Visual Studies, Zagreb; Tvrdja, the Magazine for Theory, Culture and Visual Arts; the Croatian Writers' Society; the Faculty of Textile Technology of the University of Zagreb; and the Association White Wave, Zagreb are organizing an international scientific conference on Visual Studies as Academic Discipline, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 7-9 November 2013. The deadline for abstracts is 25 July 2013. >>>

4.   State Policy and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in East and Southeast Asia

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is organizing, together with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, a conference on cultural politics and heritage-making in East and Southeast Asia, to be held at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, on 16-17 January 2014. Application deadline is 15 July 2013. >>>

5.   INFuture2013: Information Governance

The Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, is organizing the 4th international conference on The Future of Information Sciences - INFuture2013: Information Governance, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 6-8 November 2013. The deadline for camera-ready papers is 7 July 2013. >>>

Call for Applications

6.   Dak'Art 2014

The call for applications for the 11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dak'Art, to be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 9 May to 8 June 2014, has been launched. It concerns contemporary African artists and African Diaspora artists. Application deadline is 15 September 2013. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

7.   MA World Heritage Studies

This unique one-year programme at the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, UK is aimed at those who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms (tangible and intangible), its natural forms and as cultural landscapes. The course starts in September 2013. >>>

8.   Master of Research in Art and Design

The Master of Research in Art and Design, St Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp, Belgium, offers a one-year postgraduate programme with an international orientation. Applications for the academic year 2013-14 may be submitted between 15 April and 13 September 2013. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

9.   Digital Heritage 2013

For the first time ever, the leading scientific and industry events from across the digital and heritage spheres will be joined together under one roof to explore the state-of-the-art of digital heritage, and address future emerging research scenarios. The congress will be held in Marseille, France, on 28 October - 1 November 2013. >>>

10.   African Creative Economy Conference

If the creative industries do contribute to economic growth, will they really impact the overall social and human development positively? Or will they simply feed the pockets and the interests of the elite, as has been the pattern with Africa's great resource wealth? These are the kinds of questions and themes that will be discussed at the African Creative Economy Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 6-9 October 2013. >>>

11.   The Best in Heritage 2013

The conference to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 19-21 September 2013, offers an overview of the best from the field of museum, conservation and heritage projects. Twenty-four projects awarded in 2012 from all over the world will present their success stories. >>>


12.   The Hangzhou Declaration: A New Era of Global Development

Convinced that the integration of culture into development policies and programmes will set the stage for a new era of global development, participants have committed themselves to 'developing action plans based on this Declaration and working together for their implementation in 2015 and beyond'. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

13.   Two New Books on Art and Public Purpose

The Culture of Possibility: Art, Artists and The Future and The Wave - two short books by Arlene Goldbard published simultaneously - tell a powerful, emergent story of art and public purpose in very different ways. They open a door to understanding for readers of any age, gender, background, or taste. >>>

14.   L'œuvre Virale. Net Art and Hacker Culture

The book analyzes the social, aesthetical and political issues promoted by the unique combination of the contemporary art world and the Internet. The question is how the Internet challenges the process of defining an activity or work as 'artistic' and the ways in which designers and users live and shape their identity out there. >>>

15.   Herito: The Elusive Centre (of Europe)

The 10th issue of the quarterly HERITO entitled The Elusive Centre (of Europe) has appeared. HERITO - Heritage, Culture and the Present, is published by the International Cultural Centre (ICC), Krakow, Poland. >>>

16.   New Monitoring Report on Culture and Creative Industries in Germany 2011

Monitoring of Selected Economic Key Data on Culture and Creative Industries 2011 is the third report commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI), continuing the initiative to establish a monitoring mechanism for reporting on current economic data of the culture and creative industries. The report, prepared by Michael Soendermann from the Office for Culture Industries Research in Cologne/Berlin, describes the situation of culture and creative industries in Germany from 2009 to 2011. >>>

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