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  • December 2005
    The UK Presidency of the EU has recently launched the Dynamic Action Plan for the EU Co-ordination of Digitization of Cultural and Scientific Content aiming to make Europe's cultural heritage more accessible through the Internet. (full details)
  • December 2005
    The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures is seeking proposals for activities and initiatives that support intercultural dialogue in the 35 Euro-Mediterranean countries. The three deadlines for submission of proposals in 2006 are 1 March, 1 June, and 1 November. (details)
  • December 2005
    The European Festival Research Project (EFRP), an informal international consortium of researchers from various disciplines, brought together to analyze the dynamics of artistic festivals today, is a comprehensive mid-term research project initiated in 2004, that aims to study the dynamics, impacts and transformation of festivals in Europe through clusters of research papers. The EFRP Report of the September 2005 research meeting that took place in Nitra, Slovakia is now available from kata@mur.at. Both the report and papers should soon be posted at the EFPR website at www.efa-aef.org/efahome/efrp.cfm.
    Contact: European Festivals Association (EFA), Kleine Gentstraat 46, B-9051 Gent, Belgium; tel.: +32 9 241 8080; fax: +32 9 241 8089; e-mail: info@efa-aef.org; www.efa-aef.org
  • December 2005
    Promoting international art and cultural exchange, Culturebase.net is a high quality online information source on contemporary international artists, cultural practitioners and experts from all fields. The database contains profiles of over 1000 individuals and groups from all regions of the world, searchable by name, genre, place and Crossroads - a unique way of exploring and connecting artists' work. www.culturebase.net
  • November 2005
    The Electric Renaissance art and music festival, forming part of the annual Händel-Festival to take place in Halle/Saale, Germany on 8-18 June 2006, calls out for artists to contribute and present their work within this year's theme of Sound of the Icons. The event includes exhibitions, performances in the urban space, artistic interventions at the locations of the actual Händel-Festival and a Festivalclub with night-time musical events. Application deadline is 10 January 2006.
    Contact: Olaf Nachtwey, Artsitic Direction, or Melina Gerstemann, Assistance; tel. +49 (0)345 122 85 19; e-mail: info@electric-renaissance.de; www.electric-renaissance.de
  • November 2005
    Founded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Open University of Catalonia, the ADUM project aims to provide information on European Union programmes relevant for the funding of minority language promotion projects. The project has recently launched its website, including a set of guidelines for developing proposals, a selection of case studies, relevant research resources and an interactive forum. Contact: Sergi Vilaró, Researcher, ADUM Project Research Coordination, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Avda. Tibidabo 39-43, planta -2, 08035 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain; tel.: +34-93.254.21.25; fax: +34-93.417.64.59; e-mail: info@adum.info; www.adum.info/
  • October 2005
    A dynamic and motivated person with proven research abilities and demonstrable organisational skills has the opportunity to work with the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, UK, in managing and delivering its range of research, consultancy and conference projects. The deadline for appointment is December 2005. (full details)
  • October 2005
    The College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, launched a call for the position of Assistant Professor of New Media / Intermedia. This entry level, tenure track academic year appointment begins on 14 August 2006. The preferential application deadline is 31 January 2006, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Responsibilities include teaching cross-disciplinary courses and developing curriculum. M.F.A. or equivalent professional experience is required. The applicant must be a practicing New Media / Intermedia artist with a strong theoretical basis.
    Contact: Star Brown, Administrative Assistant to the Department Head; http://www.cla.purdue.edu/ad/ad/faculty_position/
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  • October 2005
    Art Moves Africa (AMA) offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within and between the five African regions in order to engage in an exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation. The AMA mobility fund has three deadlines for submissions a year, in 2006 these are 1 January, 1 May and 1 September. For details, please see the Young Arab Theatre Fund website at www.yatfund.org or contact Khadija El Bennaoui at ama@yatfund.org.
  • October 2005
    The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) invites dance students, artists, performers, choreographers and teachers aged 18 and above to attend the international workshop on classical and folk dances of India entitled Rhythm of Life, which will be held in Chandigarh, India, on 6-15 February 2006. Registration deadline is 26 November 2005. For details contact Shyam Juneja, Director, Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts, 685, Sector 11-B, Chandigarh 160011, India; mobile: 98153-74046; e-mail: cipa_india@yahoo.com.
  • September 2005
    The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Cultural Policy, published by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and put into effect in 1997, is available online at http://www.ethioembassy.org.uk/fact%20file/a-z/culture.htm.
  • August 2005
    As of November 2005, the Global Arts Village, an emerging international residential artists' centre based in New Delhi, India, will offer a wide range of fellowship programs for emerging, mid-career and established artists of all creative disciplines – visual, performing, literary etc. Building a community that blends art, culture and consciousness and practices community living, the Village enables artists to experience a natural, eco-friendly environment for creative work. Full and partial fellowships are offered, applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 45-day residencies begin on 1 January, 17 February, 3 April, 19 May, 3 July, 18 August, 2 October and 17 November of each year. 90-day Residencies begin on 17 February, 19 May, 18 August and 17 November of each year. See www.globalartsvillage.org or contact info@globalartsvillage.org
  • August 2005
    The Art and Sport Supporting NGO from Yerevan, Armenia aims to contribute to the development of culture and sports in the country by sponsoring young talents to continue their education at leading foreign universities and promoting the ideas of a healthy way of living among the young people, by organizing and implementing development programmes and providing methodical help to cultural and sport organizations.
    Contact: Khachik Hovhannisyan, Vice President, Art and Sport Supporting NGO, 8 Sakharov Str, Apt. 4, 375010 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia; e-mail: assno@mail.ru; http://www.assno.nm.ru/.
  • July 2005
    CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, a peer-refereed full-text scholarly journal of humanities and social sciences published online, announces a call for papers for its thematic issue on Culture and Culture Policy in the New European Union. Foci of the issue include aspects of culture and culture policy in the eastward enlargement of the European Union, ensuing issues between West Europe and Central and East Europe, and issues in culture and culture policy. Papers should be sent to clcweb@purdue.edu by 30 March 2006. For more information, see http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/library/
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  • June 2005
    Aiming to establish a sustainable and spreading network of training institutions in culture animation, Animus, An International Network for Training in Culture Animation, a project administered by the Institute for Polish Culture at Warsaw University, has launched its website at http://www.animusproject.com.
  • May 2005
    In September 2005, the Centennial College from Toronto, Canada will launch two new programmes at its Centre for Creative Communications: the four-semester Fine Art Studio and the five-semester Graphic Media Design programme. Both will provide intensive hands-on art learning experiences, emphasizing contemporary figurative and objective drawing, painting and 3D modeling skills, and preparing students for careers in the multifaceted commercial design industry. See http://www.thecentre.centennialcollege.ca/news2.html
  • May 2005
    The Department of Cultural Policy and Management at City University, London is now welcoming applicants to the MA in Arts Management for the next academic year starting in October 2006. The course is for those who need to develop their management skills and their knowledge and understanding of cultural and arts governance and funding systems. For details, see http://www.city.ac.uk/artspolicy/
  • April 2005
    The London Consortium and the Institute of Contemporary Art invite applications for a PhD Studentship with the aim to pursue research into the history of the ICA. The candidate will also work as Research Assistant in the preparation of the events and publication planned to mark the institution's 60 year anniversary in 2007. Application deadline is 31 May 2005. The Studentship will begin in October 2005 and the PhD thesis must be completed by September 2008. For details see http://www.londonconsortium.com/icastudentship.htm
  • April 2005
    The Centre for European Studies (CES) at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland announces open the selection process for the Master of Arts programme in Euroculture, an interdisciplinary international programme involving ten renowned European universities. This three-semester programme focuses on the cultural and social dimensions of modern Europe, and particularly on the functioning of the EU. Closing date for applications for the academic year 2005/2006 is 17 June 2005.
    Contact: MA in Euroculture, Instytut Europeistyki UJ, ul. Jodłowa 13, 30-252 Kraków, Poland; e-mail: maeuro@ces.uj.edu.pl; http://www.europeistyka.uj.edu.pl/euro/index.php
  • April 2005
    LA GALA - International Culture Projects, an artist agency situated in Cologne, Germany is specialized in creative cultural projects and exchange, concentrating on the production, management and booking of artists from Southern Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. The agency is member of the informal network WirAgenten.de, in which six leading German artist agencies have join their combined strength and know-how. Visit www.lagala.de
  • March 2005
    The Europa Nostra Awards 2005, the yearly European Union prize for cultural heritage, will reward an outstanding restoration project in the field of architectural heritage, cultural landscapes, collections of works of art and archaeological sites (Category 1), a study in the field of cultural heritage (Category 2) and a dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals or groups (Category 3). Closing dates are 1 August 2005 for Category 2, and 3 September 2005 for Categories 1 and 3.
    For details, contact the Heritage Awards Co-ordinator,
    tel. +31 70 302 4052, ao@europanostra.org or see http://www.europanostra.org
  • March 2005
    The Jan van Eyck Academie, an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory, invites research or production proposals from artists, designers and theoreticians. To realise these projects, the academy offers the necessary made-to-measure artistic, technical and auxiliary preconditions and develops contacts with external partners. Application deadline for a one or two year research period starting in January 2006 is 15 April 2005. For details, see http://www.janvaneyck.nl
  • February 2005
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers valuable skills building for arts managers through the Vilar Institute for Arts Management. The full-time 10-month Vilar Fellowship Program, starting in September 2005 and ending in June 2006, presents a comprehensive program of study that includes core coursework, a rotation of workplace assignments in Kennedy Center departments, and a structured series of professional development seminars. Application deadline is 1 April 2005. For details, see http://www.kennedy-center.org/
    education/vilarinstitute/fellowships/home.html
  • February 2005
    The George Mason University and the Center for Arts and Culture announced their agreement to affiliate, bringing the strengths of Northern Virginia's premier university to the Center's groundbreaking work in the field of cultural policy. The Center will remain an independent think tank, continuing its non-partisan research and policy projects, and its sponsorship of the two widely known web sites, culturalpolicy.org and culturalcommons.org. For details, see http://www.culturalpolicy.org/issuepages/
    infotemplate.cfm?issue=WhatsNew
  • February 2005
    The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) offers an online course entitled Culture and Social Changes in Globalization: Latin American Perspectives, to be managed by its Virtual Campus of Distance Learning between 9 May and 26 July 2005. Application deadline is 4 April 2005. For details, visit http://www.clacso.org/ or see http://campus.clacso.edu.ar/html/cursos/567.html
  • January 2005
    The Culturelink Network announces the Second World Culturelink Conference to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 9-12 June 2005, under the title Dynamics of Communication: New Ways and New Actors. Representing an opportunity to further promote communication and cooperation among Culturelink members from around the world, the event will concentrate on different aspects of issues concerning new ways and actors of global communication and dialogue among cultures in the 21st century.
  • January 2005
    The National Arts Council (NAC) and National Heritage Board (NHB) of Singapore invite interested candidates from the field of culture to apply for the position of Artistic Director of the Singapore Biennale, its first international visual arts biennale to be held between September and November 2006. To engage cultural discussions among communities and audiences and address contemporary expressions in relation to identity, history and regionality, the event is envisaged as a global, Asian and national forum on contemporary culture and visual arts. Upon the submission of a conceptual, curatorial and/or programming framework, short listed candidates will be invited to Singapore to further develop their proposals. Selection and appointment of the successful candidate will take place by the end of March 2005.
  • January 2005
    The Centre for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University (CSLC) invites applications for a residential Law & Culture Fellowship for the 2005/06 academic year. Fellowships are available to senior graduate students and post-doctoral candidates. Application deadline is 14 February 2005.
    Contact: Center for the Study of Law and Culture, Columbia University, 435 W. 116th Street, New York, N.Y. 10027, USA; culture@law.columbia.edu; www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/law_culture/Fellowships
  • January 2005
    The Development Gateway Foundation is seeking nominations for the second Development Gateway Award. As information and communication technologies (ICT) have become an increasingly important tool for development, te $ 100,000 award will recognise outstanding achievements in using ICT to improve people's lives in developing countries. Application deadline is 28 February 2005.
    For details, see home.developmentgateway.org/award