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  • December 2006
    The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) of the New York University, with a vibrant MA programme and links with doctoral programmes, invites applications for an Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow. The initial appointment begins on 1 September 2007, renewable annually for a maximum of three years. Application deadline is 15 December 2006. (full details)
  • December 2006
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications to its MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, aiming to allow students to examine a wide range of cultural forms and expressions, from influential philosophical texts and avant-garde theoretical reflections, to materials and practices that have been typically overlooked in university study. Application deadline is 15 January 2007. (full details)
  • December 2006
    The Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC) of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada will host the first MA programme on the study of globalization, offering a blend of social science and humanities perspectives on globalization, and giving students the benefit of an interdisciplinary and flexible selection of courses that allow for future study in a core discipline. Application deadline is 1 February 2007. (full details)
  • December 2006
    The California College of the Arts' (CCA) Graduate Program in Fine Arts seeks applicants from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to participate in an interdisciplinary pedagogic environment focused within and beyond the fine arts. (full details)
  • December 2006
    The U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites is seeking intern applicants and host organizations in the United States and abroad for its 2007 programme. Through grants from private foundations, US/ICOMOS expects to offer between 10 and 15 internships overseas in 2007 for U.S. preservationists who are at the early stages of their careers. And through contributions from US host organizations, the Committee will offer between 10 and 15 internships in the United States for non-U.S. citizens. Applications are due by 30 January 2007. Contact: Donald G. Jones, PhD, Director of Programs, US/ICOMOS, 401 F Street, NW, Suite 331, Washington, DC 20001, USA; tel.: 202-842-1866; fax: 202-842-1861; www.icomos.org/usicomos
  • December 2006
    The Information Centre for the Promotion of Arts & Culture - DIZK (Deutsches Informationszentrum Kulturförderung), an initiative for creators and sponsors of art and culture in Germany, is now online at www.kulturfoerderung.org. Offering a wide range of information, including an innovative funding database, the portal serves as information provider between those looking for funding and those providing it. Starting in 2007, DIZK will also inform about funding projects in other European countries. Contact: Deutsches InformationsZentrum Kulturförderung, Constantin Freiherr von Eyb, Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, Germany; tel.: +49 30 25 35 85 66; fax: +49 30 25 35 85 68.
  • December 2006
    KadmusArts, an arts and technology company devoted to promoting and sustaining performing arts festivals around the world, created an open and free platform for multi-faceted content and features on festivals and artists at KadmusArts.com, where festivals, artists, audiences and cultural travelers share information, make connections, and exchange ideas.
  • November 2006
    The Public Art Studies programme at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts is seeking a Director to fulfill the Assistant or Associate Professor position, tenure track. MFA or Ph.D. is preferred, as well as experience in public art theory, policy or advocacy, and contemporary art (practice or curatorial). Candidates must be able to teach courses and articulate a vision of the future of Public Arts Studies program's expansive role in artistic production, audience reception and the social realm within the context of diverse regional, national and global cultures. A letter of interest and CV should be sent by 31 December 2006 to uscroskipas@gmail.com. Contact: PAS Director Search Committee, University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts, Watt Hall 104, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0292, USA; roski.usc.edu
  • November 2006
    cultureguide.gr, Greece's internationally awarded cultural portal started in 2002 and run by a team of seven journalists, covering all cultural events taking place in in the country, has been shut down by the Ministry of Culture just a day after the opening of the Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece. Elias Vergitsis, the portal's manager, has launched a call for support – please react as you feel appropriate. For the full story, see http://news.com.com/5208-12-0.html?forumID=1&
    threadID=22355&messageID=198516&start=-1
  • November 2006
    In collaboration with the International Art Fair ARCO, BEEP/Data Logic opens a call for entries for the second edition of its acquisition awards ARCO/BEEP New Media Art Awards, aiming to promote new high-tech art. (full details)
  • November 2006
    The King Hussein Foundation Information and Research Center, commissioned by the European Cultural Foundation in collaboration with Ford Foundation (Cairo) and SIDA, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, is currently conducting a mapping of funds available for the cultural sector in the Arab world. The exercise seeks to produce a matrix of culture funders in eight Arab countries, namely Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Jordan and Palestine. The qualitative review of this matrix will result in recommendations related to the identification of underfunded sectors, issues of access, and suggestions for future focus areas. For project details, please contact j.phillips@irckhf.org.jo.
  • October 2006
    Leeds Metropolitan University is currently recruiting 100 PhD students as part of its centenary celebrations, and the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), which recently moved to Leeds Met, is coordinating applications in tourism and responsible tourism. The closing date for applications is 27 October 2006. (full details)
  • October 2006
    The Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Popular Culture, effective 1 July 2007. Candidates with teaching and research interests are encouraged to apply by 1 November 2006 or until position is filled. (full details)
  • October 2006
    University of California San Diego's Visual Arts Department seeks an artist/educator with expertise in digital video production and post production with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education in a broadly interdisciplinary arts department that includes studio, computing, media, art and media history, theory and criticism. Additional background in digital photography or film is welcome. Deadline for applications is 15 December 2006 or until position is filled. (full details)
  • October 2006
    As part of its Culture and Development programme funded by the European Commission, CulturCooperation e.V. has launched the bilingual, English and German Culture and Development website at www.culture-and-development.info, taking a look at the artistic and cultural potential in the development context and giving an overview of initiatives and projects working on culture and development.
  • October 2006
    The Hungarian Multicultural Centre from Dallas, Texas, USA invites 30 interested visual artists, film makers and writers from around the world to submit applications for its International Artist Residencies, a workshop/seminar programme to be held in Budapest, Hungary between 27 December 2006 and 9 January 2007. Submission deadline is 18 October 2006. Application forms and more information are available from Beata Szechy, bszechy@yahoo.com or at www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com.
  • October 2006
    Serving as resource and social network for festivals, audiences, artists and cultural tourists, KadmusArts is the most comprehensive website for and about performing arts festivals worldwide with a current database of over 4,500 dance, theatre and music festivals. For background information, online interviews, live events, and practical travel details, visit www.kadmusarts.com.
  • September 2006
    UNESCO invites young researchers in developing countries to apply for grants through the UNESCO / Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship Programme, offering 20 fellowships for a maximum value of US$ 10,000 each, and targeting post-graduate university researchers with a Masters degree, or equivalent, in one of four fields: the environment, inter-cultural dialogue, information and communication technology, and peaceful conflict resolution. Application deadline is 12 January 2007. (full details)
  • September 2006
    The College & Graduate School of Art, Washington University in St. Louis and the Saint Louis Art Museum invite applications for the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship. Two separate Fellowships will be awarded – one for Fall 2007 – Spring 2008 and a second for Fall 2008 – Spring 2009. Application deadline is 16 October 2006. (full details)
  • September 2006
    The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Science Department is seeking a Senior Scientist for the Inorganic Materials Research Lab at the Getty Center. Experience in the scientific analysis of inorganic materials and expertise in field applications of research results in architecture and archaeological sites is preferred. Application deadline is 30 September 2006. (full details)
  • September 2006
    The Getty Conservation Institute which supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation (with an emphasis on the visual arts and the theoretical underpinnings of the field) announces the Conservation Guest Scholar Programme for 2007-2008, a residential programme that provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue independent and scholarly research in areas of wide general interest to the international conservation community. Designed for established conservators, scientists, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and allied fields, the residence lasts for three to nine months. Application deadline is 1 November 2006. For detailed instructions, application forms, and additional information please see here.
  • September 2006
    The Famul Stuart School for Applied Arts from Ljubljana, Slovenia calls for applications, offering the following three-year programmes and courses in the academic year 2006/07: sculpting, ceramics, restoration, ambient, photography, animation, video and interaction. Students obtains a diploma which, though not verified, is recognised by various organisations, employers and schools. Contact details: Petra Slatinsek, Famul Stuart šola uporabnih umetnosti, Ljubljana, Slovenia; tel.: + 386 1 54 00 352; e-mail: famul13@siol.net; www.galerijagt-famul.si
  • August 2006
    Recognizing excellence in providing access to information through computers, at no cost to the user, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offers an annual Access to Learning Award. Up to US $1 million are awarded for work already completed or in progress - this is not a grant. Application deadline is 31 December 2007. For details, see www.inasp.info/ldp/awards. Contact: Rebecca Priestley, Programme & Events Officer, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), 58 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1ST, UK; tel.: +44(0)1865 249909; fax: +44(0)1865 251060; e-mail: rpriestley@inasp.info
  • August 2006
    Launched by the Consultancy Centre for Cultural European Programmes and the European Commission through the Culture 2000 programme, PACT - a South-East Europe Cultural Cooperation Observatory aims to support cultural cooperation at the regional, inter-regional and trans-regional levels by ensuring information, communication and networking between cultural operators and discovering, promoting and disseminating good practice examples in the cultural field. The interactive cultural web portal is accessible at www.pact-online.ro.
  • August 2006
    The International University Global Theatre Experience (IUGTE) is seeking partners in Europe – performing arts companies, arts associations, educational institutions and other organizations which can offer a venue for the realization of a joint International Acting-Directing Laboratory project series. The IUGTE laboratory investigates the role of an elaborated system of exercises in professional performing arts training, the rehearsal process and the creation of performances. Contact: Inga Ryazanoff, e-mail: info@iugte.com; www.iugte.com
  • July 2006
    The one-year 2nd level Master and PhD programme in Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage - SCEC, jointly established by the University of Nova Gorica, University IUAV of Venice, University of Udine and University Federico II of Naples, is divided in two specialisations: Techniques and Materials in Conservation of the Architectural Heritage (technical issues of conservation), and Managerial Science and Economics of the Cultural Heritage (economic aspects). Application deadline is 15 September 2006, the course starts in October 2006. For information see here or contact: Fabiola Casu, tel.: +39.0415299663, fax: +39.041.5299664, e-mail: Fabiola.Casu@p-ng.si
  • July 2006
    The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' Schools of Visual Arts invites applications for a professor in time-based media. The appointee must be a visual artist with a significant artistic production and a marked exhibition profile. The object of the position is to strengthen research and education within fields such as film, performance, sound art and internet art. The position is to be filled as of 1 January 2007. For details, please see here.
  • July 2006
    For almost two decades, the Barcelona University Postgraduate Programme in Cultural Management has been making efforts to offer high quality training in order to provide skilled professionals with intellectual curiosity. Courses for 2006-2007 are now announced and applications invited. (full details)
  • July 2006
    The European Parliament and the Council have launched the second call for proposals of eContentPlus - a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in the multilingual environment of Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable - for targeted projects for digital libraries and a thematic network on cultural content under the digital libraries (cultural and scientific/scholarly content) action. The provisional deadline for the receipt of proposals is 19 October 2006. For details, see here.
  • July 2006
    The Department of Festivals of the Ministry of Culture in the province of Holguín, Cuba, wishes to link with cultural institutions all over the world. For those interested in participating, numerous Festivals are organized, revolving around the promotion of young arts in all its forms - painting, music, dance, theatre, literature - and the promotion of different cultures and ways of living. For details, see the content-rich Portal of Holguín Culture.
  • July 2006
    The Albanian National Trust is organizing a Regional Youth Summer Camp to work in preserving and restoring an old Sufi Monastery in southern Albania, taking place in Gyirokastra from June to August 2006. The aim of the camp is to gather some 40 youths from the region to attend a series of leadership and ethnic reconciliation sessions while participating in the reconstruction of an important historical site. (full details)
  • July 2006
    For the quality and diversity of its book promotion programme, its international dimension and the involvement of local, national and international stakeholders, both public and private, in the book sector, Amsterdam has been chosen the 2008 World Book Capital by a selection committee comprised of representatives of UNESCO and three main international book industry organizations. The programme presented by Amsterdam covers some 30 initiatives focusing on different aspects of publishing, including forums on copyright, scientific publication, intercultural aspects of literary creation and children's books, openings of new libraries and cultural centres, and several seminars and creative events.
  • July 2006
    The organizers of the Eurocities Culture Forum, held in Nottingham, UK, on 8 - 11 June 2006, have published the meeting's highlights. The event gathered more than 60 professionals from some 40 major European cities, and was specifically devoted to three main issues: the EU Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008, the sustainability of cultural strategies in European cities, and the European Forum for Young Citizens and the EYE Festival. Contact: Idoia Villanueva, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Palau de la Virreina, La Rambla, 99, 08002 Barcelona, Spain; tel.:+34 93 316 10 14; fax: +34 93 316 10 20; e-mail: ivillanueva@mail.bcn.es; www.eurocities.org
  • July 2006
    In their call for entries, the organizers of the Paris Underground Film Festival, piuff # 3, to be held on 10-14 May 2007, are looking for a wide range of films to be submitted for selection by the end of February 2007. Categories include video-art, new-media art, documentaries, animation, fictions (short or not), found-footage, archives, social, political and musical topics. Entry is free. Contact: Claude Bondy, 2007 Paris Underground Film Festival, 89 Rue du Fbg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris, France; tel.: +33 148 034 920; e-mail: infopiuff@gmail.com; www.piuff.com.
  • June 2006
    Located in New Delhi, India, the Global Arts Village, an emerging international arts centre and multi-cultural community of creative individuals celebrating life through art and heart, combines artist residencies with Indian traditions such as yoga, massage and meditation in a village community setting. The centre is looking to fill several positions (residential or non-residential), including: Executive Director, Art and Culture Programme Manager / Coordinator, Residency Developer and Coordinator, Financial Coordinator / Bookkeeper, Instructors and Teachers, and Facilities Coordinator. Applications to anuranjan@globalartsvillage.com. Contact: info@globalartsvillage.org; www.globalartsvillage.org/jobs.htm
  • June 2006
    The 46th International Children's Festival of Šibenik, to be held between 24 June and 8 July 2006, will feature numerous workshops and debates, theatre performances and puppet shows, films and pantomime, ballet and folk dance, exhibitions and book presentations, all for and by children. Workshops will be held in creative writing, radio drama, animated film, painting, music, dance, costume design, puppeteering and heritage. For this year's programme, please see www.mdf-si.org.
  • June 2006
    The Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) invites paper proposals for a joint event of eGov India, Digital Learning India and Indian Telecentre Forum 2006 to take place in New Delhi, India, on 23 - 25 August 2006. The submission deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2006.
  • May 2006
    Within the framework of the ERICArts' European Food Project, Balkankult is working on a book on Bread Museums in Europe, aiming to raise public awareness and recognition for these museums bearing witness to the culture of bread. The Bread - The Cultural Heritage programme is envisaged as a mosaic of research, information and educational projects, including an Ex Libris competition which is to gather a collection of works of art on the topic. For details, please sse www.breadculture.net.
  • May 2006
    The FUSIC foundation, in association with the tourism promotion office Barcelona Creative Tourism, has launched an appeal to artists looking for an environment in Barcelona conductive to their creativity. The call is open to all kinds of artists or groups of artists who are looking for partners, work locations or equipment. Well-embedded in the city's artistic life, FUSIC is able to help artists make contacts in line with their artistic needs. For details, please see www.barcelonacreativa.info or www.fusic.org.
  • May 2006
    The International University Global Theatre Experience (IUGTE) is announcing the admission to its Intensive Distance Course in Producing, designed as a one-year course of 36 weeks to be delivered over a nine-month period. Each entrant may choose an individual starting date of the training covering the producing environment, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. For details, please see www.iugte.com/projects/Producer.php.
  • May 2006
    SoundLAB is looking for submissions of sonic art (electronic music of experimental character and voice-sound-music integration) to its Edition IV to be held within the framework of the Cologne-based soundart event KlangDrang Festival under the theme of Memoryscapes, based upon the subject of memory and identity. The event will take place on 6 and 7 October 2006 and the deadline for entries is 30 June 2006. See submission details / website.
  • May 2006
    The Argentinian cultural Foundation Ortega y Gasset recently launched its redesigned website – a more dynamic, interactive site facilitating navigation to the institution's news, activities and publications. Visit www.ortegaygasset.com.ar.
  • April 2006
    Within its Programme for Young Cultural Managers from Central and Eastern Europe the Robert Bosch Foundation invites 12 young German-speaking cultural managers from the region to work and stay in Germany for one year. Starting in November 2006, selected candidates will work in a German cultural institution and present the young cultural scene of their home countries in their projects. The deadline for online applications is 15 May 2006.
  • April 2006
    Conducting a discourse on the social responsibility of the designer and defining the democratic quality of design, the International Design Forum (IFG) Ulm, Germany announces its public call for project proposals addressing the topic of Designing Politics – The Politics of Design. The promotion programme encourages projects to develop consequences which leave a lasting mark on our social and physical environment. Applications for the 50.000 € grant must arrive by 31 May 2005. For details, please see here.
  • April 2006
    The 2006 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, promoting excellence in heritage conservation practice, awards prizes in three categories: a project in the field of conservation of architectural heritage, cultural landscapes, works of art or archaeological sites; a study aiming to lead to tangible effects in the conservation or enhancement of any of the category 1 areas; and a dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals or groups. Closing dates for applications are 1 September 2006 for Category 2 and 15 September 2006 for Categories 1 & 3. For details, see here.
  • April 2006
    CuratorLab is an international one-year residency and a research/project based programme designed for emerging curators, critics, artists, writers and theorists. Starting from 2006, it is a travelling programme with seminars moving between Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, Nicosia and Istanbul from August 2006 to June 2007. Application interviews for 10 selected candidates are planned to take place in Stockholm on 7 June 2006. (details)
  • April 2006
    MaHKU, the Graduate School for Visual Art and Design in Utrecht, The Netherlands, offers one-year interdisciplinary Masters programs in fine art and design created for an international body of students. Application deadline is 31 May 2006. For application forms, see http://www.mahku.nl/application.html.
  • April 2006
    Intended for recent university graduates as well as officials and professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors with a first university degree who present a viable cultural project idea, the Master in Cultural Projects for Development is organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy, to takle place from 15 June 2006 to 15 March 2007. Application deadline is 31 May 2006. For application forms and details, see http:www.itcilo.org/masters/cultural.
  • April 2006
    Art Gene, a facility for working professional artists, announces its 2006/07 Artists' Studio Residency Programme in Barrow-in-
    Furness, Cumbria, UK. Professional artists and curators engaged in the creation of new work for creative, self-directed residencies may apply to the Programme's a funding or letting scheme by 12 June 2006 to support the research, production and presentation of new work. For details, please see http://www.artgene.co.uk.
  • April 2006
    The UNESCO DigiArts Team invites young students and their teachers to participate in Session 2006 of the Young Digital Creators: Scenes and Sounds of My City programme, seeking to engage young people to reflect on the theme of city and creative digital media and to send a joint project proposal for undertaking a collaborative project. The programme is a web-based learning application designed for young people (12-18 years old) of different cultures to gradually construct, through a collaborative process and creative digital tools, a deeper understanding of each other's urban environment and socio-
    cultural realities. Deadline for submissions and registration is 3 May 2006. For details, please see here.
  • April 2006
    Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and Italy (Puglia and Abruzzo regions) are involved in the AR.CO – Artistic Connections Project led by the Local Government of the Puglia Region within the framework of the EU International Cooperation Programme INTERREG IIIA Adriatic Crossborder Operational Programme with the aim of creating an international cultural network between public administrations, cultural institutions and enterprises acting in the field of cultural promotion and production on both sides of the Adriatic Sea. (details)
  • April 2006
    At the occasion of its anniversary, the Photo Club of Maribor, Slovenia invites international applicants to its Artist in Residence Programme. Photographers interested in a one- or two-week use of a professionally equiped studio should send their CD portfolio, resume and a project proposal to Foto klub Maribor, p.p. 1512, SI - 2000 Maribor, Slovenia.
  • March 2006
    The University of Arts in Belgrade, the Université Lyon and the Institut d'Etudes de Grenoble (Université Pierre Mendes-France), have developed a joint MA in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans) programme held in English and French and offering numerous courses ranging from Cultural Policy to Arts Management and Marketing. The main application deadline is 1 June 2006. (details)
  • March 2006
    The London Consortium, a collaboration between the Architectural Association, Birkbeck College (University of London), the Institute of Contemporary Arts and TATE, offers full-time multi-disciplinary postgraduate courses in Humanities and Cultural Studies. Applications for the October 2006 one-year Master of Research and three-year PhD programmes are accepted until 30 June 2006. Further information is available at www.londonconsortium.com/admissions.htm
  • March 2006
    The Geneva School of Fine Arts of the University of Visual Arts offers three 4-semester postgraduate studies programmes: Art, Landscape, Place, Art and the Public Space (ALPes); Critical, Curatorial, Cybermedia (CCC); and Immédiat, Arts and Media. Courses begin 18 September 2006, online application deadline is 24 March 2006. Contact: Jean-Pierre Greff, Director, School of Fine Arts Geneva, University of Visual Arts, 9, bd Helvétique, CH-1205 Genève; tel.: 0041 22 388 58 00; fax 0041 22 388 58 01; e-mail: info@esba.ch; www.hesge.ch/esba
  • March 2006
    Bringing together writers, photographers and graphic artists from Central and Eastern Europe in order to create a magazine that investigates the cultural sphere, the PLOTKI magazine announced a call for online editors from East European countries with the aim to re-launch the PLOTKI online news called "monthly updated rumours". Application deadline is 31 March 2006. For details, see www.plotki.net.
  • March 2006
    Aiming to promote new forms of artistic expression, Europos Parkas, the open-air art museum of Vilnius, Lithuania, calls for participation in a competition to develop a sculpture on the theme of Light, Electricity, Energy. Participation is free of charge. The submission deadline for project proposals is 30 April 2006. Contact: Gintaras Karosas, Europos Parkas President, Joneikiskiu k., LT-15148 Vilnius r., Lithuania; tel.: (+370 5) 2377077, 2 377070, fax: (+370 5) 2377077, e-mail: hq@europosparkas.lt; www.europosparkas.lt
  • March 2006
    Art Moves Africa (AMA), the mobility fund for artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa is launching a special call for applications for projects taking place during May and June 2006. The deadline for applications for grants 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 is 1 April 2006. For details, contact Young Arab Theatre Fund, 19, square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium; tel.: +32 2 203 12 95; fax: +32 2 203 02 26; e-mail: ama@yatfund.org; www.yatfund.org.
  • March 2006
    Established by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State with the aim of assisting less-developed countries in preserving their cultural heritage, the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation is currently accepting applications for financial support for projects such as archaeological site preservation, historic building restoration, museum collection conservation, manuscript stabilization and digitization, and documentation of traditional forms of expression. For details, contact the Public Affairs or Cultural Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in your country. See list of eligible countries.
  • March 2006
    On 29 April the World Dance Day will be celebrated all over the world by the international community of dancers and dance enthusiasts. For that occasion, UNESCO's International Dance Council CID has put forward a list of guidelines as a useful checklist for persons institutionally involved in the wider field of dance: teachers, choreographers, group leaders, journalists, researchers, associations, suppliers, organizations etc. Available online at www.cid-unesco.org/html/dance_day.html.
  • February 2006
    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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  • February 2006
    Developing its support for arts professionals across Europe, as of January 2006 the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) manages the Audiences Europe Network (AEN), the first Europe-wide network that focuses on audience development. Bringing together managers, marketers, audience development professionals, policy makers, cultural planners, artistic directors and curators, AEN provides opportunities for senior arts professionals to meet, share ideas, debate latest thinking and develop new partnerships. For more information, or to join the network see www.a-m-a.co.uk/new/AEN.asp.
  • February 2006
    Europos Parkas, the open-air museum at the very centre of Europe, displaying over 100 works by artists from 32 countries, offers four-week residences taking place three times per year. Each May, July and September the programme is open to artists from various fields who are interested in the exchange of artistic experiences and the acquaintance with Lithuanian culture and traditions. For application forms and more information, please contact: Europos Parkas, Joneikiskiu k., LT-15148 Vilnius r., Lithuania; e-mail: hq@europosparkas.lt; www.europosparkas.lt
  • January 2006
    Artforum and E-flux announce a name change for their joint announcement service, Edu-News, e-mailed regularly to more than 40,000 recipients. After its successful two year operation, the name was changed to Art&Education.net to better represent the focus of its contents. For more information, please contact Meg Troha at (001) 212 475 4000 or at Artandeducation@artforum.com; www.ArtandEducation.net
  • January 2006
    Operating as an artist-in-residence centre and a centre of excellence, the European Ceramic Work Centre (.ekwc) in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities of ceramics, calls for applications to its 2007 three-month session. Registration deadline is 1 May 2006. For details, see www.ekwc.nl or contact info@ekwc.nl.
  • January 2006
    The IUGTE is organizing an international intensive workshop designed for professional stage artists who are inspired by Michael Checkov's Acting Technique to take place in Riga, Latvia from 20 to 24 March 2006 under the guidance of Sergey Ostrenko. Contact: Inga Ryazanoff, Chief Executive, International University "Global Theatre Experience" (IUGTE), tel. +371 8381160, +380 50 44 10045; iugte@mail.ru; www.iugte.com