Culturelink Newsletter No. 058/January-February 2011

From the Focal Point

Media Policies: Country Practices within the EU Media Regulatory Framework

Culturelink would like to draw your attention to the round table organized by the Culturelink Network focal point, the Institute for International Relations (IMO), in cooperation with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) on Media Policies: Country Practices within the EU Media Regulatory Framework. The round table took place in Zagreb on 10 December 2010, and gathered over forty participants: experts involved in the MEDIADEM project and researchers and stakeholders of media policy in Croatia. Speakers discussed the national media regulatory practices and the influence the European Union exerts on the media policies. >>>

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   International University Festival for Cultural Heritage and Folk Arts

The University Ibn Zohr, in Agadir, Morocco, will organize the 2nd edition of the International University Festival for Cultural Heritage and Folk Arts, from 20-23 April 2011,which will bring together students' groups from several universities worldwide. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 20 February 2011. >>>

2.   Creative City Summit

Designed to be more intimate and interactive to provide practitioners with a platform to exchange ideas and learn from their peers, the 2011 Creative City Summit will take place in London, Ontario, Canada on 10-12 May 2011. The Planning Committee is currently accepting submissions for presentations. >>>

3.   Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity

This professional conference, to be held in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria, 25 - 29 August 2011, is accepting presentation proposals for practical workshops / master classes, works in progress, performance fragments not requiring special technical conditions, readings/lectures, and other ways of demonstration offered by speaker/presenter.>>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

4.   Call to Direct a Mediterranean Research Meeting Workshop

The Mediterranean Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Italy, has issued a call to scholars to direct a workshop at the thirteenth session of the Mediterranean Research Meeting, that will take place in Florence, Italy, on 21-24 March 2012. The deadline for proposals is 1 March 2011. >>>

5.   Call for Proposals for Digital Productions 2011

An international platform for the exchange, exploration and co-production for the digital arts, bringing together facilities for production, broadcasting, training and research, the RAN (Digital Arts Network / Réseau des Arts Numériques) is launching a first call for proposals for digital productions aimed at artists, scientists, technicians, businesses, scenographers, visual artists, musicians and multimedia creators. Submission deadline is 1 March 2011. >>>

6.   Online Arts Festival for Young Artists

Online Arts Festival 3.0 accepts artistic entries from young artists (up to 30 years old) from Europe, the Mediterranean and the entire Arab world produced after 1 January 2009, in all fields of arts that can be published on the web. The deadline for the submission of artistic entries is 15 March 2011. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

7.   Visual Arts at the Banff Centre

The Banff Centre, Canada, is now accepting applications to its thematic residencies to be held in 2011, including self-directed creative residencies. >>>

8.   Master of Experiments on Arts and Politics

In partnership with the Centre Pompidou and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, this one-year, part-time master is aimed at young international professionals with 2 to 5 years of practical experience, who will work together on projects concerned with real stakes and trained by renowned specialists. Deadline for the application is the 5 April 2011. >>>

9.   PhDArts: Does Research Produce Art?

PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctoral programme in visual arts and design. Its goal is to stimulate and facilitate artist-researchers and to provide a suitable environment for research in and through artistic practice. Application deadline is 1 April 2011 or 1 October 2011. >>>

10.   Studying Theory at the Zurich Art University

Unique in Europe, the courses offered by the Theory major establish an interplay between advanced theory and the free space of the art school. Specific to this major is the focus on artistic practice and popular and everyday culture, as well as the examination of their social and political dimensions. Deadline for applications for the autumn term 2011 is 18 February 2011. >>>

11.   Doctorate in Fine Arts

The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts admits new students to its Doctoral Studies Programme, based on artistic research where high-quality artistic work intertwines with theoretical research. The application deadline is 28 February 2011. >>>

12.   Master of Arts in Fine Art or Design

maHKU, the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, calls for applications to its one-year Master of Art programmes in visual art or design. Application deadline is 30 April 2011. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

13.   International Symposium on the Potential for Artistic Expression to Cross Cultural Barriers

The Language of Art and Music is an international conference taking place in Berlin, Germany, from 1720 February 2011, that will explore the potential for art and music to offer a neutral platform for cultural exchange, bridging the gap between theory and practice by bringing together academic experts and key figures in international relations to discuss the importance of these artistic disciplines. >>>

14.   Music Biennale Zagreb

Marking its 50th anniversary, the 26th Music Biennale Zagreb (MBZ), to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, from 7-17 April 2011, will introduce 35 events at four different venues in the city, as well as in four other cities, presenting the recent music production in a vast variety of musical genres. >>>

15.   National Drama International Conference 2011

Through a series of thought-provoking keynotes, a choice of extended workshops and the opportunity to share practice, this major international event, to be held in Swansea, Wales, UK, 11-14 April 2011, celebrates the diversity of drama and asks if there are mutualities of philosophy, process and practice that underpin it. >>>

16.   European Textile Network Conference

Marking the Network's 20th anniversary and the 30th birthday of Textile Forum magazine, the 16th European Textile Network (ETN) Conference will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 22-24 September 2011, under the motto of Rewind into the Future, and will be held within the framework of the 8th Kaunas Biennial Textile 11. >>>


17.   Tandem: Cultural Cooperation Placements Moldova Ukraine European Union

If you are looking for new partners in Europe or are interested in transnational co-operation with countries outside the European Union, the project Tandem: Cultural Cooperation Placements Moldova Ukraine European Union, initiated by the European Cultural Foundation and MitOst, offers cultural institutions from EU member states insight into the cultural scenes of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. Application deadline is 15 February 2011. >>>

18.   Western Balkans Artists Network

In the framework of the Euro Balkan Institute, Skopje, Macedonia, and through the Western Balkans Artists Network, the Centre for Visual and Cultural Research is working on creating an Artists Data Base. >>>

19.   DeTales - Digital Education Through Adult Learners

The Grundtvig multilateral project DeTALES investigates the impact of EU enlargement, focusing on the recently added member states, in particular on how they have integrated into the EU, and the old ones, and investigates the expectations of the negotiating members. >>>

20.   we are more campaign

Culture Action Europe, the umbrella advocacy organization for arts and culture, is conducting the Europe-wide we are more campaign, that will run until 2013, calling on European decision-makers to strengthen the recognition of the role of arts and culture in the development of European societies, by explicitly supporting culture in the upcoming EU political negotiations on the 2014-2020 budget. >>>

21.   ArtXchanges-Global 4 Mus'Art Gallery

ArtXchanges-Global 4 Mus'Art Gallery is an initiative by Cameroonian art museum Mus'Art Gallery, aiming to develop a network of like-minded art organizations, centres, museums, galleries and schools interested in art and an indigenous and family inspired museum. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

22.   Kulturpolitische Mitteilungen

In this issue of C-News, we would like to underline the importance of Kulturpolitische Mitteilungen, the cultural policy review published by the German Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft, for the European cultural life, regularly publishing excellent analysis and discussion of current cultural policy issues. With its serious approach and regular publication, it is especially valuable for young researchers, introducing them to a broader view of culture, cultural policy and international cultural cooperation. >>>

23.   Development Communication: Reframing the Role of the Media

Through this book, the authors give a comprehensive view on development communication and major theories, agencies and institutions involved in the process, tackling relevant issues from a wide range of perspectives and viewpoints. >>>

24.   Copyright and Cultural Heritage

Through different perspectives various experts (lawyers, librarians, archivists, musicologists and cultural heritage experts) are trying to answer the many questions of improving the preservation and access to cultural heritage. >>>

25.   European Audiovisual Observatory Yearbook 2010

Volume 1 of the 16th edition of the European Audiovisual Observatory yearbook publication, entitled Television in 36 European States gives insight into Europe's audiovisual market through a comprehensive view of comparable data in 36 television systems. >>>

26.   Consulting Young People: A Literature Review

Through the latest report on Consulting Young People the Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) Literature Reviews introduces readers to the field of consultation work with young people, outlining relevant references, broad schools of thought, major conceptual issues and practical approaches. >>>

27.   Cinquante ans après. Culture, politique et politiques culturelles

This reference work, published by La documentation française and edited by Elie Barnavi and Maryvonne de Saint Pulgent, follows up on the symposium organized in October 2009 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the French Ministry of Culture and Communications. >>>

28.   Tendances et défis des politiques culturelles. Cas nationaux en perspective

Trends and Challenges of Cultural Policies. National Case Studies, edited by Diane Saint-Pierre and Claudine Audet, looks at the cultural policies of various Western countries - and their sometimes convergent, sometimes divergent evolution - based on the national priorities and issues of the time.>>>

29.   Multikultur 2.0. Willkommen im Einwanderungsland

What comes next, after multiculturalism? Beginning with an international, critical review of the concepts of the 1990s, Multikultur 2.0 programmatically introduces new concepts and instruments for German and European society in the context of immigration. >>>

30.   Eventful Cities: Cultural Management and Urban Regeneration

This book by Greg Richards and Robert Palmer takes an in-depth look at the way in which cities create events, and events in turn create cities. If approached as part of a long-term strategy, events can provide a catalyst for re-thinking the city and its cultural and social life and making it a better place to live in. >>>

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