Culturelink Newsletter No. 074/October 2012

From the Focal Point

The Culture Strand of the Creative Europe Programme 2014-2020

The Institute for International Relations (IMO), headquarter of the Culturelink Network, was commissioned by the European Parliament Culture and Education (CULT) Committee to provide expert commentary and analysis on the nature and implications of the proposed Culture Strand of the Creative Europe Programme 2014-2020 - its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The document takes the form of a critical overview of the proposed Creative Europe Programme (Section 1), a deeper analysis of the implications of the proposal for various stakeholders (Section 2), reflections on the programme (Section 3), and a series of recommendations for consideration and action (Section 4). The work was carried out during June and July 2012. >>>

Nomination of Biserka Cvjeticanin to the Scientific Council of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe

The Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova, recently approved the nomination of Biserka Cvjeticanin, Culturelink Network/IMO, as a new member to the Scientific Council of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe. The President of the Scientific Council of IMO, Kresimir Jurlin greeted this news with the words: Sincerest congratulations on the nomination to the Scientific Council of the great UNESCO in the name of the Scientific Council of the humble IMO!

Calls for Papers and Presentations

1.   Art and Geography: Aesthetics and Practices of Spatial Knowledges

The conference Art and Geography: Aesthetics and Practices of Spatial Knowledges, to be held in Lyon, France, on 11-13 February 2013 will take place in connection with a research project funded by the French National Research Agency, Médiagéo, aiming to explore the contemporary contours of what is geographical and to question the boundaries between cultural activities, in this case, art and geography. Deadline for submissions is 30 October 2012. >>>

2.   Transcultural Perspectives on the Future 2013

FUTUREtakes, a Transcultural Futurist Magazine, invites members of the Culturelink community to serve as panelists in the fourth annual Transcultural Roundtable, also known as Transcultural Perspectives on the Future 2013, scheduled to take place in Chicago, USA, on 19-21 July 2013. The roundtable will be a special session of World Future 2013, an annual conference sponsored by the World Future Society. >>>

3.   Sound Media, Sound Cultures

The aim of the Media International Australia (MIA) theme issue no.148, to be published in August 2013, is to explore issues related to the specific configurations of sound in media and culture. These sites might include oral literature, e-books and associated reading/listening devices, print cultures, popular music, film and cinema, radio, television, telephony and digital media. Abstracts are due by 30 November 2012. >>>

Calls for Entries and Applications

4.   ACPCultures+ Programme's Second Call for Proposals

The second Call for Proposals of the ACPCultures+ Programme has been launched on 18 September 2012 and will be closed on 20 December 2012. The areas concerned are: production / creation, training / professionalization, distribution / dissemination and regulation of the sector. >>>

5.   Bucharest International JAZZ Competition 2013

The 7th Bucharest International Jazz Competition, organized by jmEvents.ro, is a unique event on the professional Romanian jazz scene, but also is ranked among the first three jazz competitions in Europe. It will be held on 18 - 25 May 2013. Deadline for applications is 10 February 2013. >>>

Educational Programmes and Fellowships

6.   Master of Fine Arts Programme

The University of Michigan School of Art & Design's three-year MFA programme is a leader in curriculum innovation and student support, exhibiting, curating, teaching, performing, networking, exploring, presenting, researching, and collaborating. The application deadline for 2013 admissions is 1 January 2013. >>>

7.   Digital Arts and New Media MFA Programme

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA programme at the University of California, Santa Cruz is accepting applications for Fall 2013 now through 7 January 2013. The two-year DANM MFA programme brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. >>>

8.   Master of Arts in Architecture

The three-semester post-professional MAA degree at Florida International University, Miami, enables students to pursue advanced studies in theory, applied research and special topics in design practice. Application deadline is 1 February 2013. >>>

International Conferences and Seminars

9.   European Campus of Local and Regional Authorities for Culture

Les Rencontres, the Association of European Cities and Regions for Culture, is organizing the first edition of the European Campus of Local and Regional Authorities for Culture, to be held in Paris, France, on 21 - 24 November 2012. The Campus strives to give prominence to original points of view, new perspectives and strategies for action which can stimulate the European integration process. >>>

10.   2012 International Symposium on Culture and Sustainable Development

Coordinated by the French and the Quebec ministries of culture, the international symposium on Culture and Sustainable Development will be held in Paris, France, on 22-23 November 201, with the objective to share ideas from around the world and identify possible actions to promote better integration of culture into sustainable development initiatives. >>>

11.   Making Diversity Work for Cities

Reminder: This Irish EU Presidency Event, to take place in Durban, Ireland, on 6-8 February 2013, will explore the results and achievements of the Intercultural Cities initiative and the cities involved in it, and examine implications for adopting a diversity-based approach in national and international integration policy and practice. >>>

Books, Publications and Reports

12.   The UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: A Tale of Fragmentation in International Law

The book The UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: A Tale of Fragmentation in International Law fills a gap in the literature on how the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions positions itself within the broader field of public international law, and seeks to clarify the Convention's role in the fragmentation of public international law. >>>

13.   Monitoring of Selected Economic Key Data on Culture and Creative Industries 2010

The new Monitoring Report on Culture and Creative Industries in Germany 2010 describes the situation of culture and creative industries in Germany and provides, for the first time, an introduction to culture and creative industries in Europe. In his summary, Michael Soendermann points out that, besides contributing considerably to the creation of value added in Germany, the culture and creative industries also provide models for future forms of work and life. >>>

14.   In the Digital Route: Culture, Technological Convergence and Access

The book In the Digital Route: Culture, Technological Convergence and Access, published by the Secretariat of Culture of Argentina, analyses the role of new technologies in cultural production and consumption as well, as the transition between a disappearing analogue world and the emerging digital culture. >>>

15.   Journal of Cultural Management and Policy

ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education, has published Volume 2, Issue 1 of its online Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. With this newest issue, ENCATC wishes once more to stimulate the debate on the topics of cultural management and cultural policy among scholars, educators, policy makers and cultural managers. >>>

16.   Culture in Transition: Imperatives of Transformation and Possibilities of Development

The general aim of this book is the study of the survival of culture in transition. It gives a cultural analysis and interpretation of the transitional reality as a multifunctional integral cultural system. >>>

17.   Managing Change: Creative Economics and Social Transformations in A Multicultural World

The publication contains the main statements and presentations from the international scientific conference organized by the Samara Institute Higher School of Privatization and Enterprise and held in Samara, Russia in June 2011. >>>

18.   Things and Communication: Economical and Cultural Coherence in Changing Society

Edited by Andrey V. Biriukov and Vladimir I. Ionesov, this collection of papers of the international scientific conference takes a look at different aspects of the existence of things in culture by the material patterns and within the limits of current theoretical knowledge.>>>

19.   L'Université et les formations aux métiers de la culture

The book L'Université et les formations aux métiers de la culture - La diagonale du flou is devoted to issues concerning university education in the field of culture, for which one of the authors, Jean-Pierre Saez, rightfully states: Cultural employment and education, an equation with two unknowns. >>>

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