IFACCA and the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA) Chile have just announced the provisional programme for the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture, which contains information on session themes and activities, together with information on 31 of the 70 speakers.
The World Summit theme is Creative times: new models for cultural development. Each day, international speakers will explore the theme under three key areas: critical times; creative spaces; and where to now?
The Education & Learning Working Group of the Access to Culture Platform has the aim to explore the benefits of a closer synergy between education and culture within the context of the developments initiated by the EU Communication “A European Agenda for Culture within a Globalised World”.
In this process, the Working Group, consisting of representatives of a range of cultural networks and organisations working at the European level, has explored the various dimensions of the links between education and culture.
The Editorial Committee of this peer-reviewed publication invites contributions following up the working title: “Rethinking education: empowering individuals with the appropriate educational tools, skills and competencies, for their active cultural, political and economic participation in society in Europe and beyond”. Abstracts (not more than 500 words) can be submitted within the 15 December 2013.
The manual provides guidance for States Parties and all those involved in the care of World Heritage cultural properties on how to comply with the requirements of the World Heritage Convention.
Since the World Heritage Convention was adopted in 1972, the World Heritage List has continually evolved and is growing steadily. With this growth, a critical need has emerged for guidance for States Parties on the implementation of the Convention. Various expert meetings and results of the periodic reporting process have identified the need for more focused training and capacity development in specific areas where States Parties and World Heritage site managers require greater support. The development of this series of World Heritage Resource Manuals is a response to this need.
There are still spaces available for spring term distance and on-site courses in museum and heritage. The deadline for registering is coming up on December 9, 2013.
The distance and on-campus programs are learning opportunities for professionals, volunteers and board members in museums, galleries, heritage sites, cultural centres and related organizations. Courses are designed to address the emerging needs of the sector and build personal and organizational capacity and are taught by instructors who are leading professionals in the field.
Courses can be taken individually or, towards a comprehensive diploma or focused professional specialization certificate in Collections Management. A list of online and on campus spring and summer courses, can be found here: www.uvcs.uvic.ca/cultural/undergraduate/courses/upcoming/
The DeVos Institute’s Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers is an immersive program in arts management strategy held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. For one month each summer for three consecutive summers, Fellows participate in seminars, group projects, individual mentorships, and practical assignments led by Institute Leadership and Kennedy Center senior staff in the areas of strategic planning, artistic planning, marketing, fundraising, and board development. Fellows receive air transportation, lodging, a per diem, visa sponsorship, and program materials.
New trends in museology - 36th ANNUAL ICOFOM SYMPOSIUM Paris, France, June 5 - 9, 2014
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and PAPERS as prelude to presentation in Paris and/or publication in ISS 44
Submission of abstracts: December 16, 2013
Submission of full papers: April 27, 2014
ICOFOM, the International committee for Museology of ICOM (International Council of Museums), will organize its 36th symposium in Paris, France, where the latest developments in museology will be debated, from Thursday the 5th to Monday the 9th of June, 2014. The first three days will be dedicated to the presentation of papers on the theme New trends in museology.
Actors of Urban Change is a Europe-wide pilot program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V. It aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities. This is carried out by strengthening the competencies for cross-sector collaboration among actors from the cultural scene, the administration, and the private sector who form teams of three committed to implementing a project in their city. Using culture as a tool, the projects might address a broad range of social, political and environmental challenges related to urban change.