Sustainable NGOs is part of the LLP project "YesYouCan – How to support the cultural activities of disadvantaged groups". It is inviting organisations in the field of culture management especially those involved in training. Organisations can request funds from the National Agency of Erasmus+ of their country to travel and participate in the course. This initiative started following the involvement of VisMedNet - an organisation that is sustained by corporate partner organisations from a variety of sectors from various countries around Europe in the field of training and education, employment and project management.
The classical and contemporary music marketing agency WildKat PR has announced the launch of The Noted Innovation Fellowship. It will introduce newcomers to leading arts mangers in order to progress their careers. Kathleen Alder, founder of WildKat PR, has identified an interesting phenomenon in the classical music industry: There is a lot of financial support, encouragement and interest in finding the next big thing or prominent young artist to be on stage. But there is very little support for finding the youth and fresh thinking off stage. She feels that there is much more potential to attract new audiences and keep the industry alive. The formula of bringing innovative ideas, new technology, and youth passion is what has made WildKat PR one of the key agencies in the performing arts sector. Kathleen actively encourages hiring young staff with a passion for classical music and the arts. With this fellowship, she aims to educate and inspire a new generation of diverse and creative cultural leaders.
The 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) 2015 will be held in Prague from Tuesday 25th August to Friday 28th August. The theme for the conference is 'Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination'. A profound challenge that the social sciences, and sociology in particular, are now called upon to confront has to do with the depth and extraordinary acceleration of global processes of social and cultural change. The major issues that the global sociological community now has the responsibility to tackle arise from the exponential increase in social inequalities. Recognising and acknowledging the multiple expressions of difference are vital when it comes to gaining insight into the ‘multiple positioning’ that characterises contemporary individuals. And this entails rethinking the meaning of integration today. We need to work together to examine the intricate interweave of social, cultural, economic and political dynamics contained in the processes of change occurring in the twenty-first century. The ESA-conference has always been open to all areas of the sociology, also of the arts, since the Research Network aims to bring together researchers and supporting interchange and mutual learning. For this reason, we invite experienced and young scholars from various disciplines submit papers until February 1st 2015.
The Tower of Babel or the Arabian Nights: The cultural background of the historical Near East seems almost magical. The contrast with its modern counterpart could hardly be more striking, where armed conflicts and religious fervour alternate with western oriented luxury. But how about Arts and Culture during this times of crisis, conflicts and change?
Berlin was host once again to the Culture Invest Congress, which calls itself the "largest industry get-together for cultural institutions and culture investors". Well, with over 50 presenting partners, 100 presentations and 36 panel discussions all crammed into 2 intensive days, it may very well be the largest in Europe. More than anything else, the congress was an opportunity, as usual, to network and find out who is doing what and how. Zenaida des Aubris concentrated on the funding and sponsorship presentations.
The 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from September 29 to October 01, 2015. Music Business Research is an interdiscipline at the intersection of economic, artistic, cultural, social, legal, technological and further developments which contribute to the creation/production, dissemination/ distribution and reception/consumption of music. This interdisciplinary nature calls for methodological multiplicity and is open to scholars from all scientific areas.
CfA Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives. 5th Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies
The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM) and Princeton University (German Department) – returns to Weimar in June 2015 for its fifth installment. The Summer School invites applications about digital archival production from outstanding doctoral candidates throughout the world in media studies and related fields such as film studies, literary studies, philosophy, art history, architecture, sociology, politics, the history of science and visual culture.
Cultural organizations face the challenge of knowledge management with limited resources in day-to-day business operations. Knowledge is not (sufficiently) documented, nor is it secure with the organization because of fluctuation and irregular employment of staff. The goal of this paper by Prof. Gesa Birnkraut (Univeristy of applied sciences Osnabrueck, Germany) is to develop recommendations for the management of knowledge in cultural institutions based on theory and an online survey of 38 cultural institutions in total.
Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2014. Forging Collaboration between Archives, Museums and Academia
The stunning new home of The Library of Birmingham proved to be a fitting backdrop for The National Archive’s (TNA) and Research Libraries UK’s (RLUK) second collaborative conference "Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities" on October 29th – 30th 2014. Supported by Arts Council England (ACE), this year’s event widened its scope beyond archives and academia to welcome representatives from the heritage and cultural sectors. More than 270 delegates from over 160 organisations across the UK and overseas discussed the benefits and challenges of cross-sector collaborations and the opportunities of digitality for the sake of broadening collections’ access for academia and the wider public alike.
The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management is a pan-European training programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and transnational cultural exchanges. The programme streches over one year and enables participants to carry on with their professional activities. Next deadline for application is 15th January 2015.