In the second half of the 20th century, movements of heritage conservation and political democratization made strong impacts on state cultural policies. Going through dialectic currents of cultural hegemony/counter-hegemony, elitism/pluralism, and the pursuit of civil and social rights, citizens around the world are drawing their attentions to the fulfillment of cultural rights. Agents’ positions on, and engagements in, cultural affairs are shaping the central concerns of cultural governance study today. Paper submissions are invited for the “2015 International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories: Cultural Governance, What’s Next?”, which is to be held at the Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at National Taiwan University of Arts from November 13th to 15th 2015.
On 28-31 October 2015, Aarhus University is hosting a conference on sustainability and culture's role in sustainable futures. The conference aims at facilitating new dialogues between academics and practitioners in which knowledge-sharing, learning and development is at the center. As much as presenting answers and worked-through solutions, the conference aims at asking questions and stimulating discussion and reflection.
The Institute for Cultural Concepts Hamburg talked with Christina Gleich about the cultural life as well as the status of cultural politics and management in Ecuador. Cristina is well-versed in its cultural sector as she studied Acting and Communication Sciences there, worked at the Goethe Center Quito and participated in a training program for cultural managers from the regions Mexico, Central America,the Caribbean, and South America. She currently has a scholarship at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany, for a Masters Degree in Management of Nonprofit Organizations.
The political landscape across the EU, Turkey and their neighbour regions has substantially changed since TANDEM Turkey-EU started with a pilot in 2011. In times of harshening working circumstances for cultural actors in Turkey and a vanishing EU integration perspective building robust long-term EU-Turkey collaboration channels become ever more essential. Cultural collaboration is important to create lasting connections between groups and communities. The TANDEM scheme facilitates creative innovation, and nurtures local cultural change-makers. TANDEM Turkeys intense international collaboration processes include realisation of a shared interdisciplinary project, linked to their cultural expertise. The latest call for applicants is for the Partner Forum in İzmir on 11-14 June, 2015.
The forthcoming 4th International Conference of Applied and Creative Arts (ICACA) 2015 will be held from 22-23 October 2015 at DeTar Putra Banquet Hall, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The theme of the 4th ICACA 2015 is ‘Bridging Academia to the Applied Arts & Creative Industries’. The conference is a platform for intellectual discourse on new ideas, products, services, activities and strategies in the applied arts and creative industries. Through the academic interactions, professionals with artistic and creative minds are able to form partnerships to harness creativity and innovation across organisations, institutions and industries, to create creative clusters with mutual gains. Hence, the 4th ICACA 2015 is an avenue for collaboration amongst professionals from academia, commercial industries, government sector and agencies, non-profit organisations, small and medium enterprises (SME) and individuals with interests in research and development, and commercialisation. Papers selected for the conference are from various areas associated with arts, design, film, animation and arts management.
CFP 2015 IACCM Conference: Contemporary Approaches In Training & Education For Cross-Cultural Competence
The 14th Annual Conference of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM) will take place at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien), 1-3 October 2015. This conference brings together scientists and practitioners alike in order to foster the dialogue between practice and theory in the cross-cultural field to discuss about contemporary Approaches In Training & Education For Cross-Cultural Competence – Potentials, Challenges and its Limits: theoretical foundations: old constructs, new frontiers?; Application of Cross-Cultural Theories in Teaching, Educational Context and Business Training; Power relations and their implications; Cultural intelligence.
CFP International Conference Montréal 2016: For and Against Models of Official Multiculturalism and Multilingualism
In May 2016, the international interdisciplinary conference “For and Against Models of Official Multiculturalism and Multilingualism” will welcome experts from a broad range of disciplines to exchange views on official multilingualism in national, regional and municipal contexts at McGill University Montreal. While official multilingualism promotes and protects equal linguistic rights in legislation, often the constitution, for historic and symbolic reasons official languages do not always enjoy equal status in practice. Unequal cultural and linguistic power relations have been studied by numerous scholars in various disciplines and are recognized as a major hurdle to achieving true equality. In anticipation of Canada’s 150th birthday as an officially bilingual country, the conference will invite scholars to present research findings on the challenges and successes of multilingualism.
The International Conference of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the world. It aims to foster a cross-cultural dialogue focusing on contemporary issues in arts and culture. The theme of this conference is "Arts and Culture: Building Capabilities and Creating Value". It wants to explore how individuals, organisations and institutions can expand and strengthen the capability of the arts and cultural sectors to create value for different stakeholders in society.
The ADESTE report on "European Occupational Standard Profile of the Audience Developer" presents the knowledge, skills, competences, and personal attributes of an "Audience Developer". Based on interviews, national, European, and international focus groups, the project consortium gained first-hand insight from experts and practitioners active in the field of arts, culture, training and education in 11 countries.
One major problem faced by immigrants and their descendants when entering the arts in their host countries has been the marginalisation of their artistic works. Only since the late 1990s there has been a change in cultural policies towards the inclusion of migrants into the artistic mainstream. However, some major cultural institutions initiated more inclusionary programmes even before state and city governments changed their policies. The new trend towards the inclusion of migrants in the cultural and artistic mainstream will be central to the workshop "Inclusion of immigrants in the cultural policy mainstream".