The 115th edition of our Arts Management Newsletter is published while we are in Berlin at the 7th Federal Congress for Cultural Policy in Germany. The last congress two years ago covered the importance of digitalization for the arts sector - from copyright issues via archival storage of cultural heritage to the huge communication and marketing opportunities possible with media and web 2.0. However, the upraise of the German cultural policy 2011 in the digital age seems to be already weak again. There is no living online debate with the community, although the topic of this year - cultural planning - fits to invite arts professionals and other people to discuss about. Perhaps the community have totally different preferences and priorities, what they like to support more or less. We were somehow impressed about a comment by Bill Flood yesterday, who answered our question about his experience with cultural planning in Portland. He said, culture at all has a creative power to support communication in a community. So it is necessary at all to make communication possible including those among the arts professionals and cultural policy makers themselves. Enjoy the interview with Bill Flood on page 2.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and its partners Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH), are jointly launching the 3rd call for proposals of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. Simultaneously, ASEF is also launching the 1st call for proposals of ASEF Creative Networks.
Both initiatives aim to reinforce Asia-Europe exchanges and deepen mutual understanding between cultural communities in the two regions by enhancing the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, and by encouraging creative collaborations.
Experts from different countries will take part in this meeting to be held in Barcelona on June 13th-14th, organized by ATLAS, with the Creative Tourism Network® and headed by the Professor Greg Richards, co-originator of the creative tourism concept.
Cases of creative tourism from Catalonia, The Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal, Italy, UK, Denmark, Brazil, the US and Thailand will be studied within these sessions.
The overall topic of this issue, “Music – A Public Affair?!” allowed the EMC to include a wide range of approaches. This resulted in a broad spectrum of topics covered in the articles from the EMC's member organisations which reflect the diversity of the areas of activity they are engaged in. An introductory note by Doris Pack (Chair of the Culture Committee of the EU Parliament) as well as an interview with representatives of the EU Commission give a political viewpoint on the topic “Music – A Public Affair?!”.
The UBC Certificate Program in Cultural Planning - and the individual professional development courses of which it is comprised - addresses the growing international demand for cultural planners with knowledge and expertise to guide cultural policy and development initiatives.
Cultural planning is an integrated approach to development of well-planned and creative communities supported by vibrant cultures and creative economies that is being embraced by a growing number of North American, European and other jurisdictions around the world. By organizing and leveraging public and private policy affecting the cultural sector and creative infrastructure, cultural planners play an increasingly vital role in developing livable, sustainable, intercultural communities while strengthening their position in the global knowledge economy.
Sustainable Economic Growth, Further Integration and Common Identity: Moving towards a European Consensus
Brussels; July 3rd - 5th, 2013
Since its foundation the EU has undergone multiple transformations in the socio-cultural, political, and economic spheres. Today, the European Union consists of 27 member states, all of which work closely together to develop policies to facilitate common interests such as the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital across borders.
Although the EU has made great strides in the past six decades- both politically and economically- the region still faces challenges in terms of delivering prosperity, bridging the gap between institutions and citizens, and creating a common and collective “European Identity.” Over four years of economic, social and political crisis have presented the EU, its leaders, and its people with a number of crucial challenges, which must be thoroughly and instantly tackled in order for Europe to be successful and to maintain its leading position in the global arena.
The International Congress "Culture: Key to Sustainable Development" will be held in Hangzhou (China) from 15 May to 17 May 2013. This is the first International Congress specifically focusing on the linkages between culture and sustainable development organized by UNESCO since the Stockholm Conference in 1998. As such, the Congress will provide the very first global forum to discuss the role of culture in sustainable development in view of the post-2015 development framework, with participation of the global community and the major international stakeholders.
While culture was absent from the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), integrating the cultural dimension into actions and goals in achieving sustainable development is an approach that is making its way on the international level. The Outcome document of MDG Summit, “Keeping the promise: united to achieve the Millennium Development Goals” (2010), emphasized the importance of culture for development and its contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
The 9th Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) will take place from 7th to 11th October 2013 at the Sejong Center and the National Theater Company of Korea. PAMS is annually presented by the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), with support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the Republic of Korea to encourage communication, exchange, and creative cooperation between its participants.
PAMS provides a variety of stimulating programs to more than 1,500 participants, with its Showcases, Booth Exhibition, LIP(Looking for International Partners) Pitch Session, Focus Session and Networking meetings (Round table, Speed Dating, PAMS Night). Being cross contemporary, continental, and rejoicing in cultural differences, PAMS promotes a creative collaboration network and distribution of deep ideas.
On Saturday 18 May the European Museum Forum will be celebrating International Museum Day in a special session dedicated to this year's theme: Museums (memory + creativity) = social change. Speakers from the European Museum Forum, Best in Heritage, ICOM, Museum of Liverpool and the ground-breaking eCultValue EU project will look at the importance of cultural heritage and the roles museums play in providing access to culture and their increasingly important role of social responsibility.
Are you an employer looking for skilled and creative workers? Are you a talented artist or cultural worker looking for a job? CultureWorks is a new job board for the cultural sector administered by The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC). CHRC’s mandate is to strengthen Canada’s cultural workforce through leadership, support, representation and involvement. CultureWorks represents our commitment to those of you working in Canada’s cultural community.