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.
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.
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, was recently named a finalist in the annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards, hosted by EXPO Magazine. Ticket Summit® is a finalist in the category of Best Website/Microsite for the website promoting the 2012 summer conference.
According to EXPO Magazine, the 2nd annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards "shine a spotlight on the best aspects of a show: the venue, the quality of marketing, the freshness of the event concept, the on- site experience, the business and consumer value, the ROI, and more." Other nominees include trade shows put on by the American Dental Association and the American Payroll Association, the New York International Auto Show, World Travel Market, and more.
The Spring 2013 issue of CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts & Culture Workers offers two case studies focusing on notions of place and community connections.
Nan Yang addresses a specific study about the ways in which the Songzhuang, China Culture and Creative Industry Cluster management strategies affect local cultural policy and artistic community connections. Emily Hope Dobkin examines the personalization of local cultural spaces found within a coloring book project based in the city of Eugene, Oregon.
As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in performing arts management. Founded in 2001 by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser, the DeVos Institute leverages this expertise to train, support, and empower arts managers and their boards locally, nationally, and internationally. As part of this mission, the Institute offers competitive Internships for aspiring arts managers to gain critical hands-on experience in many areas of performing arts management.
DeVos Institute Interns develop valuable relationships in the industry by training with Kennedy Center Staff within departments aligned with their interests. Interns also gain a broad understanding of the performing arts industry by participating in weekly seminars and activities, attending Kennedy Center performances and events, and connecting with a vast network of DeVos Institute alumni. Alumni have gone on to organizations such as The Atlanta Symphony, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The New York Philharmonic, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the offices of Renée Fleming, and The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
The ICCPR 2014 will be organized by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, in collaboration with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. The Department hosts the UNESCO Chair "Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development".
ICCPR 2014 aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact in an interdisciplinary and international environment. This ICCPR 2014 exploration is not restricted to the contemporary period, or any geographical area. The conference assumes no fixed understanding of the concepts of culture or policy.
In general terms, ICCPR 2014 sees cultural policies as the regulation, promotion, and discouragement of practices and values by institutions and individuals, public and private. Furthermore, ICCPR 2014 maintains that cultural policies and their effects can be explicit and implicit, or latent.
Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development is a new publication based on a series of papers commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts to stimulate more rigorous research on the arts and economic development.
The publication stems from a first-ever collaboration between the NEA and the Brookings Institution. The two organizations co-hosted the May 2012 symposium titled "The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development,” where leading economists explored theories and empirical findings about the role of arts and culture in the U.S. economy. Archived video of the symposium is available at the Brookings website.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the European Festivals Association (EFA), and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore are delighted to announce the launch of Serving Artists Serves the Public: Programming Arts Festivals in Asia and Europe.
This e-publication talks about the opportunities and challenges of programming arts festivals in Asia and Europe, through a compilation of 13 articles written by renowned contributors. They include Ms Robyn ARCHER, the multi-faceted Australian artist; Mr Hugo DE GREEF, theatre director and Advisor to the Minister of Culture for the Flemish Community; Ms Kathrin DEVENTER, Secretary General of EFA; Ms Katelijn VERSTRAETE, Director, Arts & Creative Industries (East Asia), British Council; and Ms Audrey WONG, Singapore’s first Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) for its arts community. Their articles are a useful reflection on the social role of local and international festivals, as well as the need for capacity building among young festival managers.
This project is a follow-up to the Atelier for Young Festival Managers held in May 2011 in Singapore.
Do US-American Opera Houses operate more efficiently than German ones? Mounir Mahmalat, who studied at the Northeastern University in Boston, USA, as well as in Dusseldorf, Germany, investigated on the basis of twelve opera houses in both countries, if German institutions might take an example on US-American performing arts organizations who are said to operate in a more entrepreneurial manner. You can read this case study exclusively in our latest issue of the Arts Management Newsletter, the bi-mohthly magazine for the global perspective on arts and business.
Furthermore we can provide inside views with two totally different interviews. Our correspondent Kira Potowski met Koh Won-seok, an art curator in Seoul, who actually work for the new Arko Art Center in the capitol of South Korea. He takes our attention to a number of smaller Asian countries with art markets, which grow along the economic boom. Nikos Tsouchlos, the artistic adviser of the most important concert hall in Greece, underlines the current situation and role of the arts in a country, which suffer massively from the continuing economic and financial crunch. But Tsouchlos describes in the interview with Sven Scherz-Schade, how new practices can flourish and the roles of sociability and sharing are being re-examined.