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.
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?!”.
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.
Among those responsible for bringing these new awards, "The Operas", to life were John Allison, editor of the renowned "Opera" magazine and British businessman Harry Hyman, Managing Director of the worldwide Nexus Group. Hyman is also a knowledgeable and passionate opera fan: "Opera hides its light all too often under a bushel, so we hope our awards will help bring the genre to a wider audience." Hyman also works hard helping to support young talented artitsts and encouraging people and companies to sponsor the arts in general. In November John Allison announced in Opera Magazine that he would welcome nominations for the awards. They received more than 1.500 replies from music specialists and opera lovers from 41 countries. Short lists were drawn up in 23 categories by a jury chaired by John Allison. Members of the jury included journalists Hugh Canning, Rupert Christiansen and Andrew Clements, soprano (and Bayreuth Brünnhilde) Dame Anne Evans, intendants Peter Alward (Salzburg Easter Festival), David Gockley (San Francisco Opera), Joan Matabosch (the Liceu in Barcelona) and Guus Mostart (Reisopera Enschede) and the Director of Opera Europa, Nicholas Payne. They were joined in the final round by Kathryn Harries, Director of the National Opera Studio in London, and the writer Barry Millington.
Kim Inseon has been working for more than 15 years now in the Korean Art Scene and is specialized in Visual Arts. Inseon Kim worked for LOOP, an alternative art space after studying art history in New York. She got her experience from working in many galleries and curating the Busan Biennale, previously called PICAF – Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival. Here Inseon Kim intended to present contemporary art in a more accessible way to the general public. Before opening her own alternative space and working as an art consultant for collectors, private companies and the Korean government, Inseon Kim worked in the Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, which is to promote excellence and achievement in the artistic community of the Seoul City area.
More than a year now, that Inseon Kim is directing her own space which provides a field for young artists and their development. She wants to allow the shift of the artist´s focus from commercial driven activities to purely experimental ones. In her opinion especially emerging artists strike to set high prices on their works and exhibit in commercial galleries to become attractive to collectors. However, at the same time young artists fear the commercialization of their art work as well as the limitation the art market sets them. Willing n Dealing therefore does not only offer consultancy but also a space to experiment with art and develop artistic careers.
Vienna/Berlin: The visionary violinist Daniel Hope will hold the opening keynote at Classical:NEXT 2013 in Vienna. The following three days will feature speakers including Will Hope (UK), director of label relations at Spotify, John Kieser (Canada/US), general manager San Francisco Symphony, Christopher Gruits (US), Carnegie Hall, Marshall Marcus (UK), of the youth orchestra network Sistema Europe, and many more.
Classical:NEXT 2013 will see 43 experts coming from 18 countries - from Canada to China and Australia - gathering to design the future of classical music together with hundreds of delegates at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (the MAK). The overall framework: A positive new outlook on classical music. Which is an attitude the jury took on for their selection, as opera producer and jury member Beth Morrison (US) states:
"We have curated speakers and performances that firmly look forward into our new century through innovation within the canon, new compositional forms, and through initiatives that promote our connectivity to one another and access to music for all."
Theme: Let’s Get Engaged! – Building Long-Term Patron Commitment
From: Thursday, March 21, 2013
To: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hundreds of top arts marketing professionals will gather on March 21-23, 2013 at New York University for the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference 2013. The theme of the Conference is Let’s Get Engaged! – Building Long-Term Patron Commitment.
In light of the economic downturn, this conference is designed to help organizations focus their precious resources in the most effective ways to maximize the achievement of their organization’s mission. With tight budgets and increasing competitors, art groups that are optimizing their acquisition and renewal efforts by improving their patrons’ involvement are the ones that are thriving into the next era.
Delegates from across North America will come together to discuss and learn the most effective and efficient ways arts organizations are moving forward. The faculty includes leaders from such organizations as New York Philharmonic, New York City Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and many others.
This study draws on the experiential approach and has two main goals: to explore the different dimensions of the museum experience regardless of whether it is mediated by mediation devices (e.g., audio guides, interactive terminals, SmartPhones, tablets, augmented reality), and to identify the impact of such devices on visitors’ behavioural intentions. The authors conduct a qualitative and exploratory investigation to address the following questions: Does the development of such devices affect both experience dimensions and the audience’s behavioural intentions? Which components of a museum visit are concerned?
The 2012 PAMS, Performing Arts Market in Seoul will be held on October 8 - 12 (from Monday to Friday) at Korea National University of Arts and the National Theater of Korea. This year's PAMS pays close attention to the advancement of creativity and production and the trading and export of Korea's performing arts and it is being hosted by Korea Arts Management Service and supported by Ministry of Culture and Sports as well as Arts Council Korea, and International Visegrad Fund. PAMS will be a place where exchanges of ideas and information as well as close meetings and communication among those in the field of the performing arts will be greatly promoted through showcases, booths of the pertinent organizations and companies, seminars and other events. It will be a valuable venue where people in performing arts field will be able to network and get to know one another better.
The European Commission is holding a conference on 16-17 October in Brussels which will provide inspirational examples of audience development by cultural organisations and foster European exchange of practice on audience development strategies.
"Creative Europe", the Commission's proposal for its future funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors for the period 2014-2020, proposes an important new focus on audience development in order to foster long-term audiences for European cultural works. With this in mind, the annual “Culture in motion” valorisation conference of the Culture programme will discuss audience development in a practical, “hands on” way, at the Egg, in Brussels.