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.
CuratorLab is an international self-directed curatorial course dedicated to the advancement of curatorial practices based on research in the arts, crafts and design. It is designed to offer time to conduct research and to explore new directions and ideas in order to develop artistic or theoretical work while linking academic study to cultural projects.
The program offers the participants the possibility to develop and realize one individual or collaborative project in the form of a public presentation, i.e. exhibition, lecture series, publication, screenings, seminar, for which CuratorLab provides professional feedback and practical support as well as a moderate research/production budget. The final form, and where it will be presented, is decided by each participant in dialogue with his or her personal advisor.
Their job profile differs from that of an artist, as well as from those in the fields of cultural mediation and arts education. In their work, cultural managers correlate ideals, viewing patterns and perceptions with social issues and with aesthetic canons, while at the same time they plan and steer the actual production processes. Cultural managers organize the space for culture.
The webinar series "Cultural Management" deals with the work of cultural managers and provides knowledge about fundraising, sponsoring and budget planning in the field of cultural management.
“Culture needs management” – So far, the Goethe-Institut has advanced the professional skills of cultural managers from 57 countries. In the scope of the advanced training courses, internships build the foundations for long-term cooperation with institutions.
KPY is the cultural policy and management research centre of Istanbul Bilgi University. Since 2008, the centre has been publishing a series of academic yearbooks, which discuss contemporary issues of cultural management and cultural policy development in Turkey. Theme of the 4th edition of KPY Yearbook 2012 has been decided as Cultural Changemakers Against the Grain. The editors request academic papers, but also essays or reflective commentary discussing new cultural players, management practices and policy challenges recently emerging across Europe and its entire neighborhood. Deadline for abstract submission is 1st March 2013.
CULTURES AT WORK/WORKING WITH CULTURE
Lisbon, June 24 to June 30 2013
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2013
There is perhaps nothing more contentious than culture. Both as value and practice, it has certainly become the new discursive paradigm of the 21st century, despite of or maybe even because of its prolific signification to address matters that range from philosophy to politics, the economy to religion, ethnicity and aesthetics. Either as value or material creation, culture informs actions and labour practices. In its variety and spoken by many voices, culture is always at work, in a way that will necessarily require that it be graphed in the plural, as cultures.
In February 2013, the Hertie School of Governance will launch a Centre for Cultural Policy, which aims to engage in a lively debate on the future of cultural policy from an international comparative perspective. The Executive Seminar "Managing Cultural Policy: Strategic Approaches and Lessons of Creative Cities" (February 6- 9, 2013) marks the beginning of the executive training programme offered by the Centre. The seminar, which is unique in Germany, targets policy-makers and managers in the field of culture wishing to benefit from international case studies and the expertise of outstanding lecturers, including Hans-Georg Knopp, former Secretary-General of the Goethe Institute and Andy C. Pratt, Professor of Culture, Media and Economics at King's College London. Participants will be offered a programme which is rich in terms of content, and which presents the approaches and experiences in cultural policy of global creative cities in a comparative and descriptive manner. A visit to the Berlinale film festival, as well as participation in the opening ceremony of the Centre for Cultural Policy, is included in the seminar programme.
Sydney Theatre Company’s Greening the Wharf Project is a showcase project with regard to environmental measures in a theatre.
When taking over as artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC), a not-for-profit organisation, in 2008, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton committed to plan and put into practice large-scale environmental measures for the theatre. Thus, the sustainability approach of the STC, that had comprised social and economic measures, was to be completed.
The 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture in January 2014 in Santiago de Chile will address how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development and new forms
of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, with an impact transcending the artistic realm.
Over 400 arts policy makers, government representatives, arts managers and cultural practitioners
from around the world will gather to participate in a rich programme of debate, learning and information exchange.
The theme for the 6th World Summit is Creative Times: new models for cultural development. It will address how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development and new forms of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, with an impact transcending the artistic realm.
On 28 and 29 November 2012, the Goethe-Institut and his cooperation partners will be holding an international conference on the premises of the media partner Verlag Der Tagesspiegel in Berlin.
The job profile of a cultural manager has been transformed in today’s world of drastically widening social gaps, worldwide political upheavals and economical trenches. Together with their partners in academics, industry, society and politics, cultural managers have become coequal stakeholders in the cultural production and reception process.
VIVA | Performance Lab Cosenza is a contemporary art project supported by European network Trans Europe Halles. Through a festival (8th to 9th of December 2012) and capacity building workshops involving international artists and experts, and the local community, this project aims at developing the cultural offer of the city, its attractiveness for tourism and to professionalise the cultural actors and artists working in the city.
From the 8th to the 9th of December, some of the main exponents of the contemporary performance scene are invited to a two days festival to be held in the city centre. This festival, curated by Tania Bruguera and Cristiana Perrella, will be preceded by an intensive workshop involving emerging artists: during seven days, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current work and develop an individual performance which will be presented during the festival.