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Asialink Centre  Popular
Description: The Asialink Centre is a non-academic department of The University of Melbourne supported by the Myer Foundation and the University of Melbourne. The Asialink Centre promotes public understanding of the countries of Asia and creates links with Asian counterparts.
Asialink enables Australians to contribute to and benefit from the dynamism of Asia through three major programs:
  • Corporate and Public Programs
  • Asia Education Foundation
  • Arts
    Asialink is a key provider of information, training and professional networks.
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    Submitted on: May 31, 2007


    Boekman Foundation  Popular
    Description: The Boekman Foundation collects and disseminates knowlegde and information about the arts and culture in both policy and practice. It stimulates research and the development of opinion on the production, distribution and take-up of the arts and on national and international policy on the arts and culture.
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    Submitted on: Jun 08, 2006


    Boekman Foundation. Study Centre for Arts, Culture and Related Policy  Popular
    Description: The Boekmanstichting is a centre where information about arts and cultural policy is collected and disseminated. It covers the areas of policy-forming and all aspects of implementation. It encourages research and opinion-forming connected with the production, distribution and spread of the arts, and in connection with (inter)national art policy. The Boekmanstichting conducts a cultural-political debate between representatives from the worlds of management, academia and the arts.

    The Boekmanstichting acts as independent intermediary between interested parties from official public bodies, from the academic world, and the cultural field. This makes the Boekmanstichting a unique centre for policy advisors, members of boards, politicians and managers, for researchers, teachers and students from many different disciplines, as well as staff of art institutions, artists and journalists.
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    Submitted on: Aug 27, 2003


    Canadian Cultural Research Network  Popular
    Description: The Canadian Cultural Research Network is intended to promote the sharing of research and information in the cultural sector in Canada, build linkages between cultural researchers, policy makers and cultural managers and help develop new projects in the field of applied cultural research. CCRN is hosted by the Centre for Cultural Management at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    Center for Cultural Research  Popular
    Description: The first International Conference on Cultural Policy Research is organized by the Center for Cultural Research, University of Bergen (Norway), in cooperation with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. The conference is sponsored by the Research Council of Norway, Program for Cultural Research. The conference aims to provide an outlet for interdisciplinary and international exploration of the concepts, function, and impact of cultural policies. It will reflect a broad view of cultural policy, encompassing culture as a "way of life" as well as culture in the narrower sense of the arts and the cultural industries. It will be concerned both with the policies of institutions and with the wider discourses relating to general conditions of culture.
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    Submitted on: Apr 09, 2003


    Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow  Popular
    Description: Launched in October 2001, with a major three-year grant from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow is a unique research capability in cultural policy in Scotland. By developing high quality analytical, theoretical and empirical research it aims to provide a resource to the government and its agencies, and to the wider cultural sector.
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    Submitted on: Feb 09, 2004


    Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick  Popular
    Description: The Centre's distinctive approach is its engagement with both the practical realities of working in the cultural sector and with theoretical questions around the conditions of contemporary culture. The Centre is thus particularly attractive to students wishing to develop their careers and at the same time reflect on the wider implications of their work within a stimulating intellectual environment. Graduates from the Centre have an excellent employment record.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    CIRCLE - Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe  Popular
    Description: Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe is an independent think-tank dedicated to developing cultural policy models for Europe.
    CIRCLE is a network of people concerned with cultural policy including researchers from many disciplines, scholars, documentalists, cultural practitioners, policy-makers and politicians. CIRCLE is also a forum for institutions such as university departments, arts institutions, research organisations, national ministries, arts councils, documentation centres and networks. In bringing together these different entities CIRCLE acts as an intermediary, putting particular emphasis on ensuring that conclusions from its debates are disseminated to those in a position to benefit from them. CIRCLE identifies new issues and maps out what currently exists in terms of research and information and, is able to make this information available through on-line resources and databases.
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    Submitted on: Feb 12, 2003


    ConnectCP  Popular
    Description: ConnectCP is an online database of cultural policy, planning and research. Its two main aims:
    - To increase the international flow of ideas, skills and knowledge about developments in cultural policy.
    - To improve the quality of cultural policy debate by increasing access to and interaction between experts in the field.
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    Submitted on: Jul 27, 2006


    Cultural and Arts Policy Research Institute  Popular
    Description: The Cultural and Arts Policy Research Institute provides timely social and economic analyses of issures facing artists, cultural organizations, and arts education, and serves as a source of basic information about employment, earnings, and job-related issues facing artists, the nexus between arts education and the arts, the financial status of non-profit cultural organizations, and the links between the for-profit and non-profit cultural secors.
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    Submitted on: Dec 03, 2003


    Cultural Policy and Cultural Planning Research Unit (icppu)  Popular
    Description: CPPU is the new name (launched in November 2001) for the Cultural Planning Research Unit (CPRU), which had been established in 1995. ICPPU investigates:

    the strategic use of cultural resources for the integrated development of communities at local, regional and national level, particularly from a European comparative perspective;
    the analysis of cultural policies at municipal, regional, national and transnational level (e.g. EU, Council of Europe, UNESCO);
    culturally sensitive approaches to urban and regional planning and to environmental, social and economic policy-making;
    key concepts, theories and methodologies used in cultural policy and planning;
    the relationships between cultural policies and wider political strategies;
    interculturalism and multiculturalism as resources for innovation in public policy;
    the cartography of local cultural resources, linking with debates on 'cultural mapping' and 'urban imaginaries', and with critiques of traditional place marketing and tourism policies.
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    Submitted on: Aug 27, 2003


    Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA)  Popular
    Description: An interactive digital archive of data on the arts and cultural policy in the U.S., available for research and statistical analysis, with data on artists, arts and cultural organizations, audiences, and funding for arts and culture.
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    Submitted on: Jul 10, 2003


    Cultural Policy Center - University of Chicago  Popular
    Description: The Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary initiative of the Division of the Humanities and The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies dedicated to fostering research and public dialogue about the practical workings of culture in our lives. By serving as an incubator for new ways of thinking about, measuring, assessing, and evaluating cultural policy, the Center helps policymakers and arts professionals better understand how to foster cultural creativity, increase public participation in cultural activities, and preserve cultural heritage.
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    Submitted on: Jan 19, 2004


    Cultural Policy Education Group  Popular
    Description: The Cultural Policy Education Group (CPEG) is an European Cultural Foundation which addresses universities, lecturers, students, scholars, and cultural operators dealing with cultural policy issues and professional education. It is affiliated with the South East European expert network of the Policies for Culture Programme of the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and ECUMEST Association (Bucharest).
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    Submitted on: Jul 13, 2006


    Cultural Policy Listserv  Popular
    Description: In December of 2005, after more than a decade of work dedicated to help improve the research infrastructure, foster and broaden public debate about cultural policy and provide timely information and news, the Center for Arts and Culture brought its work to a close.

    The continuously declining availability of general operating support is a common plight and growing threat to the long-term sustainability of the arts and the nonprofit sector. Unfortunately the Center has proven not to be immune to this trend.

    The Center for Arts and Cultureís Board and staff worked with Americans for the Arts to develop a plan for the listserv and provide for future access to the Centerís many policy and research publications. In addition, Americans for the Arts was able to employ the Centerís dedicated staff who has done so much to make these activities successful in serving the cultural policy field. As such, the cultural policy communications which the Center initiated will carry on and continue to serve the field.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    Culture 21 - Agenda 21 for Culture  Popular
    Description: The Agenda 21 for culture is the first document with worldwide mission that advocates establishing the groundwork of an undertaking by cities and local governments for cultural development.
    The Agenda 21 for culture was agreed by cities and local governments from all over the world to enshrine their commitment to human rights, cultural diversity, sustainability, participatory democracy and creating conditions for peace. It was approved by the 4th Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion of Porto Alegre, held in Barcelona on 8 May 2004 as part of the first Universal Forum of Cultures.
    United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) adopted the Agenda 21 for culture as a reference document for its programmes on culture and assumed the role of coordinator of the process subsequent to its approval. UCLGís Working Group on Culture, constituted in Beijing on 9 June 2005, is the meeting point for cities, local governments and networks that place culture at the heart of their development processes.
    A growing number of cities and local governments the world over have adhered to the Agenda 21 for culture in their local councils. The process has raised the interest of international organisations, national governments and civil society.
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    Submitted on: May 25, 2007


    Culture for Development Portal  Popular
    Description: Culture for Development (C4D) is an information portal that provides access to more than 300 free, full-text electronic resources on the role of culture for development, both as a concept and development tool, with particular focus on museums and theatre, and cultural heritage.
    Hits: 886
    Submitted on: Mar 14, 2008


    Culture.mondo  Popular
    Description: The Culture.mondo website is hosted in the UK with editorial responsibility shared between Canada and the U.K. It includes links provided by portals from around the world and its content development is the result of shared responsibility and resources from the members of the International steering committee.
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    Submitted on: Aug 10, 2006


    Culturelink  Popular
    Description: Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development, located in Zagreb, Croatia.
    Aiming to strengthen communication among its members, encouraging international and intercultural communication and collaboration, the Culturelink Network's long-term objective is the development of a world-wide information system for the study of cultural development and cooperation.

    While collecting, processing and disseminating information on cultural development, cultural life and policies, the main activities of the Culturelink Network include the following:

  • promotion of joint regional, interregional and international research projects
  • organization of expert conferences, seminars and courses on cultural and communication issues
  • development of the Culturelink Databank
  • publication of the Culturelink Review and other publications, studies and proceedings
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    European Commission / Cultural Action  Popular
    Description: Increased awareness by Europeans about their common cultural heritage has led the Member States to confer on the Community a specific competence in the field of cultural affairs.
    By including provisions for cultural policies in the Treaty on European Union, the Member States demonstrated their resolve to mark a new stage in the process of European integration", to "deepen the solidarity between their peoples while respecting their history, their culture and their traditions", and to "establish a citizenship common to nationals of their countries".
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    Submitted on: Jun 19, 2003


    European Research Institute for Comparative Cultural Policy and the Arts (ERICArts)  Popular
    Description: ERICarts is a non-profit association which was founded in 1993 by a group of researchers, most of which were members of the CIRCLE network. Since its foundation, the ERICarts Secretariat has been located in Bonn, Germany.
    The mission of the ERICarts Association is to set up an independent and multinational research institute focused on cultural policy and media developments, cultural education and the status of various arts and media professions and fields.
    The Association is currently made up of over 70 Research Fellows and co-operating scientific bodies from over 25 countries.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    IFACCA - International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies  Popular
    Description: IFACCA contains descriptive information on arts and cultural policies in various countries. Together, these sites provide a wealth of detailed information on how different countries organise and operate their arts and cultural policies. The profiles are a particularly useful starting point for cross-country comparisons of cultural policies.
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    Submitted on: Feb 22, 2006


    Impact Database  Popular
    Description: The Impact Database is a bibliographical resource containing research on the social and economic effects of the arts, culture and major events. It is being developed and maintained by the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow, and has been commissioned by the Scottish Executive.
    At the moment the Impact Database contains almost 500 references with details of new research being added on a weekly basis. Research themes include studies on: arts and culture; arts, culture and education; arts, culture and inclusion; arts and health; arts, culture and audience development; arts, culture and society; arts, culture and the economy; cultural tourism; major cultural events; and major sporting events with an emphasis on research dating from 2000.
    The Impact Database is fully searchable with both simple and advanced search functions. In the Database environment, users can keep track of their references using the \'pinboard\' facility and submit comments or feedback on the Database and the research listed. Futhermore, users can submit information about their own research and also register to receive a quarterly e-mail newsletter with details of new material included in the database.
    CCPR hopes that the database will continue to be a valuable resource for those who have an interest in the social and economic effects of the arts, culture and major events. We would like to encourage you to share information about the database with your colleagues/networks, and to keep submitting information about other relevant research you may have conducted.
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    Submitted on: Jan 22, 2008


    Institute for Cultural Policy & Practice at Virginia Tech University  Popular
    Description: The Institute for Cultural Policy and Practice is located within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech") in Blacksburg, Virginia. ICPP personnel work on research projects with the research division of Virginia Tech and graduates within the School of the Arts. The directors' work in the arts and culture field combines with the expertise of faculty in the School of the Arts, the Pamplin College of Business, and the School of Public and International Affairs to identify and utilize existing examples of best practice. The other graduate programs at Virginia Tech, outside the arts, provide a rich source of expertise to inform the wider perspective on organizational effectiveness. The central locus of learning is a planned annual summer convening of leading practitioners and other experts around themes relating to organizational effectiveness. These annual convenings are to be known as The Blacksburg Dialogues and proceedings will be widely disseminated. At other times during the year, ICPP designs and facilitates smaller seminars targeted at specific disciplines or thematic areas within the arts and culture field.
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    Submitted on: Nov 22, 2005


    Interarts Foundation, Barcelona  Popular
    Description: Interarts Foundation is a Barcelona-based private foundation founded in 1995 as a European Observatory for Urban and regional Cultural Policies
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    Submitted on: Aug 27, 2003


    International Network on Cultural Policy  Popular
    Description: The International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP) is an international forum through which culture ministers can exchange views on emerging cultural policy issues. The INCP was born out of an idea to create an informal, international venue where national ministers responsible for culture could explore new and emerging cultural policy issues and consider integrated ways to promote cultural diversity in our increasingly globalized world. The INCP aims to strengthen cultural policies to enable governments, together with civil society, to create an environment that values diversity, creativity, accessibility and freedom.
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    Submitted on: Jan 17, 2003


    Policies for Culture  Popular
    Description: The programme aims to stimulate and support the democratic process of establishing effective and flexible cultural policies in the countries of South-East Europe, within the context of changing cultural policies in Europe as a whole. "Policies for Culture" is geared towards forging links between cultural managers, cultural organisations, professionals, artists and policy makers at both local and national level. The backbone to the structure of 'Policies for Culture' is the triangular working relationship between the legislature, the executive and civil society in the cultural policy-making process. The programme aims, through its various activities, to focus on the co-operation, communication and partnership between these levels.
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    Submitted on: Apr 09, 2003


    Research Center for Arts and Culture (USA)  Popular
    Description: At the core of every work of art, every play we attend, and every concert we enjoy is the work's creator, the artist. While much attention has been paid to the organizations that employ these talented individuals, less is known about the needs of artists, the resources they have and want, and the values they place on their art and on their profession. The Center's research identifies artists' needs for human and social services that have a direct bearing on their ability and effectiveness to carry out their work. Through this research, the Center raises awareness about the creative process, social and professional needs, and resources for artists. This research helps advocates, funders, and artists find new ways to provide better resources and training for artists, as well as come to a better understanding of artists and their values.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    The Centre for Cultural Policy Research, Northumbria UK  Popular
    Description: The Centre for Cultural Policy Research is an officially designated research centre of the University of Northumbria and is located in the School of Humanities. The Centre is directed by Peter Stark, Professor of Cultural Policy and Arts Management. Contributing staff include the Head of School, Professor Christopher Bailey, Jennifer Hinves and staff of the Arts Management Unit, and researchers from other Schools and Centres. The capability of the Centre is further enhanced through working partnerships with a small number of external Specialist Research Associates, such as Developing Audiences in the North (DAN). Collaboration within the University takes place with the Information Management Research Institute, the Sustainable Cities Research Institute, the Centre for Northern Studies, the Centre for Design Research and Arts Research Digest.
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    Submitted on: Aug 27, 2003


    The Power of Culture  Popular
    Description: The Power of Culture is a website about culture and development. Culture is not a peripheral matter. The ideas, ideals and creativity of people are the driving force behind development towards more political, economic and social freedom. It reviews art and cultural expressions in conjunction with human rights, education, the environment, emancipation and democratisation. The site offers a list of projects, initiatives and objectives of Dutch organisations active in this area.
    It also reports on the part played by cultural organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and South-east Europe. News and background information illustrate how culture is inextricably entwined with ethics and policy. The Power of Culture also points the way to other internet sources, media and organisations.
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    Submitted on: Jun 23, 2006


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