"Arts and creativity: working on identity and difference"
2016 ESA Conference in Portugal
The 9th midterm conference of the ESA Research Network Sociology of the Arts, 8th to 10th September 2016 at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, focuses on arts and creativity, questioning the processes through which in an increasingly global, open, different and multicultural world artistic creativity is (re)defined, fostered, evaluated and asserted.more »
ECURES Assembly in Wroclaw
Preceding the annual Compendium events on November 12 and 13, the 11th Assembly of the European Association of Cultural Researchers (ECURES) will be held on Thursday, 12 November, from 10 to 13h at the "Bar Barbara", Świdnicka 8b, Wroclaw/Poland - which is also the HQ and information centre for Wroclaw - European Capital of Culture 2016.
Main issues on the agenda:
- Compendium developments;
- ECURES work plan;
- Election of a new Board.
Guests are welcome.
"Arts Ecosystems in Asia" - Conference in Phnom Penh 2016
An Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER) Conference will be organized by Cambodian Living Arts in Phnom Penh on 14-16 January 2016. The conference, entitled "Vitality and Viability: Arts Ecosystems in Asia", will include keynote speeches and working sessions, focusing on the themes of: regional networks; policy environments; leaders and managers; audience development. It will also feature a young researchers panel as well as a post-conference cultural tour in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The call for submissions of proposals is open. More: http://www.cambodianlivingarts.org/our-work/events/ancer-2016/
UNESCO Diversity Specialists Selected
ECURES Members and "Compendium" experts among them
Among those selected to be part of the 2015-17 UNESCO Expert Facility aimed at supporting capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions are both ECURES members and actual or former experts of the Council of Europe/ERICarts "Compendium". They include: ECURES President Vesna Čopič, Milena Dragićević Šešić, Raj Isar, Nina Obuljen and Andreas Wiesand. Bob Palmer, former Council of Europe Director in charge of the Compendium and Sarah Gardner, Director of Compendium partner IFACCA, also form part of the group of 43 international specialists.
Bridging Culture and Regeneration
Paper commissioned by the SURF Regeneration Network - February 2015
Synpopsis can be found at http://drewwylie.net/papers/bridging-culture-and-regeneration/
13th Assembly of Compendium Experts with Open Forum
Culture and Democracy II: Transparency in Multi-Stakeholder Governance Systems
The Assembly has been held December 4 and 5, 2014 at the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, Hertogsstraat / Rue Ducale 1 - 1000 Brussels (see more). Inter alia, participants discussed the Council of Europe draft indicator framework on culture and democracy as well as related exercises carried out or proposed by the Boekman Foundation, the European Cultural Foundation, the ERICarts Institute and other bodies. The Public Forum for cultural policy-makers, researchers and practitioners discussed on 5 December, with case studies from Asia (Preeti Goankar), research reports from Belgium (Laurie Hanquinet / Alexander Van Der Stichele) and experts' positions from Finland (Kimmo Aulake), the Council of Europe (Ulrich Bunjes) and the European Union (Alain Ruche, EEAS).
ECURES Meeting 2014
December 4 in Brussels
The next regular ECURES Assembly, including the election of a new Board, will take place in 2015 in Wroclaw/Poland. 15 Members attending the annual Compendium conference held December 4/5, 2014 met to discuss upcoming issues during a side event organised in Brussels. In particular, new project opportunities, the organisation and financing of ECURES activities, the new website features and the future of the Compendium were on the agenda.
Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession
Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, October 21-25, 2014
The International Council of Museums (ICOM-ICTOP), together with the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum and other partners, announced its annual conference in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, October 21-25, 2014: Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession. Topics include: Postcolonial museology; appropriate capacity building; regional engagement.
8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research
University of Hildesheim, September 9-12, 2014
The 8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research is scheduled at the University of Hildesheim (Germany), September 9-12, 2014. The conference is open to scientists and students from all disciplines (expected are original academic contribution to cultural policy research). Individual and panel session proposals are possible. A limited number of travel grants is offered to participants with a need for financial assistance. More on: http://www.iccpr2014.de/
Research Conference Diversity, Margins and Dialogue
January, 2 – 4, 2014 Pune (India)
The international research conference on "Diversity, Margins and Dialogue" has been organized by the Dept. of Sociology, University of Pune, on January, 2 – 4, 2014. Eminent scholars from different universities and institutions presented and discussed papers related to this topic. Contact: ECURES Secretariat