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  • December 2005
    The Ford Foundation announces a position opening for a Program Officer in Lagos, Nigeria, who will be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating the Foundation’s West Africa programming in media, arts and culture. (full details)
  • December 2005
    At it's fourth session held in Lisbon, Portugal on 2-4 December 2005 under the title Creative Future - The Role of Culture in a Post Industrialized Europe, the European Cultural Parliament (ECP) passed the Lisbon Declaration in response to a call by its guest speaker Jose Manuel Barroso. (full Declaration)
  • December 2005
    The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) celebrates the 100th edition of its ACORNS magazine by providing a new service called My ACORNS, enabling IFACCA members to pick keywords that will then be highlighted in their personal HTML versions of ACORNS. To select or change keyword(s), go to www.ifacca.org and log in by entering your email address and password.
  • December 2005
    Aiming to increase transparency in Europe and create a European public space, lab concepts - the Laboratory for Conception and Realisation for Politics, Education and Culture – has launched the quarterly online newsletter Thinking Europe, presenting the activities, research results and positions taken by leading European think tanks. To subscribe, please visit www.lab-concepts.de/onlinedienste/subscribe.asp.
  • December 2005
    The Centre of Expertise on Culture and Communities located at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus is a three-year initiative of the Canadian Creative City Network. The Centre's activities include three interlinked components: knowledge generation (research), outreach and networking, and awareness/knowledge exchange. (details)
  • November 2005
    Culturelink's conference proceedings eCulture: The European Perspective - Cultural Policy, Creative Industries, Information Lag, published earlier this year, have been made available as a free e-book for viewing and downloading.
  • November 2005
    The Council of Europe is launching a call for tender for an external agency to coordinate the European Heritage Days (EDHs) for a two-year period beginning in 2006. The closing date for proposals is 15 December 2005. (full details)
  • November 2005
    The Visiting Arts' Cultural Profiles Project has moved two of its test sites, no longer requiring an access user name and password. The new addresses are www.culturalprofiles.org.uk/trial/cambodia and www.culturalprofiles.org.uk/trial/laos/ respectively. Both profiles – forming part of the Greater Mekong Cultural Profiles project and providing a wealth of information on the countries' physical and non-physical heritage, including contact details and descriptive information of hundreds of arts and cultural organisations – are due to officially launch in December.
  • October 2005
    Between 8 and 12 November 2005 the Culturelink Network's WWW Resource Centre project will be presented as part of the exhibition entitled Croatia on the Road to Information Society at the Zagreb INFO 2005, the 37th International Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media Fair. (details)
  • October 2005
    The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management 2006 – 2007 organized by the Fondation Hicter is a pan-European training and learning programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity and interregional exchange in Europe. Each year, around 25 professionals from 20 countries are taking part in the programme. The deadline for application is 15 January 2006. (full details)
  • October 2005
    Aiming to offer, in Austria, a place for research and discussion crossing borders and disciplines, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) currently has open calls for applications to four fellowship programmes. The deadlines are 15 and 22 December 2005 respectively. (details)
  • October 2005
    The Felix Meritis Foundation, Amsterdam launched the Gulliver Connect 2006 mobility programme under the title Connecting the Caucasus, offering some 15 grants for working placements for art practitioners from Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Caucasus. Application deadline is 15 December 2006. (details)
  • September 2005
    Planning to focus on some specific themes over the next 18 months, the journal Cultural Trends invites proposals for papers about assessing the impact of culture on society, people and the future; identifying clear trends in cultural participation, provision and funding; developing critical approaches to the collection, analysis and use of statistics and other data within the cultural sector; exploring new and different approaches to understanding, formulating and valuating the operations of the cultural sector and the public policy that effects it. (details)
  • September 2005
    Organized by the Department for Culture and Communication of the Institute for International Relations (IMO), Zagreb and the Council of Europe - Media Division, a Round Table entitled Media and Digital Convergence: Policy and Development Trends in Europe and Croatia will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 19 October 2005, aiming to stimulate a professional public discussion about digital convergence trends and the activities to be carried out at the public policy level in Croatia.
  • July 2005
    Continuing the discussion led recently at the Second World Culturelink Conference, Joost Smiers, professor of political science of the arts at the Utrecht School of the Arts, has decided to make publicly available his essay entitled Imagining a World Without Copyright - The Market and Temporary Protection a Better Alternative for Artists and the Public Domain (PDF document, 144 kB), co-authored with Marieke van Schijndel, policy advisor. The goal of the essay is to move beyond any notion centred on private intellectual property rights and develop an alternative for artists and cultural entrepreneurs that will benefit them by bringing the increasing privatisation of creativity and expertise to a halt.
  • June 2005
    As part of the Culture 2000 Programme, the yearly European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, promoting excellence in heritage conservation practice, awards prizes in three categories: a project in the field of the conservation / restoration / rehabilitation of architectural heritage, cultural landscapes, works of art or archaeological sites; a study aiming to lead to tangible effects in the conservation or enhancement of any of the category 1 areas; and a dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals or groups. Closing dates for applications are 1 August 2005 for Category 2 and 15 September 2005 for Categories 1 & 3. http://www.europanostra.org/lang_en/index.html.
  • May 2005
    In view of its tenth anniversary in December 2006, the Musa Heritage Gallery, a museum on the arts & crafts of Cameroon's Western Grassfields, has launched a global appeal for funds from organisations and people of goodwill to finance general renovation of the museum building, proper shelving and stands for objects, lighting and security installations as well as the acquisition of computers for the documentation of the collection.
    Contact: Musa Heritage Gallery (Mus'Art), Bamfem Quarter, POB 21, Kumbo NWP, Cameroon; e-mail: musartgallery@yahoo.com; http://www.musartgallery.info.ms/
  • May 2005
    The Creative City Network of Canada has launched ACAD-L, a discussion list for academics with an interest in local cultural development and creative cities, aiming to improve communications and networking among faculty and students working in these areas, and develop linkages between the academic community and the community of practice.
    Contact: Nancy Duxbury, PhD, Director of Research and Information, Creative City Network of Canada / Réseau des villes créatives du Canada, 209 - 850 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1E1, Canada; tel.: 604.688.2489; fax: 604.688.6701; e-mail: nancy@creativecity.ca; http://www.creativecity.ca
  • April 2005
    Created by the Center for Arts and Culture, a Washington based think tank, the Cultural Commons is a virtual open meeting place seeking to attract new interest and new thinking about arts and cultural issues and provide resources and ideas for further involvement in the cultural policy sector, research, new organizational partnerships or event participation. You are encouraged to use the Cultural Commons as a valuable tool for letting the arts and culture community know about your work in cultural policy by submitting policy-relevant news items, announcements, events, and job postings from your organization to be included in the weekly Cultural Policy Listserv (e-mail to commons@culturalpolicy.org). http://www.culturalcommons.org
  • March 2005
    Aiming to boost the resources which the EU makes available for culture, the '70 Cents for Culture' Campaign, initiated by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the European Forum for the Arts & Heritage (EFAH), will be launched at the European Parliament in Brussels on 15 March 2005, supported by personalities from the arts, politics, business, and an array of NGOs. As 2005 is a crucial year for determining the next multi-annual EU budget and funding for the new cultural framework programme for 2007-2013, please support this important campaign by signing the Manifesto. (full details)
  • March 2005
    The Faculty of Visual Arts and Design of the Utrecht School of the Arts offers a Master of Arts in Design programme (pathways Editorial Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Urban Interior Design). Application deadline is 30 March 2005. For more information, see http://www.mahku.nl or contact jessica.deschipper@bkv.hku.nl.
  • March 2005
    Americans for the Arts, USA's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, seeks a full-time Research Associate to work on survey design and administration, participate in the development of the National Arts Index and other new research initiatives, respond to data and information requests, and perform administrative tasks. Deadline is 16 March 2005. For details, see http://ww2.americansforthearts.org/scriptcontent/
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  • February 2005
    The School of Visual Arts of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, is seeking a visual artist with a significant artistic production for the position of professor of painting, to be filled on 1 October 2005. Applications should be received no later than 1 April 2005. For details, please see http://www.edu-news.com/display.php?file=message_
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  • February 2005
    The Metropolis Institute, the Institute On Governance and the Learning and Development Division (CIC) are organizing a course on Public Attitudes Toward Immigration and Cultural Diversity, to be held on 23 March 2005. The aim is to explore how policy is shaped and, in turn, shapes public attitudes towards immigration and refugees. For details, please see http://institute.metropolis.net/cours/004_introduction-e.pdf
  • January 2005
    The Plateaux project, conducted by the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Cultural Foundation of Deutsche Bank, invites international artists, performers and companies in the field of experimental theatre, performance art and live art to send in conceptual proposals displaying a discrete and textually well founded aesthetic position. Plateaux will commission a limited number of productions - selected artists will receive production residencies of up to 6 weeks, starting in September 2005. The final productions will be presented during the Plateaux Festival on 3-13 November 2005. Application deadline is 1 March 2005.
    For more information: Künstlerhaus MOUSONTURM, Waldschmidtstraße 4, D-60316 Frankfurt/M, Germany; tel.: +49-(0)69-405895-15; fax: +49-(0)69-405895-40; e-mail: plateaux@mousonturm.de; http://www.plateaux.info/
  • January 2005
    Owing to great public interest, Culturelink has made available for viewing and downloading as a free e-book its collection of papers from the course Managing Cultural Transitions: Southeastern Europe, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 9 - 16 May 2004. The entire publication, edited by Nada Švob-Ðokiæ, is available in PDF format (ca. 1.5 MB).