The International Congress "Culture: Key to Sustainable Development" will be held in Hangzhou (China) from 15 May to 17 May 2013. This is the first International Congress specifically focusing on the linkages between culture and sustainable development organized by UNESCO since the Stockholm Conference in 1998. As such, the Congress will provide the very first global forum to discuss the role of culture in sustainable development in view of the post-2015 development framework, with participation of the global community and the major international stakeholders.
While culture was absent from the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), integrating the cultural dimension into actions and goals in achieving sustainable development is an approach that is making its way on the international level. The Outcome document of MDG Summit, “Keeping the promise: united to achieve the Millennium Development Goals” (2010), emphasized the importance of culture for development and its contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
The 9th Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) will take place from 7th to 11th October 2013 at the Sejong Center and the National Theater Company of Korea. PAMS is annually presented by the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), with support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the Republic of Korea to encourage communication, exchange, and creative cooperation between its participants.
PAMS provides a variety of stimulating programs to more than 1,500 participants, with its Showcases, Booth Exhibition, LIP(Looking for International Partners) Pitch Session, Focus Session and Networking meetings (Round table, Speed Dating, PAMS Night). Being cross contemporary, continental, and rejoicing in cultural differences, PAMS promotes a creative collaboration network and distribution of deep ideas.
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.
Are you an employer looking for skilled and creative workers? Are you a talented artist or cultural worker looking for a job? CultureWorks is a new job board for the cultural sector administered by The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC). CHRC’s mandate is to strengthen Canada’s cultural workforce through leadership, support, representation and involvement. CultureWorks represents our commitment to those of you working in Canada’s cultural community.
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, was recently named a finalist in the annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards, hosted by EXPO Magazine. Ticket Summit® is a finalist in the category of Best Website/Microsite for the website promoting the 2012 summer conference.
According to EXPO Magazine, the 2nd annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards "shine a spotlight on the best aspects of a show: the venue, the quality of marketing, the freshness of the event concept, the on- site experience, the business and consumer value, the ROI, and more." Other nominees include trade shows put on by the American Dental Association and the American Payroll Association, the New York International Auto Show, World Travel Market, and more.
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.
As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in performing arts management. Founded in 2001 by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser, the DeVos Institute leverages this expertise to train, support, and empower arts managers and their boards locally, nationally, and internationally. As part of this mission, the Institute offers competitive Internships for aspiring arts managers to gain critical hands-on experience in many areas of performing arts management.
DeVos Institute Interns develop valuable relationships in the industry by training with Kennedy Center Staff within departments aligned with their interests. Interns also gain a broad understanding of the performing arts industry by participating in weekly seminars and activities, attending Kennedy Center performances and events, and connecting with a vast network of DeVos Institute alumni. Alumni have gone on to organizations such as The Atlanta Symphony, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The New York Philharmonic, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the offices of Renée Fleming, and The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
The ICCPR 2014 will be organized by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, in collaboration with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. The Department hosts the UNESCO Chair "Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development".
ICCPR 2014 aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact in an interdisciplinary and international environment. This ICCPR 2014 exploration is not restricted to the contemporary period, or any geographical area. The conference assumes no fixed understanding of the concepts of culture or policy.
In general terms, ICCPR 2014 sees cultural policies as the regulation, promotion, and discouragement of practices and values by institutions and individuals, public and private. Furthermore, ICCPR 2014 maintains that cultural policies and their effects can be explicit and implicit, or latent.
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.
Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development is a new publication based on a series of papers commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts to stimulate more rigorous research on the arts and economic development.
The publication stems from a first-ever collaboration between the NEA and the Brookings Institution. The two organizations co-hosted the May 2012 symposium titled "The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development,” where leading economists explored theories and empirical findings about the role of arts and culture in the U.S. economy. Archived video of the symposium is available at the Brookings website.