Dear friends and partners of EDUCULT,
welcome to our autumn newsletter informing about current developments and events in arts, education and cultural policy and EDUCULT projects. The newsletter for online reading is availabel here.
This time we are pleased to present the final report “Exploring Potentials – Enhancing Qualities” of the Grundtvig learning partnership Cultural Learning for Families. Together with our European partners, we investigated arts and cultural education programs targeted at families.
In Wimmer’s Quarterly Michael Wimmer reflects on the current political development in Venezuela as the background for the music education program El Sistema.
EDUCULT IN ACTION provides current information on our projects.
EDUCULT IN EXCHANGE informs about international exchange and co-operations.
EDUCULT INFORMS about international affairs, projects and meetings.
Wishing you a pleasant autumn and hoping to see some of you at upcoming events!
All the best,
The case of Venezuela – on the political and musical perspective
There were not many media reports on the fact that the US is denying the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduras the right to fly across the States on his way to China and that his participation in the UN General Assembly in New York is on stake. The reason is most likely the on-going anger at Edward Snowdon’s attempt to receive asylum in Venezuela as a political adversary of the US.
EDUCULT IN ACTION
Cultural Learning for Families
The report on our Grundtvig Learning Partnership “Exploring Potentials – Enhancing Qualities” is now available for download . Besides a presentation of the project aims and content, the report focuses on quality criteria in the fields of strategy development, institutional requirements, methods, communication, cooperation etc. In addition, a self-assessment form is provided to support everyone involved in cultural offers for families in identifying potentials for improvement.
Evaluation of the advanced cultural management training for employees of cultural institutions in the Arab world
In September 2013 EDUCULT was commissioned by the Goethe Institute to evaluate the two-month advanced cultural management training for employees of cultural institutions in the Arab world (North Africa/Middle East). By using quantitative and qualitative analyses, the experiences of 2012 and 2013 will be assessed.
Learning in, with, and through culture
EDUCULT has been granted funding by the Jubiläumsfonds of the Austrian National Bank. From September 2013 to August 2015, we will work for two years with three schools, three cultural institutions and partners from research and practice on the question how cultural competence can be developed, defined, reflected and assessed.
Evaluation of “X Apartments” in Košice”
In August 2013 the Goethe-Institut Bratislava commissioned EDUCULT to evaluate the project „X Apartments“ taking place in Košice, European Capital of Culture 2013. A survey will demonstrate the audience feedback for this production that has been shown in a range of cities since 2002. In addition, qualitative interviews with stakeholders will provide insights on how to enhance the Goethe-Institut’s cultural offer in Slovakia.
EDUCULT IN EXCHANGE
7th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum, 4 to 5 November 2013 in Brussels
EDUCULT researcher and PhD student Anke Schad is among the 45 selected participants of the 7th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum to be held in Brussels, 4-5 November 2013. The participants are drawn from a wide range of countries from across Europe and beyond. They will be joined by renowned cultural policy academics, researchers and experts from around Europe.
European Culture Forum 2013, 4 to 6 November 2013 in Brussels
The annual conference will contribute to the discussion about “Measuring the true value of culture”, “Funding models for culture” and “Cultural participation”. The EDUCULT team working on the “Access to Culture” project will attend the conference, contributing first findings and spreading the word for future collaboration. Organisations which act on the European level, but do not have the financial capacities to participate, might apply for a grant covering travel costs.
Culture Action Europe Public Conference 4-5 October 2013 in Rome
Culture Action Europe (CAE) announces an innovative two-day international conference about the vital role of cultural capacities in building a way out of the deadlock that threatens Europe, its people and democracy. Placed in space and time to maximize its impact on the agenda for the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union that will begin in July 2014, the conference conversations, debates and short lectures will involve leading personalities in the European scene of decision-making, cultural organisations, academia and civil society.
Conference “Musik.Vielfalt.Integration” on 14 November 2013 in Berlin
The foundation of Niedersachsen in collaboration with the German Music Council with support of German UNESCO invite to the conference “„Musik.Viefalt.Integration – Zeit zu Handeln“ on 14 November 2013 in Berlin. Education and migration researchers from the university of Hildesheim will get into interaction with music ethnology researchers form the Center for World Music.
ENCATC conference “Rethinking Education on arts and cultural management” 5 to 7 November 2013 in Antwerp
The conference contributes to the questions: In our changing society and environment how should education evolve? Which skills and expertise should education in the cultural management and policy field provide for allowing a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe and beyond? How networks in the field of culture and education could contribute to reform and modernize the educational system as well as to create capabilities to stimulate the sector’s ability to innovate through the exploration of fresh and unconventional connections between the creative, business and academic spheres?
Save the date! 12th annual Assembly of Compendium Experts12 to 13 December 2013 in Vienna
The next compendium meeting will be held in the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, supported by the Austrian government whose presidency of the Council of Europe will start in November 2013. The conference will be held during Christmas season, a good time to visit Vienna. A detailed programme will be published soon at the compendium webpage.