Newsletter EDUCULT 2/2015
Dear friends and partners of EDUCULT,
welcome to our newsletter informing about developments and events in arts, education and cultural policy and EDUCULT projects.
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.
Is measuring essential? The questionable benefits of data collection in order to compare the field of arts education
Measuring is awesome. Measuring is even essential for survival. Our perception of reality has reduced its focus on the measurable parts of the world. Parts that aren’t measurable do not exist anymore and their non-existence is of no concern.
EDUCULT IN ACTION
Where from? Where to? Myths – Nation – Identities
Within the evaluation, the first focus group was implemented in Munich in February 2015. With project staffs from the Goethe-Institute and the Ensemble Modern the conception, goals and impacts of the project Where from? Where to? Myths – Nation – Identities were discussed. The next steps in the evaluation process include a range of qualitative interviews as well as an interim report at the end of March.
Access to Culture
The research and cooperation project Access to Culture is entering its final phase of implementation. In 2014 the project partners provided national policy studies on the situation in Austria, Croatia, Norway, Turkey, Spain and Sweden. This formed the basis for a detailed comparative study. In the last six months of the project cycle, cross-sectional issues are analysed in detail and compared to the European level. The project partners come to Vienna for a final meeting on March 16 and 17. The results of the study will be presented at the end of April 2015.
work::sounds – How does the working world sound?
We are pleased to announce the participation of echo medienhaus ges.m.b.h., Itdesign – Software Projects & Consulting GmbH, Braintribe IT-Technologies GmbH und STRABAG at „work::sounds“ 2014/15! These companies allow students from schools in Vienna (htl donaustadt, HTL Ottakring and die graphische) an insight in their respective working environments. After the visits the prospective technicians in the fields of IT, data processing and multimedia will produce experimental, musical video clips which portrait the companies‘ work in a creative way. They will then be published on YouTube. The musical leadership in this years „work::sounds“ are: Guenther Berger / 78plus, Marco Kleeberger / Karma Art, Ronald Pfisterer / Glutamat – we are looking forward to exciting workshops!
“SAG’S MULTI!“ Multi Lingual Rhetoric Contest 2014/15
On 11th of March 2015 the 15 winners of the multilingual speech competition “SAG’S MULTI!“ were celebrated at the closing ceremony at the townhall of the City of Vienna. We congratulate all winners! This years competition just finished and we are already looking forward to next years speeches at “SAG’S MULTI!“ 2015/16. Get an impression of the closing ceremony and find all information about “SAG’S MULTI!“ 2014/15 here.
EDUCULT IN EXCHANGE
International Conference "Periphery.Power.Cultural Policy"
On 22 April 2015 the University for Applied Arts Vienna hosts the international symposium “Periphery.Power.Cultural Policy”. It represents a follow-up of the discussion of the 2014 conference on "Cultural Policies in Cities" which emphasised the growing importance of cities in cultural policy. The Symposium is developed by Michael Wimmer, director of EDUCULT.
New Alliances for Europe – Polylogue III
To improve the reach and quality of arts and cultural education in Europe and to strengthen the European identity by the means of arts education, new Alliances are needed. Thus the initiative "New Alliances for Europe" was brought to life by the German foundation Stiftung Mercator, the German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning (BKJ) and the UK-based international Foundation Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE). The Conference will take place from 17 to 20 May 2015 in Wildbad Kreuth/ Germany.
Symposium: Perspectives on Art Education
Teaching and learning of art in higher education (at university level) has experienced significant and challenging cultural, technological, societal and economic changes. The Perspectives on Art Education Symposium will address these changes. It will take place from 28 to 30 May 2015 at the branch of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Heiligenkreuzer Hof.
7th European Symposium Culture and Education
The European Symposium Culture and Education is organised by the education and socio-artistic departments of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence/France, in collaboration with RESEO – European Network for Opera and Dance Education – and AFO – Association Française des Orchestres. The 7th edition of the Symposium will take place on 8 and 9 July 2015 and will provide an opportunity for in-depth reflection on artistic, creative and educational dimensions of the project "The Monster in the Maze", which is being created at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence this year.
23rd ENCATC Annual Conference
ENCATC is the leading European network on cultural management and cultural policy education. Established in Warsaw in 1992, the network counts over 100 members in 40 countries across Europe and beyond. Save the date: The next annual conference takes places from 21 to 23 October 2015 in Lecce/Italy.