Dear friends and partners of EDUCULT,
welcome to our spring newsletter . We would like to inform you about developments in the domain of arts and cultural education and current EDUCULT projects.
We especially recommend the latest publications in the frame of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC). The report compiled by Anne Bamford and Michael Wimmer “The Role of Arts Education in Enhancing School Attractiveness: a literature review” is available for download. Further reports by Michael Wimmer can be found on our webpage resources or on EENC platform.
In Wimmer’s Quarterly, Michael Wimmer reflects on past, current and future perspectives of cultural participation at schools.
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.
Enjoy the news – and enjoy spring!
Europe: to be cultural or not be
Why the ministers of finance and economics alone will not save Europe and why we should take education and culture into account to develop new perspectives for Europe
The political scientist Anton Pelinka stated in the context of the presentation of his book Europa – Ein Plädoyer that Europe is a “brainchild” and has not yet arrived in the “belly of the Europeans”,
One tends to agree if only there was not the level of aggression and wrath of a growing part of the population. The contempt of what people perceive as Europe has indeed reached the “belly”. These fierce emotions are grist to the mills of the nationalists.
EDUCULT IN ACTION
Pimp My Integration – and now?
Currently round tables and interviews take place to look into the conditions for postmigrant theatre more in-depth. The research results will be publicly presented and discussed with stakeholders on April 16 at the Palais Kabelwerk (12th district) in Vienna. On this basis, recommendations for the cultural policy of Vienna will be developed.
AEMS Arts Education Monitoring System
In March the interim-meeting was held in Budapest. The policy-analyses of project partners were presented. Now a comparative analysis of the findings of Austria, Germany, England, Spain and Hungary will be carried out. In a next step the resource dimension of human resources will be investigated in depth.
Cultural Learning for Families
The second Grundtvig meeting was held in Barcelona in February. Our host Interarts had prepared an interesting program which is presented on our webpage. We got fascinating insights into the offers for families of cultural institutions in Barcelona. Now we are looking forward to the next meeting in Ljubljana in June.
The Role of Arts Education in Enhancing School Attractiveness
The literature review by Anne Bamford and Michael Wimmer for the European Expert Network of Culture (EENC) can be downloaded from our webpage.
EDUCULT IN EXCHANGE
International Conference on Cultural Policy Research – ICCPR 2012
The next conference takes place in Barcelona from 9 to 12 June 2012. In the field of „Cultural democracy and participation“, EDUCULT will present the paper „The Gap between Politics and Reality: A meta-analysis of the social and economic situation of arts and cultural educators”.
World Summit on Arts Education, 2 to 3 May in Hong Kong
Following the international workshop “International Monitoring and Comparative Research in Arts Education” held at Wildbad Kreuth/Germany in 2011, the UNESCO organises with IRNAE/WAAE (World Alliance for Arts Education) a World Summit on arts education. EDUCULT will participate in the meeting.
ACEnet – Arts Education Network
It has almost become a tradition to host a conference on arts education during each Presidency of the European Council. Also the Danish Presidency invites experts and policymakers to Copenhagen on 19 April, to join the conference on Access to Art and Culture throughout Childhood and Youth. On 18 April, the ACEnet (Arts and Cultural Education Network) meets. ACE net is a network of public servants from EU- states who deal with culture and education.
Creative Partnership Beginning Conference, 7 to 8 June 2012 in Vilnius/Lithuania
In the frame of the presentation of the new creative partnership program in Lithuania, the conference is addressed to all interested people in the field of education and culture. The goal is to create the space for a dialogue between the specialists of different disciplines in order to get familiar with the existing practices, the traditions of creative education in different countries, to try to agree on the existing concepts and to raise problematic issues.
„Culture and Democracy“ at the Austrian Parliament
On 11 April 2012, invited by the Austrian Society for Cultural Policy, Michael Wimmer will present his book “Culture and Democracy” at the parliamentary club of the Social Democrats (SPÖ). The presentation will be followed by an expert discussion on the present and future of Austria’s cultural landscape.
Museum 2012: The Socially Purposeful Museum, 20 to 22 November 2012 in Taipei
An international conference organised by the National Taipei University of Education and the University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums is dedicated to the topics of growing audiences and partnerships and participatory practice. Proposals can be submitted up to the 10 May.
The Network for Children and Culture on 19 April 2012
In the context of the Danish EU Presidency, the Network for Children and Culture invites you to the conference “Access to Arts and Culture throughout Childhood and Youth”.
“Performing Arts Management Today” from 17 to 21 December 2012 in Leitring/ Austria
The professional conference is open to arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts administration and training.