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Author:
Robert Bosch Academy
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 
Author:
Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 
Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
English
 
Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Europe, Pacifique
Language:
French
 

Brochure of the ACPCultures+ Programme for the 25th edition of the FESPACO

Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
Africa, Europe
Language:
English
 
Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Europe, Intra-ACP, Pacifique
Language:
English
 
Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Intra-ACP, Pacifique
Language:
French
 
Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Intra-ACP, Pacifique
Language:
French
 

 

 

Author:
IFACCA
Year:
2017
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Europe, Intra-ACP, Monde, Pacifique
Language:
English
 
Author:
Network of European Museum Organisations
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

Ten stories of initiatives illustrate concrete ways of seizing and putting into practice the principles of the social and solidarity economy in the field of arts and culture.

A compilation by Opale with the support of the Crédit Coopératif Foundation.

Source : Opale

Author:
Opale
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
French
 

A reception to launch the first UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development will take place at the Convent of San Francisco in Quito, on 18 October 2016, during the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).

The report, the first of its kind, explores the role of culture for sustainable urban development. It is intended as a policy framework document to support governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development and the New Urban Agenda.

In search of a common thread between the past and the future, the report examines the contribution of culture to urban sustainability from two analytical angles: a global survey implemented with nine regional partners across the world; and several thematic insights. The report thus analyses the situation, trends, threats and existing opportunities in different regional contexts, and presents a global picture of urban heritage safeguarding, conservation and management, as well as the promotion of cultural and creative industries, as resources for sustainable urban development.

Source : UNESCO

Author:
UNESCO
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Europe, Intra-ACP, Monde, Pacifique
Language:
English
 
Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Europe, Monde, Pacifique
Language:
English
 
Author:
ACPCultures+
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Intra-ACP, Pacifique
Language:
English
 

This newsletter’s issue analyses the recent developments related to the digital transition of the cultural sector, through examples in Africa, Quebec and the United States. First are treated transformations of the audiovisual landscape in Africa, with focus on visibility, monetization and export challenges of African audiovisual content, in the era of transition from television to digital. Then, the briefs filed by the Quebec cultural community, following public consultations as part of the renewal of cultural policy in Quebec, are being examined. Finally, an additional perspective is provided on the recent decline trend of digital books in favor of the paper book in the United States, highlighting new business strategies of US bookstores.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This methodological guide, developed by Tourisme Québec, is a tool providing guidelines for analysing the economic impact of major festivals and events. It offers a rigorous and consistent approach with economic principles, which enables the events industry to conduct itself the analysis of economic and touristic impact of large festivals and events as well as making comparisons between them possible.

 

Author:
Tourisme Québec
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This e-book is a collection of selected writings from 25 emerging and established authors of fourteen countries, such as the celebrated Senegalese author Boubacar Boris Diop.  
The publication was produced as part of Arterial’s Artwatch Africa project that aims to defend freedom of creative expression on the continent, and who better than the artists themselves to share their creative environment, their questions and their experiences.
How Free is Free? Reflections on Freedom of Creative Expression in Africa is above all a meditation on the artistic health of the continent, as lived and examined from twenty-five diverse, artistic viewpoints. This publication will be used as a tool to promote advocacy for freedom of expression and creative arts in Africa. 

Author:
Arterial Network
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
English
 

IFACCA’s new report “D’Art 49: International Culture Networks » includes introductory essays from theorists in the field, and presents the findings of sector discussions and IFACCA’s survey for “THRIVE: Networking Culture Leaders ». The report looks at the various ways in which cultural networks operate, including their resources, membership, funding, activities, purpose, challenges and potential solutions, and their vision for the future. More than 75 percent of respondents to the survey believe that the work of cultural networks is more relevant now than it has ever been.

Author:
IFACCA
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

UNESCO and the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) are partnering in 2016-2017 to raise awareness in Pakistan about the 2005 Convention and the importance of developing policies for the creative sector. This brochure shows how stakeholders, through participation in arts and cultural activities, can use the 2005 Convention to achieve social and economic progress and support sustainable development.

Author:
UNESCO / CKU
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

Building on the lessons learned from the missions implemented throughout the UNESCO/EU technical assistance project on the strengthening of governance of culture in developing countries, (2010-2015), this methodological guide presents in a coherent manner the basic concepts, principles and approaches that underpin “on-demand” technical assistance interventions. This guide re-emphasizes the role of technical assistance in strengthening effective, participatory and informed systems of governance of culture through its contribution in terms of analysis, methodological choices and interventions planning.

Author:
UNESCO
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

The International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts – IETM – has released "Creation and Displacement. Developing New Narratives Around Migration", which presents some of the artistic projects taking place in Europe and internationally that have a focus on support, solidarity and engagement with refugees and migrants.

Author:
IETM
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

“Create Together” is a growth strategy for the UK creative industries, developed for industry and by industry with support from government. It represents a shared vision and is action-orientated to support the growth of the creative industries for the next five years.

Author:
Creative Industries Council
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

The third edition of the publication ‘Culture statistics’ presents a selection of indicators on culture pertaining to the following topics: cultural employment, international trade in cultural goods, cultural enterprises, cultural participation, use of internet for cultural purposes and private cultural expenditure. In addition it presents some contextual data on students in cultural fields of study, learning languages and international tertiary students’ mobility. Some information about the EU and international initiatives concerning cultural heritage, like World Heritage List of UNESCO or European Heritage Label, is comprised as well.

Author:
Eurostat
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This issue reviews recent reforms of electronic commerce and regulation of audiovisual media services within the EU. The analysis focuses primary on measures related to ending the geo-blocking of cultural content, based on place of residence or nationality. The authors query in particular the impact of these measures on anti-competitive practices of US digital platforms and question the principle of territoriality of copyright. Then the provisions recently adopted by some governments in France, Europe and Canada to make contribute video platforms on demand to finance the creation and audiovisual production, i through quotas, taxes and credits taxes are being analysed. Finally, the issue also discusses the blockchain technology, describing its potential contributions to the cultural sector, through the opportunities of the disintermediation exchanges, the authentification and direct remuneration of artists for the use or consumption online their works.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This publication features the outcomes of the project “Expert Facility to strengthen the system of governance of culture in developing countries”.

This project, funded by the EU and implemented by UNESCO from 2010 to 2015, served to make the principles and objectives of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, operational at national levels. In addition to the creation of an Expert Facility of 30 international experts specialized in the field covered by the 2005 Convention, it helped to support and assist 13 countries (Argentina, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Niger, Seychelles and Viet Nam) in the design and implementation of public polices for the cultural and creative industries.

Author:
UNESCO
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

The ACPCultures+ programme will launch soon a study on alternative and innovative funding mechanisms of ACP cultural industries. The mission is expected to start mid-July 2016 with conclusions to be delivered by the end of September 2016. More information on the research mission (objectives, expected results, indicative time table) and the required expert profile can be found in the Terms of Reference here attached. If you are interested in the study and matches the required profile, do then not hesitate to send your CV before 21st of June 2016 to Nina Hoffmann at the following address: nho@eco3.be  

Author:
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Afrique, Caraïbes, Intra-ACP, Pacifique
Language:
English
 

This document resumes the outcomes and recommendations of the 27th Council of Pacific Arts, a gathering of government directors of culture and arts convened by the Pacific Community (SPC).

Author:
SPC
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Pacific
Language:
English
 

This Declaration has been adopted during the Third Meeting of the Pacific Ministers of Culture, held on 25 May in Guam. The meeting of the 25 Ministers and senior officials took place during the 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture. 

The Ministers urge all countries to develop cultural policies to provide focus and support progress on cultural goals, recognising that countries face similar challenges and there are opportunities for collaboration and experience sharing including, for instance, using innovative approaches to fund culture such as development levies and tax incentives. They also call for strengthening creative industries through the ratification of UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Author:
SPC
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Pacific
Language:
English
 

This report summarises the results of the online survey on International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, disseminated among members of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) in May–June 2015. The IFACCA Secretariat assisted Dr Lidia Varbanova, international consultant in strategies and entrepreneurship in the arts and creative industries, in her research on this topic by working with her to develop the questionnaire and distributing it to the IFACCA network.

Author:
IFACCA
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

In this 14th issue of Culture & Development magazine, the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean presents the 2016-2021 UNESCO Work Plan for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is the result of the joint effort of the Member States of the Organisation in the region, through the commitment of its National Commissions for UNESCO, its Permanent Delegations, its centres under the auspices of the Organisation, and, particularly, its civil societies and experts that in recent years have enriched UNESCO’s work across Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as of UNESCO’s eleven offices throughout the continent. The issue also includes UNESCO’s work in the sphere of culture, such as the Culture for Development Indicators.

 

Author:
UNESCO
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Caribbean
Language:
English
 

This report analyses the results of the 2014 UIS Feature Film Statistics Survey, which provides data for the years 2012 and 2013 for 97 countries, with an emphasis on the relationship between cultural diversity and the functioning of the film industry. Additionally, it presents some selected indicators for the period 2005-2013, with the goal of enabling a better understanding of the recent evolution of the film industry at the global level.

Author:
UIS
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This report outlines how the Pacific Community (SPC) could work with relevant stakeholders to support the development of the narrative film and television (TV) industry in the Pacific Island region. The expansion of film and television production in the Pacific Island region has the potential to stimulate economic growth, strengthen cultural diversity and increase social dialogue.

In this research project, over 90 stakeholders were interviewed from seven Pacific Island countries: Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Marshall Islands. A value cycle analysis was then used to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and key recommendations for a possible development strategy for the narrative film and television sector in the Pacific region.

 

Author:
SPC
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Pacific
Language:
English
 

This publication, edited by U (digital transformation platform) in collaboration with many players in the Blockchain ecosystem, is a white paper on Blockchain. It comprises two parts: the first describes the technology, the second provides case studies. The goal is to contribute to the understanding of the issues related to this new technology.

Author:
U
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This issue mainly deals with the reluctance and skepticism expressed by Europeans in relation to the Transatlantic Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the European Union and the United States. The analysis considers the recognition and articulation of cultural, digital and commercial challenges in this partnership by highlighting the power relations and the divergence and convergence between the two parties. This issue also zooms in on the tax evasion practices of multinationals in the digital sector and, with illustration of the Apple and Google case.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This issue reveals cultural industries’ mutations in a context where the digital revolution causes important breakthrough innovations. The characteristics and demonstrations of these disruptive innovations in the cultural sector are being described. Furthermore, the authors demonstrate how cultural industries transform to survive the wind of progress which sweeps everything on its path. A work survey on digital publishing in Latin America is also being presented. Finally, the phenomenon of the growing popularity and domination of online music platforms when it comes to the low royalties paid to creators of musical works for the digital exploitation of their creations is being analysed.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This book aims to increase the level of knowledge and competence of cultural managers who engage in managing and mediating art projects with societal impact. Several tools and models are presented with illustrative cases and examples. 

 

Author:
MAPSI
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This report addresses the challenges of access to funding faced by the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS), sets them against the background of innovative funding schemes made available to the CCS in the EU Member States and provides recommendations on overcoming the main bottlenecks. A set of 32 success stories is presented to illustrate how innovative funding can match CCS companies’ needs. 

Author:
EC
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This issue covers three major issues of digital trade of cultural goods and services. Firstly, the measures, and in particular the exemptions to protect Canadian cultural policy in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are being addressed. The second subject concerns the development of electronic commerce via mobile or m-commerce (mobile commerce), with focus on trends and events of this growing phenomenon. Finally, an analysis of the global expansion strategy of Netflix is presented while listing some risks or obstacles hindering its development and adaptation to local markets.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

The new report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), entitled The Globalisation of Cultural Trade: A Shift in Cultural Consumption--International flows of cultural goods and services 2004-2013, takes an in-depth look at the export and import of cultural goods and services around the world. The trade in cultural goods doubled during the period 2004-2013 despite a global recession and a massive shift among consumers of movies and music towards web-based services.

“Trade in cultural goods totaled $US212.8 billion in 2013, nearly double the amount in 2004,” said Silvia Montoya, Director of the UIS. “This is further evidence of the critical role cultural industries play in today’s global economy. 

 

Author:
UIS
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

Le guide des opportunités de financements pour la mobilité internationale des artistes et des professionnels de la culture – Afrique est en ligne: plus de 125 organisations de financements et 180 dispositifs de soutien y sont répertoriés. Ce guide est le fruit de la collaboration entre Art Moves Africa, On the Move et Korea Arts Management Service. Une version française sera disponible dès mars 2016. 

Author:
Art Moves Africa
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
French
 

At the beginning of 2015, Culture Action Europe, jointly with its partner, the Agenda 21 for Culture (UCLG), launched the Pilot Cities programme entitled “Culture in Sustainable Cities: Learning with Culture 21 Actions”. One year later, Agenda 21 for Culture (UCLG) published the policy paper why must culture be at the heart of sustainable urban development?“. The paper strongly contributes to the acknowledgment of culture as a central element in the paradigm of sustainable cities. Alongside the global conversation on sustainable development, and the approval of the new “Habitat III” urban agenda, this Culture 21 policy paper brings important reflections on myths, counter-narratives, but also challenges and recommendations on the role of culture in sustainable development. It reminds local governments of their responsibility in facilitating this specific equilibrium between integrating culture in urban development, while appreciating it as a whole and recognizing its belonging to citizens and communities.

Author:
Agenda 21 for Culture
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This issue explores the increasing role of the cultural experience of users and of the behavior of cultural consumers based on the latest report of the Canada Media Fund on new trends and changes in the audiovisual and digital industry in Canada and elsewhere. It also provides an analysis of reforms introduced by digital libraries trying to adapt their practices and services in function of the public’s changing expectations and use by the audience. Furthermore, a report on the discussions and decisions of the last session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions about the issues of the digital technology for the diversity of cultural expressions is being provided.

 

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2016
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 
Author:
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This study gives an update on the ACP technicians and actors who have been involved in works supported by the 3 EU-ACP support programs for ACP audiovisual industries under the 8th, 9th and 10th EDF. It highlights both the significant role of these programs in ACP cinematography, especially in Africa, for the past 20 years, but also some success stories of technicians and actors who have benefited in their careers of the leverage effect provided by grants from the European Development Fund allocated to the ACP audiovisual and cinematographic industries. This study also examines the status of artists in these territories.

Author:
Lucas Rosant
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Intra-ACP
Language:
French
 

This number describes the transformations of the global cultural landscape that calls for a necessary renewal of cultural policies in the digital age and globalisation. The Global UNESCO Report, "Re | shaping Cultural Policies," published on 16 December 2015, is being presented. In addition, highlights of the first global overview of the economy of culture and creation, a study carried out by EY, at the initiative of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers (CISAC), providing unpublished data and analyses on the contribution of cultural and creative industries (CCI) in the global economy and digital economy, are being analysed.

 

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

On 14 December, the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution on Culture and Sustainable Development, as sponsored by the G-77 plus China.

The new resolution A/C.2/70/L.59 affirms culture’s contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development in the follow up debate to the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that has adopted a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centered set of universal and transformative Sustainable Development Goals and targets. The text acknowledges further the natural and cultural diversity of the world and recognizes that cultures and civilizations can contribute to, and are crucial enablers of, sustainable development. It also noted that policies responsive to cultural contexts can yield better, sustainable, inclusive and equitable development outcomes, and that both the economic and social dimensions of poverty can be addressed through cultural heritage and the cultural and creative industries.

 

Author:
un
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

Since the adoption of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the world’s cultural landscape has changed considerably. The Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies explores these changes and the policy impact of the Convention. This Report presents the work of fourteen independent experts, as well as the Secretary of the Convention and the Principal Editor, who have analysed the implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to move forward the process of monitoring the Convention’s implementation that was put in place by a mechanism of Quadrennial Periodic Reports (QPRs) approved by the Convention’s Conference of Parties in 2011. The contributors have consulted the 71 reports submitted by Parties, but have also used data derived from other, non-official sources and have drawn upon their own expert experience.

 

Author:
UNESCO
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This study has been realised by CeCast-KNUST under the ACPCultures+ financed project “Facilitating the Development and Growth of the Culture & Arts Sector under the EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement”.  The publication will be used as the basis for developing trade –related Culture & Creative Arts policies, and to lobby governments in the sub-region to support the Culture & Arts Sector within the ECOWAS sub-region. The report was a comprehensive analysis of the different culture sectors in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia, identifying their weaknesses and strength and to advocate for key recommendations for engaging the culture sector within the context of the ECOWAS – EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The report found out that the Culture sector in West Africa faces a number of challenges stunting its growth. Amongst these include the absence of effective laws to enforce intellectual property rights infringement of Artists, visa restrictions by European countries to enable Artists from West Africa to perform on European markets, the poor quality of Artistic Works from some Artists, lack of Policy and regulations to support the sector’s growth, the lack of funding for Artists and the absence of strong Business Associations to lobby on behalf of Culture Service providers.

Author:
CECAST-KNUST
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
English
 

This study, commissioned by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, confirms the contribution of the cultural and creative industries to sustainable development. Capitalising US$2,250b and nearly 30 million jobs worldwide in 2013, the cultural and creative industries are major drivers of the economies of developed as well as developing countries. They are among the most rapidly growing sectors worldwide. This publication gives an overview and megatrends of the economic value of cultural and creative industries worldwide and in five regions (Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. It also looks at the challenges of a more creative world. 

Author:
EY
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This issue mainly deals with the growing influence of American Internet multinationals and the potential consequences of this hyper-dominance of these new cultural diffusion operators in terms of risks and threats to the concentration and uniformity of a globalised cultural offer. Furthermore, a decryption of the Mons Declaration on cultural exception facing digital challenges concludes this issue.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

The 2015 Mons Declaration was adopted at the International Forum, organised by the Government of the Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Mons Foundation 2015 in the context of the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The Forum aimed to confirm the principles of technological neutrality of the Convention, the basis of the principle of cultural exception, and explore the available instruments to implement these.

 

Author:
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

The  Fes  Festival  of  World Sacred  Music,  in  Morocco, was  the  subject  of  the present  study, to  analyse  this cultural  activity  from  the perspective  of  its  economic and  social  impacts  as  well as  its  symbolic  value. 

Author:
Naima Lahbil
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
French
 

The chapters in this  e-booklet  are based  around specific  competencies  identified , which link to a type of training or tool, and related case studies. Entrepreneurship, professional skills, fundraising,  project  management,  audience development and digital skills have been identified as especially significant to cultural roles. 

Author:
Meltin Pro
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This e-book entitled  “The  Ecology  of  Culture:  Community Engagement,  Co-creation,  Cross  Fertilization” has been produced  in  the  framework  of  the  23rd ENCATC  Annual  Conference  “The  Ecology  of  Culture”  and the  6th Annual  ENCATC  Research  Session.  The  new  publication  includes  wide  range  of  topics within  the  field  of  cultural  policy  and  cultural management. Papers cover areas such as heritage, museums,  performing  arts,  music,  urban development,  new  audiences,  community engagement,  cultural  leadership,  intercultural dialogue and many more. The  book  also  boasts  diverse  geographic coverage  with  papers  focusing  on  key  issues, challenges  and  cases  in  Europe  and  beyond: Canada,  Croatia,  France,  Germany,  Italy,  the Netherlands, Niger, Turkey, and the United States. Papers also cover wider contexts of Eastern Europe and the European Union.

Author:
ENCACT
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This issue primarly presents highlights of the recent European regulation on data transfers, respect for privacy and net neutrality including an analysis of the consequences of the invalidation of the legal regime of the Safe Harbor transfers of personal cultural metadata between the European Union and the United States.

 

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This report of RIJDEC (International Network of Lawyers for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions) concerning UNESCO’s Convention on the Promotion and Protection of Cultural Diversity (2005) in the digital era analyses the following main topics: the incorporation of explicit references to the Convention in the trade agreements and the inclusion of the specificity of cultural goods and services in the digital era. Recommendations are provided by the authors, based on the analyses presented in the report.

Author:
Réseau International des Juristes de la Diversité Culturelle
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

The regional study on mobility and touring in Central Africa highlights the infrastructures that support mobility in the region; analyses barriers; and makes recommendations for practical solutions to improve the conditions for mobility of cultural players in Central Africa.

Conducted between March and August 2015, the study is the result of a field research that has reached more than 660 cultural players in nine cities in six countries in Central Africa. These are: Yaoundé and Douala, Cameroon; Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire in Congo - Brazzaville; Libreville, Gabon; Bangui in the Central African Republic; Kinshasa and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and N'Djamena, Chad. The study was conducted by an international team of independent experts, led by the Cameroonian researcher Telesphore Mba Bizo.

Author:
Art Moves Africa
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
French
 

In Bilbao, at the first Culture Summit of the international organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), 18-20 March 2015, municipal and local government representatives from across the world, adopt “Culture 21: Actions”, with the following aims: to highlight the interdependent relationship between citizenship, culture, and sustainable development; to provide an international framework supported by commitments and actions that are both achievable and measurable; to complement the Agenda 21 for culture adopted in 2004, making it more effective; to harness the role of cities and local governments as authorities in the development and implementation of policies with, and for, citizens; to contribute to the definition and importance of the essential role of culture in the United Nations Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Author:
Agenda 21 for Culture
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This document resumes the observations of the Global Panel of 34 experts, established by the UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) Committee on Culture, on the assessment of the implementation of the 100 actions contained in the toolkit Culture 21 Actions in cities around the world. The outcome is a snapshot of the way in which cities around the world are advancing an integrated vision of culture in sustainable development. The results of the observations made by the Global Panel depict a very interesting landscape, with regional differences as well as varying degrees of development in each of the 9 thematic areas or « commitments » considered in Culture 21 Actions. 

Author:
Agenda 21 for Culture
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

The 2015 report to monitor progress of the implementation of the 1980 Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artist, tracks the gains and pitfalls facing artists globally.

The 1980 Recommendation covers a wide range of issues which can affect the social and economic status of the artist and calls on Member States to improve the professional, social and economic status of artists through the implementation of policies and measures. These include training, social security, employment, income and tax conditions, mobility and freedom of expression. The Recommendation also recognizes the right of artists to be organized in trade unions or professional organisations that can represent and defend the interests of their members.

The 2015 report was compiled from a survey sent out to 195 countries which focused on four significant contemporary issues, Digital technologies and the Internet, ease of travel for artists, social protection and freedom of expression.

Author:
UNESCO
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This study identifies and analyses successful initiatives for participation in the artistic and cultural life in France and abroad.

The publication highlights the mobilised mechanisms and strategies in twenty ”best practice”  initiatives in order to support policies of cultural democratisation and participation across territories.

Author:
Observatoire des Politiques Culturelles
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
French
 

The aim of the action carried out by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) was to help understand and determine the role that culture plays within the frames of sustainable development. The results of the work, including the publication of the document 'Culture in, for and as Sustainable Development' where the three roles of culture in sustainable development are illustrated with real-life cases, were shared and discussed in a final public conference in Helsinki on 6-8 May 2015, 'Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices'. 

Author:
COST & University of Jyväskylä
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

The PANSA office in Eastern Cape Province began in 2014 the pilot project “Youth Theatre Project“, an all-encompassing training for young people in the trade of theatermaking. The project reached over 100 youngsters and meticulously documented the experiences, culminating in the creation of this toolkit so the training model can be easily replicated in other South-African provinces.

 

 

Author:
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
English
 

VANSA internship toolkit (hands on, useable techniques for organisations to manage good, productive, learning experiences). It was developed based on the experiences within its internship programme over the past 5 years. 

Author:
VANSA
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
English
 

This issue of ‘Culture, commerce et numérique’ ('Culture, trade and digital technology’) addresses emerging issues of the collaborative economy questioning the culture of sharing and gratuity as well as its challenges in the era of increased trade and the online sharing of property and cultural content.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This issue of ‘Culture, commerce et numérique’ presents among others the outlines and certain highlights of the CEIM study entitled " Pour une culture en réseaux diversifiée : Appliquer la Convention de l’UNESCO sur la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles à l’ère du numérique." Furthermore, we find the testimony of Charles Vallerand, Director of the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Diversity, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 2005 UNESCO Convention and a contribution of Lilian Hanania Richieri, Dr. in international law and Consultant in international law of culture, to reflect on the achievements and the future of the Convention.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

The Resolution on cultural diversity and human rights in ACP and EU countries has been adopted by the ACP-EU Joint Parlementary Assembly in June 2015. It has been developed in regard to various international agreements relating to human and cultural rights.

Author:
ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe, Intra-ACP
Language:
French
 

This is an update of the Centre for Economics and Business Research’s (Cebr) 2013 study, on behalf of Arts Council England, on the contribution made by the arts and culture industry to the UK’s national and regional economies. the report provides new evidence that the arts and culture sector makes a strong, tangible contribution to the national economy.

Author:
Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR)
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

The Arts and Growth report announces a second series of policy reports from the Creative Industries Federation. The publication, produced in collaboration with the Arts Council England, looks at the link between the UK's commercial creative companies and public arts investment.

 

Author:
Creative Industries Federation
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

NEMO's LEM Working Group (Learning Museums) has published a report on the informal and non-formal learning opportunities for young people aged 14-25 in museums. The study highlights the benefits that these activities provide to the collective in terms of personal wellbeing, citizenship participation, the development of social skills and work opportunities. There are 4 main sections, which deal with: motivations and methodology, the possibilities that the digital era introduces the role of museums in the face of social exclusion, and accessibility issues for young people with disabilities.

 

Author:
NEMO's LEM Working Group
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

"To be debated SPILLOVER" is the first of several publications that the European Center for Creative Economy (ECCE) is starting, with the certainty that the cultural and creative industries sector needs greater doses of research -especially of the qualitative kind and public debate with regards to the political, economy and society fields. Author Jonathan Vickery, the director of the Warwich University Cultural Politicies Study Center, aims to introduce and question trends, topics and fashionable words such as "spillover", with the goal of raising questions and stimulating research.

Author:
European Center for Creative Economy (ECCE)
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

IETM, international network for the performing arts, launches Fund-Finder, a guide to funding opportunities for the arts and culture in Europe. The publication provides a detailed and easy-to-read overview of public and private funding opportunities at local, national and regional level, in Europe and beyond, and describes in a simple and clear language how artistic and cultural projects can fit with the objectives of several EU funding programmes other than Creative Europe.

 

Author:
IETM
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This report is part of the research project entitled “Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe” commissioned to the European Audiovisual Observatory by the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme of the European Commission. The project aims to track the production volume, distribution and circulation of European animation films and TV works, and also to provide a general overview of the structure of the animation industry.

Author:
European Audiovisual Observatory
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

The Habitat III Issue Paper 4 focuses on urban culture and heritage. It addresses topics such as the need for promotion of culturally-sensitive urban strategies in building resilient and inclusive cities, the increase of threats to urban culture and heritage, innovative culture-based urban practices and highlights the fact that a new culture-based urban model calls for a renewed governance system. 

Author:
UN Habitat
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

The present EENC “Mapping of practices in the EU Member States on promoting access to culture via digital means” aims to analyse the challenges and future possibilities for European cultural organisations in the current environment of fast technological change, global competition, and tight budgets. It also identifies examples of practices that appear to be the most efficient or mostly used to support audience development via digital means, in a broad spectrum of sectors.

 

 

Author:
EENC
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

ENCATC and the partners of the EU-funded project 'Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe' (CHCfE) have published the main findings and strategic recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential by providing compelling evidence of the value of cultural heritage and its impact on Europe’s economy, culture, society and the environment.

Key findings in the report show how adopting a holistic approach is an added value when measuring the impact of cultural heritage on employment, identity, regional attractiveness, creativity and innovation, economic contribution, climate change, quality of life, education and lifelong learning, and social cohesion. 

Author:
CHCfE Consortium
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

IETM, international network for contemporary performing arts, launched a new Mapping of Types of Impact Research in the Performing Arts. This publication builds on 150 existing case studies worldwide. It gathers and makes publicly available a state-of-the-art of the models existing to measure the impacts of the performing arts. This work aims to help researchers, policy-makers, academics and cultural professionals gain a general overview of existing models, trends and key issues. 

Author:
IETM
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

Amongst the range of possible strategies to deal with ongoing development challenges facing the Pacific Island economies, one that has some potential is a policy focus on stimulating the creative or cultural industries. This article, by David Throsby, reviews the rise in interest around the world in the concept of the so-called creative economy and its role in sustainable development.

Author:
David Throsby
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Pacific
Language:
English
 

This report explores problems in local arts funding. This research confirms that external financial support for the arts is more reactive and sporadic, than proactive and strategic. The Report also outlines key trends and perspectives, for use by stakeholders across the creative sector and gives a comparative view of twenty four arts funding agencies supporting the local creative sector. The research findings are coming at a time when Zimbabwe is formulating a new National Culture Policy that will allow for the professionalisation of the creative sector considering that funding to the creative sector should strive towards being policy-driven and programme-based rather than being project-driven. 

 

 

 

Author:
Nhimbe Trust
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Africa
Language:
English
 

This issue of ‘Culture, commerce et numérique’ ('Culture, trade and digital technology’) reflects on the role and influence of digital intermediation platforms on the circulation of cultural goods and services. Some of the topics addressed in this edition are the phenomenon of "ubérisation" of culture and the rapid growth of the online art market. 

 

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

The publication published by the Management and Policy Institute is a mapping exercise of Trinidad and Tobago’s Arts and Cultural Industry Sector. The study proves that the sector is significant because of its cultural and commercial value. The cultural industries create value not only from the generation of income, the production of goods and creation of employment, but also from their ability to drive innovation, to promote change throughout the society and create growth in the overall economy. The main challenge raised in the report is how to achieve the right balance points between these competing but complimentary value systems. 

Author:
Management and Policy Institute
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Caribbean
Language:
English
 

This toolkit, produced by Culture Action Europe, starts from the assumption of the failure of the sustainable development model from an environmental, social, economic and individual perspective and a possible new model for sustainability. This revolution requires new cultures, new social organizations, new economic models.

In order to introduce this subject, this document presents concepts such as creative partnerships, open data, crowdfunding and evaluation models.

 

Author:
Culture Action Europe
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This issue of ‘Culture, commerce et numérique’ provides an update on a number of regulatory projects that the European Commission is called to reform, for instance the copyright reform bill in Europe.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This report, recently published by the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC), is the result of a research commissioned by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission on the resilience of employment in the culture and creative sectors during the crisis, the percentage of youth employment in these fields, and the projections of employment and growth of the CCSs notably in the digital environment.

 

Author:
EENC
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This issue of ‘Culture, commerce et numérique’ provides an update on the discussions on equity in the recent Economic Partnership Agreements and the place that exchanges of cultural goods and services should be accorded in world trade, in development aid and in the regulation of telecommunications.

 

 

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

Knowledge management, information exchange and analysis are an essential part of IFACCA’s activities (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies). In developing the research strategy for 2015-2018, IFACCA surveyed its members about their current research priorities and the use and application of cultural policy research in strategic planning, governance and policy-making. The aim of the survey was to learn more about the influence of research on policy planning and decision-making as well as to compare the scope, activities and partnerships that comprise members’ research programmes. 

Author:
IFACCA
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This report of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on Cultural Heritage suggests that lessons should be learnt from places where cultural heritage has been a positive economic, social and environmental driver. Innovative financing, new forms of governance, unified landscape management, public private partnerships, crowd-sourced funding, philanthropy and many other innovative and creative approaches have been taken to releasing the locked-up potential of Europe's heritage.

 

Author:
European Commission
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This research report documents the results of a year-long knowledge exchange initiative undertaken between the UK Intellectual Property Office, researchers at the University of Glasgow CREATe Centre, and more than two dozen UK businesses and innovators, to explore how value is generated from the public domain. The overall purpose of the project was 1) to map the size of the public domain and frequency of its use; 2) analyze the role of public domain works in value creation for UK businesses; and 3) assist creators and entrepreneurs to identify business models that benefit from the public domain. 

Author:
Intellectual Property Office
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This issue of ‘Culture, commerce et numérique’ ('Culture, trade and digital technology’) highlights aspects of the Francophonie at a digital level. 

 

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This survey on the condition of culture and arts sectors in sub-Saharan Africa and Trinidad and Tobago was conducted last year by Visiting Arts and its partners. It’s part of the Culture Works Connections project, funded by ACPCultures+. The survey deals with funding aspects of cultural organisations, digital impact on the sector, targeting audiences, international exchanges, and conditions of practitioners in the sector in sub-Saharan Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

Author:
Visiting Arts
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Africa, Caribbean
Language:
English
 

This new UIS report tests the methodology for measuring the economic contribution of cultural industries, using data from Serbia between 2008 and 2012. The aim of the case study is to demonstrate that it is feasible to produce basic measures of the economic contribution of cultural industries at a national level using the method proposed in the 2009 Framework for Cultural Statistics (Handbook 1). 

Author:
UIS - UNESCO
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

In any community, festivals are an important showcase of culture and creativity, and the cornerstone of economic development strategies to attract tourists. But governments often lack the tools necessary to measure the full impact of such multi-faceted events.

A new publication from the UIS aims to fill the gap. Festival Statistics: Key concepts and current practices, is the third in series of cultural statistics handbooks for policy-makers and practitioners. The handbook sets out major areas of research and practice in the measurement of festivals to help organisers and national authorities to evaluate the economic impacts of festivals. It also provides guidance on how to measure the environmental, social and cultural impacts, and presents best practices as well as a set of recommendations.

 

Author:
UIS / UNESCO
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

These Creative Industries Economic Estimates are Official Statistics used to measure the direct economic contribution of the Creative Industries to the UK economy. An analysis of the contribution made by the Creative Industries to UK Employment, GVA and Exports of Services has been provided in this release. These estimates have been produced using ONS National Statistics sources.

Author:
UK Department for Culture, Media and Sports
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This issue of ‘Culture, commerce et numérique’ ('Culture, trade and digital technology’) deals with the leading role of digital economy in new models of growth and competitiveness affecting the cultural industries sector.

Author:
CEIM / OIF
Year:
2015
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
French
 

This publication presents the proceedings of the European Writers' Council 2014 Authors' Rights Conference. A regular decrease in the number of professional writers is observed, which is a significant concern for the cultural community as it impoverishes the European landscape of culture and language diversity.

Author:
European Writers' Council
Year:
2014
Geographical zone:
Europe
Language:
English
 

This Guide identifies the main intellectual property (IP) challenges faced by festival organisers and outlines some practical elements of an effective IP management strategy, following a step-by-step approach. It offers suggestions on how to harness a festival’s IP assets. The Guide provides advice to people organizing folk, arts and cultural festivals, but can also be of interest to festival participants, performers and exhibitors, as well as festival visitors and the general public.

Author:
WIPO
Year:
2014
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators Toolkit (CDIS) is an advocacy and policy tool that assesses the multidimensional role of culture in development processes through facts and figures. The UNESCO CDIS Toolbox provides step-by-step guidance for the construction and analysis of 22 indicators highlighting the multidimensional contribution of culture to development processes. The Methodology Manual offers detailed technical guidance for data collection, the construction of the CDIS indicators and the interpretation of results. The Implementation Toolkit breaks down the CDIS implementation process into individual steps that are part of a highly participative approach.  It facilitates collaborative and efficient implementation of the CDIS at the national level.

Author:
UNESCO
Year:
2014
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 

This report is the outcome of the OMC Working Group on Artists’ Residencies, a group of national experts from the EU member states. The aim of the Policy Handbook is to provide an analysis of the value of artists’ residences and to identify examples of good practice. It also looks at recent trends, benefits and success factors to inform policymakers and practitioners of the best way to support and develop residency programmes in the 21st Century.   

Author:
European Union
Year:
2014
Geographical zone:
World
Language:
English
 
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