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Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry

This edited collection provides an introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary field of cultural mapping, offering a range of perspectives that are international in scope. Cultural mapping is a mode of inquiry and a methodological tool in urban planning, cultural sustainability, and community development that makes visible the ways local stories, practices, relationships, memories, and rituals constitute places as meaningful locations. more >

Arts and Growth Report

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

Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the national economy

Written by Cebr (Centre for Economic and Business Research), the report provides us with new evidence that the arts and culture sector makes a strong, tangible contribution to the national economy. more >

State Arts Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Legislative Appropriations Preview report

This document summarizes how state arts agencies fared during this year's budget deliberations and includes information on the appropriations each state arts agency expects to receive for FY2016. more >

Literature & Publishing Sector Review published

The independent study provides an overview of contemporary literature provision, reflecting the successes and the distinct qualities of Literature and Publishing in Scotland whilst at the same time identifying development needs, future challenges and opportunities which will help inform the future work to best support literature and publishing in Scotland. more >

Fund-Finder. Guide to funding opportunities for arts and culture

IETM, international network for the performing arts, launches Fund-Finder, a guide to funding opportunities for the arts and culture in Europe. The publication, available for free download, 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. more >

EUNIC Yearbook 2014/2015 discusses migration into Europe

In the Culture Report/EUNIC Yearbook 2014/2015, a string of renowned scholars, authors and writers, including Francis Fukuyama, Bassam Tibi, Umberto Eco, Richard Sennett and Zygmunt Bauman look for answers to the questions of an ageing European population and immigration. more >

Expression of interest: Compilation and publication of a book on Southern African and Contemporary African Dance forms

Request for Expression of interest from Universities / organisations / individuals that specialise in and have knowledge of Southern African and Contemporary African Dance to submit quotations for the compilation and publication of a book on Southern African and Contemporary African Dance forms. more >

Report published on the future of music services in Wales

An independent report seeking to maintain and ensure the provision of high quality music services in Wales is being published today by the Welsh Government. The report was produced by the Music Services Task and Finish Group that was commissioned by the Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis AM, to examine how music services provision in Wales could be secured. The group was chaired by Karl Napieralla OBE. more >

Mapping access to culture and mapping participatory governance

The European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) followed-up its papers on access to culture and participatory governance with two new publications mapping practices in the EU Member States. As a follow-up to the EENC's paper by Niels Righolt "Promoting access to culture via digital means" (March 2015) "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. more >

Arts Council publishes revised version of A Practical Guide for Board Members of Arts Organisations

The publication, originally published in 2006 by the Arts Council, incorporates recent and current changes in legislation, particularly through the Companies Act 2014 and establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority under the 2009 Charities Act.  more >

New Rapport on Danish Museums

As part of the educational plan for Danish museums, which is to contribute to improving the educational role of museums. The Danish Agency for Culture is conducting a number of different user surveys. more >

Connecting Arts & Business: Realising the Potential for Creative Partnerships

Arts & Business organisations throughout Europe have always been the focal point of meeting between the arts sector and the business sector. more >

Arts, health, and well-being Volume: 14 Issue: 3

In this issue: A focus on the connections between the arts, health, and well-being, including a report on art and the health of Aboriginal Peoples, a presentation on the arts and well-being, a summary of international research into the long-term connections between the arts and health, as well as a study of the neurochemical impacts of music. more >

European project results demonstrate cultural heritage does count for Europe’s sustainable development

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. more >

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