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Culture and Sustainability in European Cities. Imagining Europolis

European cities are contributing to the development of a more sustainable urban system that is capable of coping with economic crises, ecological challenges and social disparities in different nation-states and regions throughout Europe. 


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Festival Statistics: Key Concepts and Current Practices

This report reacts to 'the need for a greater understanding of how festivals can be measured and data collected in a standardised, systematic manner based on existing, effective models and current practices'. more >

Culture Strategy Elaboration versus project Management

The new manual is aimed at state and non-state actors in EaP countries operating in the culture sector to promote and stimulate participatory strategic planning practices. This, in turn, will result in tangible culture policy reforms. more >

CPRA 2012: Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice

Exploring the connection between culture and broader goals of human development, this research focuses on cultural and creative industries in what is commonly referred to as 'developing countries'. more >

The resilience of employment in the Culture and Creative Sectors (CCSs) during the crisis

In April 2013 the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission requested the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) a study on “The resilience of employment in the Culture and Creative Sectors (CCSs) during the crisis, the percentage of youth employment in the CCCs, and the projections of employment and growth of the CCCs notably in the digital environment”. more >

Evaluating Culture

In 2008, Pro Helvetia and the Migros Culture Percentage jointly issued guidelines for the evaluation of cultural projects, strategies and institutions, thereby making a contribution to quality assurance in the world of culture. A second, revised edition is now being published under the title of «Evaluieren in der Kultur. Warum, was, wann und wie» (Evaluating culture. Why what, when and how). The goal of the guidelines is to provide practical information and advice on how to conduct such an evaluation. more >

Producing Okinawan Cultural Identity in Hawai'i’s 'Multicultural Paradise'

This paper highlights some of the issues associated with the fluidity of identity, and the processes involved in constituting cultural identity within specific types of representation. more >

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian arts

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts is a new report which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. It will be an evolving report which fills a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry. more >

Annual Report 2013-2014: Culture in Motion

Annual Report 2013-2014: Culture in Motion.  more >

Gouvernance mondiale et culture: De l’exception à la diversité

Cet ouvrage porte sur le processus de la construction politique d’un cadre normatif comme celui de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles et il s’interroge sur les facteurs qui ont contribué au passage de l’exception culturelle à la diversité culturelle et à la nécessité de la mise en place d’un instrument international majeur dans la gouvernance mondiale de la culture. Comment interpréter la nature, le degré et les implications de cette évolution ? De qui émane le cadre normatif, pour quelles raisons, sous quelles conditions et comment ? more >

Findings from Yes I Dance: A Survey of Who Dances in Canada

As part of the Canada Dance Mapping Study, we invited Canadian dancers, teachers and choreographers to participate in nation-wide online survey called Yes I Dance. The survey was designed to gain a better understanding of who dances in Canada, where they dance, and why. more >

Festival Statistics: Key Concepts and Current Practices

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. 


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A New Destination for the Arts - Between a RoCC and a Hard Place

As a great global city and the national capital, London will and should continue to receive a higher allocation of national funding for the arts and culture than its population size alone would call for. However, at least two thirds of the UK population lives beyond comfortable cultural commuting distance of the capital. These taxpayers and their families are obliged to pay a premium of hundreds of pounds before they can access the ‘free’ galleries or subsidised (or unsubsidised) performances in the capital. National cultural policy has to recognise this fundamental reality. more >

Gouvernance mondiale et culture. De l’exception à la diversité .

Cet ouvrage porte sur le processus de la construction politique d’un cadre normatif comme celui de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles et il s’interroge sur les facteurs qui ont contribué au passage de l’exception culturelle à la diversité culturelle et à la nécessité de la mise en place d’un instrument international majeur dans la gouvernance mondiale de la culture. more >

Copyright Policy And The Right To Science And Culture

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur examines copyright law and policy from the perspective of the right to science and culture, emphasizing both the need for protection of authorship and expanding opportunities for participation in cultural life. more >

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