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January 2009

Exploring the role of artist residencies on local land stewardship : a case study of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Confronted with ecological urgency many artists are increasingly addressing environmental and place-based issues in their work.  more >

The UNESCO Courrier: sixty years of views on the world (2008 - n°10)

The UNESCO Courier is celebrating its 60th anniversary. An opportunity to explore the present while looking back at the past. A way, also, to highlight some developments in how we view and think about the world - each paper refers to an article from a back issue of the magazine. more >

Impacts 08 reports and seminars section expanded

Three new reports are now available to download from the Impacts 08 Reports and Seminars section. more >

Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development

The report, Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development provides examples from states across the country to help governors incorporate the arts and culture into their long-term economic development strategies. more >

D'Art report: Arts and ecological sustainability

This report provides excellent examples of good practice in supporting artists or arts organisations with creative and practical responses to ecological concerns. more >

National Endowment for the Arts: A History 1965-2008

This publication documents the agency's major activities since its creation by the United States Congress in 1965. more >

The Recession & The Arts: The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Cultural Groups in New York City

The most recent survey from Alliance for the Arts shows that arts groups of all sizes and disciplines are reducing their budgets, planning to lay off employees and cutting programs as a result of the economic crisis. more >

Arts & the Economy: Using arts and culture to stimulate state economic development

Arts and culture are important to state economies. Arts and culture-related industries, also known as 'creative industries,' provide direct economic benefits to states and communities. more >

ARS BALTICA contribution to the BSR strategy

Cultural operators and policy representatives in the cultural field in the Baltic Sea Region have contributed to ensure the essential impact of art and culture on building the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, would meet the DG Regio support. more >

The impact of culture on tourism

The Impact of Culture on Tourism examines the growing relationship between tourism and culture, and the way in which they have together become major drivers of destination attractiveness and competitiveness. more >

Major initiatives and achievements in the year 2008

The mandate of Ministry of Culture is to preserve and promote all forms of art and culture. Along with programmes for the preservation of India’s ancient heritage, the activities of the Ministry encourage and disseminate the variety of contemporary creative arts as well. more >

Art for art's sake: a qualitative study exploring the facilitation of creativity within disability services

This qualitative study focuses on how creativity is facilitated within a range of creative art services for adults with disabilities. more >

Philanthropy and the Arts

Philanthropy and the Arts. An overview of recent developments in philanthropy with particular reference to Philanthropy and the Arts in Northern Ireland. This report was commissioned by Arts & Business Northern Ireland more >

Taking Part in Scotland 2008 – Full Report

Taking Part in Scotland 2008 was carried out in 2008 with around five thousand adults living in Scotland. The survey measures levels of attendance and participation in a wide range of arts and cultural events. more >

Report on public policies for the performing arts

The document aims to foster a new approach to state policy for the performing arts and involves recommendations regarding the governance of cultural policy, the streamlining of existing forms of support and the enhancement of mobility of artists and works. more >

African Journal of History and Culture

The African Journal of History and Culture (AJHC) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published that will be monthly by Academic Journals. more >

European Cultural Capital Report 2

Edited by Robert Palmer and Greg Richards, this report is the second in a series of updates to the original Palmer Report, which was produced for the European Commission in 2004. It aims to provide essential information for those organising, implementing and evaluating the ECOC. more >

The New New Deal 2009: Public Service Jobs for Artists?

Article: A whole flock of bright ideas for public-service employment of artists is careening through the Zeitgeist, attracted by that irresistible combination of ingredients: high unemployment, a boundless supply of artistic and social imagination and the intoxicating prospect of a progressive government in Washington. more >

Framework for the Welfare of Animals Presented in the Arts

The Arts Council presents a new document on animal welfare in the arts.  The document, mindful of applicable legislation and good practice, strives to ensure that the welfare needs of all such animals are met. It sets forth policy, creates obligations, and provides information and guidance to entities featuring animals in their arts activities who seek funding from the Arts Council. more >

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February 2009

Colombia: collection of documents on cultural policy

The Ministry of Culture of Colombia has recently collected a series of texts presenting its cultural policies and programmes, in a volume entitled Políticas culturales (documento de trabajo). The collection covers topics such as the promotion of cultural entrepreneurship, the protection and promotion of tangible and intangible heritage, international cultural relations and the setting-up of a cultural information system. more >

European Cultural Foundation: diversity and cultural cooperation

A reflection on cultural cooperation involving regions that neighbour the European Union (Western Balkans, the Arab Mediterranean countries, as well as Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine) by Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes. more >

White paper on visa issues, Europe and artists' mobility

Freemuse, the European Live Music Forum (ELMF) and the European Council of Artists (ECA) have published a discussion paper entitled Visas – the discordant note. A White Paper on visa issues, Europe and artists' mobility. more >

On Board: serving on the board of an arts organisation

Effective governance is one of the most important aspects of running a successful arts organisation. But what makes a great board? What are a board’s responsibilities? And how do you attract terrific board members? more >

Culture and creative industries in Germany 2009

In recent years, the discussion on culture and creative industries has attained a high level of public attention in Germany. more >

D'Art report: Defining and Mapping Intangible Cultural Heritage

The D’Art was undertaken in collaboration with Museums Galleries Scotland, as a preliminary study of the issues, both theoretical and practical, in making an inventory of ICH in Scotland in conformity with the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage. more >

Making the intangible tangible: the economic contribution of Australia's copyright industries

This report looks at the economic contribution of Australia's copyright industries. more >

A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada

This report shows that there are 140,000 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May 2006. The number of artists is slightly larger than the number of Canadians directly employed in the automotive industry (135,000). more >

Cultural Trends: Volume 18 Issue 1

Cultural Trends: Volume 18 Issue 1 is now available online at informaworld. more >

International Journal of Cultural Policy, Volume 15 Issue 1

Volume 15 issue 1 of the International Journal of Cultural Policy is available online. more >

Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society Volume 38 Number 4

Volume 38 number 4 (Winter 2008) of The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society is available online. more >

Disability: creative tensions between drama, theatre and disability arts

From RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. more >

Welsh Omnibus Survey

Report summarising the findings from annual research into arts attendance and participation among adults aged over 16 years in Wales. more >

Researching the social impact of the arts: literature, fiction and the novel

 A contribution to current debates in the field of cultural policy, about social impact of the arts. It explores the conceptual difficulties that arise in the notion of the arts and the implications of these difficulties for attemps to generalise about their value, function and impact. The paper shows how literature sits uneasily in the main system of classifying the arts. more >

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March 2009

Culturelink network's virtual resources on digital culture

Culturelink has been continuously dedicated to researching the phenomena of digital culture, and how they have changed the reality of the cultural sector. The results of Culturelink's activities in this research stream have been a number of publications and round tables, through which Culturelink provided a framework for discussing the phenomena of digital culture in a European context. more >

La movilidad de las artes escénicas. Obstáculos, retos y oportunidades

El conjunto de estudios, artículos y entrevistas recogidos en esta obra examina diferentes aspectos de la movilidad internacional de los profesionales de las artes escénicas en Europa. more >

ELIA / AEC Position paper on creativity and innovation

The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) presented a set of recommendations to EU institutions and Member States, focusing in particular on the role of arts education in 2009 and beyond. more >

Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Culture

Arts, culture, and heritage are viewed not only as amenities to improve the quality of life, but as a foundation upon which the future of these rural/small communities rests. more >

Encourage children today to build audiences for tomorrow

This briefing explores the relationship between childhood arts experience and arts engagement patterns in adulthood. more >

Support for children's culture in Finland

This report focuses the formulation of the concept of children’s culture, Finnish cultural policies related to it, and the objectives of government support for children’s culture. Summary available in English. more >

Funding the architectural heritage: a guide to policies and examples

Consideration is given to examples relating to three principal forms of financial measures: subsidies (grant aid), loans and tax incentives, as well as specific measures to promote sponsorship through donations by individuals and corporate organisations. more >

IRIS special - Creativity comes at a price. The role of collecting societies

This latest IRIS Special report focuses on the rights and remuneration of creative forces other than producers and composers, namely script writers, set designers, cameramen, sound designers, lighting designers, editors, choreographers, costume designers, make-up artists, actors, dubbing artists, dancers, musicians, vocal performers and others. more >

Guidance on inventory and documentation of the cultural heritage

Part of a series produced under the Technical Co-operation and Assistance Programme to present the experience derived from the projects implemented by the Council of Europe. more >

Cultural Heritage of Spain

The Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, within the Directorate General of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets of the Ministry of Culture, has presented a new magazine in Spanish and English, entitled Cultural Heritage of Spain. Its goal is to become a space for reflection and discussion on various research projects, conservation, restoration and asset management policy. more >

Patrimonio Cultural de España

El Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España, Subdirección dependiente de la Dirección General de Bellas Artes y Bienes Culturales del Ministerio de Cultura, ha presentado una nueva revista en español e inglés, denominada Patrimonio Cultural de España. Su objetivo es convertirse en espacio de reflexión y debate sobre los diversos proyectos de investigación, conservación, restauración y puesta en valor de bienes culturales de la política de gestión patrimonial.more >

Report of the Swedish Committee of Inquiry on Cultural Policy

The English Report of the Swedish Committee of Inquiry on Cultural Policy is a summary of the Report of the Swedish Committee of Inquiry on Cultural Policy.
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Actualización del diagnóstico del sector artesanal de la República Dominicana

La Subsecretaría de Patrimonio Cultural puso en circulación el libro titulado “Actualización del Diagnóstico del Sector Artesanal de la República Dominicana”, fruto de una investigación se realizó entre 527 productores-artesanos repartidos en 31 provincias y el Distrito Nacional. more >

Updated diagnostic for the crafts sector in the Dominican Republic

The Undersecretary for Cultural Heritage has launched a book entitled 'Actualización del Diagnóstico del Sector Artesanal de la República Dominicana' (Updated diagnostic for the Crafts Sector in the Dominican Republic) which is the result of research conducted among 527 producer-artisans spread over 31 provinces and the National District. more >

Youth Participation in Arts, Heritage, Culture and Community - A National Conversation

In March 2009, the Department of Canadian Heritage held discussions on youth engagement with 100 organizations and 40 youth participants from the Encounters with Canada program. more >

The bubbles or the boiling pot? An ecosystemic approach to culture, environment and quality of life

For the diagnosis and prognosis of the problems of quality of life, a multidisciplinary ecosystemic approach encompasses four dimensions of being-in-the-world, as donors and recipients: intimate, interactive, social and biophysical. more >

Getting on Board: A governance resource guide for arts organisations

Creative New Zealand anticipates that this expanded tool kit will further assist board members to confidently do their jobs even better. more >

Review of ConnectEd Arts

Review of the effectiveness of the ConnectEd Arts program. more >

A grey literature review of the Cultural Olympiad : policy review

This article considers the development of the UK Cultural Olympiad supporting London's successful bid to stage the Olympic Games in 2012. more >

Leadership and Creativity: Understandings of this Relationship in Arts Organisations

The purpose of this book is to explore understandings of leadership and creativity and how they are seen to connect in 'not for profit' arts organisations. more >

Guidelines for taking and using images of children and young people in the arts sector

The guidelines are intended to provide support and guidance to arts organisations and artists working as arts practitioners, facilitators or tutors making, recording and using images of children and young people. more >

Solo practitioner code of practice for working with children and young people

The code is intended to provide support and guidance to artists working in a solo capacity as practitioners, facilitators or tutors with children and young people. more >

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April 2009

New Zealanders and the arts: Attitudes, attendance and participation in 2008

The arts are increasingly an essential part of New Zealander’s daily lives according to a report released today by Creative New Zealand. more >

Agenda 21 for culture in France. State of affairs and outlook

The report, written by Ms Christelle Blouët, is based on the research conducted by Ms Blouët in ten French local governments connected to United Cities and Local Governments and Agenda
21 for culture. more >

Arts in the Balance

"Arts in the Balance," summarizing the fifth and concluding biennial survey of public and private arts funding in Los Angeles County, was released today by Southern California Grantmakers (SCG). SCG conducted the 2007/2008 survey in partnership with the UCLA Center for Civil Society. more >

La cultura, estrategia de cooperación al desarrollo

A collection of the proceedings of an international seminar held in November 2007, with contributions by Arturo Escobar, Lucina Jiménez, Gonzalo Carámbula, César Gilabert, Teixeira Coelho, Trevor Davies, Tulio Hernández, Alfons Martinell and Jesús Prieto de Pedro. more >

Políticas culturales y gestión cultural: organum sobre los conceptos clave de la práctica profesional

A new publication on cultural policy, cultural management and development from the University of Girona. more >

Redes culturales: claves para sobrevivir en la globalización

Redes culturales: claves para sobrevivir en la globalización, is a new publication by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) that addresses networks in the framework of cultural cooperation and provides a catalogue of about 250 international artistic and cultural networks throughout the world. more >

The campaign for cultural diversity: why it matters to you

A brochure retracing the history of the campaign for cultural diversity and presenting the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The publication relates the milestones of the last decade, describes the major issues and provides concrete illustrations on the importance of cultural diversity. more >

Createquity: Arts Policy Library

The Createquity Arts Policy Library has two important goals: first, to bring greater attention to the important ongoing work in the field of arts research; and second, to synthesize (not just summarize) it for a lay audience. more >

Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity

A comprehensive review of existing and original research and identifies 'best practices' in rural communities and includes information from Canada and around the world. more >

After the Crunch

In the last ten years the creative industries have become one of the most fashionable and talked-about components of the global economy. more >

Agenda 21 for culture in France. State of affairs and outlook

The report and the research explain the Agenda 21 for culture has been received with hope, as it promotes both cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, it needs a joint implementation with local civil society and it fosters alliances with cities all around the world. more >

Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society Volume 39 Number 1

Volume 39 number 1 of The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society is available online. more >

Marketing planning for culture and the arts

Marketing Planning for Culture and the Arts approaches marketing planning not just in terms of the local market, but also in terms of the international market. more >

Arts and cultural management: the state of the field

About the wide range of issues relating to arts, culture, the conditions of artists and organizations whose purpose is the production and presentation of the arts. more >

Creativity is innovation's prime source

Günter Verheugen is the European Commission Vice-president in charge of enterprise and industry policy. The Directorate-General for enterprise and industry has been actively involved from the outset in the preparations for the European Year of creativity and innovation. Design as a tool for user-centred innovation is an important topic that the Commission will address in 2009. Interview. more >

Performance measurment in the arts sector: the case of the performing arts

Study of performance measurement in not-for-profit organizations within the performing arts sector. more >

Culture as a catalyst for creativity and innovation

In the framework of the 2941st Education, Youth and Culture meeting, the Council of the EU adopted a policy paper on creativity. The document underlines the importance of creativity in the creation of new jobs and in the promotion of synergies between the cultural sector and other ones. more >

The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

On April 10, 2003, as the world watched a statue of Saddam Hussein come crashing down in the heart of Baghdad, a mob of looters attacked the Iraq National Museum. Despite the presence of an American tank unit, the pillaging went unchecked, and more than 15,000 artifacts—some of the oldest evidence of human culture—disappeared into the shadowy worldwide market in illicit antiquities. more >

Annual Review 2008-09

This Annual Review 2008-09, outlines the progress that has been made from international profiling of the arts and expansion of arts-led regeneration projects, to strengthening connections with the business sector and the start of Northern Ireland’s participation in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. more >

Measuring intrinsic value – how to stop worrying and love economics

This paper seeks to transcend entrenched misunderstandings between economists and arts policymakers, leaders and funders. These misunderstandings, which have long dogged discussion on arts funding in the UK, are most evident in the long-running debate about ‘instrumental’ and ‘intrinsic’ approaches to public expenditure on culture and the arts. more >

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May 2009

Support granted by the Arts Councils 2008

In 2008, the support for artistic activities by the Arts Council of Finland (ACF)1 was altogether € 25.3 million. The support was allocated as grants, subsidies, prizes and salaries of artist professors and regional artists. more >

New Zealanders’ use of broadcasting and related media

How are New Zealanders using broadcasting media? Is TV really dying? Are New Zealanders using the internet more for information and music? Research commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Te Puni Kōkiri looks at New Zealanders’ use of traditional media (such as television and radio) and new media (such as the internet, portable music devices, and cell phones). more >

A new agenda? - the European Union in the age of culture

This book addresses key questions concerning the content of the European Agenda for Culture and how it will affect European and national cultures. It aims to provide a creative insight into the interaction between EU policies and European culture. more >

Asia-Europe dialogue on arts, culture and climate change – conference report

In October 2008, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in association with Cultura21 international and other organisations, conducted the Asia-Europe Dialogue on Arts, Culture and Climate Change in Beijing, China. The conference report is now available. more >

Eurocities report on intercultural cities

The EUROCITIES network, in co-operated with the Council of Europe and the European Commission, organised a programme of city visits, among 23 participating local authorities. The experiences has now been compiled in a new publication. more >

Information systems to support the mobility of artists and other professionals in the culture field: a feasibility study

A feasibility study for a European wide system of information on the different legal, regulatory, procedural and financial aspects to mobility in the cultural sector. This study  was carried out by ECOTEC Research & Consulting Ltd for the European Commission. more >

Declaration of intent for the creation of a cooperation framework among euroamerican cultural networks

The 'Declaration of Intent for the Creation of a Co-operation Framework identifies four basic principles in order to foster collaboration, namely: cooperation, innovation, research and training. The text of the agreement has now been made available in several languages on the Internet, and its authors invite other networks to join the initiative. more >

Commonwealth arts policy and administration

This paper attempts to give an overview of Commonwealth arts policy and administrative developments from Federation to the present day. It will not deal with film policy as that will be the subject of a separate paper. more >

Culture as a catalyst for creativity and innovation

The 2941st Council meeting of the culture ministers of the EU took place in Brussels on the 12 May 2009. A policy paper was adopted on creativity. more >

Report: Traduttore Traditore? Recognizing and Promoting the Critical Role of Translation in a Global Culture

The Seminar brought together more than seventy literary translators and writers, agents, publishers, critics, scholars, cultural authorities, and translation advocates from around the world to shed new light on the unsung art of literary translation and on the vital role translators play in making literature accessible to international audiences. more >

D'Art report: Regulation of Radio Music

The objective of the research is to examine legislative and other types of regulation relating to music broadcast by public service broadcasters and commercial local radio stations in certain countries. more >

Potentialities and issues at stake in creation and culture towards development

This presentation discusses the contribution of the cultural sector to the national economy and development, and to international trade, and looks at culture as a resource for local development. more >

Arts Sponsorship Outlook Survey

The global financial crisis will impact on corporate sponsorship of the arts, with 49 per cent of companies stating that they expect to decrease their arts sponsorships over the next 12 months. more >

Background Note: Commonwealth arts policy and administration

This paper attempts to give an overview of Commonwealth arts policy and administrative developments from Federation to the present day. more >

Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job

Creativity depends on a mix of environmental conditions, such as diversity, change, learning and adaptation. This radical combination of creativity and ecology provides a holistic, visionary model for everyone who wants to think for themselves and develop new ideas. more >

Cultural Trends Vol 18, Issue 2

Cultural Trends: Volume 18 Issue 2 is now available online at informaworld. more >

International Journal of Cultural Policy Volume 15, Issue 2

Volume 15, Issue 2 of the International Journal of Cultural Policy is now available online at Informaworld. more >

Volunteering in Museums

The research, commissioned by Museums Galleries Scotland not only looked at the role and impact of volunteers in museums and galleries but also the impacts of volunteering on workforce development, the volunteers themselves and on communities. more >

Children and Young People's Culture Team Prospectus

This document provides an overview of the children and young people's culture team, which brings together for the first time a range of government-funded programmes in DCSF and DCMS offering cultural experiences for children and young people. more >

CLICK Año 4, Nº 17, Fiestas and Festivals

CLICK is Laboratorio de Industrias Culturales’ e-bulletin of short format and periodic circulation, created to communicate news, update statistical information and present research reports. more >

CLICK Año 4, Nº 17, Fiestas y Festivales

CLICK es el boletín electrónico del Laboratorio de Industrias Culturales, de formato breve y circulación periódica, pensado para comunicar noticias, actualización estadística y avances de investigación. more >

2008 annual report: emphasising transparency

The Swiss Arts Council looks back on an intensive year. The 2008 annual report informs on the facts and figures. It is available in German, French and Italian. more >

Launch of Panorama

A collection of information sources on the subject of intercultural dialogue - collated by independent cultural policy expert Lidia Varbanova, has just been launched online. more >

The Europe of festivals

Written by fifteen researchers and cultural professionals in the frame of the European Festival Research Programme (EFRP) initiated by Dragan Klaic, Festivals in Europe offers analysis and tells stories by means of words and pictures, from Helsinki to Barcelona and from London to Zagreb. more >

Guía para la evaluación de políticas culturales locales

La Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias (FEMP) ha editado la Guía para la evaluación de políticas culturales locales, dirigida a los responsables culturales, tanto políticos como técnicos, de los gobiernos locales. more >

Guide pour l'évaluation des politiques culturelles locales

La Fédération Espagnole des Municipalités et Provinces (FEMP) a publié un Guide pour l'évaluation des politiques culturelles locales. Il s’agit d’un guide pratique présentant des outils pour l’élaboration et l’auto-évaluation des politiques culturelles locales. more >

Guide to evaluate local cultural policies

The Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) has edited a Guide to evaluate local cultural policies. Taking as a framework the Agenda 21 for culture, the Guide has been conceived to assess and improve the policies on culture of Spanish municipalities. more >

Cultural blogging in Europe

Who blogs? What are they blogging about? Which audiences and communities are being engaged? What are the language-specific issues and the economic models? And how sustainable are they? more >

Artists in residence in England and the experience of the year of the artist

The Year of the Artist was a celebration of artists of all kinds held in England between June 2000 and May 2001, and it used artists in residence as its main vehicle. This chapter looks at how well the Year of the Artist achieved what it set out to do, how it operated in different regions, and how the Year of the Artist contributed to the development of artists’ residencies. more >

Ministry for Culture and Heritage Statement of Intent 2009-2014

The Ministry's Statement of Intent as a downloadable pdf form (399k)  or as an html webpage. more >

Cultural tourism goes virtual: audience development in Southeast European countries

The book entitled Cultural Tourism Goes Virtual: Audience Development in Southeast European Countries, is the latest in the series of Culturelink research studies in the course of the past few years on the subjects connecting new technologies and culture. more >

Examining new ways to fund the production and presentation of theatre

This document sets out ideas which encapsulate, from an Arts Council perspective, some of the challenges facing both the theatre sector and the Council regarding how best to fund theatre production in the future. more >

Agenda 21 for culture launches its newsletter

In May, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the City of Barcelona launched the first issue of the newsletter of the Agenda 21 for culture. This publication contains resources related to the Agenda 21 for culture and local governance on culture, including events, publications and other relevant developments.  more >

Art and contemporary critical practice: reinventing institutional critique

Art and Contemporary Critical Practice. Reinventing Institutional Critique is published by eipcp - european institute for progressive cultural policies and edited by Gerald Raunig and Gene Ray. more >

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June 2009

Arts Council of Wales Spring 2009 newsletter

The recently published findings of the 2008 Welsh Omnibus Survey show that more people than ever before are attending, and taking part in, arts activity.  And as this Newsletter proves, there’s an incredible variety of astonishing arts activity across Wales for people to get involved with. more >

Declaration from the CBSS' 15th Ministerial Session

The declaration from the CBSS' 15th Ministerial Session which took place in Elsinore 3-4 June 2009 is now available. The Session of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) was attended by Ministers from almost all Member States and the Vice-President of the European Commission. more >

Return of cultural objects: the Athens conference

The 'Return of cultural objects: the Athens conference' recently oublished by MUSEUM International includes case studies, a discussion on ethical and legal aspects of returning cultural objects, information with regard to mediation and cultural diplomacy, international cooperation and research. more >

D'Art report: Global financial crisis and recession: Impact on the arts

The aim of the report is to consolidate the collective expertise of IFACCA members as quickly as possible in order to help members respond to the downturn in a timely and informed way. more >

D'Art report: Major performing arts organisations: A Review of the Issues for Funding Agencies

This report brings together the three elements of the research project on the major performing arts sector: the 2006 D’Art question, the 2007 survey and the 2008 mini-summit. more >

Beyond Guarding Ground - the case for a National Indigenous Cultural Authority

In the past 20 years Indigenous Australians have called for greater recognition of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights. more >

Cultural Administration Manual for Promoters and Administrators

Enrique González Carré and Diana Guerra Chirinos have written Manual de gestión cultural para promotores y gestores. Its goal is to educate cultural administrators. more >

Manual de gestión cultural para promotores y gestores

Enrique González Carré y Diana Guerra Chirinos han publicado Manual de gestión cultural para promotores y gestores. Un texto dedicado a la formación de gestores culturales. more >

A case study of career development in the dance industry: Australia's SCOPE initiative

Unlike much of the work in the field that concentrates on organization career development and knowledge management, this paper takes an industry sector perspective. more >

Tax - Creating a Sustainable Arts Industry

This, the third report in a series, concludes with 47 recommendations, some of which suggest tax reforms and others outline practical strategies to assist the arts. This report also details a survey conducted to ascertain opinions, awareness and attitudes to taxation and potential reforms. more >

Report on the culture and creative industries in Germany

Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has recently presented a report that analyses the weight of the sector in the overall German economy, including a segmentation of the creative sector according to different types of companies and a harmonised basic model for the definition and classification of the sector. It also presents a set of policy recommendations. more >

Digital Britain - Final Report

The Government published The Digital Britain Report, its strategic vision for ensuring that the UK is at the leading edge of the global digital economy. more >

Arts Participation 2008: highlights from a National Survey

Arts Participation 2008: Highlights from a National Survey features top findings from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the nation’s largest and most representative periodic study of adult participation in arts events and activities, conducted by the NEA in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau.  more >

On-the-Move cultural mobility information service re-launches

Thanks to new support, during 2009 all OTM subscribers will receive a regular newsletter with selected international mobility opportunities and the news section will be updated frequently. more >

Proposals for Cultural Diversity 2030

These proposals were collaboratively developed by 50 young professionals on culture from 34 countries, each active members of civil society during the U40-World Forum (12-14 June 2009). more >

A new cultural utopia in motion ? An essay on a different vision of cultural action in Europe

The latest book by Jean Hurstel entitled "Une nouvelle utopie culturelle en marche?" has just been edited at Editions de L'Attribut. more >

Une nouvelle utopie culturelle en marche ? Essai sur une autre vision de l'action culturelle en Europe

Incontestablement en fin de cycle, l’édifice culturel français, essentiellement basé sur l’offre artistique, vacille sous les coups de boutoir de la politique conduite en France depuis mai 2007. Cinquante après la création du ministère de la Culture, le souffle utopique initié par André Malraux est retombé. more >

Intercultural dialogue on campus

Modern societies are inconceivable as isolated and mono-cultural entities. The interaction of various cultures is not only a fact of life for most Europeans, it also enriches our societies. more >

Yearbook of theatre and dance in French-speaking Switzerland

The yearbook entitled «Annuaire romand du spectacle» has been redesigned. This year, the entries include not only 200 cultural centres, 90 festivals, 250 theatre groups, 70 dance companies and 300 stage-related professions, but also, for the first time, an introduction to 200 actors and 70 choreographers and stage directors. more >

EVE - electronic platform

EVE - the electronic platform containing results of projects financed through programmes managed by the European Commission in the fields of Education, Training, Culture, Youth and Citizenship more >

Cultural Indicators for New Zealand, 2009

Cultural Indicators for New Zealand, 2009 is one report in a series produced by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, as part of the Cultural Statistics Programme. more >

The future of museums and libraries: a discussion guide

The result of a two-day meeting in which a diverse group of colleagues came together to share and debate, this guide is designed to provide a structure for future discussion among museum and library professionals, policy makers, funders, users, researchers, and partners. more >

The Future of Reading: a public value project

The Future of Reading was a research project to engage people in a debate about the role and value of reading, and how it can best be encouraged in a digital age. more >

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July 2009

Catalyst for Change: LSTA grants to state program and the transformation of libraries services to the public

The IMLS report claims that libraries are a vital community resource in the information age. more >

Edition No. 4, journal Pensamiento Iberoamericano: Cultural Diversity’s Power

Ibero-America’s cultural diversity is undeniable. But, does diversity have power? more >

Número 4 de la revista Pensamiento Iberoamericano: el poder de la diversidad cultural

La diversidad cultural de Iberoamérica es innegable. Pero ¿tiene poder la diversidad? more >

Partnership for a Nation of Learners: Joining Forces, Creating Value

Discover the Art of Partnering with a New Publication from IMLS and CPB. more >

Proyecta Iberoamérica

The Organisation of Iberoamerican States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) has recently presented a newsletter entitled Proyecta Iberoamérica.   more >

Proyecta Iberoamérica boletín

La Organización de Estados Iberoamericano para la educación, la ciencia y la cultura (OEI) presenten una nova boletín demuestrando el trabajo de la OEI. more >

Building a Canadian Disability Arts Network: an Intercultural Approach

A growing body of scholarship highlights the critical import of interdisciplinary dialogue between performance studies and disability studies.  more >

D'Art report: The Independence of Government Arts Funding: A Review

The degree of independence that governments afford arts support is a universal concern. more >

Contemporary Inuit Arts in Canada (Fact Sheet)

Published by the Canada Council for the Arts, this brief fact sheet notes that there is a rich tradition of creativity and artistic ability in Inuit communities, with many artists blending “traditional knowledge with modern-day techniques”. more >

Adjust your view: developing multicultural audiences for the arts - a toolkit

Multicultural marketing is not rocket science. But it is complex and needs passion, commitment and a willingness to learn. more >

The Wow Factor: Global Research Compendium on the Impact of the Arts in Education is now available in Spanish

Octaedro Publishers recently launched El factor ¡WUAU! El papel de las artes en educación, written by Anne Bamford as a result of the analysis of the answers of a D’Art question on arts and education released in April 2005. more >

The Wow Factor: Global Research Compendium on the Impact of the Arts in Education ya se encuentra disponible en español

La editorial Octaedro de España publicó recientemente el libro El factor ¡WUAU! El papel de las artes en educación, escrito por Anne Bamford como resultado de una pregunta D’Art sobre educación artística que circuló en abril de 2005. more >

Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Volume 39, Number 2

Volume 39 Number 2 / Summer 2009 of The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society is now available. more >

Soft Innovation

Over the past three years NESTA has published a series of reports documenting the extent of innovative activities in the UK that are 'hidden' from the traditional metrics used by policymakers. more >

Evolution and creation: Australia's funding bodies

Our funding bodies are designed for the mass scale and based on the idea that culture comes from a relatively small number of large places, yet as Marcus Westbury argues, the dominant trend of our era is that culture is diversifying and moving away from this model. more >

Expressive Lives

From the exhibitions we visit, to the videos we watch and make, to the clothes we wear; the choices we take about what culture to consume and what we create help us connect with others who share our opinions, ideas and beliefs. more >

The Impact of Culture on Creativity

A KEA study carried out for the European Commission reveals the contribution of “culture-based creativity” to innovation. more >

Brussels Declaration by artists and culturals professionals and entrepreneurs

The objective of this meeting was to facilitate a dialogue concerning current and future issues of cultural cooperation, the importance of the cultural sector for the consolidation of a knowledge-based society and a creative economy, based on the needs and expectations of professionals from ACP countries and on the priority guidelines needed for programmes of cultural cooperation between ACP countries and the European Union. more >

Cultural Indicators Report for New Zealand 2009

New research shows that almost three quarters of those surveyed think that culture and cultural activities are very, extremely or critically important to our sense of national identity. more >

Arts Council of Northern Ireland Annual Review 2008 : 2009

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has published their annual report for 2008 to 2009 and it is now available for download in pdf format. more >

Nigerian Arts and Culture Directory (NACD) Newsletter

January to April 2009 online editions of the Nigerian Arts and Culture Directory (NACD) Newsletter are now available for download. more >

Do it yourself: cultural and creative self-employment in hard times

A New Deal of the Mind Report prepared for the Arts Council England (July 2009). The report provides research and analysis to inform Arts Council England’s thinking about the recession and its impact on employment in the arts and culture. more >

Museums, libraries, and 21st century skills

This report outlines a vision for the role of libraries and museums in the national dialogue around learning and 21st century skills and includes case studies of innovative audience engagement and 21st century skills practices from across the country. more >

Research into the living and working conditions of artists in Ireland

A detailed context paper addressing the definition of artists, the research rationale, existing data in Ireland, the regulatory and support environment, the changing environment for artists, and a summary of key research issues in preparation for a jointly commissioned research into artists' living and working conditions on an all island basis. more >

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August 2009

Cultural policy and values: intrinsic versus instrumental? The case of Romania

This article addresses cultural policy in post-Communist Romania, focusing on the justifications for support of culture and the arts. more >

The African creative economy : arts, culture and creative industry research in Africa

This is a comprehensive list of available research on culture, the arts the creative industries, and the creative economy in Africa in particular in the last 5 years.
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The Geography of Creativity

Although there is an increasing recognition of the positive role that creative industries play in innovation and growth, there is little evidence on the spatial dimension of this impact. more >

Cuenta satélite de cultura, serie 2000-2007

La cuenta satélite de la cultura es un sistema de información económica relacionada con los productos culturales y las actividades que los generan. more >

Culture’s Satellite Account, series 2000-2007

Culture’s satellite account is an economic information system for cultural products and the activities that create them. more >

Call For Papers - Making The Case for The Arts

In recent years it has become increasingly evident that those who wish to advance the cause of the arts, culture and creativity as a recognized element of social policy and as a significant contributor to the new imagination economy have to find new arguments and evidentiary materials in their support, and new ways to present them. more >

Cultural and Leisure Activities and Events: Impact of the economic downturn on participation and attendance – DCAL Research Findings 4/2009

New statistical bulletin released on ‘Cultural and Leisure Activities and Events: Impact of the economic downturn on participation and attendance – DCAL Research Findings 4/2009’ more >

Proyecta Iberoamérica # 3

Without a doubt, the cultural sector in Ibero-America has been substantially consolidated over the last 10 years. more >

Proyecta Iberoamérica # 3

Sin duda el sector de la cultura en toda Iberoamérica se ha ido consolidando sustantivamente en los últimos 10 años. more >

Report: Engaging Audiences

A recent gathering of representatives from more than 50 Wallace-funded arts organizations in six cities concludes that participation-building efforts and the resulting lessons are more vital than ever to the long-term health of arts organizations and the entire arts sector. more >

Call For Papers - Making The Case for The Arts

In recent years it has become increasingly evident that those who wish to advance the cause of the arts, culture and creativity as a recognized element of social policy and as a significant contributor to the new imagination economy have to find new arguments and evidentiary materials in their support, and new ways to present them. more >

Directory of Arts and Culture Organizations & Festivals active within the CEMAC region

The annual directory includes pan-African and global organizations with an extensive list of portals. It can be freely downloaded on the Directory section of the CREATE website. more >

Research report on an African Arts Fund

The Arterial Network commissioned research into the viability, structure and operational modes of a transnational fund for the arts on the African continent. more >

The performance indicators in public cultural institutions of the performing arts in France according to the Organic Law on finance laws (LOLF)

Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management - Dallas. Tx. USA. more >

Arts Council of Wales Summer Blockbuster Newsletter

The Summer Newsletter is now online and available for you to read. Chocked full with latest news and adventures from Wales for you to enjoy. more >

Compendio de Legislación Cultural Chilena

Esta publicación (Editorial Jurídica) sintetiza las diversas leyes y normas que conforman la actual estructura jurídica en torno a la creación, difusión y conservación del arte y cultura en el país. more >

Compendium of Chile’s Cultural Legislation

This publication (Jurídica Publishers) summarizes the laws and rules that make up the current legal structure for artistic and cultural creation, promotion and conservation in the country. more >

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September 2009

Promoting a creative generation - Priorities of the Ministry of Culture during the Presidency

Promoting a creative generation - Priorities of the Ministry of Culture during the Presidency,  is information material provided by the Swedish Ministry of Culture during its presidency of the EU. more >

Cultural Entitlement in a Nutshell

Cultural Entitlement in a Nutshell includes four concise chapters providing readers with meaningful starting points for cultural, educational and community planning. more >

Creative Mediterranean

A multimedia product that analyses in a critical but also constructive way the creative and cultural actions in the Mediterranean and the political and artistic view in the Euromediterranean region. more >

Inspiring action: museums and social change

In this groundbreaking new book, leading museum professionals contribute practical and inspiring essays on how their institutions are responding to the new social challenges of the 21st century. more >

Music in motion: diversity and dialogue in Europe

Diverse musical cultures of migrant and minority communities have existed in Europe for centuries and shaped its countries significantly. This volume, which has been prepared in the frame of the ExTra! project, deals with the musical activities of minorities and their impact on musical traditions in Europe. more >

Rethinking learning: museums and young people

This new book contains practical, inspirational case studies written by senior museum and gallery professionals and academics from the USA, Europe and Africa. Examining best practice, it shows how imaginative, responsive services for children and young people can have a transformational effect on a museum and its visitor profile as a whole. more >

Structured Dialogue Platforms’ position papers

The two platforms set up by the European Commission in the context of the structured dialogue with civil society, dealing respectively with ‘access to culture’ and ‘the potential of cultural and creative industries’, have finalised their political recommendations. more >

Call for papers: Studies in Culture and Innovation

The journal invites contributions from scholars and practitioners in the arts, humanities and social sciences who are engaged with culture and innovation. more >

Cultural Trends: Volume 18 Issue 3

Cultural Trends: Volume 18 Issue 3 is now available online at informaworld. more >

International Journal of Cultural Policy: Volume 15 Issue 3

International Journal of Cultural Policy: Volume 15 Issue 3 is now available online at informaworld. more >

Situation and Needs of Canadian Senior Artists

If you are an artist and 60 or over, please participate in this action-oriented research project about artists in all disciplines. more >

Career development among young disabled artists

From Disability & Society. This paper reports on the experiences of 47 young disabled artists and the interaction between disability, impairment and the arts in their educational and career pathways. more >

Dance mapping: a window on dance

Dance mapping: a window on dance - the largest piece of research of its kind - offers a deep insight into the breadth and range of dance in England. more >

New research published on museum role in communities

The publication presents findings of research which was commissioned by Museums Galleries Scotland to explore the purpose of five museums and look at how they engage with their communities. more >

Time for Culture, the Ministry of Culture at Work

Time for Culture, the Ministry of Culture at Work is a glossy brochure released by the Ministry of Culture of Sweden in 2009. It contains policy statements and basic facts ad figures. more >

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October 2009

Strategy for Cultural Policy

The Ministry of Education has prepared a strategy for cultural policy up to 2020. It is intended to steer the Ministry’s action in the field over the coming years. more >

European study on learning benefits for cross-border mobile artists

Do artists acquire new skills and competences when crossing borders? Does mobility help them to be more creative and innovative and what else can they learn? A European comparative study examines the reality of cross-border mobility of artists and its impact on their professional development. more >

Social entrepreneurship: new ways of working, future trends and opportunities?

LabforCulture starts the autumn with a feature on Social entrepreneurship. Following on from the review of the financial crisis and the cultural sector, it wanted to focus on new trends in working practices, applicable in and out of the cultural sector. more >

Performing arts policy and funding in Europe: national perspectives, trends and issues

This article was commissioned by the Saison Foundation in Japan for publication in its Viewpoints newsletter 48 (in Japanese). It is also available in English on the Culture360 website.  more >

Cultural policy and funding for the performing arts in the European Union

This article was commissioned by the Saison Foundation in Japan for publication in its Viewpoints newsletter 47 (in Japanese). It is also available on the Culture360 website.  more >

Quality Framework (2nd edition)

The Quality Framework was launched as a developmental (continuous improvement) tool. Since then, we have worked closely with arts organisations to review, refine and further develop the Quality Framework including an independent evaluation. more >

SICAmag international edition

SICA Magazine's special (international) edition on Dutch identity through contemporary culture: From The Netherlands With Attitude. more >

Commonwealth Statement on Culture and Development

The aim of the Commonwealth Statement on Culture and Development is to highlight the importance of the multiple connections between culture and development, and the added value that can be achieved by taking greater consideration of culture in development. more >

2008/09 Annual Report

In 2008/09, over $158 million was awarded to more than 4,400 artists and arts organizations in 689 communities across Canada. more >

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

This World Report aims to become a reference tool for cultural diversity. Cultural diversity, which is too often reduced to the protection of heritage in danger, is also the development of intercultural skills, the search for an antidote to expressions of cultural isolationism, the road towards new forms of governance, the lever of the effective exercise of universally recognized human rights and a means to reduce imbalances in the world trade in creative products. more >

The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Volume 39, Number 3

Volume 39 Number 3 / 2009 of The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society is now available online. more >

Cultural Policy Critical Dictionary: Culture and Imaginings

The realm of cultural policy is one where many discourses meet, ranging from academic discourse to the direct exercise of public and entrepreneurial responsibilities. This concurrence makes this book especially valuable. more >

Diccionario crítico de política cultural: cultura e imaginario

La política cultural es un ámbito en el que confluyen vertientes de discurso muy diversas, que van de la academia como al ejercicio directo de responsabilidades públicas y empresariales. more >

Using the arts and culture to deliver positive activities for young people

Following three successful national events run by Arts Council England and Museums Libraries and Archives which looked at the ways arts and culture deliver positive activities for children and young people, we have collated a small number of case studies which represent the essence of the three events and which we hope you will find useful as an advocacy tool. more >

Annual Report for 2008-2009

The Department for Arts anbd Culture of South Africa publish online its Annual Report for 2008-2009. more >

Art-Goers in their Communities: patterns of civic and social engagement

Data from the 2008 SPPA show that American adults who attend art museums or live art performances are far more likely than non-attendees to vote, volunteer, or take part in other community events.  Arts participants also show a greater likelihood of involvement in sports, collaborative art-making, and taking their children to performances. more >

Culture and sustainable development: examples of institutional innovation and proposal of a new cultural policy profile.

This report is the contribution of our Committee to the “new cultural policy profile” process launched by the Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue of UNESCO. more >

The Art of Engagement: Trends in U.S. Cultural Exchange and International Programming

This document presents an overview of the results from the International Programming and Cultural Exchange Survey administered between September 2007 and June 2008. more >

National Days: constructing and mobilising National Identity

The book shows how national days are best understood in the context of debates about national identity. It argues that national days are contested and manipulated, as well as subject to political, cultural and social pressure. It brings together some of the most recent research on national days and sets it in a comparative context. more >

Art-Goers in their communities: patterns of civic and social engagement

Data from the 2008 SPPA show that American adults who attend art museums or live art performances are far more likely than non-attendees to vote, volunteer, or take part in other community events.  more >

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November 2009

Making of me

Creativity and cultural engagement are essential ingredients in making our individual and collective lives rich. more >

Annual Report 2008-09

The annual report is a report on the operations of the Australia Council for the 2008-09 financial year. more >

Ministry for Culture and Heritage Annual Report 2009

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage have published their Annual Report 2009. more >


NAFEST News is a newsletter released online in PDF format by the National Council for Arts and Culture of Nigeria. more >

Library and Information Services (LIS) Transformation Charter

Library and Information Services (LIS) Transformation Charter, July 2009 6th draft posted 13th November 2009. more >

D'Art report: Multidisciplinary Arts: Approaches to Funding

The report notes that definitions of multidisciplinary arts are broad and inclusive, with an emphasis on the presence of more than one discipline, which may extend beyond the arts. more >

Dialogue. Festivals Act for an Intercultural Society

In the follow-up of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, EFA BOOKS 4 "Dialogue. Festivals Act for an Intercultural Society" casts the immense potential of festivals to enable DIALOGUE in societies, to move borders and remove barriers. more >

Intellectual Property Issues and Arts Festivals: Preparing for the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts Solomon Islands 2012

The 11th Festival of Pacific Arts will be held in the Solomon Islands in 2012. At the request of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) undertook a scoping mission to report on the intellectual property and traditional cultural expression management for the Festival. more >

Cultural Trends: Volume 18 Issue 4

Cultural Trends: Volume 18 Issue 4 is now available online at informaworldTM. more >

International Journal of Cultural Policy: Volume 15 Issue 4

International Journal of Cultural Policy: Volume 15 Issue 4 is now available online at informaworldTM. more >

Alive to change - successful retailing in museums

Leading museum retail professionals from the UK and the USA share the secrets of their success in a highly practical series of essays in this new book. more >

Developments in Latvian culture policy in Q3 of 2009

The newsletter “Culture and Development” is published quarterly by the non-governmental organisation “Culturelab”. It aims to inform its readers about the latest developments in Latvian culture policy, regional initiatives, creative industries, and significant shifts and changes in cultural infrastructure. BC retranslates the main issues of the newsletter published in Q3 of 2009. more >

Indigenous Art and the Law

This project is premised on the objective of promoting full recognition and protection for what has been variously defined as Australian Indigenous peoples' cultural knowledge, traditional cultural expression, traditional knowledge or Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). more >

Anuario de Estadísticas Culturales 2009 y CULTURAbase

Por quinto año consecutivo se publica el Anuario de Estadísticas Culturales que recoge una selección de los resultados estadísticos más relevantes del ámbito cultural, procedentes de diversas fuentes. La información de esta edición del Anuario de Estadísticas Culturales ha sido incorporada a CULTURAbase, la base de datos estadísticos disponible en la web del Ministerio de Cultura. more >

Yearbook of Cultural Statistics 2009 and CULTURAbase

The information in this edition of the Yearbook of Cultural Statistics has been incorporated into the statistical database, CULTURAbase, available on the website of the Ministry of Culture.
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Imagine there is no copyright and no cultural conglomerates too

Copyright gives authors exclusive control of the use of a growing number of forms of artistic expression. Often, it is not the authors who own those rights, but gigantic cultural enterprises. more >

Culture in Montréal: Economic Impacts and Private Funding

This study draws on concrete data to illustrate the cultural sector's power as a lever of economic development for Montréal and synthesizes this data to define how the private sector contributes to culture. more >

5th report: Cities, cultures and developments

The fifth report of the Committee on Culture of UCLG World Secretariat  are pleased to announce 'Cities, cultures and developments'. A report that marks the fifth anniversary of Agenda 21 for culture. more >

Arts Statistics Brochure 2008

Highlights the key arts statistics in Singapore, with two-point comparisons over a 10-year period to illustrate the growth of the Singapore arts scene. The 2008 figures were updated in August 2009. more >

Singapore Cultural Statistics 2004-2008 In Brief

Provides an overview of key arts and cultural statistical trends in Singapore from 2004 to 2008. more >

People and Culture in Scotland 2008: Results from the Scottish Household Survey Culture and Sport Module 2007/2008

People and Culture in Scotland 2008: Results from the Scottish Household Survey Culture and Sport Module 2007/2008 more >

Culture and creative industries in Germany 2009

This is a research report commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology  and the "Initiative Culture and Creative Industries of the German Federal Government". (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media) more >

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December 2009

Heritage and beyond

The notion of cultural heritage may be viewed from a number of standpoints. This publication is concerned less with the science and techniques of conservation than with the meaning of heritage and the contribution it can make to the progress of European society. more >

Empower, Inform, Enrich - The modernisation review of public libraries: A consultation

On 1 December 2009 Margaret Hodge launched a two month consultation seeking the views of a wide range of people on the future of public libraries. more >

Creative Industries Key Sector Report

This report includes an overview of the sector, the challenges and opportunities facing the creative industries, public interaction and effectiveness and international aspects.  more >

Creative Industries, Creative Workers and the Creative Economy: A Review of Selected Recent Literature

This report reviews the themes emerging from selected recent literature to inform a more detailed understanding of the creative industries, primarily by considering the experiences of those working the sector. more >

Arts are big contributor to economy, can drive new jobs -- report

The arts make a very significant contribution to the Irish economy and can be a major driver for jobs and investment, new data released today has shown. more >

Impact of the Recession: Survey of Scottish Arts Council Funded Organisations

This report presents the findings of a survey carried out with our funded organisations which captures their experiences of the recession and its impacts. more >

The UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions – A first step towards its implementation in Switzerland

This report was compiled together by the Swiss Commission for UNESCO and the Swiss Coalition for Cultural Diversity, mainly for Swiss purposes. The purpose of this English version is to show an example of how civil society can contribute to the implementation of the UNESCO Convention of 2005, notably by consulting professionals in culture on possible cultural policy measures at national level for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. more >

2008/09 Annual Report

The Arts Council of Wales 2008/09 Annual Report is now available more >

D'Art report: Intercultural dialogue through the arts and culture? Concepts, policies, programmes, practices

This report is  based on a survey designed to map views and collect cases of good practice on the(potential) role of intercultural dialogue in the arts and arts policies. more >

The Art of Export Marketing of Cultural Products and Services

Intended as a guide for artists and cultural workers in developing and managing international marketing of cultural goods and services, this site gathers resources, tips and pitfalls in reaching international buyers and audiences. more >

Arts for All | Ngā toi mo te katoa

This is a practical guide to help artists and arts organisations become more accessible, build new audiences and market their arts to the disabled community. more >

A review of visual artists’ workspaces

Following consultation with visual artists’ studio groups and residential facilities as part of the Partnership for the Arts consultation process, the need for a clear Arts Council policy on its support for artists’ workspaces was identified. more >

Public engagement with architecture in the Republic of Ireland

In 2008, the Arts Council commissioned research into ‘Public Engagement with Architecture in the Republic of Ireland’ with the purpose of advancing the commitments set out for architecture in Partnership for the Arts. more >

The Politics of Media and Cultural Policy

This paper considers the role of academics in current debates on media and cultural policy in the UK. more >

Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Volume 39, Number 4

Volume 39 Number 4 / 2009 of The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society is now available on the web site. more >

‘It’s kind of like a snowball starts rolling.’ : The internationalisation of young visual artists in Finland

This report concludes a research project, lasting several years, on the internationalisation of Finnish art and artists. more >

Convergence, Creative Industries and Civil Society: Towards a New Agenda for Cultural Policy and Cultural Studies

The three "cs" of convergence, creative industries and civil society provide a new context for both new research and new policy settings. more >

Une ambition partagée? La coopération entre le ministère de la Culture et les collectivités territoriales (1959-2009)

Comment s’est constitué l’histoire singulière de la décentralisation culturelle à la française depuis 1959 ? c’est l’objectif du présent ouvrage. more >

Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management

The Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management is an online, free to air, fully peer reviewed academic journal. The journal publishes articles about arts and cultural management and cultural policy issues. more >

Why Australians do it better

A study of Australia’s public support of the arts and potential applications in America. more >

Imagine there's no copyright and no cultural conglomerates too

This book argues that abolishing copyright would accomplish a restoration of our public domain of creativity and knowledge. more >

Your genre is black: indigenous performing arts and policy

In February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Australian people. Now what?  In this Platform Paper, mid-career Indigenous performing artists think about their post-apology future. more >

Convergence, creative industries and civil society: towards a new agenda for cultural policy and cultural studies 1

This article by Colin Mercer encapsulates the three ”cs” of convergence, creative industries and civil society which provide a new context for both new research and new policy settings. more >

State and Regional differences in arts participation: a geographic analysis of the 2008 SPPA

Based on results from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA), Note #99 provides a geographic overview of Americans' participation in various types of art forms and activities. more >

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