Join we are more – a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign
We are more (2010-2013) is a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign set up by Culture Action Europe. It will use the upcoming EU political and financial negotiations as a timely opportunity to develop and sharpen the arguments used when advocating for arts and culture.
The ultimate goal of the campaign is to contribute to a strengthened recognition of the role of arts and culture in the development of our European societies. The concrete campaign objectives focus on improving the quality and quantity of support that the sector receives from two key EU policies (the Culture Programme – providing direct support to cultural co-operation projects, and EU regional development policies – supporting cultural interventions as key contributions to social, economic and territorial development). The aim is for the campaign to function both as an eye-opener for policy-makers at a local, regional and national level, and as a mobilisation and professional development tool for the sector.
Work Plan for Culture 2011 – 2014
The European Union’s Council of Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Ministers adopted the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014 during their meeting on 18-19 November in Brussels.
This plan sets up 6 priority areas.
- Priority area A: Cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and accessible and inclusive culture.
- Priority area B: Cultural and creative industries.
- Priority area C: Skills and mobility.
- Priority area D: Cultural heritage, including mobility of collections.
- Priority area E: Culture in external relations.
- Priority area F: Culture statistics.
International residency opportunities for choreographers
Tanzhaus nrw is offering summer residencies from 25 July - 19 August 2011. Choreographers doing artistic research or rehearsing a current project may apply.
The residency programme may include (upon demand and availability) the following benefits:
- studio space for solo or group work;
- technical support;
- rehearsals on stage;
- dramaturgical or logistic support;
- accommodation in our guest house;
- one daily meal.
Call for participation in Tandem: cultural cooperation placements in Moldova and Ukraine
Are you looking for new partners in Europe or interested in transnational co-operation with countries outside the European Union? The project Tandem, which was initiated by the European Cultural Foundation and MitOst, makes it possible for cultural institutions from all EU member states to get a profound insight into the cultural scenes of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.
Make your organisation a part of a new European cultural network and build long-term cooperation with a partner organisation from Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova during a one-year collaborative effort! The project will be launched by study trips to both countries for which employees of cultural institutions may apply.
Further information and application form
Training course on using creative methods for inclusion of socially excluded youth from urban industrial zones
The training course will run from 1-9 September 2011 at Fruska Gora near to Novi Sad, Serbia
Accommodation will be completely covered and 70% of travel cost (Apex tickets) will be reimbursed after receiving original receipts.
Interreg IVB North West Europe (NWE) Programme - 8th call for proposals
The 8th call for proposals will open on 4 March 2011 and closes on 1 April 2011 at 12 noon (11am Irish time).
The priorities within this strand of funding are as follows:
- Environmental challenges
- Strong and prosperous communities
The decisions on the projects submitted to the 8th call will be taken at the next Programme Steering Committee scheduled for 28-29 June 2011. The application pack will be available from 4 March 2011 at www.nweurope.eu, however applicants can use the application form from 7th call which is online at http://www.nweurope.eu/index.php?act=page&page=funding&id=369
Europa Nostra Annual Congress Amsterdam: 8-11 June 2011
Europa Nostra’s Secretariat is finalising an ambitious programme for our Annual Congress 2011, taking place from 8-11 June in Amsterdam. On Thursday 9 June, a veritable ‘heritage market’ will be held in the 2010 Heritage Award winning Westergasfabriek, with presentations to participants and the public by the winning Cultural Heritage Awards laureates, screenings of heritage films, and numerous interactive and networking opportunities.
As always, the highlight of the congress will be the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, which will be presided by Europa Nostra’s President Plácido Domingo, and Mrs Androula Vassiliou, European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. The ceremony will take place on 10 June in Amsterdam’s world famous Concertgebouw.
Further information to follow.
Bruges conference brings a declaration on European cultural heritage
On 9 December, a large delegation of Europa Nostra representatives took part to the Conference on 'Cultural Heritage: a resource for Europe'.
The conference gathered more than 200 participants and resulted in a Declaration of Intent or the 'Bruges Declaration', presented by the Flemish Minister for Immovable Heritage, Geert Bourgeois.
- Further information on the conference can be found here.