This page contains a listing of resources that have come to CDN’s attention, that we think might be useful for our readers. It is continually growing, and we welcome submissions.

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New Publication:  Healing Properties: Art + Health , NEA Arts Magazine, Issue 2014 no.3

In this issue, NEA Arts Magazine look at some of the innovative ways that organizations are using art as an instrument of healing. At the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, art therapy is helping service members grapple with the complex issues behind post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. At the nonprofit D-Rev, creative product design is forging solutions for medical issues plaguing third-world countries. AIDS Quilt workshops provide an outlet for grief and mourning, while working toward HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. COSACOSA, based in Philadelphia, uses public art to heal communities fractured by poverty and illness, and in California, EngAGE is challenging the concept of what retirement communities should look like.

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Added: 21 April 2015

New Guide: Intellectual Property and Folk, Arts and Cultural Festivals 

Released in 2014, this Guide created by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), identifies the main intellectual property (IP) challenges faced by festival organizers and outlines some practical elements of an effective IP management strategy, following a step-by-step approach.

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Added: 21 April 2015

New Resource: Digital Storytelling in Museum: The experience of training museum professionals in the European project Diamond – Dialoguing Museum for a new cultural democracy. 

The Diamond “Dialoguing Museums for a New Cultural Democracy” project was a two year project co – funded by European Commission within the lifelong learning programme Grundtvig (adult education).

The project aimed at bringing together a group of scientific museums and research centres committed to provide learning opportunities for adult people. Diamond aimed at implementing pilot activities within scientific museums addressed to socially disadvantaged adults, using also ICT and focussing on the issue of impact measurement and evaluation. To promote a greater appreciation of the role of scientific museums as a tool to engage adults and promote learning opportunities and social inclusion for disadvantaged groups.
Diamond started in November 2012- and ended in October 2014.

The project leader ECCOM, Italy, and the partnership was composed by 6 partners from Italy, Romania, Spain, 4 of which are scientific museums: “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History in Bucharest, Romania, “Ion Borcea” Natural Science Museum Complex, in Bacau Romania, The Museum of Natural Sciences in Valencia and the Civic Museum of Zoology (Rome, Italy). Melting Pro. Laboratorio per la Cultura thanks to its expertise in digital storytelling was in charge of the training of the museum professionals in the project.

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Added: 21 April 2015

New Resource: Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact

‘Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact’ (MAPSI) refers to a specialization in management of artistic projects with societal impact, and aims to create an international network focusing on educating cultural managers and facilitators to manage and mediate artistic and cultural projects with societal impact.

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Added: 21 April 2015

New Journal: International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Call for Papers for May 2015 Issue

Authors are invited to submit papers to this journal through the ONLINE submission system. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated by IJLTER.

Deadlines for MAY 2015 issue:

Final Submission Date: 30 APRIL 2015

Acceptance Notification Date: 14 MAY 2015

Deadline to submit camera-ready copy: 23 MAY 2015

Online Publication Date: 31 MAY 2015


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Added: 21 April 2015

New Book: ‘Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry’, (Duxbury.N, Garrett-Petts.W, MacLennan D (eds), Routledge Advances in Research Method Series in March 2015

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.


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Added: 21 April 2015

New Reports from the NEA/USA

Three reports published in April 2015 from the National Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities.

Report 1:  When Going Gets Tough: Barriers and Motivations Affecting Arts Attendance

Report 2: A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002-2012

Report 3: The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) 1998-2012





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Added: 21 April 2015

Cultural Infusion, 2015, ‘Recipes for Harmony’,

Cultural Infusion has created an eBook for primary students which launched nationally on Harmony Day (21st March), celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. Recipes for Harmony, a free resource, includes stories of Australians from different backgrounds including AFL star Bachar Houli, Triple J Heywire winner Tiffany Davey and Masterchef Australia contestant, Alice Zaslavky.

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Added: 16 April 2015

Kaz Paton, 2012, ‘To investigate arts precincts that contribute to civic renewal and cultural identity – Sweden, Denmark, Austria, France, UK’

Kaz Paton, Manager Arts & Culture, City of Greater Geelong was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012 and you can read her report.

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Added: 20 January 2015

“Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage”

(CHCFE) is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013) that aims to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential.

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Rob Gelbert Consultancy

Rob Gebert Consultancy
Phone: 0403 290 924
A senior arts executive with more than 35 years arts industry experience who delivers outcomes in arts leadership, programming, venue management and touring.
Rob’s roles have included:
 Arts Consultancy business (2014)
 Director of Programming for Arts Centre Melbourne (2011-2013)
 Program Manager and Business Development Manager for Arts Centre Melbourne (2002-2011)
 Manager of The Capital Theatre for the City of Greater Bendigo (1996-2002)
 General Manager Arts On Tour NSW (1995-1996)
 Operations Manager for Regional Arts Victoria (1990-1995)
Key Strengths include:
 Strategic planning
 Venue management
 Regional arts policy and infrastructure
 Project management skills
 Development of quality arts programs
 Building networks and collaboration
 Feasibility and Program Evaluation studies
Rob has been a member of a number of boards, committees and funding panels. He is a former chair of the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres. He was a member of the Commonwealth Government Playing Australia Committee for six years eventually serving as Deputy Chair.
Recent clients have included the University of Melbourne, National Theatre – StKilda, City of Melbourne and City of Cardinia. A major consultancy project in 2014 was a program evaluation study for the University of Melbourne into the outcomes achieved by the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from a funding initiative of $24m over 4 years from the Victorian Government.

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Added: 9 December 2014

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