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New Journal: Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, Making Culture Count special edition, Vol 11, No 1 (2014)
Among the articles in this edition of the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, we are pleased to recommend three contributions stemming from the 2012 international conference Making Culture Count: Rethinking measures of cultural vitality, wellbeing and citizenship presented by CDN and the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne.
The articles are:
Now someone like me finds me: Gift exchange and reciprocity in community arts (Joanna Winchester);
Towards the use of cultural indicators in planning for vibrant activity centres (Rosalie Hastwell and Simon Wollan)
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.
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.
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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‘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.
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
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.
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
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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(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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