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Strategic communications consultancy Portland has published the findings of its Soft Power 30 2017 rankings for countries around the world, based on factors ranging from culture, government, enterprise, digital and education, to cuisine, friendliness, luxury goods, foreign policy and liveability. The Soft Power 30 rankings have revealed France rising to first place, while the UK remains in second place and the US sinks to third.
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor is a new tool to monitor and assess the performance of 'Cultural and Creative Cities' in Europe vis-à-vis their peers using both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative information is captured in 29 indicators relevant to nine dimensions reflecting three major facets of the cultural, social and economic vitality of cities: cultural vibrancy, creative economy and enabling environment.
China Now is an online resource for UK arts and creative professionals with an interest in China and Hong Kong. You can check it and find useful resources even if you are not from the UK.
Evaluation' - one of the key words in national, European and international cultural policies - is considered with mixed feelings by practitioners: as a burdensome and pointless process, as a meaningful tool for self-improvement, or as something in-between. This IETM toolkit aims to guide you through the key steps of evaluation, whether you have chosen to do it yourself or if a funder or decision-maker asks you to do so and provides you with pre-conceived tools.
The South African Festivals Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC) is a free online tool developed by the South African Cultural Observatory specifically for cultural festival and event organisers so they can track the economic impact of their events. The SAFEIC is designed to be used to estimate the economic impact of a festival on a host economy. It has been carefully, and conservatively, designed so as to produce results that are as reliable and valid as possible for a wide range of events – provided the data that is inputted is as accurate as possible.
On November 4, 2016 the IGBK (International association for visual arts in Germany) and IAA Europe (International Association of Art-Europe) cooperated on an international workshop on social security and artists' mobility in Europe, that took place in the Haus der Kulturverbände in Berlin. On the Move and its members (mobility info. points) contributed to the workshop. Find the report online.
The report is the key output of the working group of EU Member States on Intercultural Dialogue in the context of the migratory and refugee crisis, created in October 2015. The report looks at how arts and culture can bring people together and increase their participation in society. The report provides recommendations for cultural policymakers and for cultural organisations structured around three key themes: empowerment, intersectoral and evaluation.
A guideline for the evaluation of cultural projects, programmes, strategies, and institutions, Published by Migros Culture Percentage and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.
Guide pratique > Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso > Auto-évaluer l'impact social de projets artistiques
Ce guide méthodologique a pour objectif d’aider les acteurs du champ culturel à identifier et à évaluer l’impact social généré par leurs projets. Il a été conçu dans une logique d’auto-évaluation: la démarche d’évaluation est définie et mise en œuvre par la structure elle-même. Ce guide a été élaboré à partir de la dé- marche expérimentale d’évaluation et de capitalisation de l’Appel à projets Art & Territoire menée par la Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso avec 20 porteurs de projet et accompagnée par le cabinet Nuova Vista entre 2014 et 2016. Les 20 projets soutenus apportent une réponse concrète à la question évaluative : «Comment une démarche artistique exigeante peut-elle contribuer au vivre ensemble sur un territoire ?»
Cultural work is a central component of German foreign cultural and educational policy. It is based on an extended understanding of culture, which comprises not only the arts and high culture, but also popular culture, everyday culture and other areas besides. Culture is understood as a dynamic, dialogic process, which develops irrespective of location and in a multitude of ways. This approach implies to identify key premices and methods, to develop an impact model for evaluation and basic principles of the working approach and to think in terms of impacts' cycles.
ixia is England’s public art think tank. In 2004, ixia commissioned OPENspace, the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments based at the Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt University, to research ways of evaluating public art (see link below). Much of the content of this practical Guide has been informed by that academic research. However, the Guide’s emphasis and content has also been shaped by feedback from ixia’s Evaluation Seminars and fieldwork conducted by ixia and consultants who have used ixia’s ‘Evaluation Toolkit’. The present guide is the 2014 edition.
The 20th anniversary of RESEO, the European Network for Opera, Music and Dance Education, provided an ideal opportunity to take stock of the arts education sector and its developments. The network’s 2016 Autumn conference took place in Paris from 28-30 November, focusing on evaluation with the aim of analysing the achievements, breakthroughs and challenges encountered by the sector over the last twenty years. The Opéra national de Paris, a RESEO founding member, hosted the event and contributed largely to its organisation.
There are three studies: Study on the artistic, economic and social impacts of 6 ACP festivals on ACP cultural industries, conducted by Catherine Buresi; Study on the economic and artistic challenges and benefits of online diffusion and distribution of ACP cultural content, conducted by Destiny Tchehouali and the Study on alternative and innovative funding mechanisms for ACP Cultural industries, conducted by Keith Nurse.
The Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD) is a tool for assessing and optimising cultural policies on the basis of reliable, comparative data and for examining links between culture and democracy within and among Council of Europe member states. The IFCD has been developed by the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and with support from the European Cultural Foundation and member states.
On 23 of October 2014, 50 researchers, academics, cultural operators and practitioners, cultural managers and representatives from European and international institutions met in Paris to discuss about the most recent advancements in cultural evaluation. All in all, more than 11 countries were represented with participants coming from as far as Morocco and Australia. Among the audience were representatives of the European Commission, UNESCO, OECD, the European Cultural Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture, the British Council, the Louvre Museum, as well as directors of prominent cultural networks and art organizations. Check the report.
This book explores questions concerning both the common historical experience and the organisation of theatre life in Central and Eastern Europe, tapping into an incomparably broader topic: does something like a Central European identity exist? Published by EEPAP, it counts with three chapters focusing on Romania translated to French by IETM.
In the Business Guide for artists, creatives and small cultural organisations, whether starting out or already established, you will find useful information and tips for marking out your future. For you as an individual or if you work with other people. The focus is on the entrepreneurial aspect of your profession: how to ensure you are seen and heard, how to organise your business, how to work towards your future and where to go when you need information and advice. The guide is more related to The Netherlands but many advice and resources are relevant internationally.
The World Cities Culture Finance Report, published on 03 May 2017, is the first global comparative study to examine how much is spent on culture in world cities, by whom, and where the money goes.As well as an introductory comparative analysis, the report includes detailed profiles of the cultural funding landscape in sixteen member cities: Amsterdam, Brussels, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto.
'Working internationally and collaboratively is not rocket science. It requires hard work, interest and long hours. It is sometimes infuriating, often puzzling, but also rewarding. We have chosen to work collaboratively and internationally because we are curious and strongly believe larger networks can lead to new possibilities for individual artists and enable development of their artistry. Co-produced, co-funded, co-created productions strengthen the art community by bringing new work opportunities, parameters and models. It widens the horizon of everyone involved. This we say with confidence after 15-20 years in the business. Leading to not only successful and complicated but also failed projects, on our roster'. Read this practical and resourceful guide by ÁSA RICHARDSDÓTTIR and LENE BANG HENNINGSEN.
CASA multimedia guides (Circus and Street Arts) > Focus on Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and Sweden
The CASA website includes guides, providing professional information mapping 5 different cultural context including direct links to more online information, videomaterial and extracts of video interviews with local stakeholders, providing you with inspiring examples of good practices and tips and tricks on topics like audience development and marketing and communication.