08.07.2017

Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor

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.

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13.06.2017

China Now! - a new online resource supported by the British Council

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.

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05.06.2017

Look, I'm priceless! Handbook on how to assess your artistic organisation

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.

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31.05.2017

South African Festivals Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC)

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.

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24.05.2017

Report on arts and culture in the context of the migratory and refugee crisis

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.

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22.05.2017

Evaluation in the creative sector : why, what, when, and how?

A guideline for the evaluation of cultural projects, programmes, strategies, and institutions, Published by Migros Culture Percentage and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.

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22.05.2017

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 ?»

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22.05.2017

Goethe Institut - Culture Works - Using evaluation to shape sustainable foreign relations

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.

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22.05.2017

Ixia Public Art Think Tank - A guide to evaluation

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.

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22.05.2017

RESEO: Reflective practice: Evaluation in arts education

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.

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22.05.2017

The Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy

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.

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21.05.2017

ENCATC ADVANCED SEMINAR REPORT: Rethinking Cultural Evaluation: Going Beyond GDP

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.

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18.05.2017

Platform: East European Performing Arts Companion

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.

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05.05.2017

Business Guide for artists, creatives and small cultural organisations

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.

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04.05.2017

World Cities Culture Finance Report > Global comparative study

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.

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28.04.2017

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.

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17.02.2017

E-learning course on "Intercultural Competences in Civilian Crisis Management".

More Europe - external cultural relations produced, in collaboration with the Centre for European Perspective (Slovenia) and Lecturio, an e-learning course on "Intercultural Competences in Civilian Crisis Management".

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31.01.2017

Circostrada with On the Move > European Funded Projects 2016 Guide focused on Circus and Streets Arts

Realised by Circostrada in partnership with On the Move, the "European Funded Projects 2016" guide presents the EU-funded projects taking place over June 2015 and throughout 2016, within the European Union and beyond, in circus and street arts, and to some extent in creation in public space.

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18.01.2017

Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Taxation of Artists in an International Context

The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Taxation of Artists in an International Context is the second publication of the RISE project. The European Festivals Association (EFA) and Pearle*-Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve knowledge on legal and managerial aspects on cross-border cooperation within the EFA RISE project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme from the European Union from 2014 until 2017.

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06.12.2016

Guide pratique des visas (France)

Zone Franche, le réseau des musiques du monde et le Comité Visas Artistes ont lancé le 2 décembre 2016 aux Trans Musicales de Rennes le Guide pratique des visas à l'attention des professionnels de la culture. Ce guide a été rédigé par Anaïs Lukacs, Coordinatrice de MobiCulture - membre d'On the Move - pour Zone Franche.

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