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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in Cultural Value

Artist-led contributions to the cultural value agenda: developing theory, methods and policy insight

The Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick and a-n The Artists Information Company are pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship to commence October 2014 working on a project entitled ‘Artist-led contributions to the cultural value agenda: developing theory, methods and policy insight’.

The PhD will be supervised by Dr Eleonora Belfiore of Warwick University with Susan Jones, Director of a-n, as the designated non-HE supervisor.

This studentship will cover full-time University tuition fees and include an annual tax free stipend at standard AHRC rates (currently £13,726 a year). In addition, a-n will provide up to £1,000 pa to cover travel and research expenses to a total of £3000 over the studentship and up to £5000 towards fees to cover self-employed artists’ loss of earnings to contribute to research focus groups or interviews.

Deadline for applications: 25 June 2014.

Interviews will be held at Warwick University on 8 July 2014.

For more information, plese see: Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, The University of Warwick

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Eleonora Belfiore (e.belfiore(a)warwick.ac.uk).

Register your event for Helsinki Design Week

The biggest design festival in the Nordic region, Helsinki Design Week, will be held 4 – 14 September 2014. Now you too can play a part in making Helsinki Design Week happen! Submit your event proposal by filling in a form at http://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/registration/form/ by May 30th.

The Helsinki Design Week 2014 theme is all about Taking the leap, gathering up the courage to jump into something new and turning your ambitious ideas into reality. Leap in and show us what you can do! Helsinki Design Week is a multi-disciplinary festival; all kinds of design-related events are welcome for our programme.

For more information about the Helsinki Design Week, please visit http://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/

Project: Northern Beauty

Northern Beauty - Barents' Visual Arts in the 1970s and the 1980s

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the people-to-people cooperation and identity building of the Barents region by establishing cooperation between arts and cultural institutions

Project: Listening to Architecture, Composing spaces

Listening to Architecture, Composing spaces. Baltic Network of Design, Architecture and Music

The project aims to introduce in Russia the best European experiences in the fields of environment friendly architecture and energy-saving building construction, design of public spaces for disabled people and design and architecture for children through a number of activities.

Cross-cultural network management: case study in connecting young Barents -network

Cross-cultural network management: case study in connecting young Barents -network

Tiina Idström (2013)

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the reflections of cultural diversity on network management. The theoretical background of the research is in theories of cultural diversity and network management. As the basic theory of national cultures, I have used Hofstede’s cultural dimensions which are power–distance, individualism–collectivism, masculinity–femininity and avoidance of uncertainty. The main researchers on the field of network management are Agranoff and McGuire with their theory about collaborative management activities.


Development of Financing and Legislation in the Creative Industries Sector of the Northern Dimension Area

The aim is to enhance economic effect of creative industries in the Northern Dimension area by contributing to the development of financing and legislative instruments in the creative industries sector.

To learn more on the project, please visit NDPC's website.

Project: Barents Mediasphere

Lead Partner: Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland

The "Barents Mediasphere" -is a new and long awaited project which mainly aimed at creation of a cross-border media network able to arrange training courses and meetings for regional journalists, as well as to produce media content.The goal of the Barents Mediasphere project is to create a flexible cooperation mechanism for journalists working in the region and to increase regional visibility in media and in other open sources. It aims to improve the cross-border communication and information flow.

Read more Barents Mediasphere

Project: Barents Encyclopedia

Barents Encyclopedia

The Barents Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive picture of numerous regional projects, historic roots of current developments and review of cultural, socio-economic and political prerequisites for a lasting and intensive transborder cooperation.

Website: Barents Culture

Barents Culture- an Arctic Experience

The Barents Culture site has been up since May 2012 and is the only specialized information channel about culture in the entire Barents Region.

Study: Mapping music industry

Mapping music industry in North-West Russia (2011)

Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture

The study aims at presenting the current relevant trends in North-West Russian music – as well as catalyzing the activities of existing sustainable networks between the different Russian music industry professionals and the possible networks with the other countries participating in Northern Dimension.

Apply Now: N.I.C.E. Network & Award

N.I.C.E. Network & Award

Deadline for application is 15 April 2014.

The European centre for creative economy (ecce) is charged with the sustainably development of the creative industries and the pan-European networking from the Ministry of Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State North Rhine-Westphalia.

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