EUNIC is very happy to launch a call for the second edition of EUNIC Cluster Fund for the period 2013/2014. An objective of this edition is to give an incentive for the development of innovative cluster projects of strategic importance to EUNIC network. Only EUNIC clusters are invited to submit new project proposals and apply for the funds. The following documents can be requested at admin [at] eunic-online [dot] eu (subject: Cluster%20Fund%2013%2F14%20application) (admin(at)eunic-online.eu) :
Call for project proposals with all necessary details;
EUNIC positioning papers;
Cluster fund results 2012/2013;
On Saturday 7 December 35 young people, between 18 and 30, will take a tour in Paris with a camera, in order to discover seven places or persons with a European origin. The video shot will be screened the very same evening at the Maison de l’Europe. The winner group will win a trip in Europe while all other participants will receive some gifts offered by the cultural centers.
We are pleased to inform you that the selection of curators for the EUNIC internship programme is completed. This year, six young Russian curators will be trained in prestigious cultural institutions in Europe: Das Weisse Haus (Austria) - Snezhana Vinogradova, Сentre Pompidou-Metz (France) - Alice Bogoyavlenskaya, The Nantes Museum of Fine Arts (France) - Daria Tkacheva, Färgfabriken (Sweden) - Sophia Gimon, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfallen (Germany) - Maria Weitz, and Artangel (Great Britain) - Anna Bitkina. During the programme, the curators will work on the theme "Changing the City". At the end of the programme, the curators will present their projects and the implementation of the best project will be financed by EUNIC.
On 4, 5 and 6 November the European Culture Forum 2013 took place in a truly packed Bozar, the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Brussels. Since 2009 this biennial event has gathered an increasing number of stakeholders, organizations, professionals and citizens eager to discover cutting-edge trends in European cultural policy. EUNIC was there among an interested audience.
EUNIC is a quite complex network. A total of 80 so-called clusters is spread all over the world, from Afghanistan to Vietnam. And for each national cultural institution, there is a cultural center in the country of origin, each with a director: a head. And then there is EUNIC Global, the umbrella organization for these centers.
The EUNIC cluster in Dublin, in partnership with the Irish Film Institute, organised a special evening of six short short films from Europe on November 7th. Five competing films selected by the cultural representative of each country (the Alliance Française, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, the Goethe-Institut, and the Embassy of Romania in conjunction with the Romanian Cultural Institute) were shown at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin. The event was a big success with 200 people attending. The short short films that were shown were:
A Mouse’s Tale by Benjamin Renner (France)
Microphobia by Nikki Schuster (Austria)
Head Over Heels by Timothy Reckart (UK)
The Centrifuge Brain Project by Till Nowak (Germany)
The EUNIC Cluster in Jordan, with funds from the European Union, have developed a ‘Call to Action’ for the Creative Industries which looks at the current challenges facing the creative sector in Jordan and proposes solutions for overcoming those challenges. Here is the 3 day programme:
EUNIC Montevideo will take part to the 6th Jazz Festival of Montevideo with Italian and Portuguese musicians:
Flavio Boltro & Eric Legnini Quartet - Italy
Andre Fernandes - Portugal
where: Teatro Solís, Montevideo
when: 19 - 24 Nov 2013
A European Cultural Walking Tour took place in Brussels on October 24. Its participants had the chance to discover several cultural institutes in Brussels and to understand how the institutes work. Some members of EUNIC guided the whole tour in through seven of the European cultural centers. The path ended at the Instituto Cervantes with a drink while listening to the latest music from the seven countries that participated in the tour. EUNIC Brussels is the framework through which EU national cultural institutions, with a permanent presence in Belgium, together with their networks throughout Europe co-operate in the development and execution of uniquely multilateral cultural projects and initiatives.