The European Language Festival 2013 'Carnival' will take place in Melbourne at the Austrian Clib in Heidelberg on th 29th and 30th of April. Over 2 days, Australian school students of German, Italian, French and Spanish in years 1-4 and 5-8 respectively will join a colourful Carnival themed festival that inspires language learners to use their language skills. Organised in the second consecutive year by the EUNIC members, the Goethe-Institut, the Italian Institute of Culture, the Consulate General of Spain and the Alliance Francaise in Melbourne in cooperation with Victorian language teachers’ associations, the festival promises to showcase the different ways carnival is celebrated in other cultures, and a lot of fun with a parade, craft and outdoor activities, dress-ups, costume making and international dances.
Over 20,000 Filipino students of the French language in various high schools, universities, and Alliances françaises in the Philippines will join the roughly 220 million Francophones worldwide in celebrating French from March 7 to 20, 2013.
Arts Collaboratory - Call for proposal: Long term support for independent visual arts organizations, Deadline 15 April
In current contemporary arts practice the role of artists and arts’ organizations as agents of change is getting more recognized. Artistic practice is further developing and increasingly focusses on researching and addressing societal issues, facilitating relationships and the development of new perspectives. At the same time, and linked to the above, organizational philosophies are changing in and outside the art world. There is an increased development of horizontal platforms and network-organisations that take a more collaborative stand or define themselves as ‘relational’.
Mohsen Gallery Teheran opened a 'Window to European Animation' on 6 and 7 March 2013 in its 'darbast platform'. This first EUNIC event of the Teheran Cluster was a kick- off event with an artist talk and films by Austrian experimental artist Barbara Musil and Polish-Iranian animation artist Hoda Asna-Ashari and a presentation of the Academy Award- winning 'Peter and the Wolf' (Poland). Films featured on 7 March include 'Dodu – The Paper Boy (O rapaz de cartão)' from Portugal and 'The Experience of Fliehkraft' from Germany. This event was supported by the Embassies of Austria, Germany, Poland and Portugal in Tehran and also by Mohsen Gallery ans Ars Electronica.
As director of EUNIC, Helena Kovarikova, encourages people to embrace cultural differences and use them to explore new methods of working. It is slightly surprising that cultural organisations – such as the Goethe Institut and the Instituto Cervantes – have their own European umbrella body. Yet along with their activities promoting national cultures and languages, they have a common European agenda, as Helena Kovarikova, director of the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) global office in Brussels, points out. “We work on shared projects within Europe to support the integration process, and beyond to promote Europe as a cultural hotspot,” she says.
Atelier BEIRUT: 5-12 October 2013 – Application Deadline: 31 March 2013. The programme of the Atelier BEIRUT is shaping: first mentors confirmed their participation: Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, Hugo De Greef, Rose Fenton, Nele Hertling and Jonathan Mills. Apply now!
ReTune is a new music studio established in downtown Cairo to promote the emerging Egyptian alternative music scene. ReTune studio will support and produce new urban musicians, MCs, DJs and songwriters ReTune studio experiments and explores music without boundaries. Our facility provides a professional recording studio, a vinyl cutting studio and music videos workstation.
artellewa announces an open call for projects to be completed in 2013/2014 in artellewa spaces. artellewa Art Space was established as a vehicle for constant interrelation between the people of Ard El Lewa and art audience on the one hand, artists and art on the other hand. artellewa will provide possibilities and equipments for the project.
Representatives of the Berlin cultural institutes as well as partners of EUNIC Berlin celebrated the second New Year’s Reception of EUNIC Berlin at the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin on 1 February 2013. The speech by János Can Togay, Speaker of EUNIC Berlin, can be downloaded in full here.