Summer School Kraków

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/05/01 09:36

[ Call for Application ]

The IDM (Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Wien) and the International Cultural Centre (Kraków) are ogranizing a summer school 20 Years after the Fall of Communism - Cultural Policy in Central Europe July 8-19, 2009 in Kraków. Deadline for applications: May 15, 2009.

Objectives:

The summer session is aimed at providing participants with a wider perspective on changing cultural policy in European countries; working out a comparative study of the cultural policy trends and challenges in the countries represented by the participants in the programme; exchanging views on the culture in both post-communist Europe and “old” EU member states. The programme will be run in the form of lectures, seminar meetings and workshops.

Target group:

Advanced students, young scholars, young cultural administrators, NGOs and other candidates active in the field of cultural management from Eastern and Western European countries.

Cost: € 1.000,- (scholarships can be applied for, see application form for details)

Issues to be covered:

  • some history: Europe around 1989 and the following changes
  • definitions, models and instruments of cultural policy
  • examples of cultural policy development in Eastern and Western European countries (comparative approach: legislation, funding, problem of decentralization and desetatization) 
  • international organizations and culture: the Council of Europe and its former and current priorities, UNESCO, cultural policy of the EU
  • culture in the market economy/ civil society and cultural policy/ international cultural cooperation / cultural industries / contemporary art
  • national cultural policies and European perspectives
  • mass media: shift from traditional tools to new technologies

Applications:

  • Application letter including the applicant's full name, date of birth, gender, nationality, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, educational background, degrees received and current affiliation;
  • Evidence of substantial English language skills (certificate of proficiency or statement by an English speaking faculty member);
  • Essay of about 600 words on development of culture & cultural policy in your home country.

To be submitted to: International Cultural Centre, Rynek Główny 25, 31-008 Kraków, Poland. Tel.: +48 12 / 4242800, 4242811; Fax: +48 12 / 4218571, 4217844, E-mail: sekret@mck.krakow.pl.

 


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