1. Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins will talk about his experie From: PhotoVoice

Free masterclass in documentary photography calls for applications From: NOOR
Community Theatre and AIDS: Focus on Youth Participation From: Janet Feldman
Editorial cartoon competition seeks entries From: Center for International Private Enterpri
Fourth International Printmaking Juried Exhibit Call From: Dra. Guadalupe Victorica
Call for partners: Gen(d)eralisation – Gender and art in the Western From: CGE Erfurt e.V. Info
Design Science Lab—2011 From: medard1gabel
Rfc: Artistic "1CO2e-coin" to fundraise for your sustainable project From: Sven AERTS
Art Contest Draws Google into Another Privacy Flap From: ArtDaily
'Thinking Cap' Designed to Promote Creativity (Article) From: Discovery



Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins will talk about his experie

Posted by: "PhotoVoice" PhotoVoice   art4development

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

14th March 2011

Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins will talk about his experience as a photographer whose career has moved between journalism, reportage and the pursuit of personal projects. Chris will touch on issues of truth, responsibility and the role of photojournalism today, and will share his diverse portfolio of images taken from all corners of the world from Brixton to Japan. He has published a book on Afghanistan and two books on Japan. His latest project documents people who have lived to be over 100 years old.

Chris's reportages have received high public acclaim and have won several awards. Most recently his book England, My England
was shortlisted for The British Book Publishers' Award for best Art/Photography book.

Tickets: € ¦£9.50 online
Please add € ¦£2 to the online ticket price if booking by other methods


Free masterclass in documentary photography calls for applications

Posted by: "NOOR" NOOR   art4development

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

Photographers are invited to apply to a free masterclass in documentary photography held in Bucharest, Romania.

NOOR and Nikon invite photographers from Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2011 Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography.

The NOOR photo agency and foundation and Nikon Europe BV support documentary photographers from emerging markets all over the world through annual masterclasses. The next one will take place in Bucharest, Romania from March 21-25, 2011.

During the five-day workshop, 15 participants along with three NOOR photo agency members, NOORʼs managing director and an expert from Nikon, will share their experiences, help students work on portfolios, improve their editing skills and learn how to pick up and develop a story. The working language is English.

The workshop is free, travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed. Applicants must show they have a passport and travel insurance and basic English skills.

For more information about the masterclass, click here
or email masterclass_2011@noorimages.com.

For more information about NOOR, click here.


Community Theatre and AIDS: Focus on Youth Participation

Posted by: "Janet Feldman" Janet Feldman   frida02806

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)


Community Theatre and AIDS (Studies in International Performance) will be released on March 1, 2011. You can pre-order yours at a savings of $11.07 by following the link above.

Community Theatre and AIDS (Studies in International Performance)
Ola Johansson
List Price:$80.00
Price: $68.93
You Save:$11.07 (14%)

Release Date: March 1, 2011

HIV/AIDS is the most serious health issue in the world today. Beyond
information and medical campaigns the breakthrough of an effective social prevention is still challenging aid workers and researchers in Africa.

Through a series of case studies and analyse
s, this book argues that
participatory and interactive modes of community-based theatre may be the most auspicious mode of HIV prevention for the most susceptible groups in Tanzania today, namely young, poverty-stricken people, especially young rural women, and yet the latter groups and individuals prove to be the most knowledgeable social agents when it comes to identifying, organizing, and implementing taboo-breaching public counteractions against the pandemic.

But when will the findings be acknowledged by the ones who have deployed the young people as artistic researchers? Not until young people are assigned a political mandate will they be able to make real changes in the ravaging pandemic.

Dr OLA JOHANSSON is Lecturer in the Theatre Studies department at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely in related journals (including TRI, Nordic Theatre Studies, and European Review) and is the Editor of the Swedish theatre journal, Visslingar & Rop. This is his first book.


Editorial cartoon competition seeks entries

Posted by: "Center for International Private Enterpri" Center for International Private Enterprise   art4development

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

Center for International Private Enterprise
Cartoonists can enter an editorial cartoon competition.

The Global Editorial Cartoon Competition, sponsored by the Center for International Private Enterprise, invites entries that capture key issues affecting the development of the cartoonist's country. The three categories are: democracy, corruption and gender equality.

Judges include Pat Oliphant, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning political cartoonist, and Michael Duffy, the Assistant Managing Editor of TIME. The final winners will be selected through a public online voting process.

The competition is open to all ages and to both professional and amateur cartoonists. The first place winner in each category will receive US$1,000, and there are also cash prizes for second and third place.

Captions can be in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish but an English translation must be provided. For more information, click here: http://www.cipe.org/cartoon/index.html


Fourth International Printmaking Juried Exhibit Call

Posted by: "Dra. Guadalupe Victorica" Dra. Guadalupe Victorica   art4development

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

Dear Friends of Arts for Development:

Please help us distribute this call for Prints for Peace in Monterrey M€ ¦éxico, thank you veru much, Saludos, Guadalupe

Fourth International Printmaking Juried Exhibit Call to Participate Mexico 2011.

All prints that have the required specifications will be exhibited in June and July at Arte AC / Tecnol€ ¦ógico de Monterrey http://www.arteac.edu.mx/ <http://www.arteac.edu.mx/>

The guest country for this 2011 exhibit is Greece. This means that we are able to publish their message of peace.

A selection of 50 prints chosen by a jury will be displayed on the invitation and poster.

The first prize jury award is the opportunity of a solo exhibit in 2012. The second prize jury award is the opportunity to participate in the Third International Printmaking Collective in 2012.

There is no entry fee in lieu of the donation of the print to the Prints for Peace Collection and Art/Human Development Workshop of Casa Hogar el Refugio a youth shelter in Monterrey, NL M€ ¦éxico.

1. Prints: Each artist should send one original hand pulled print. No digital, photos or copies accepted.

2. Paper Size : 10 x 10 inches or 25 x 25 cm. Image size can vary or bleed out of the paper. The paper size is extremely important. The image can be any size.
3. Theme: Peace.
4. Medium: Entries may feature any technique of printmaking and should be signed.

5. Deadline: April 15, 2011. Prints received in Monterrey. If the print is late we will save it for next year.

Hello Artist friends, Could you please help us distribute the Fourth International Prints for Peace Mexico 2011 among your contacts?
The complete call is also at our web page. http://www.printsforpeacemexico.blogspot.com/ <http://www.printsforpeacemexico.blogspot.com/>
Dedaline for receiving prints in Mexico April 15, 2011.

Thank you very much, Guadalupe

Dra. Guadalupe Victorica
Tercer Convocatoria Internacional Grabados por la Paz M€ ¦éxico 2010


Call for partners: Gen(d)eralisation – Gender and art in the Western

Posted by: "CGE Erfurt e.V. Info" CGE Erfurt e.V. Info

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

[Attachment(s) from CGE Erfurt e.V. Info included below]

Call for Partners

Date: September 2011
Place: Erfurt, Germany
Applicant organization: CULTURE GOES EUROPE (CGE) – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V.
phone:+49 – 361 60 21 515
fax: +49 – 361 60 21 516

Participating countries:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia

CGE Erfurt e.V. is searching for partners for the following project:

is a project about gender and art in the Western Balkans from 1990 to 2010. The topic of Gen(d)eralisation and Gender Equality in general rather than exclusively focusing on either women or men, considers the situation of both, and aims to address the issues affecting unequally both women and men. Gender equality has only recently become a topic of discussion in the Western Balkans and in some regions it is still considered to be somewhat of a taboo subject. The transitional period, specifically the last 20 years brought many changes to this region and is still an ongoing process.

What is the position of men and women today and how has it changed since the early 1990's and what are the reasons for this? What influenced this and what are these changes leading to? How does art depict this? How do people see feminism and has this term become unpopular or are people still afraid of using it? Are traditions the cause of problems, are they changing and how fast? How do artworks created after the 1990s and the re-establishment of nation-states address traditional gender patterns? These are just some of the questions which will be raised during the project.

The aim of this project is to go deeper into the topic of gender equality ,specifically in the turbulent region of the Western Balkans by providing a forum for discussions but also to introduce this topic to the people of Erfurt and Germany. The topic of gender does not rank as one of the most important but is a fundamental part of people's lives and the idea is to use art as a tool for presenting the idea. Also it is interesting to place it outside the borders of the Western Balkans, in former Eastern Germany, where there is a lot of interest in the Western Balkan culture. To make an overview, from the fall of the Berlin Wall and neoliberal influences on one hand to the end of the Socialist regimes and the rising of nationalism on the other. This will provide a opportunity for more objective discussions and strengthen connections between the two regions.

The project will address the position of women and men, femininity and masculinity, in the Western Balkan region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia ) from the early 1990's to the present day through these thematic areas:

€ ¦· Gender Ideology
€ ¦· Education and Art
€ ¦· Employment and Social Status
€ ¦· Gender Roles in the Family and Household

The project, organised by CULTURE GOES EUROPE (CGE) – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V., is planned to take place in Erfurt, Germany in the second 2 weeks of Septembe
r 2011. The project will include an exhibition by different artists from the Western Balkans, panel discussions with scholars from various related fields, film projections and a concert. The idea is to gather together people who have worked with the topic of gender issues, more specifically in the Western Balkan region from the early 1990's until today. We plan to address the topic of gender equality by using art as a tool to discuss what has been the position of men and women during this period of transition. One of the key points is that we plan to promote young artists with different approaches to the topic.

Artists, coming from different Western Balkan countries will address the issues of gender (in)equality in their countries and in the region itself. They will also be asked to give short speeches about their work and visitors will be able to find out more about the artists' work and points of view on the subject. Beforehand the artists will be asked to give interviews which will be available for reading during the exhibition and there will be a book published after the exhibition period which will be a collection of art works and texts. It is also planned for a number of panel discussions to take place with scholars from the Western Balkan region, but also from Germany, who would again be addressing the topic of gender equality. There will also be film projections, connected to the topic, with a moderator who would organise discussions after the films. Furthermore, a concert will be organised with bands from the region.

If you are a Cultural Centre or an NGO and would like to participate, please send us some information about your organisation, your previous projects and why you would like to participate in this project.

Write to us at office@cge-erfurt.org with the subject Gen(d)eralisation.


Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V.

Iderhoffstra€ ¦ße 12
99085 Erfurt

skype: CGE – Erfurt e.V.
phone: +49 – 361 60 21 515 (B€ ¦üro / Office)
+49 – 361 60 26 857 (Vorstand / Board)
fax: +49 – 361 60 21 516
mail: cge-erfurt@gmx.de (Info)
head@cge-erfurt.org (Vorstand / Board)
office@cge-erfurt.org (B€ ¦üro / Office)
evs@cge-erfurt.org (EFD / EVS)

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Design Science Lab—2011

Posted by: "medard1gabel" medard1gabel   medard1gabel

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

The seventh annual Design Science/Global Solutions Lab is being held this summer, June 19-27, 2011, at the UN in New York and Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. Students and young professionals from around the world are briefed by UN experts, develop strategies for solving one of the world's most critical problems, and present their work at the UN.

This year the Lab will focus on two areas€ ¦’· the role mobile phones can play in meeting basic human needs, and the regeneration and greening of cities. Participants work collaboratively and intensely for seven days. They present their work to UN, corporate and foundation leaders on the last day of the Lab, as well as have it published in a book. To see last year's amazing publication, check out http://www.designsciencelab.com/book. Further details and registration information are at www.designsciencelab.com. You can also see a short movie that describes the Lab's work at this same address.

I hope you will be able to make it to this year's Lab!


Rfc: Artistic "1CO2e-coin" to fundraise for your sustainable project

Posted by: "Sven AERTS" Sven AERTS   aertssven

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

Hi, herewith a Request for Collaboration:

We're a team of Youth Leadership Developers working with/from the
African Diaspora and Africa.
In a series of leadership workshops, in the framework of the
UN Int. Year for

1. Youth,
2. Forestry
3. People of African Descent and
4. Chemistry,

we've developed a 1 CO2e-dukaat / coin to help fundraise for
sustainable projects.
The coin is available in wood, bioplastic, cardboard, belgian chocolate.


If you want to organize a workshop on using this 1CO2e coin. Please
contact us.
Funds for organizing such a workshop a.o. : http://www.yeenet.eu/

– Leadership Developer. EU Youth Trainer as per Salto Youth Trainers
database, trainer nr 38: www.salto-youth.net/tools/toy/find-a-trainer/
– Working on www.MyAgenda21.org-Section IV: Means of Implementation /
money from the Low Carbon Economy transition to the citizen/consumer/
public sector, your organization and yourself.

Louizalaan 223 b9, av. Louise
B-1000 Brussel – BELGIUM
FIX : +32.2.787.67.21
GSM: +32.487.580.265

Email: SvenAERTS228@gmail.com


Art Contest Draws Google into Another Privacy Flap

Posted by: "ArtDaily" ArtDaily   art4development

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP).- Google thought it was doing a good deed last month when it opened an annual art contest to more kids across the United States.

The gesture instead has turned into another opportunity for Google Inc.'s critics to question whether the Internet search leader is overstepping privacy boundaries by seeking too much information from its users.

In this case, Google initially asked parents to provide the final four digits of their children's Social Security numbers along with their dates and cities of birth during the first month of its fourth annual "Doodle 4 Google."

Google dropped the request for the partial Social Security numbers last week.

But Google's about-face evidently didn't stop a spate of blog postings this week wondering if Google had violated its "don't be evil" motto.

Source: ArtDaily


'Thinking Cap' Designed to Promote Creativity (Article)

Posted by: "Discovery" Discovery   art4development

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:05 am (PST)

The new device passes low levels of electricity through the brain to try and help wearers think more clearly.

Scientists in Australia say they are encouraged by initial results of a revolutionary "thinking cap" that aims to promote creativity by passing low levels of electricity through the brain.

The device, which consists of two conductors fastened to the head by a rubber strap, significantly boosted results in a simple arithmetic test, they said.

Three times as many people who wore the "thinking cap" were able to complete the test, compared to those who did not use the equipment. Sixty people took part in total.

Allan Snyder, director of the University of Sydney's Center for the Mind, said the device worked by suppressing the left side of the brain, associated with knowledge, and stimulating the right side, linked to creativity.

"You wouldn't use this to study or to help your memory," Snyder said. "You would use this if you wanted to look at a problem anew.

"If you wanted to look at the world, just briefly, with a child's view, if you wanted to look outside the box."

He said goal was to suppress mental templates gathered through life experiences to help users see problems and situations as they really appear, rather than through the prism of earlier knowledge.

Snyder added that the work was inspired by accident victims who experienced a sudden surge in creativity after damaging the left side of their brains.

"We know that from certain types of brain damage and abnormalities or injuries, people who suddenly have damage to the left temporal lobe will burst out in the arts or other types of creative activities," he said.

Snyder said the device had been in use by scientists for a decade, but this was the first study into how current passing through the brain could amplify insight.

He said the "thinking cap" had potential applications in the arts and problem-solving, although the science remained in its infancy.

"The dream is that one day we may be able to stimulate the brain in a particular way to give you, just momentarily, an unfiltered view of the world," Snyder said.

Source: http://news.discovery.com/tech/thinking-cap-brain-creativity-tech-110210.html?print=true