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How Do They Do It? EFC Members Share Good Practice on Organising Accessible Events

November 23, 2020

This publication of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Disability Thematic Network features case studies by European foundations who each share their insights and lessons learned from organising accessible events that are inclusive for persons with disabilities. Alongside the case studies is a checklist for events planners to use when organising accessible events, both offline and online, covering everything from initial planning, through to communications around the event, venues, and sessions. A set of recommendations on how to make the process easier and more efficient is also included.

Arts and Culture; Disability
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Arts and Culture at the Core of Philanthropy : a Repository of Case Studies

February 25, 2019

The field of arts and culture is at the core of philanthropy, and is among the most important areas of funding for philanthropic organisations in Europe. This mapping, produced by the EFC's Arts and Culture Thematic Network, sheds light on how activities carried out by the organisations engaged in this field are diverse in both themes and approaches, covering different sub-areas and with a clear interest in multidisciplinary arts and crosscutting areas and issues.

Arts and Culture; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis
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Arts and Culture at the Core of Philanthropy

February 25, 2019

The field of arts and culture is at the core of philanthropy, and is among the most important areas of funding for philanthropic organisations in Europe. This mapping, produced by the EFC's Arts and Culture Thematic Network, sheds light on how activities carried out by the organisations engaged in this field are diverse in both themes and approaches, covering different sub-areas and with a clear interest in multidisciplinary arts and crosscutting areas and issues.

Arts and Culture; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Impact of Covid-19 and Zagreb Earthquake on CSOs in Contemporary Culture and Arts

January 1, 2021

The Kultura Nova Foundation joined the efforts of many European and international organisations, institutions and supranational bodies in collecting data on the vulnerability and resilience of culture, and in May 2020 it initiated longitudinal research on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Zagreb earthquake of March 22, 2020 on civil society organisations working in contemporary culture and arts. The key motivation for this research, apart from the obvious need to empirically identify the effects of the global crisis and the earthquake on the culture and arts sector, is the need to study these effects from different perspectives.

Arts and Culture; Humanitarian and Disaster Relief

Come lo fanno? I partecipanti dell'EFC condividono le buone pratiche sull'organizzazione di eventi accessibili

November 23, 2020

Questa pubblicazione del Disability Thematic Network dell'European Foundation Centre (EFC) presenta alcuni esempi di esperienze fatte dalle fondazioni europee nell'organizzazione di eventi accessibili ed inclusivi per le persone con disabilità. La pubblicazione include anche una checklist per gli organizzatori di eventi da utilizzare nell'organizzazione di eventi accessibili, sia offline che online, dalla pianificazione iniziale alla comunicazione dell'evento, ai luoghi e alle sessioni. È inclusa anche una serie di raccomandazioni su come rendere il processo più facile ed efficiente.This publication of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Disability Thematic Network features case studies by European foundations who each share their insights and lessons learned from organising accessible events that are inclusive for persons with disabilities. Alongside the case studies is a checklist for events planners to use when organising accessible events, both offline and online, covering everything from initial planning, through to communications around the event, venues, and sessions. A set of recommendations on how to make the process easier and more efficient is also included.English version: https://efc.issuelab.org/resource/how-do-they-do-it-efc-members-share-good-practice-on-organising-accessible-events.html

Arts and Culture; Disability

Do it Together : Practices and Tendencies of Participatory Governance in Culture in the Republic of Croatia

May 24, 2018

This book builds on the results of a two-year project "Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions", which Kultura Nova Foundation implemented with the support of UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), and is published in Croatian and English.Based on various collections of data, conducted analyses and gained insights, this book intends to serve stakeholders involved in practices of participatory governance in culture as well as those who recognise the values of sustainable and good participatory governance of cultural resources and hence create new initiatives. It also aims to serve in further improving the institutional and legislative framework for the development of participatory governance in culture in the Republic of Croatia.Besides the wide theoretical coverage and analysis of concepts such as cultural participation, decentralisation, local cultural planning and development and participatory governance in culture, it includes seven case studies comprising seven different models of participatory governance of socio-cultural centres that are being developed in different parts of Croatia.

Arts and Culture; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Auto-évaluer l'Impact Social de Projets Artistiques : Guide Pratique

January 1, 2018

This guide was developed from the experimental evaluation and capitalization process of the Art & Territory Call for projects led by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation with 20 project leaders and in partnership with Nuova Vista between 2014 and 2016. The 20 projects supported provide a concrete answer to the evaluative question: "How can a demanding artistic approach contribute to living together on a territory? "This methodological guide aims to help cultural stakeholders to identify and evaluate their social impact. It is conceived in a logic of self-evaluation: the evaluation process is defined and implemented by the organisation itself.To find additional information and practical tools related to that guide:https://www.fondationcarasso.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/La-Boussole-de-lArt-Citoyen-catalogue-impact-WEB.pdfhttps://www.fondationcarasso.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/notre_aventure_collective_-_livret.pdf

Arts and Culture; Evaluation and Learning; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Hearts and Minds: The Arts and Civic Engagement

March 28, 2017

This study of existing research gathers compelling evidence that people who participate in the arts are more likely to be active in their communities and to be making a difference in the lives of others. Further, it shows how arts nonprofits may have natural advantages in helping people achieve new levels of understanding, empathy, and adaptation — critical capacities for civic engagement as well as acceptance and connection across class, race, heritage, or immigration status.

Arts and Culture; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Impact Study

February 22, 2016

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) had asked the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2010 to develop a business plan and impact assessment for the newly planned Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens. Given the near completion state of the project, and the significant changes in the macroeconomic conditions, the SNF asked BCG to revise the impact study, which is presented hereafter. This new report is structured along three key themes: the SNFCC's positive impact on Greece's image & its people, its status as a global role model of environmental sustainability, and its deep economic impact in a time of crisis. With regards to the first theme, the SNFCC can be a global landmark for Greece and its people, a monument of modernity and sustainability for the city of Athens. Not only can it improve Greece's image internationally, SNFCC's visibility is likely to boost tourism to Greece at a critical time. The SNFCC is expected to be a landmark of inclusion, providing access for those of all backgrounds, and those with special needs, to the rich offering of Greece's cultural and educational legacy. The local community will have an improved quality of life with clean air, exercise facilities and twice as much green space.In terms environmental sustainability, the SNFCC is the first public building in Greece -- and one of the few high scale and complex buildings globally -- to achieve a LEED Platinum certification. Based on this certification, best practice environmental standards were met during the SNFCC's design and construction, and guarantee its sustainability during operations. Tangible benefits on the local ecosystem are already apparent in the Stavros Niarchos Park.Finally, with respect to the SNFCC's economic impact, the majority of the total SNF donation of €596M has been spent in Greece. In this challenging period, the SNFCC's construction has already contributed more than €1.1Β in Greek GDP, ~ 13.6K jobs and €57M in taxes. In its operational phase, the SNFCC is expected to make an annual contribution of ~ €140M in Greek GDP, employment of ~ 2.3K people, and €19M in taxes.

Arts and Culture; Evaluation and Learning

The Civic Role of Arts Organisations: A Literature Review for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

January 1, 2016

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has initiated an inquiry into the civic role of arts organisations. The inquiry seeks to increase awareness of the civic role that arts organisations play nationally and in their communities. Through research and consultation they intend to develop understanding of what constitutes 'next practice' and create a movement of organisations committed to demonstrating it. This literature review provides a starting point for the research that supports the inquiry.

Arts and Culture; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work: Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts andCulture

July 23, 2014

Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts andCulture is based on Moukhtar Kocache's research and his experience in this field of work; and information gathered through interviews with artists, cultural producers and philanthropy practitioners; and in a convening held in August 2013 in Ontario, Canada.It presents an overview of the relationship between progressive social change work and the arts, explores the role of philanthropy in supporting this work and sets out recommendations for how philanthropy might further its engagement with work at this nexus. The objective of the report is to stimulate further reflection and exchange of lessons and opportunities for inculcating practices in philanthropy for supporting arts and culture work as a means to advance social justice and peace.The process of compiling this report has been a journey and, like all journeys, it has involved changes of perspective and, like some journeys, a revision of ideas. During its course, it has become clear to us that arts and culture are not just a matter of better tools for supporting change; they are often central to personal and social transformation. The arts often reach us -- and influence us - in ways that direct explanation cannot. The call to philanthropy that seeks to support progressive social change is to recognise this transformational power of arts and culture and to engage with it as a holistic strategy.This argument will be presented more extensively in a brief paper (to be published in August 2014) entitled, 'Making the Case for the Arts to Social Justice Funders'.

Arts and Culture; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History

12 Impossibles Stories by Rebellius Arab Writers

January 1, 2014

The translator Srpko Leštari? brings together forbidden, censored or harshly criticised stories by contemporary Arab writers with nine of his stories describing the fate of the authors, their texts, and the way he succeeded in acquiring them over the course of twelve years.Combining a diverse selection of voices with a singular curatorial approach, this immensely valuable collection is translated from Serbian into English by Edward Alexander and published in cooperation between the European Cultural Foundation and the Next Page Foundation.

Arts and Culture

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