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מדיניות או תרבות?

الثقافة أم السياسة؟

Culture or Policy?

15-16.9

2020

Tuesday'

15.9.2020

Opening Plenary Session: Cultural Policy – What for?

“Policy or Culture?” is the focal point of the first session, which will begin with Attorney Edna Harel Fischer’s (Israel) presentation of her latest study “Mamlakhtiyut in Cultural Policy,” to be launched in the framework of the conference, which highlights the importance of cultural policy and artistic free expression for a society.

The second part of the session will begin with an address by Mr. Hili Tropper, Minister of Culture and Sports. This will be followed by examinations of the potential tension between policy and culture, the state’s obligation toward this inherently autonomous sector, which is vital for a democratic society, and the relationships between public officials and professionals as partners in shaping and applying cultural policy.

All the more pressing in the current circumstances, these issues will be examined against the context of the Covid 19 pandemic and the national (Israeli) and global economic crises.

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Cultural Policy - What For?

Opening Seat -

16:15-17:45

Opening Session: Cultural Policy - What for?

Keynote Speaker

Adv. Edna Harel-Fisher, Research Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute

Presentation of Policy Research

‘Mamlakhtiyut in Israel’s Cultural Policy’     

Panel Discussion: Between Policy and Culture – in Ordinary Times and in Crisis

Chair: Adv. Edan Harel-Fisher

Opening words: Mr. Chili Tropper, Minister of Culture and Sports

Orly Froman – member of the Israeli parliament (Kneset) of Yesh Atid-Telem party

Yuli Tamir – Israeli academic and former politician

Rachel Azaria – Israeli politician, currently serving as a member of the Knesset for Kulanu

Speakers:

Adv. Edna Harel-Fischer

Research Fellow, The Israel Democracy Institute

Adv. Edna Harel-Fischer

Research Fellow, The Israel Democracy Institute

Mr. Chili Tropper

Minister of Culture and Sports

Orly Froman

Member of the Israeli parliament (Kneset) of Yesh Atid-Telem party

Yuli Tamir

Israeli academic and former politician

Rachel Azaria

Israeli politician, currently serving as a member of the Knesset for Kulanu

Tuesday'

15.9.2020

The ‘Arm’s Length’ Principle and its Implementation – Cultural Free Expression and Multiculturalism

Chair: Prof. Nissim Calderon

Keynote: Dr. Małgorzata Ludwisiak and Prof. Victoria Alexander

The focus of this session is the particular significance of the “Arm’s Length” principle for the cultural sector given that it fosters the non-biased shaping and implementation of cultural policy and facilitates the free expression of social diversity and multi-culturalism.

Opening the session, Dr. Małgorzata Ludwisiak (Poland) and Prof. Victoria Alexander (UK) will present inspirational perspectives on cultural policy from an international perspective and share their own experiences from two countries pertinent to this discussion.

As is well known, England’s Council for the Arts constitutes a golden standard model for the application of the Arm’s Length principle.

Next, a panel of representatives from different parts of Israel’s culture sector will offer their insights on its current status, including on the major institutional agents operating within it. —The Israeli Council of Culture and Arts and Mifal HaPais Council for Culture and Arts.

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The ‘Arm’s Length’ Principle and its Implementation

Session -

19:30 - 18:00

The ‘Arm’s Length’ Principle and its Implementation

Dr. Malgorzata Ludwisiak

Art historian, independent art critic and curator (Poland).

“Against Cultural Policy: The Politics of Art and its Institutions”

Prof. Victoria Alexander

Professor of Sociology and Arts Management at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

“Neo Liberalism and the ‘Arm’s Length Principle’ in Cultural Policy in Britain”

Plenary Discussion: The ‘Arm’s Length Principle’ in the Local Context

Chair: Prof. Nissim Calderon, Sapir Academic College

Participants:

Ms. Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin

Film Director, Producer, and Television and Film Content Editor

Ms. Anat Radnay

CEO, EVE- Independent Theatre Makers Association 

Mr. Yoav Sorek
Editor in Chief of the Hashiloach Journal, PhD candidate of Jewish History at Ben Gurion University

Dr. Naftali Shem Tov

The Open University of Israel

Speakers:

Dr. Malgorzata Ludwisiak

Art historian, independent art critic and curator (Poland).

Ms. Anat Radnay

CEO, EVE- Independent Theatre Makers Association 

Prof. Victoria Alexander

Professor of Sociology and Arts Management at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Prof. Nissim Calderon

Sapir Academic College

Ms. Ibtisam Mara'ana-Menuhin

Film Director, Producer, and Television and Film Content Editor

Mr. Yoav Sorek

Editor in Chief of the Hashiloach Journal, PhD candidate of Jewish History at Ben Gurion University

Dr. Naftali Shem Tov

The Open University of Israel

Workshops

15.9.2020

Evaluation as a Practical Tool for Determining Policy in Culture

Evaluation of the impact of organizations in culture is currently common practice due to demands from government agents and private donors to measure how their financial support effects cultural activities. Managers in culture are forced to constantly improve their understanding of evaluative practices and models. Some use evaluations to formulate organizational strategy and to impact cultural policy.

In the workshop, we will assume the role of evaluators: together we will construct a basic outline for the evaluation of a specific organization in the cultural field and will map the potential uses of the results in determining cultural policy in the field in which the organization operates.    

15.9.2020

14:00-15:45

Host's name

Dr. Shani Kuna

Planning and Designing Cultural Policy from an Intercultural Perspective – From Theory to Practice

Cultural diversity is a cornerstone of a rich, professional, and authentic culture, an innovative and contemporary culture which derives from and reflects the complex of backgrounds and perspectives found in society. How can we guarantee that the consolidation of vision, strategic planning, and implementation will be devised from a broad vantage point that takes into account the level of sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge required to apply an intercultural approach?

This workshop offers a practical toolbox for the planning and structuring of policy, which is derived from the “intercultural lens” model developed by experts from the Council of Europe’s “Inter-cultural Cities” program. By employing this model, we will map the main characteristics and challenges of cultural planning in an intercultural environment and will become acquainted with a practical toolset that can be integrated in conceptualizing, planning, and application processes.

15.9.2020

14:00-15:45

Host's name

Assaf Ron

On the Connection Between Creative Processes and Cultural Policy

In this workshop we will ask questions and discuss various issues arising from the connection between making art and impacting cultural policy – Can an artistic director or artist influence the shaping of cultural policy? What is the connection between the creative process itself and cultural policy? What is the extent of the artist’s responsibility in relation to cultural policy?

The workshop is intended for artists creating in all art forms and professionals involved in culture and policy. 

15.9.2020

14:00-15:45

Host's name

Ms. Anat Radnai

Dr. Lior Zalmanson

Mr. Gibson Bar-el

Culture mapping as a tool for policy making

Workshop led by Dr. Nancy Doxbury, researcher of cultural mapping processes in urban and rural space, lecturer at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) ‘Cultural mapping as a tool for policy making’

15.9.2020

14:00-15:45

Host's name

Nancy Doxbury

Wednesday'

16.9.2020

The Economics of Culture and the Public Value of Culture

Chair: Dr. Tal Feder

Keynote: Prof. David Throsby

This session deals with the economics of cultural policy. It opens with a keynote address by world-renowned researcher in the economics of cultural policy, Prof. David Throsby, in which he will discuss the public value of culture and the subsequent rationale for the public support of culture and the arts. 

The second part of the session will be devoted to innovation and renewal in cultural economics. Researchers and public figures will discuss the economic challenges facing the cultural world, particularly in times of crisis, and the potential role of additional funding sources  vis-à-vis cultural policy. In this context, the panel will address crowdfunding, philanthropy, and foundations dedicated to culture and the arts, as well as the sustainable development of community through art. 

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The Economics of Culture and the Public Value of Culture

Session -

11:30-13:00

The Economics of Culture and the Public Value of Culture

Keynote Speaker

Prof. David Throsby

Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

“On the Public Value of Culture and Cultural Policy”

Plenary Discussion: Innovation and Renewal in Cultural Economy

Chair: Dr. Tal Feder, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Cultural Affair, University of Indiana, Lecturer at Department of Cultural Studies, Sapir Academic College

 

Participants:

Prof. Douglas Noonan
Associate professor at the O’Neill School at IUPUI, USA.

Adv. Galia Feit
Executive Director, Institute for Law and Philanthropy, Tel Aviv University Law School.

Ms. Michal Engelberg

Strategic Consultant, Impact

Dr. Gili Baruch

Research, Knowledge, and Program Development

Speakers:

Prof. David Throsby

Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Tal Feder

Sapir Academic College

Prof. Douglas Noonan

Associate professor at the O’Neill School at IUPUI, USA.

Ms. Michal Engelberg

Strategic Consultant, Impact

Dr. Gili Baruch

Research, Knowledge, and Program Development

Adv. Galia Feit

Executive Director, Institute for Law and Philanthropy, Tel Aviv University Law School

Wednesday'

16.9.2020

State, Regional Policy, Local Government, and Community

Chair: Ms. Yeala Hazut Yanuka.

Keynote: Dr. Dea Vidović

Honorary Guest: Mr. Raz Frielich, Director General, Ministry of Culture and Sport

The fourth session highlights the role of local authorities in formalizing and planning cultural policy against the background of the interface between local and central authorities and the extent of autonomy granted on the local level. In her keynote address, Dr. Dea Vidović (Croatia), director general of the Kultura Nova Foundation—a public foundation dedicated to civil society organizations in contemporary arts and culture in Croatia—will share her perspective on cultural policy based on her extensive experience with an emphasis on integrated governance approaches to cultural policy.

Next, the panel will explore aspects of shaping and developing local culture as opposed to cultural policy planning on the national level, from the vantage point of inter-culturalism. The local authorities’ profound significance for cultural development is derived, amongst other things, from its close proximity to the community and an awareness of its needs, and from its ability to tap local resources necessary to encourage participation and cooperation in the production and consumption of a variety of cultural expressions.

Special emphasis will be put on the importance of mechanisms designed to promote public participation and partnership in shaping cultural policy at the local government level as a key factor in the view of residents, artists, cultural organizations, and civil society as full partners in consolidating local cultural identity.

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State, Regional Policy, Local Government, and Community

Session -

13:15-14:45

Session: State, Regional Policy, Local Government, and Community

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dea Vidović
Director, Kultura Nova Foundation Croatia

“Democratic Cultural Policy in the 21st Century: Challenges and Perspectives”

Plenary Discussion: In Practice – Regional Cultural Policy and Inclusion Processes

Chair: Ms. Yeala Hazut Yanuka. Researcher, Lecturer and Curator, Department of Cultural Studies, Sapir Academic College, and PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology, Haifa University

Participants:

Mr. Shmulik Ifrach
General Manager of the Be’er Sheva Theatre and Director of the Goodman Acting School of Negev

Ms. Shahira Shalaby

Organizational Consultant and Member of the Haifa City Council

Ms. Gila Yakovy Gurevich

Head of Tourism and Culture Development, Galilee Development Authority

Ms. Lital Amsalem Uzan

Eshkol Regional Council Arts & Cultural Development Officer

Mr. Giora Yahalom

Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Municipality of Tel Aviv Jaffa

Speakers:

Dr. Dea Vidović

Director, Kultura Nova Foundation Croatia

Ms. Yeala Hazut Yanuka

Researcher, Lecturer and Curator, Department of Cultural Studies, Sapir Academic College, The Department of Sociology Haifa University

Ms. Lital Amsalem Uzan

Eshkol Regional Council Arts & Cultural Development Officer

Ms. Gila Yakovy Gurevich

Head of Tourism and Culture Development, Galilee Development Authority

Mr. Giora Yahalom

Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Municipality of Tel Aviv Jaffa

Mr. Shmulik Ifrach

General Manager of the Be'er Sheva Theatre and Director of the Goodman Acting School of Negev

Ms. Shahira Shalaby

Organizational Consultant and Member of the Haifa City Council

Wednesday'

16.9.2020

Cultural Policy in Israel 2020

Chair: Prof. Dana Arieli

This final session constitutes an attempt to combine the various aspects discussed throughout the conference into a comprehensive view of public responsibility and trends in cultural policy in Israel 2020, while looking ahead toward a future of cultural achievement and creativity based on fruitful discourse on cultural policy. 

The discussion will illuminate the major difficulties in the various cultural and artistic fields in Israel, in recent years, and particularly in the present context of health, economic, political, and social crises. 

The session will address courses of action required to guarantee the shaping and implementation of a cultural policy that reflects the nation’s values while satisfying the needs of its society and culture sector—a policy cooperatively consolidated by civil society and the relevant institutional agents.

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Cultural Policy in Israel 2020

Session concludes-

15:00-16:30

Concluding Session: Mamlakhtiyut versus Vandardism – Cultural Policy in Israel 2020

Closing Plenary Session: Mamlakhtiyut versus Vandardism – Cultural Policy in Israel

2020

Chair

Prof. Dana Arieli

Faculty of Design, Holon Institute of Technology

Researcher and photographer specializing in the reciprocity between arts and politics in democracies and dictatorships.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Tally Katz-Gerro
Department of Sociology, University of Haifa

“Cultural Capital and Sustainable Quality of Life in Israel”

Prof. Dana Arieli

Faculty of Design, Holon Institute of Technology

“Cultural Policy, Censorship, and Between”

 

Plenary Discussion

Participants:

Mr. Nabil Abboud Ashkar

Founder and Director of the Polyphony Education Foundation

Prof. Tally Katz-Gerro
Department of Sociology, University of Haifa

Ms. Zipi Mizrachi

Founder and Director of ‘Studio of Her Own,’ a Center for Women’s Art in Jerusalem. Member of the Museum Council.

Mr. Eyal Sher

Director, Israel Festival

Closing Remarks: Adv. Edna Harel-Fisher, Research Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute

Speakers:

Prof. Dana Arieli

Faculty of Design, Holon Institute of Technology

Mr. Nabil Abboud Ashkar

Founder and Director of the Polyphony Education Foundation

Prof. Tally Katz-Gerro

Department of Sociology, University of Haifa

Ms. Zipi Mizrachi

Founder and Director of 'Studio of Her Own'

Mr. Eyal Sher

Director, Israel Festival

Adv. Edna Harel-Fisher

Research Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute

Workshops

16.9.2020

Culture as Leverage for Regional Development

Participants in this workshop will become acquainted with the “Local Sustainable Economic Development” approach as a paradigm for analyzing processes of regional development in the periphery (social and geographical) and as an alternative agenda for prevalent developmental approaches. In this workshop, participants will acquire relevant key terms and experience firsthand the practical model and tools for implementing this approach. 

The workshop is suitable especially for officials in local and regional authorities, innovation teams, and strategic units, as well as leaders in local culture who wish to acquire tools and perspectives for advancing local cultural activity in economic, social-communal, and environmental terms.  

16.9.2020

9:30-11:15

Host's name

Dr. Gili Baruch

Co-producing Cultural Policy: intercultural methods of engagement

Policymaking has traditionally been controlled and managed through top-down processes governed by decision-makers and politicians. Premised on the belief that those in power know what is best for a society or a place, top-down approaches have often disregarded lived experiences on the ground. In this workshop, we challenge this belief, and turn our attention to the merits of starting with lived experience to formulate cultural policy not only rooted in this knowledge but also co-produced with those whose lives are immediately affected by the policies. 

The workshop also draws our attention to the possibilities inherent in using the co-production methods of policy creation to build stronger intercultural connections.

16.9.2020

9:30-11:15

Host's name

Dr. Noha Nasser

Building Impact Strategies for Cultural Organizations

One of the main challenges of the world of culture and art is the economic challenge. In this workshop, we will explore how different and diverse economic strategies are related to impact strategies. We will begin by reviewing the terms associated with strategic planning, and then explore the meaning of impact strategy, how is it communicated out, and how it is implemented. Understanding the basic concepts in the manner in which we will deal with them in the workshop, will provide the participants with tools that can save many resources. The workshop will incorporate discussions on issues raised by participates and will facilitate peer learning.  

16.9.2020

9:30-11:15

Host's name

Ms. Michal Engelberg

Designing a policy regarding heritage and preserving culture

Sahapedia is an open encyclopedic resource on the arts, cultures and histories of India. It was founded in 2010.  Sahapedia offers digital content in multimedia format—articles and books, photo essays and video, interviews and oral histories, maps and timelines, authored by scholars and curated by experts. Subject areas range from ideas and belief systems, rituals and practices, to visual and performing arts. The values that guide the work are accessibility, inclusiveness, collaboration and reliability.

Sahapedia is for all users searching for information, such as students, research-based explorers, tourists, creative professionals and others.

In this workshop hosted in the “Culture or Policy?” Conference, we will introduce some of our unique projects that demonstrate the tools we use combining digitalization, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Policy in practice.

16.9.2020

9:30-11:15

Host's name

Ms. Padmafria Jenankirman