UN DIÁLOGO CON LA CULTURA, COMPARTIENDO VALORES, IMPULSANDO LA TRANSFORMACIÓN SOCIAL , SANTANDER SPAIN
UIMP- SANTANDER 2014, Palacio de la Magdalena, Del 30 Junio al 4 de Julio
Quotes from the speech given by Panayiotis Neufelt, Founder & President of the International Independent Arts Council
…We have created a monstrous society. We have created a society where the demand for funds leads to a greater demand for funds, not always connected to the productions. We live in a society where envy and prejudices increase, as advertisements become shinier and more attractive.
We have created a society where access to justice is becoming increasingly more difficult for the people with limited income or for the poor ones. The global financial and insecurity crisis are two of the greatest issues, contemporary societies are facing, including local wars and atrocities.
These are some of the elements always mentioned by artists through their work. This is the society we support, we try to change and this society is full with errors and together we attempt to fix these errors, we will not always succeed…
The Independent Arts Council aims to improve the arts and cultural creative and business environment, encouraging and promoting research, innovative structures and trends by generating information related to management, marketing, promotion and funding issues.
…The cultural economy is an evolving reality, is a series of variables ALSO dependent to other economies and industries.
Cultural economy was always there and as a sector of a specific industry is unexplored.
…This is because cultural economy deals also with the unexpected awareness on non-associative societal learning, often non-conventional and enacting processes in which cultural and creative industries administrations results in the progressive amplification of a response related to people’s needs…
…Cultural economy is so deeply connected to society and to individuality and moves on its own unique rails. Cultural economy is a fundamental driver of growth in our society and this growth presents a perpetual movement.
Cultural economy does not complete a circle in the same manner as the other economies and industries do. In general terms, industries develop a spiral movement and behaviour. Companies conclude a circle and then they create another circle reinventing their productions or corporations, if not, they dissolve…
Cultural economy moves on epitrohoid movement following the behaviour of an artist’s mind, while working and producing and while thinking in a three dimensional epitrohoid movement and state of mind. This movement comes in such a way and locks nicely to the ever increasing demand of peoples intellectual, cultural, entertainment, well-being or day to day needs…
Societal orientated decision making lead us to the concept of cultural democracy.
T.H. Marshall on Cultural Democracy said: “progress towards the completion of citizenship (civil, political, social rights) also means achieving a cultural democracy. This, of course, denies democracy and distinguishes high and low culture. Cultural Democracy seeks therefore another different cultural function, in which knowledge and learning conditions create participatory governance”.
… People must have the opportunity to receive education and knowledge, and get ¨cultivated¨, in order to shape their personality along with their individuality. It is sad that today many people will fail to receive education (this is not necessarily their fault or their conscious decision), but instead they will only get entertained. This is what I call lack of cultural equilibrium. As societies we should find this point between culture (social balance) and entertainment which is represented and expressed also through the “market needs”…
EU needs to reconceptualise its cultural positioning regarding the European cultural legal and bilateral system, as creative and cultural industries markets and non-governmental institutions change interests and move towards more flexible approaches in relation to connected to them industries.
Cultural bilateral agreements need to get updated in order to follow current international trends and national social practices result of rapid changes on cultural fields locally.
The EU need encourage local governments through their representatives to focus on local needs in order to: Educate, Create safe living areas, Preserve Historical Connections…
International Cultural and Creative Industries Regulatory Authority
… IARC has recommended and supports some years now the formation of the International Cultural and Creative Industries Regulatory Authority. Markets have become humongous and governments too weak to support its citizens-consumers.
Currently there is not such a thing as the International Cultural Law, a centralized legal system which will give the opportunity to countries to manage in a better manner their bilateral agreements, assets and cultural and artistic productivity. Aviation has the Civil Aviation Authority CAA and other industries have their own Authorities to regulate the cultural environment.
We believe that the only organisation that can actually call for an international convention is the UNESCO. UNESCO has the power, the tools and mechanism to adopt and support this concept of ours. This organisation will constitute the first International Cultural Law. Recommendation has been made…