A roundup of news and opportunities from our international partners.

February 7, 2020
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International Agent is always scouting around for interesting news and events to share with you. Here are a few updates about forthcoming opportunities.

Creative Europe - UK participation

UK participation after Britain's withdrawal from the European Union on 31st January 2020.

The Creative Europe Desk in the EU has provided this useful update on participation and application to the EU Creative Europe funding strand following Britain's EU exit.

The update outlines, among other things, that The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has advised:

  • Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated with the EU, the UK will continue to participate in programmes funded under the current 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until their closure.
  • UK entities can continue to bid for new grant funding under the current MFF...

More details from Creative Europe

Understanding Capitals of Culture

Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts Research, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway - Friday 13th March 2020

This is the first of four seminars hosted by The Audience Agency’s Galway evaluation partner.

Produced in partnership with Galway 2020, each seminar will bring together a mix of academics, practitioners, policymakers and funders to discuss various aspects of what it means to be a Capital of Culture.

This seminar series includes interventions from:

Steven Hadley and Dan Carey at NUIG

  • Helen Marriage
  • Franco Bianchini
  • Ben Walmsley
  • James Harrold
  • Marilyn Gaughan-Reddan
  • Sharon O’Grady
  • Niceol Blue
  • Niamh NicGhabhann
  • Monica Corcoran
  • Paul Fahy
  • Tania Bonotti
  • Charlotte McIvor
  • and more tba...

More about the Galway 2020, Capital of Culture seminars

Encatc International Evaluation Working Group

Maastricht, 12th and 13th March 2020. The meeting is free to attend but registration is required.

The next in the regular series of the International Working Group on Evaluation explores the impact of art fairs and temporary visual arts events at the local and regional level. It will be taking place alongside the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht (TEFAF).

Amongst the topics to be considered is the effect on local communities of such events in terms of its relationship to cultural tourism (both positive and negative) and the trend of temporary art fairs as compared to permanent exhibition spaces.

More details about attending Maastricht 2020


The Europeana Foundation and its Europeana Network Association champion shared heritage, especially working on the way in which digital online public access can be encouraged.

Especially interesting is their ‘Unsplash for Education’ initiative, in which thousands of images are shared on the Unsplash platform for use in a variety of education situations.

The association has also launched an education community list for those interested in discussing and collaborating around digital cultural heritage.

Join the network for free to sign up to a variety of communities

European Diploma of Cultural Project Management

Application deadline extended to 15th February 2020

The European Diploma of Cultural Project Management which is now in its 31st year has extended the deadline for the 2020 cohort to 15 February 2020 so you just about have time to apply. Run by the Association Marcel Hicter in Brussels and this year featuring sessions in Croatia and Portugal it is especially relevant for anyone running or contemplating running international co-operation projects.

More details about the diploma and how to apply