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Schedule of Activities

Task Force Meetings

Task Force / GPC Steering Committee Meeting, June 2016

Third Task Force Meeting: Culture(s), Identity and Innovation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway, February 2015

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Second Task Force Meeting: Financing Arts and Culture for Development, EuropeAid, Brussels, February 2014

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Inaugural Meeting, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, December 2012

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Membership Surveys

Task Force / GPC Membership Survey on "Culture & Development Engagement Priorities", 2016

Task Force Membership Survey on "Private Investment in Africa's Arts Industries", 2015

Task Force Membership Survey on "Cultural Sensitivity in Development Programming", 2014

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Task Force Membership Survey on Organizational definitions and delineations of the term culture, 2013

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Working Group Conversations

Working Group conversations take place regularly, initiated by either the TF/GPC Secretariat or individual members. Conversations after 2015 are not reflected here.

15 June 2015, 2pm CET

Both Working Groups

Presentations and updates on activities and reports of member organizations

13 March 2015, 3pm CET

Both Working Groups

State of Play: What is the evidence currently available linking artistic and cultural creativity with economic and social innovation in developing countries?

To address the call for more evidence-based policy making and in the context of the SDG debates, this session allows participants to exchange information on existing data concerning the impact and spill-over effects of artistic and cultural forms of creativity on economic and social innovation. Specifically, what instruments and indicators do we have to map the effects of arts and culture on other domains of development cooperation? How is this evidence reflected in current organizational strategies (examples), and what information are we missing to move ahead?

30 October 2014, 4pm CET

Both Working Groups

How might a global partnership among organizations committed to nurturing cultural and creative economies through triangular and South-South cooperation function?

With a focus on developing countries, this discussion will bring different perspectives to bear on this question, looking in particular at what financing and investment-related actions aimed at strengthening cultural and creative assets locally would benefit from a more globally inclusive and collaborative approach, and which organizations play or could play a leading role in realizing collective actions to promote culture for economic growth, social justice and intercultural understanding.

22 September 2014

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

What does the currently ongoing rethinking or re-structuring of arts and culture programs of TF members mean for the marginalized field of international culture funding? Are we Facing New Trends in Funding Culture for Development? Presentations by Task Force members will provide insights into the rationale behind the new approaches: What were the questions and/or developments underpinning this, and what are the expected outcomes and benefits?

18 September 2014

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

Fine-tuning Guidelines for the TF Research Report on Encouraging Private Sector Investment in Culture

25 June 2014

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

Ensuring Sustainability of Funded Interventions: Where do we stand?

This call builds on a discussion held at the TF Brussels meeting and provides a space for members to share information about their efforts to identify and activate alternative sources of finance for the artistic and cultural projects and programs they support in different regions of the world. Alternative sources of finance here refers to domestic private sources, to domestic public sources and to external private sources of finance and relates to financial models, vehicles and trends as well as the related issue of measuring and communicating impact. Participants have the opportunity to discuss ongoing efforts, share lessons learnt and jointly develop ideas on how to move forward in increasing the capacity and sustainability of local organizations and assets.

02 June 2014

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

Research Study on Encouraging Private Sector Investment in Culture

This discussion will assess the aims, scope and process for conducting a TF study that collects and analyzes successful and innovative models and vehicles for funding culture with a view to creating a useful reference and advocacy tool.

15 May, 3pm CET

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

Alternative Financing Sources for the Arts in the MENA Region

This discussion looks at questions related to fostering private sector investment in the arts to diversify funding sources for the creative industries and/or the culture sector in the MENA region.

Friday, 07 March, 3:30pm CET

Working Group “Mainstreaming Culture”

Identity, Culture and Child Health

This discussion will evolve around an upcoming WG meeting aimed at developing a set of recommendations on how to apply insights from current thinking in behavioral economics and cultural / medical anthropology to existing cultural analysis tools applicable or relevant to child and maternity health interventions.

13 March 2014

All members

TF Strategy Discussion

27 March 2014

All members

Discussion on the implementation of the TF “Strategic Initiatives Group

14 May 2014

All members

Making the Case for Arts and Culture at Home” An open information exchange among members on how cultural programming is being justified, integrated and evaluated within one’s organization and how this is communicated to the outside world.

The Chatham House Rule applies.

2013 Conversations

19 December 2013

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

Discussion (hosted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands)

§ Presentation "Financing Arts and Culture in Today's Africa", Lupwishi Mbuyamba, Director, Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, followed by Q&A

25 October 2013

All Working Groups

Discussion (hosted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands)

§ Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Report from the 2013 United Nations General Assembly (Marc-Andre Dorel, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN), followed by Q&A

18 October 2013

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"


§ Towards a study on "Developing the Funding Infrastructure of the African Arts and Culture Sectors": Outcomes and Methodology

09 October 2013

Working Group "Mainstreaming Culture"


§ Using empirical evidence on impact of cultural analysis in the area of child health interventions: Towards a Focus Group

27 June, 2013

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

Discussion points:

· Discussion of potential implications of UNESCO's Hangzhou Declaration on future strategies of members' organizations (UNESCO)

· Presentation of the MDG Achievement Fund's Report: 'Review of Key Findings and Achievements: Culture and Development' (UNDP)

· Discussion of concept note on "Alternative Financing Models for the Arts Sector in the Arab World" (Ford Foundation)

26 June, 2013

Working Group "Mainstreaming Culture in Development"

Discussion points:

· Presentation and discussion: first draft of USAID's mapping exercise: ‘Tools for cultural analysis in development programming, (USAID)

· Discussion of TF questionnaire on definition and use of "culture" within members' organizations

06 May 2013

Working Group "Mainstreaming Culture in Development"

Discussion points:

· Cultural Analysis in Development Programming - Sector-Specific Analysis Tools

· Advocacy - Making a Case for the Critical Intersections of Culture and Development

25 April 2013

Working Group "Artistic Expressions and Productions"

Discussion points:

· Knowledge Management and Advocacy for Artistic Expressions within Development Funding Organizations - SDC Case Study

· Mapping Exercise - Africa: Addressing funding gaps by coordinating efforts of funders

· Financing Mechanisms for Arts in the Arab World