Interarts is a private organisation which operates on two major areas: providing research, information and training in the fields of cultural policy and on the role of culture in local and international development; and fostering international cultural cooperation, with a focus on Europe and other regions including Latin America.
Interarts is a foundation set up in 1995. Its structure comprises a board of individual members, who are appointed on the basis of their previous record in the arts, culture and international cooperation. Professional staff currently includes 12 members, whose areas of expertise include cultural policies, creative industries, cultural cooperation, cultural rights and cultural tourism.
Interarts aims to generate and to disseminate knowledge which contributes to appraising the role of culture in human development at an international level.
More specific objectives include the following:
Research: permanent lines of research at international scale on cultural rights, cultural policies, creative industries, cultural tourism; and specific research projects within these fields of expertise.
Cooperation: organisation of international events for cultural agents, where to meet, discuss and design common projects; involvement in international projects aimed at raising awareness about the relevance of culture within development and providing resources for cultural cooperation; support to networks.
Information: free monthly e-newsletter Cyberkaris; corporate website; portal on cultural rights; etc.
Training: postgraduate course in international cultural cooperation; training opportunities for cultural professionals in fields including setting up new creative initiatives, designing international projects, etc.
Advice: guidance to new cultural entrepreneurs when designing emerging projects; briefing to public authorities and private agents on current cultural debates at international scale.
Culture Action Europe contact: Mercedes Giovinazzo
Carrer Mallorca 272, 9th floor
T. +34 934 877 022
F. +34 934 872 644