CAUSES | Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts worthy of your support: Filipino American Museum’s Bayanihan Spirit and Purple Yam Restaurant’s Sunday brunch

As someone who has received tons of emails announcing their own typhoon relief efforts, I’d like to call attention to two benefits in Brooklyn for which I voice my whole-hearted support. Read More

CULTURE KLATCH | Indonesian government focuses on the nexus of culture and sustainable development in Bali forum

Everyone knows that by investing in the arts and incorporating arts and culture into their economic development plans, counties can reap numerous benefits — economic, social, civic, and cultural—that help generate a more stable, creative workforce; new tourism; and more livable communities. But as long as cultural sustainability is framed in terms of promotion, national image, tourism and economic advantage alone, there will never be a true paradigm shift. Read More

DEADLINES| “Transnational Dialogues” (2014) seeks participants from Europe, China and Brazil

In 2014, Transnational Dialogues: Change Utopia will bring forward a specific collaboration between Europe, China and Brazil, coordinating young creatives from the three continents to reflect and create together in a year-long process of networked-production, a multi-layered exchange and mix of virtual collaboration, meetings, seminars and research caravans that outline a new transnational model of cross-media and cross-national production. Read More

DEADLINES | Japan Foundation seeks applications for its Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

Japan Foundation gives funding to an Exhibitions Abroad Support Program, designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. Read More

DEADLINES | ArtPlace invites letters of inquiry for “creative placemaking projects”

Grants will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to have a transformative impact on community vibrancy. Applications are encouraged from all 50 states and any U.S. territory. Read More

DISSENT VS. DIPLOMACY | Did the US exact revenge against Bulgarian-German writer Ilija Trojanov for his critique of America’s NSA surveillance powers?

Ilija Trojanov, a Bulgarian-German author, was on his way to a Denver conference of the German Studies Association, and had been issued an invitation to appear at the Goethe-Institut’s “New Literature From Europe” Festival in November. “Barring Mr. Trojanov, an outspoken critic of America’s controversial surveillance powers, from attending an academic conference in the United States will hardly calm the anxiety our colleagues around the world are feeling about America’s electronic spying,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American Center. Read More

AWARDS | “A Song for My Mother” wins Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Essay

The Plaridel Awards, a national competition honoring excellence in Filipino American journalism, were announced by the Philippine American Press Club USA (PAPC USA). The Plaridel Awards is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar, a Filipino journalist and publisher who over a century ago went into exile in Europe. Plaridel was his nom de plume, the anagram of his surname, Del Pilar. Read More