lunes, 27 de febrero de 2017

#AlumniDelMes una campaña para reconocer la Gestión Cultural de nuestros egresados

UIC Barcelona ha iniciado una campaña mensual para reconocer a los egresados del Máster Universitario de Gestión Cultural y necesitamos tu ayuda para elegir el #AlumniDelMes
(Look below if you want to read the news in English)

Si quieres postularte o postular a un compañero que estudió contigo por sus buenas prácticas como gestores culturales, escríbenos un comentario en el post de la convocatoria en facebook la primera semana de cada mes o al correo con la información de contacto del postulado y la razòn por la que consideras que este alumni es ejemplar. (El límite de postulaciones será los segundos jueves de cada mes a las 2 p.m.)

Nosotros nos pondremos en contacto con la persona que más veces haya sido postulada para hacerle una entrevista y publicar su experiencia exitosa la última semana del mes a través de nuestra página en Facebook y en este blog. 


UIC Barcelona has started a monthly campaign to recognize the graduates of the MA in Arts and Cultural Management and we need your help to choosing the #AlumniOfTheMonth.

If you want to postulate your self or nominate other classmate for their good practices as cultural managers, write a comment in the post of the call on facebook the first week of each month or write to the email with the contact information of the Postulate and the reason why you consider that this alumni is exemplary. (The limit of applications will be the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.)

We will get in touch with the person who has been nominated for an interview and we will publish their successful experience the last week of the month through our Facebook page and this blog.

sábado, 11 de febrero de 2017

Mohammed Elrazzaz is the #TeacherOfTheMonth

This is Mohammed Elrazzaz, the teacher of “Tools for management” and “Funding for culture” courses in the English version of the MA in Arts and Cultural Management, who also was a student of the MA 8 years ago and has been the favorite teacher for almost all periods since he started to work at UIC Barcelona. Let’s get to know more about him:

Since when do you have this interest for culture and why?
Since I was a kid. My family has always encouraged me to read and enjoy art, always providing an enabling environment for this passion for grow. Luckily, I belong to an artistic family; my uncle is a top notch artist that works with different media, my cousin plays the clarinet for an international orchestra and my mom is a skilled craftswoman. I think my interest in art and culture reflects an even bigger obsession with the human condition in general. Art, architecture, literature, music, theater…they are all mirrors in which we see reflected all the changes experienced by a community at any given historical period. Beyond clichéd ideas, imagined communities and cultural Darwinism, there exists a more genuine, human culture that we all share.
We know that you love visual arts. Which one is your favorite artwork and why?
This is an impossible question to answer because I have many favorite artists from each style, current and school. If I have to mention only three artists, let them be the usual suspects: Caravaggio, Goya and the Egyptian painter Mahmoud Said.  As for artworks, I particularly like Caravaggio’s ‘Incredulity of Saint Thomas’ for its witty allegorical references and Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’ for its allusion to the Renaissance ideals and its homage to the refinement of Classical Antiquity.
Caravaggio’s ‘Incredulity of Saint Thomas’
Can you mention your other studies please and how do you relate them with culture?
I hold a bachelor of Commerce, a Postgraduate in Hispanic Studies and an MA in Arts and Culture, but I also studied astronomy, geometry and experimented with chemistry. Culture is everything really; in as far as human activity is concerned. Let us not forget that Da Vinci had to study anatomy and mathematics to perfect his ‘art’, while Plato consistently urged his companions to study geometry.
In which cities have you live and why do you decide to stay in Barcelona?
I did not really choose Barcelona; I think it chose me. I came here because my wife is Catalan and we decided to settle here. I lived all my life in Cairo, Egypt, and spent a year in Granada before moving to Barcelona. To my mind and my way of seeing things, Barcelona offers almost everything I would ask of a city. It is the coessential Mediterranean city that I cannot do without.
How do you end up studying at UIC Barcelona the Master in Cultural Management and what do you think it was the best during that period?
I have always wanted to study art and culture professionally and find a bridge between economics and culture. Cultural Management is all about managing cultural products, projects and companies in an economically viable and sustainable manner. Here is where my profile as economist comes to live in a cultural context. Cultural and creative industries promise a very interesting future
Besides being a teacher you also work in other institution. Can you tell us more about it?
I work since 2013 at the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, which is an intergovernmental organization based in Barcelona. Bringing together 43 Member States from the both shores of the Mediterranean and beyond, we work on promoting regional integration and cooperation with a focus on human and sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Launched in 2008, the UfM is a platform for regional dialogue that also translates policies into concrete actions and works on regional development projects in priority areas and fields like climate action, higher education, women empowerment, urban development, etc. The UfM is fully co-owned by both shores of the Mediterranean as reflected in its Co-Presidency and the equal footing governance between the North and the South.
What do you think that you do to be the favorite teacher in the English course always?
Honestly, I never thought of myself as anyone’s favorite teacher, but I am obviously honored and thrilled to know that some of my students think of me highly. One thing I know for sure: I am obsessed with my students and I never spare any effort to make them more comfortable in class and to create a learning environment that would facilitate my courses for them. I dedicate so many hours to the preparation and fine-tuning of the material and the selection of the readings and the case studies.

Students in his class at UIC Barcelona (2011)

What advice would you give to all the people who are considering studying cultural management or for those who are becoming or are cultural managers already?
My advice is very simple: be flexible and curious; never miss a chance to learn anything or acquire any skill no matter how irrelevant it might seem because multitasking is no longer a matter of choice. If you still think of culture and business as two separate spheres or two incompatible realms, then you are missing the very essence of cultural management. Culture is affected by business decisions and the equation also works the other way round. There is absolutely nothing wrong with starting small or on a humble scale then growing or upscaling. Without a proper understanding of at least the basics of marketing, finance and fundraising, you are unlikely to go far as an entrepreneur. When you study cultural management, you will find out that it is much more than just art history or art appreciation. An understanding of strategic planning, communication, finance, legal aspects and many other facets is a priceless asset because they are all critical success factors for your work.

martes, 7 de febrero de 2017

Agenda cultural en Barcelona 2017 #ThingsToDo in #BCN

Aquí te presentamos un listado con algunos de los eventos más relevantes en Barcelona durante este año para que no te los pierdas.
(Here we present you a list with some of the most relevant events in Barcelona during this year so you do not miss any of them)

Ramón de las Casas: Modernidad anhelada (artes visuales)
Hasta febrero 19 de jueves a domingos de 10 a.m. a 7 p.m. (10 euros)
Until february 19 from Tuesday to Sunday since 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (10 euros)

Ramon Casas, la modernidad anhelada es la exposición central del Año Ramon Casas, que conmemora el 150 aniversario del nacimiento del pintor catalán célebre por sus retratos, caricaturas y pinturas de la élite social, intelectual, económica y política de Barcelona, Madrid y París. Fue diseñador gráfico y sus carteles y postales contribuyeron a perfilar el concepto de modernismo catalán. Se trata de una producción de Museus de Sitges, la Obra Social “La Caixa” y el Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, con la colaboración de la Generalitat de Catalunya, la Diputació de Barcelona y el Ayuntamiento de Sitges. La muestra está comisariada por Ignasi Domènech, máximo responsable de colecciones de Museus de Sitges; y Francesc Quílez, coordinador de colecciones del Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Ramon Casas: The modernity longed for is the central exhibition of the Ramon Casas Year, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Catalan painter famous for his portraits, caricatures and paintings of the social, intellectual, economic and political elite of Barcelona, Madrid and Paris. He was a graphic designer and his posters and postcards helped to shape the concept of Catalan modernism. It is a production of Museums of Sitges, the Social Work "La Caixa" and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, with the collaboration of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Diputació de Barcelona and the City Council of Sitges. The exhibition is curated by Ignasi Domènech, head of museum collections in Sitges; And Francesc Quílez, collections coordinator of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

MACBA collection 31
Hasta junio de 2017, Lunes, miércoles, jueves y viernes: de 11 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. // Sábados: de 10 a.m. a 8:30 p.m. // Domingos y festivos: de 10 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. //  Martes no festivos: cerrado // Jornada de puertas abiertas: domingo 12 de febrero, de 10 a 15 hd

Until june, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. // Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. // Sundays and holydays: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. // Tuesday (not holydays is closed)
Doors open for free: Sunday, february 12th since 10 a.m. to 3 pm.

Esta exposición de la Colección MACBA propone una serie de recorridos artísticos estructurados en torno a tres grandes ámbitos: experiencia, tiempo y conflicto. La colección de un museo constituye uno de sus ámbitos principales de trabajo, pero también configura su identidad y determina su capacidad de interactuar con el presente. 

The exhibition MACBA Collection 31 offers a series of artistic itineraries built around three main subjects: experience, time and conflict. A museum collection is not only one of its main working areas, but also what configures its identity and determines its capacity to interact with the present. 

David Bowie Is
A partir del 25 de mayo: lunes de 4p.m. a 8 p.m // martes y jueves de 10 a.m. a 8 p.m. // viernes y sábado de 10 a.m. a 9 p.m. // Domingos 10 a.m. a 8 p.m.
Precios: desde 14,90 a 24,90 euros
Monday: 4-8 pm // Tuesday-Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm // Friday-Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
// Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm

A partir del 25 de mayo de 2017 el  Museo del Diseño de Barcelona  acogerá la exposición  David Bowie Is. La muestra, una producción del Victoria and Albert Museum de Londres, ha recibido ya más de un millón y medio de visitantes a las 8 ciudades que ya la han acogida hasta ahora, como la capital inglesa, Berlín, París o Chicago, lo que la convierte en la muestra más visitada en los 164 años de historia del museo británico.

The exhibition David Bowie is will take place at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Barcelona Design Museum) starting May 25, 2017. The show, produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, has already been seen by a 1.5 million visitors during its world tour to cities including Berlin, Paris and Chicago. One of the most successful exhibitions in the long-standing history of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) finally comes to Barcelona

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona will be the only venue in Spain to host “David Bowie Is”.

Festival del Mil·lenni
8 de febrero al 30 de diciembre (diferentes valores y lugares según el concierto)

El Festival del Mil·lenni es un festival que tiene lugar en Barcelona. Con una duración de 7 meses y con más de 50 conciertos se ha consolidado como uno de los festivales más importantes de la ciudad condal. El Mil·lenni ofrece una amplia gama de estilos musicales de calidad en las salas más emblemáticas de Barcelona como el Palau de la Música, El Gran Teatre del Liceu, L'Auditori, Sala Apolo, Razzmatazz, Sala Bikini, Casino de l'Aliança, etc.

The Festival of the Mil·lenni is a festival that takes place in Barcelona. With a duration of 7 months and with more than 50 concerts and it has become one of the most important festivals in the city. The Mil·lenni offers a wide range of quality musical styles in the most emblematic venues in Barcelona such as the Palau de la Música, El Gran Teatre del Liceu, L'Auditori, Sala Apolo, Razzmatazz, Sala Bikini, Casino de l'Alliance , etc.


·           Mobil World Congress – del 27 de febrero al 2 de marzo:
·           Guitar Bcn – de febrero a junio:





·           Sant Joan (Celebración de solsticio de verano con fiestas y fuegos artificiales en la Ciudad) – La noche del 23 de junio en toda Barcelona


·           Grec Festival – Durante el mes de julio





  • XXIII Salón del Manga de Barcelona (2 al 5 de noviembre)


viernes, 3 de febrero de 2017

Bienvenidos al Blog del Máster Universitario de Gestión Cultural de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

(Para ver artículos recientes te invitamos a visitar el menú superior. Esta es la bienvenida de la Directora del Máster Universitario en Gestión Cultural de UIC Barcelona)

Queridos alumnos, alumni y profesores:

Tengo la ilusión de presentaros el blog del Máster de Gestión Cultural de UIC Barcelona (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) en el que os haremos partícipes de artículos, actividades, temas de debate e informaciones de interés relacionadas con nuestra profesión de gestores culturales. Ya podéis ir navegando por el material para que os hagáis una idea de lo es este blog.

Esta también es una eficaz herramienta para que conozcáis la intensa actividad del máster de la mano de profesores, profesionales visitantes, así como de los propios alumnos y de la extensa comunidad de alumni que trabaja hoy en tres continentes.

Os animo a participar en este proyecto compartiendo con nosotros vuestras opiniones, contándonos vuestras experiencias en el ámbito laboral, vuestros planes y cualquier otro dato que consideréis

Esperando poder escucharos muy a menudo.

Marta Crispí
Directora del Máster Universitario en Gestión Cultural
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Dear students, alumni and lecturers,

It is with great pleasure that I present you the blog of the MA in Arts and Cultural Management of UIC Barcelona, where we will share with you articles, activities, debates and interesting information related with our job as arts and cultural managers. You can already check the content to have an idea of what this blog is.

This site is also an efficient tool for spreading the word on the intense activity of the MA guided by our lecturers, guest lecturers, students and our large alumni community working now on three continent.

I strongly encourage you to participate in this project by sharing your opinions, telling us about your work experience, about your plans and anything else that you find relevant to

Looking forward to actively seeing you around.

Marta Crispí
Director of the MA in Arts and Cultural Management
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya