Musings on Culture

Alejandra de Leiva's Blog



A permanently updated information and monitoring system of national cultural policies in Europe.

Independent organisation which carries out comparative cultural research and cultural policy monitoring.

International database of cultural policies.

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture.

International Journal of Cultural Policy
The journal provides an outlet for an interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of cultural policies.

Webster’s World of Cultural Democracy
An online resource center for the study of cultural policy from the perspective of cultural democracy.

Center for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick
Where I studied my MA in International Cultural Policies and Management

Culture Matters
Blog from Warwick’s CCPS.

The Cultural Value Initiative
Blog and online resource curated by Dr Eleonora Belfiore of the University of Warwick. It aims to provide a platform for exploration and discussion of ‘cultural value’.

Arts Management
Global network for professionals in the arts and the creative sector.
The networking platform for information on European arts and culture.

Cultural Box
Videoteca virtual especializada en gestión y políticas culturales.


Art Museums Worldwide
Thorough database of museums with fine art collections worldwide.

Google Art Project
Provides access to more than 30,000 high-resolution images of paintings, sculptures and photographs from art museums worldwide.

Museum Next
Europe’s conference on innovation and technology in museums.

Museum 2.0
Blog written by Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and the author of the groundbreaking book The Participatory Museum, a practical guide to making cultural institutions more participatory.

Engaging Museums
An inspirational blog about technology in museums, written by Dana Allen-Greil, Educational Technologist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Contains a great list of links related to museums, the arts, technology and marketing.

Collaborative project with the goal of supporting dialogue and creative thinking at the edge of museum education and digital media technology.

100 Best Curator and Museum Blogs
Fantastic list elaborated by Emily Thomas to study and see the latest from museums.

Media Musea
Recursos sobre museos, patrimonio cultural y tecnología.


European Film Gateway
The EFG Portal gives you quick access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials.

Filmmaking notes, film contests, tips and more.

Film Terms Glossary

International film and production resources.

Film Contracts

Free Film Contracts and Forms


International Documentary Association
Non-profit organization promoting documentary films. Based in LA.

Documentary Educational Resources

Documentary Films.Net
Provides documentary film information and resources to both viewers and filmmakers. Based in NYC.

Magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries.

European Documentary Network
Member-based organisation for professionals working with documentary film and television. Publishes DOX magazine and The EDN Financing Guide.

Online cooperation platform for the professional European documentary film world.


National organisation working to promote documentary filmmaking talent and innovation in the UK. Based in London.

The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation
Its mission is to develop, fund and distribute the work of the next generation of UK documentary filmmakers.

Online documentary magazine. In Spanish.


Online database of European film and television public funding programmes. Users can view all funding programmes by country or search by different criteria to target results more appropriately.

Independent Film Blog
Latest trends in distribution. Blog founded by Stacey Parks, author of The Insiders Guide to Film Distribution and founder of Film Specific.

Dictionary of Film Finance Terms, by Raindance


European Audiovisual Observatory
Information, statistics and downloadable publications on feature films produced within the EU.

The online European film and audiovisual portal.

Association of Film Commissioners International
List of Film Commissions worldwide.

Organisations Supporting UK Film

Shooting People
UK Independent Filmmakers Network, with over 35,000 members. Membership currently costs £30 a year.


Cahiers du Cinéma
Influential French film magazine founded in 1951. Initially edited by Éric Rohmer, it included amongst its writers Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette and Claude Chabrol.

Senses of Cinema
Online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema.

Screen International
Film industry news from UK, US, Europe.



Filmmaker Magazine


Box Office Mojo

The Numbers


El blog del cine español

Blog de cine

Historia y crítica del cine español

Ministerio de Cultura – Cine y Audiovisuales


Make Film, Teach Film
Blog of filmmaker Chris Jones, author of The Guerrilla Film Makers Handbook.

Prelinger Archives
Moving image archives that offer public domain films available for download and unrestricted reuse.

Large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material.

Access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe

Observations on film art
David Bordwell’s website on cinema (Bordwell is a prominent American film theorist, film critic and author).

Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris
One-year training programme for budding European film producers and distributors.
(I attended the course in 2008-2009)

Knots & Beads
Where I sell my handmade jewellery.

El Colectivo Londres
Online magazine I’ve collaborated with. Articles about London and culture in the UK (in Spanish).

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