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Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian arts

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts is a new report which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. It will be an evolving report which fills a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry.more >

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Staffan Forssell appointed to the IFACCA board

The Director General of the Swedish Arts Council, Mr Staffan Forssell, has been appointed to the IFACCA board.more >

IFACCA Board Meets in Kuala Lumpur

The 42nd Meeting of the IFACCA Board was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 9-10 March, hosted by the  National Department for Culture and Arts of the  Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The board meeting was attended by Stephen Wainwright (New Zealand), Poul Bache (Denmark), Felipe de Leon (Philippines), Datuk Norliza Rofli (Malaysia), Bilel Aboudi (Tunisia), Rosemary Mangope (South Africa), Elise Huffer (Fiji), Sarah Gardner (Executive Director) and Zhang Haiying (China) as an observer on behalf of Mr Dong . It was the first board meeting chaired by Mr Wainwright who took over as Chair on 1 January 2014.more >

Arts Leaders Talk: Minna Sirnö, Finland

We invite you to watch a video of Minna Sirnö, Director, Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Ms Sirnö shares her thoughts on marketing art as a human-based need, the role of social media in grant giving, and art as a fundamental human right.more >

Latest International News

Copyright law: fact or fiction

The Australian Copyright Council dispels some of copyright law's greatest myths.more >

How Newcastle's arts venues survived cuts

There were howls of protest in 2012 when Newcastle City Council said it would be the first British city to scrap funding for theatres, galleries and other arts venues. A compromise was found, and venues are now finding new ways to survive.more >

Bahamas National Festival Commission Releases Subsidies to Youth Culture Fest Organizations

The Bahamas National Festival Commission on Wednesday released subsidy cheques to 24 youth organizations participating in the Youth Culture Fest in Nassau this May 1, where hundreds of youngsters will showcase indigenous costumes for locals and visitors alikemore >

Latest National Arts Agency News

Cultura convocará 224 nuevas plazas de empleo público en 2015 de personal funcionario

Serán 128 plazas de nuevo ingreso y 96 plazas de promoción interna.more >

224 new positions of public employment for civil servants in the cultural field in 2015

128 will be new positions while 96 are reserved for internal promotion.more >

Culture Minister pays tribute to role of women during slavery in recognition of International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna is today paying tribute to the significant role played by countless women in slavery in recognition of International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade being observed worldwide March 25.more >

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