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Joint statement of the ministers of culture and the European Union

On Wednesday 7 January 2015, a terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris killed 12 people, most of them journalists and artists working for the magazine. Despite regular death threats, they had vowed to continue expressing their freedom to think and to create with humour and talent. They were murdered because they drew and published cartoons.more >

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The art of valuing: between evident and evidence-based - IFACCA at Brussels meeting

IFACCA's European coordinator, Dr Diane Dodd, will represent IFACCA during a two day Satellite meeting for policy makers and funders in Brussels on 17 and 18 February 2015.  The Meeting, organised by IETM and Flanders Arts Institute aims to gather representatives of Ministries of Culture and Arts Councils from Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The discussion will focus on the different models for measuring and demonstrating the values of culture and its impacts on societies, as well as the role of such measurements on informing national cultural policies.more >

IFACCA welcomes new affiliate from Spain

IFACCA is delighted to welcome the Sociedad Estatal de Acción Cultural, Spain, as an affiliate member of IFACCA. Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a public agency dedicated to encouraging and promoting the culture and heritage of Spain, inside and outside the country’s borders.more >

La FICAAC da la bienvenida al nuevo afiliado de España

La FICAAC se complace en darle la bienvenida a la Sociedad Estatal de Acción Cultural, miembro afiliado de la FICAAC. Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) es un organismo público dedicado a impulsar y promocionar la cultura y el patrimonio de España, dentro y fuera de nuestras fronteras. more >

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Nicosia and Kiev develop closer cultural ties

A cultural cooperation programme was signed on Tuesday between Education Minister Costas Kadis and the Ambassador of Ukraine in Cyprus Borys Humeniuk, on behalf of Ukraine`s Ministry of Culture.more >

Togo hosts 5th ECOWAS Ministers of Culture meeting

The Culture Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet on 29 and 30 January 2015 in Lomé, Togo, for their 5th regular meeting to discuss some key documents of the Community’s programmes and cultural events.more >

French culture minister unveils media production roadmap

French culture minister Fleur Pellerin unveiled a new broadcasting industry roadmap at the Fipa trade fair in Biarritz.more >

Latest National Arts Agency News

Comité interministerial aprueba lineamientos que regirán el Plan Nacional de Economía Creativa

El instrumento incluye la modernización de las instituciones vigentes vinculadas al sector, garantizar un marco normativo ad hoc, el mejoramiento de las condiciones de empleo y asociatividad, y la internacionalización de los emprendedores, entre otros.more >

President Bachelet and Minister Barattini sign a bill to regulate the copyright for directors and screenwriters

The new law seeks to protect the remuneration of creators of audiovisual works and thus equate the sector with theater and music sectors.more >

Canada Council honours the memory and contributions of Chair Joseph L. Rotman

The Canada Council is deeply saddened at the news of the passing of our Chair, Mr. Joseph L. Rotman. They extend their deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and all those who benefited from his leadership.more >

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