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Arts help define who we are as a nation - Creative New Zealand survey

In the last election year Creative New Zealand held a survey that showed 85 per cent of people engaged with the arts either by attending or being actively involved in the previous 12 months. more >

Hollande promotes rising star as France’s new culture minister

The French President, François Hollande, yesterday, 26 August, named Fleur Pellerin as the new minister of culture in France’s reshuffled cabinet.  more >

China to increase funds in development of culture industry

China's Ministry of Culture (MOC) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) will join forces to develop specific areas of the nation's cultural industry.  more >

On a Mission to Save Our Intangible Culture

Intangible cultural heritage division director Nerupama Y Modwel was in the city to conduct an awareness activity about the country’s intangible heritage. To appreciate the importance of such a division, let’s call to mind the ancient Andamanese language called Aka-Bo.  more >

Fakes plaguing Chinese antiques market drive boom in research

Art advisers and dealers have been building private libraries of auction and exhibition catalogues in a bid to plug gaps in provenance. more >

Arts Integration Teaching Method Leads to Higher Student Engagement, Creativity, New Research Finds

Recently-published research from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts seems to show that this method results in higher levels of engagement with kids.  more >

Romanian creative industries to have their own festival

Design, contemporary art, music, film and technology are the creative industries that can transform Romania in a regional force by the end of 2030, notes the press release of the event called Creative Est – the first festival dedicated exclusively to creative industries. more >

Chile es invitado de honor al Festival de Artes Escénicas de Brasil

El Festival se realizará entre el 4 y el 13 de septiembre, y en él participarán 7 compañías chilenas. more >

Arts chief blasts 'clueless' Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin

A former Arts Council director has voiced anger towards Stormont Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin – accusing her of being clueless about her sector. more >

French Culture Minister Quits Over Funding Cuts

In Filippetti’s fairly scathing announcement of her wish to leave the post, she says has been forced to chose loyalty to her ideals rather than to the government. She cites an “unprecedented decline in the budget of the Ministry of Culture,” as one of the principle reasons she is no longer able to participate in French government. more >

112 años de historia cultural salvadoreña

Las políticas culturales del Estado salvadoreño 1900-2012″ es el título del nuevo libro que la Fundación AccesArte pone a disposición de los salvadoreños, en el cual se hace un recorrido a través de más de un siglo de historia de las normativas que han regido la escena cultural de nuestro país. more >

Claudia Barattini: Creación del ministerio de Cultura “no puede ser express”

La creación del nuevo ministerio de Cultura “no puede ser express”, dijo la ministra Claudia Barattini, en el marco de la XI Convención Nacional de Cultura que se desarrolló este fin de semana en Temuco. more >

Bulgarian Authorities 'Abdicated' Culture - Interim Minister

Caretaker Culture Minister Martin Ivanov said on Sunday that Bulgaria's authorities abdicated culture decades ago. more >

Ministerio de Cultura francés en guerra con Amazon

El número uno en ventas está siendo cuestionado nuevamente luego de ser criticado por su evasión tributaria y sus condiciones inhumanas de trabajo. more >

Class a big issue in arts, says BBC drama boss

Acting has become too much of a middle-class profession because gaining entry into it is so expensive, according to Ben Stephenson, controller of drama commissioning at the BBC. more >