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Public Library. Rethinking the Infrastructures of Knowledge Production

From October 30 till November 23, 2014, the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Akademie Schloss Solitude are carrying out the project 'Public Library. Rethinking the Infrastructures of Knowledge Production'. It consists of an exhibition – which acts in the same time as an open laboratory and a 'scandromat' – at the Kunstverein's platform Querungen (Traversals) as well as a conference that will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2014 at the Kunstverein and Akademie Schloss Solitude. more >

Actors Trained On Ebola Signs, Symptoms

Sixty participants drawn from six drama groups across West Coast Region on Tuesday concluded a two-day training on the signs and symptoms of Ebola, at the Somita Health Facility in Foni Berefet District. more >

Changes to Lottery funding rule will hurt arts

The National Lottery is an important lifeline to millions of South Africans. As a result of its grants, excellent work is done by NGOs and NPC’s around South Africa. All are important, vital even, to the soul, health and economy of our fragile society. Thus it is with distress that we read of the proposed regulation changes published by the Department of Trade and Industry.  more >

Industry bodies call for tax break to support creative businesses

Two industry bodies have united to call for a tax relief scheme to support training and development in the creative industries. more >

Ministra de Cultura de Francia, sin tiempo para la literatura

La ministra de Cultura de Francia, Fleur Pellerin, sorprendió a sus compatriotas al declarar no tener mucho tiempo para la literatura y ser incapaz de mencionar el título de un libro del premio Nobel de literatura Patrick Modiano.     more >

Intercultural dialogue in CIS fosters respect for history and traditions of nations

Promoting the intercultural dialogue in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) fosters respect for the history and traditions of the peoples, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev said when speaking at a meeting of the Council for Cultural Cooperation, which is running in Sochi (Krasnaya Polyana) on 27-28 October.     more >

Cultural Revolution gains momentum in Seychelles

It is becoming more and more evident that Seychelles is undergoing a Cultural Revolution of its own. This statement was again echoed by Joseph Sinon, the popular artist comedian during the big open air musical show of Festival Kreol 2014 that was held at Au Cap during the festival's 'Dimans Kreol Borlanmer' (Creole picnic). This same statement has previously been aired by veteran artist Jean Marc Volcy and agin by different other artists during the last 15th August Celebrations on La Digue. more >

U.S Embassy announces open of 2015 Cultural Preservation Fund

The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS announces the opening of the 2015 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). more >

Report on creative industries paints a rosy prognosis

A report on Pakistan’s potential cultural and creative industries released by the British Council on Wednesday draws an optimistic picture of the endeavour. more >

Minister opens Cultural Convoys event

Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development, has said that his ministry will continue the “Cultural Convoys” initiative upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to enhance social cohesion.  more >

Arts Council figures reveal it costs just 32p each a week for us each to enjoy culture in Wales

The arts sector in Wales employs more than 30,000 people and saw more than four million engaging in activities during one year. As the Arts Council of Wales unveils its latest figures, chief executive Nick Capaldi says we need to value the industry more.  more >

Colombia se fortalece a través de las Escuelas de Música

Desde hace once años el Ministerio de Cultura, a través del Plan Nacional de Música para la Convivencia -PNMC-, se dió a la tarea de impulsar la música en todo el país. more >

Llegó el momento para los emprendedores de la industria creativa: Mincultura

El momento para que los emprendedores de la industria creativa y cultural del país llegó con el IV Encuentro Nacional del Laboratorio de Emprendimiento C3+d, un programa del Ministerio de Cultura y la Corporación Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología de Antioquia que se realiza para fomentar la creación de contenidos culturales por medio de las TIC. more >

El Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial quedará protegido por ley

El Ejecutivo refuerza la tutela de trashumancia, jota e improvisación, entre otros bienes. more >

Ghana government to train people for the creative arts

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts is to train 3,000 people for the creative arts industry with funding from the Japanese government. Tools and raw materials are being procured to ensure an effective training programme to produce professionals who could transform the industry. more >