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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 >

Declaración de Florencia defiende la integración de la cultura en la Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015

Como es de su conocimiento, la FICAAC ha estado muy activa en la promoción del papel de la cultura en el post-2015 Programa para el Desarrollo, en particular en la revisión de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible que actualmente se establece Naciones Unidas.  more >

Florence Declaration Advocates the Integration of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

As you would be aware, IFACCA has been active in promoting the role of culture in the post-2015 Development Agenda, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently being established by the United Nations. more >

Entregan recomendaciones a Consejo de la Cultura y las Artes sobre política del libro indígena

Este miércoles, concluye el Parlamento del Libro y la Palabra, una actividad organizada por la Universidad de Chile que ha instalado el debate sobre las políticas públicas que hasta la fecha han regido la creación, edición y circulación de la literatura indígena y regional. more >

UK promises £6.5 million to develop cultural collaboration with India

With a cultural relation spreading over almost 400 years, India and Britain are looking to set up a 6.5 million pound fund to promote creative collaboration between the museums of the two countries. Announcing this, UK Cabinet Minister for culture, media and sports Sajid Javid said, " I expect it to reach and benefit the artists who are overlooked but can contribute to the cultural heritage of the to countries." more >

OneBeat Residency Brings The Worlds Best Musicians together

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which one of the program’s organizers describes as a “musical exchange”—a way to create a meaningful dialogue between countries and perhaps even lead to better international relations. more >

Yves Robert Named Director of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques

Fleur Pellerin, the French Minister of Culture and Communication, has named Yves Robert to lead the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), replacing Richard Lagrange. Robert has spent his entire professional career working in contemporary art. The CNAP is a department in the Ministry of Culture and Communication involved with visual arts, design and arts professionals. It oversees the national archives of contemporary art. more >

Theatre practitioner, sculptor and poet conferred this year's Cultural Medallion

A trio of veteran artists, from the fields of English-language theatre, sculpture and Tamil poetry, will receive the Cultural Medallion on Thursday. They will be conferred the nation's highest cultural award by president Tony Tan Keng Yam at a ceremony at the Istana on Thursday evening. The award was instituted 35 years ago by former president Ong Teng Cheong, who was then Minister of Culture, to recognise individuals who have contributed greatly and are committed to the arts here. more >

¿Qué proponen los partidos políticos para la cultura?

Mientras el ministro Ricardo Ehrlich presentaba la Memoria Institucional 2010-2014 del Ministerio de Educación y Cultura en el Auditorio Nacional del Sodre, a unas cuadras de distancia, en la Ciudad Vieja, cuatro representantes designados por los partidos políticos fueron convocados en el Centro Cultural de España en Montevideo. more >

Recovering Native Languages

Several important Amazonian and Andean Native nations – most pertinently, fluent speakers of their indigenous languages – were represented at a graduation ceremony held at the Ministry of Culture. Thirty “fellows,” young and middle-aged men and women, were that day graduating from a special course on translation and interpretation. more >

The first ever art gallery in Livingstone opened by Tourism Minister

Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata has opened the first ever art gallery in Livingstone which was constructed at a total cost of K6,000,000. Officially opening the art gallery on Thursday, Ms Kapata urged artists in Livingstone to trade in authorized areas. Ms Kapata said the Ministry of Tourism and Arts, through the National Arts Council of Zambia (NAC) would continue to develop the facility to higher standards expected of a gallery in a tourist capital. more >

2016 World Monuments Watch

Every two years, World Monuments Fund (WMF) accepts new nominations to the World Monuments Watch. The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. more >

Can Punch Cards and Photo Booths Build Visitor Loyalty?

Karen Bush had several “aha! moments” during a Loyalty Lab visitor experience workshop. In a recap post on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH)’s Loyalty Lab blog-style website documenting the work in real time, the membership director described one of them. She realized that “having a great time doesn’t necessarily make people feel connected to the institution. We have more work to do on making what feels like an active and thriving community of visitors to us feel like a thriving and connected community to those participating.” more >

Quito Hosts the Third Conference of Ibero-American Art, Work and Economy

With the motto “One signature is action, Two signatures is transaction,” the Third Conference of Ibero-American Art, Work and Economy kicked off on Tuesday in Quito at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) and lasted through to October 17. The meeting seeks to examine possible economic practices that can support artists coming from various countries, according to organizers of the conference. more >

“CNN Ones to Watch” descubrirá estrellas del arte y la cultura en CNN en español

En el episodio de estreno, el retratista Jonathan Yeo dará un acceso exclusivo a su estudio de pintura y su trabajo sobre Tamara Rojo, e identificará a los nuevos talentos del retrato. more >