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Education and culture bodies to be subject to scrutiny by MSPs

Scotland's main educational and cultural bodies will be asked to demonstrate how effectively they are spending public money by a Holyrood Committee. more >

Golding says Copyright Law will bolster creative industries

Minister of Justice Mark Golding says the new copyright law will provide incentive for further development of the country's creative industries. more >

Arts Minister releases guidelines for new fund rewarding 'excellence'

Federal Arts Minister George Brandis has finally unveiled the selection criteria for his controversial National Program for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA), but they give little indication of what may qualify as "excellent". more >

Sector cultural con cambios

Sylvie Durán, ministra de Cultura y Juventud, eligió nuevos jerarcas para el Teatro Nacional, Centro de Patrimonio y el Sistema de Educación Musical more >

Celebran este miércoles 15 aniversario creación Ministerio de Cultura

El Ministerio de Cultura (MINC) arriba este miércoles al décimo quinto aniversario de su fundación, hecho que será celebrado por empleados, funcionarios e invitados en dos actos que encabezará el ministro José Antonio Rodríguez. more >

Deepening Bulgarian-Polish cultural ties

Vezhdi Rashidov, the Bulgarian Minister of Culture, will meet Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland Malgorzata Omilanowska and is reportedly expected to propose a joint project and a three-year inter-institutional programme on cultural cooperation. more >

'Webtoons' become S Korea's latest cultural phenomenon

The webtoon industry in South Korea, which continues to thrive, was estimated to be worth $153.5m in 2014, according to an estimate by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Research shows there are 4,661 webtoon artists drawing 4,440 webtoons and publishing them through online platforms such as the country’s largest portal services Naver and Daum. more >

Ramón Rivas: “El Ministerio (de Cultura) no es una deuda”

Mientras que el secretario de Cultura asegura que el Ministerio de Cultura no es una deuda pendiente, el secretario de Comunicaciones le corrige la plana y asegura que la Presidencia reconoce que ya están tomando medidas para saldar esa deuda, dado que fue el mismo presidente Sánchez Cerén el que prometió la nueva entidad. more >

Ministry keen to revive Qatar’s cultural heritage

ThE the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari has underlined that Qatar aims to protect its cultural heritage and maintain the social heritage as an integral part of its development efforts.  more >

Russian culture minister calls for tax on Hollywood films

Vladimir Medinsky wants an end to the current system, which the Russian government believes is subsidising the US film industry. more >

Ministro Ottone destacó vínculos entre el Consejo de la Cultura y los pueblos originarios

En el Estadio Municipal de Recoleta se lleva a cabo la tercera edición de la "Fiesta del Sol: Encuentro de Pueblos Originarios". more >

Northern Ireland creative industries soar 11%

Northern Ireland's creative industries are on the rise with a recent 11% increase in growth value added (GVA) to £797m. more >

Mariano Rajoy Names Iñigo Méndez De Vigo Education Minister, Replacing José Ignacio Wert

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy named Iñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo as his new Education, Culture & Sport Minister on Thursday evening, replacing José Ignacio Wert, Spanish news agency EFE reported. more >

Íñigo Méndez de Vigo sustituye a José Ignacio Wert como ministro de Educación

El presidente del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, ha comunicado este jueves por la tarde al Rey que ha nombrado como ministro de Educación, Cultura y Deportes a Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, hasta ahora secretario de Estado para la Unión Europea.     more >

JCDC unveils culture passports

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) on Tuesday, unveiled its Culture Passport, which will allow holders to access key cultural and heritage sites across Jamaica. more >

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