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Tony Abbott says arts and culture as important as sport

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told a private dinner of arts leaders that art and culture are as important to Australia as sporting achievements. more >

Labour launches Arts Alliance

An initiative aimed at bringing together “all those who care about the arts and who share our vision for a 21st century arts policy which delivers arts for all” has been launched by Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman MP. more >

Culture Minister expedites technology system to improve national museums

The Ministry of Culture is expediting the application of a technology system to improve Thailand's national museums. more >

Malawi ministry initiates calendar of cultural events

The Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture has produced a fixed calendar of events that will “pull arts practitioners and cultural operators into a synchronised approach towards promoting Malawi’s culture, while fostering a sense of harmony and diversity.” more >

Museum Musings: Some peace and quiet

The problem isn’t that we don’t have museums — the city is full of them — but that we don’t know about them. Even if we do, we don’t feel particularly enthused to go there. To achieve a turnaround in this attitude, the Ministry of Culture launched a well-intentioned Museum Renewal Programme which included a Leadership Training Programme focusing on the development and training of in-service museum professionals so as to work in the areas of museum management, museum strategies and audience engagement. more >

Culture Minister: National cultural event to be organized on October 23rd

Idleb, Culture Minister Issam Khalil said that as part of the Ministry’s plans for expanding its activities, it will organize a national event on October 23rd under the title “Syrian Culture Day.” In a meeting with local social figures and officials in Idleb province on Friday, Khalil said that the Ministry’s plans will focus on children’s culture, raising new generations, and visual knowledge. more >

¿Cuán relevantes son para la cultura las políticas culturales?

La cultura es un asunto demasiado importante para dejarlo únicamente en manos de las políticas culturales. Es mi conclusión después de leer la investigación de AccesArte, Las políticas culturales del Estado salvadoreño, 1900-2012 (Walter, 2014). more >

Elaboran Plan de Salvaguardia de la Danza de los Viejos

Con la participación del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, (Conaculta), el Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura (IVEC), el ayuntamiento, el Comité Central de Comparsas de Enmascarados y los portadores (mascareros, danzantes, músicos, entre otros) quedó elaborado el Plan de Salvaguardia de la Danza de los Viejos de Tempoal. more >

Globetrotting curators

With the remarkable rise in the number of art fairs, biennales, art summits, museums and private galleries as well as ever evolving artistic practices, the role of the curator has become indispensible. In recent years, we have come to redefine the meaning of curating. Curatorial practices have become an art in their own right and curators today have come to occupy a far more important role in the production of exhibitions. more >

Bangladesh envoy briefs Minister on Dhaka art fest

Bangladeshi Ambassador Syed Masud Mahmood Khundoker has briefed the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage HE Dr Hamad bin Abdul Aziz al-Kuwari about the preparations under way for the 16th Asian Art Biennale which will be held in Dhaka in December. more >

Online arts channel to be launched with arts council backing

A new on-demand channel for the arts is to be launched with £1.8 million of funding from Arts Council England. The new channel will bring together existing arts content from video site YouTube under one channel, with digital content company Rightster awarded the contract to set it up and manage it. more >

Cultura y diversidad cultural. Cultura para un mundo mejor (blog)

Si nos detenemos unos segundos a reflexionar sobre los significados del término cultura podremos descubrir sus distintas acepciones.  more >

On the Move: New online publication

On the Move, the cultural mobility information network launches its new online publication on “First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China”. more >

Southside Arts Festival Expands

The festival – previously limited largely to the geography of south Auckland – will have events throughout the south, north, and west of the region. Southside Arts Festival 2014 – Urbanesia honours Auckland’s diverse Māori and Pacific population with activities showcasing south Pacific design, performance, literature, theatre, music, youth and more. Auckland Mayor Len Brown says Auckland, home to the largest and most diverse Māori and Pacific population in the world, can celebrate its unique culture within the local community or at one of several standout major events. more >

Singapore boosting arts spending as other countries cut back: Minister

At a time when most countries are cutting back their budgets for the arts, Singapore is spending more through artistic grants and the development of new art venues, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said on Wednesday. more >