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Nicosia and Kiev develop closer cultural ties

A cultural cooperation programme was signed on Tuesday between Education Minister Costas Kadis and the Ambassador of Ukraine in Cyprus Borys Humeniuk, on behalf of Ukraine`s Ministry of Culture. more >

Togo hosts 5th ECOWAS Ministers of Culture meeting

The Culture Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet on 29 and 30 January 2015 in Lomé, Togo, for their 5th regular meeting to discuss some key documents of the Community’s programmes and cultural events. more >

French culture minister unveils media production roadmap

French culture minister Fleur Pellerin unveiled a new broadcasting industry roadmap at the Fipa trade fair in Biarritz. more >

Need policy to support arts

Speaking at a session titled The Drama of Dance, former Censor Board Chairperson Leela Samson said that there is a need to set up a comprehensive arts policy to support dance and other art forms. She also pointed out that the government is least interested in popularising arts. more >

Renaissance man Joseph Rotman was a patron of education

Joseph Rotman was the definition of a renaissance man, combining a wide-ranging business career across many industry sectors with a passion for collecting modern art, a love of the tango, and a broad fascination with science and neurology research. more >

Iranian, Portuguese Ministers Welcome Enhancement of Cultural Cooperation

Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati and Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete, in a meeting on Tuesday, said that both Tehran and Lisbon are keen to boost their relations, particularly in the cultural fields. “There is a solid base for expansion of bilateral relations and the two countries can promote their all-out cooperation in the next years,” Jannati said. more >

El 2015 será un festín artistíco en Guatemala

Desde el 19 de enero recién pasado, el nombre de la Ciudad de Guatemala suena en Latinoamérica, España y Portugal, por la designación como Capital Iberoamericana de la Cultura, otorgada por la Unión de Ciudades Capitales Iberoamericanas (Ucci). more >

Jane Chu, NEA’s new chairwoman, takes populist approach

Jane Chu brings a fascinating personal history to the head position of the National Endowment for the Arts, which turns 50 this year. The only child of Chinese-born parents who came to the U.S. separately a year before the communist revolution of 1949, she was born in Oklahoma and raised in Arkansas. more >

Togo hosts 5th ECOWAS Ministers of Culture meeting

The Culture Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet on 29 and 30 January 2015 in Lomé, Togo, for their 5th regular meeting to discuss some key documents of the Community’s programmes and cultural events. more >

Arts attendance jumps, Irish remain ‘creative’ – Arts Council survey

Irish people regard the arts as an important part of society, with a majority attending performances and other arts events regularly and many participating in artistic and creative activities themselves, new research reveals. more >

Minister speaks of economic benefits of the arts

The Minister for Education and Children has underlined the economic and reputational benefits the arts bring to the Isle of Man. more >

Ministerio de Cultura reconoció trabajo de artistas de teatro, pintura, danza y literatura

El Ministerio de Cultura entregó hoy los premios nacionales en las categorías de danza, teatro, literatura, artes plásticas y periodismo. more >

Culture Ministry 2016 objectives

The Ministry of Culture's main objectives for the 2016 fiscal year are to promote peaceful society and culture-based tourism, Culture Minister Weera Rojpojanarat said. more >

Putin Briefs Ministers on Implementing Unified Cultural Policy

The Russian president has briefed his ministers on the development of policies aimed at implementing the government's new strategy on cultural policy. more >

In the UAE’s year of innovation, don’t forget the arts

This year has been officially declared the Year of Innovation in the UAE. Near the end of 2014, the Government launched the National Innovation Strategy that aims to make the country one of the world’s most innovative nations within seven years, focusing on education as one of the key sectors. more >

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