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CNCA inicia oficalmente la consulta indígena para la creación del Ministerio de Cultura

Hoy se publicó en diarios la invitación para participar en este proceso, cuyo primer encuentro será el próximo domingo 28 de septiembre en el Centro Cultural Chimkowe, en Peñalolén. Este llamado inicial considera la realización 107 reuniones en todo el país. more >

Series of conferences to explore cultural networks across the Med

The Valletta 2018 Foundation will host the first in a series of annual conferences titled ‘Dialogue in the Med: exploring identity through networks’ on Thursday and Friday at the University’s Valletta campus. It will encourage debates on the common histories and geo-political realities of Europe and the Mediterranean within the spheres of international relations and cultural diplomacy. more >

Chile será sede del VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Cultura 2015

Tras una serie de acuerdos determinados en la XVII Conferencia Iberoamericana de Cultura en México, se anunció que Chile será el país encargado de organizar el VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Cultura en 2015. more >

Arts help define who we are as a nation - Creative New Zealand survey

In the last election year Creative New Zealand held a survey that showed 85 per cent of people engaged with the arts either by attending or being actively involved in the previous 12 months. more >

Iranian Culture Minister Next Target For Removal

Following the impeachment of Reza Farajidana from his position as Minister of Science and Technology, reports indicate that conservative factions now aim to summon the Minister of Culture and Guidance to Parliament for another impeachment process. more >

Writers Urge Cerar to Reconsider Culture Minister Candidate

Two renown writers' associations have sent an open letter to PM-elect Miro Cerar, urging him to pick Slovenia's new culture minister with due care and diligence. They believe filling of the post should not be subject to party horse-trading, as the culture minister represents "the soul and the face of the Slovenian nation". more >

Nigeria’s culture industries more lucrative than oil, says theatre scholar

Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Effiong Johnson has said that Nigeria’s grossly under-exploited cultural industries will be more lucrative than the oil sector with well thought out policies properly implemented. more >

Hollande promotes rising star as France’s new culture minister

The French President, François Hollande, yesterday, 26 August, named Fleur Pellerin as the new minister of culture in France’s reshuffled cabinet.  more >

‘No money from Arts Ministry, but...’

In his address Pan Trinbago vice president, Byron Serrette lamented the fact that the organisation still did not receive any money from the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism for the music festival as promised. more >

China to increase funds in development of culture industry

China's Ministry of Culture (MOC) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) will join forces to develop specific areas of the nation's cultural industry.  more >

On a Mission to Save Our Intangible Culture

Intangible cultural heritage division director Nerupama Y Modwel was in the city to conduct an awareness activity about the country’s intangible heritage. To appreciate the importance of such a division, let’s call to mind the ancient Andamanese language called Aka-Bo.  more >

Fakes plaguing Chinese antiques market drive boom in research

Art advisers and dealers have been building private libraries of auction and exhibition catalogues in a bid to plug gaps in provenance. more >

Arts Integration Teaching Method Leads to Higher Student Engagement, Creativity, New Research Finds

Recently-published research from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts seems to show that this method results in higher levels of engagement with kids.  more >

Asume Brasil la Secretaría General de la OEI

Paulo Speller, psicólogo y doctor en Ciencia Política y actual Secretario de Educación Superior brasileño, asume la Secretaría General de la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI) para el periodo 2015-2018. more >

France gets new culture minister amid economy row

Fleur Pellerin has been appointed as France’s new Minister of Culture and Communication, replacing Aurélie Filippetti who exited the job earlier this week denouncing cuts to the country’s culture budget. more >