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Will the Emerging Field of "Social Practice" Shake Up the Arts Funding Landscape?

Social practice has been defined by the Los Angeles Times as "art that requires the engagement and participation of its audience." The concept of social practice has some seemingly innocuous quirks that make it stand apart, while simultaneously borrowing from other movements and genres. more >

Public Archaeology and Heritage Group seminar and workshop re-cap

The Grup d’ Arqueología Pública i Patrimoni  (Public Archaeology and Heritage Group) lead by Margarita Diaz-Andreu (ICREA-UB) organized a seminar and a workshop during the 18 to 20 of February, 2015. Both events were held in the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), and linked to the European project Heritage@Values Network.  more >

Heavyweight report demands future government protects arts cash

A wide-ranging policy review of the creative industries has called on the next government to treat culture as a priority sector and “strongly champion the intrinsic value of the arts”. more >

UCLG Culture Summit in Bilbao: the media

The City of Bilbao hosted the first Culture Summit of UCLG, 18-20 March 2015. For 3 days, 6 plenary sessions and 9 specific sessions were successfully organized.  Many cultural agents from all around the world gathered in order to exchange about their practices and promote the #culture2015goal and #UrbanSDG campaigns. more >

Se dialogan opciones del futuro para el instituto de cultura puertorriqueña

Puerto Rico Capital Americana de la Cultura 2015 presenta en San Juan  la Cumbre Cultural Puerto Rico 2015, en el que se conocerá y se discutirá el futuro del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña contenido en el Informe de la Comisión para el Desarrollo Cultural del Gobernador y el proyecto del senador Antonio J. Fas Alzamora para creación del Departamento de Arte y Cultura. more >

Croatia culture minister quits over financial irregularities

Croatia's Culture Minister Andrea Zlatar Violic resigned on Wednesday over financial irregularities in her department, the ninth minister to leave since the coalition came to power in December 2011.   more >

Ministro Cultura gana 300 mil pesos desde agosto 2012

El ministro de Cultura, José Antonio Rodríguez, confirmó ayer que su salario le fue aumentado de 70 mil a 300 mil pesos desde que asumió el cargo, con los que tendrá que cubrir todos sus gastos, y dijo que unos 500 empleados de la entidad también recibieron alza de sueldo de entre 50% y un 100 por ciento. more >

Dimite la ministra de Cultura croata por un uso irregular de 20.000 euros

Andrea Zlatar Violic, la ministra de Cultura de Croacia, ha dimitido tras conocerse que hizo un uso indebido de unos 20.000 euros de dinero público. Se ha disculpado en un comunicado y dice que considera lógico dimitir aunque ya haya devulto todo el dinero. more >

Minister Calls for Innovation At National Museums

The Minister for Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, has called upon officials at the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (IMNR) to embrace innovation to attract more tourists. more >

Brazil's Economic Crisis Leads to Culture Budget Cuts and Affects Private Sector

At a time when the government admits difficulties in the economic scenario, the culture budget has already been cut by the federal, state and municipal administrations. more >

Arts, culture sector has potential to generate higher income

Arts and culture is a promising industry, and has the potential of generating higher national income in the future, notes Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. more >

United Nations special rapporteur to speak about Indigenous rights

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, an Indigenous leader from the Cordillera Region in the Philippines, will be in Kelowna to discuss her new role as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples more >

Cuba and UNESCO to deepen diplomatic and cooperation links

The meeting focused on major issues on the UNESCO agenda, including development post 2015, in which the island has played a major role in boosting and defending education, science and culture as part of that effort, according to the permanent Cuban mission. more >

Los museos españoles, por encima de la media mundial en el uso de tecnologías

Los museos españoles se encuentran muy por encima de la media a nivel mundial en el uso de nuevas tecnologías y sólo las instituciones anglosajonas tienen un recorrido mayor, aunque en la utilización de redes sociales estamos "muy avanzados" y en algunos aspectos "somos vanguardistas". more >

"El INAC es una institución bastante compleja y heterogénea"

Uno de los retos más llamativos que ha tenido que enfrentar Mariana Núñez de Haugland desde que asumió la dirección del ‘complejo’ Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INAC) ha sido el rescate del estatus como patrimonio de la humanidad del Casco Antiguo. more >

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