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Public Library. Rethinking the Infrastructures of Knowledge Production

From October 30 till November 23, 2014, the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Akademie Schloss Solitude are carrying out the project 'Public Library. Rethinking the Infrastructures of Knowledge Production'. It consists of an exhibition – which acts in the same time as an open laboratory and a 'scandromat' – at the Kunstverein's platform Querungen (Traversals) as well as a conference that will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2014 at the Kunstverein and Akademie Schloss Solitude. more >

Lack of funding for creative industry decried

Pakistan is doing reasonably in the cultural and creative industry, said South Asia Director Shreela Ghosh, at the launch event of a British Council study. The research, titled “Cultural and creative industries in Pakistan” brings to limelight the creative and cultural sector of the country, which Ghosh said were trying to make their presence felt. more >

'Dismay' at further Arts Council of Wales budget cut

A further £300,000 cut in funding has left the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) "dismayed" and warning groups not to rely on its grants. more >

Ministry hands out millions to culture research

The culture minister, Marianne Jelved, has announced that her ministry has earmarked 17.4 million kroner for culture research. The ministry has chosen to completely or partially fund 34 research projects ranging from research by museums and cultural institutions to research in the area of sports. “I am particularly pleased about the scope and the geographic diversity of the projects,” Jelved said in a press release. more >

Chiang Mai, Sokhothai and Phuket to be developed as creative cities

Thailand will present its project to develop creative cities during the 6th ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting in the Netherlands this week. Three creative cities in the project include Chiang Mai, Sukhothai and Phuket. more >

Culture helps people to understand one another: Rashid

Federal Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday said culture had made it easier for people to understand one another in a better way, thus enabling them to overcome cultural barriers. Addressing the First Plenary Session of 6th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Culture Ministers’ Conference here, the minister said culture diversity was the fundamental feature of the world’s cultures and the form of manifestation of the world civilisation. It was a source of innovation, inspiration and progress for human society, he added. more >

Declaración de Florencia defiende la integración de la cultura en la Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015

Como es de su conocimiento, la FICAAC ha estado muy activa en la promoción del papel de la cultura en el post-2015 Programa para el Desarrollo, en particular en la revisión de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible que actualmente se establece Naciones Unidas.  more >

Florence Declaration Advocates the Integration of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

As you would be aware, IFACCA has been active in promoting the role of culture in the post-2015 Development Agenda, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently being established by the United Nations. more >

Entregan recomendaciones a Consejo de la Cultura y las Artes sobre política del libro indígena

Este miércoles, concluye el Parlamento del Libro y la Palabra, una actividad organizada por la Universidad de Chile que ha instalado el debate sobre las políticas públicas que hasta la fecha han regido la creación, edición y circulación de la literatura indígena y regional. more >

UK promises £6.5 million to develop cultural collaboration with India

With a cultural relation spreading over almost 400 years, India and Britain are looking to set up a 6.5 million pound fund to promote creative collaboration between the museums of the two countries. Announcing this, UK Cabinet Minister for culture, media and sports Sajid Javid said, " I expect it to reach and benefit the artists who are overlooked but can contribute to the cultural heritage of the to countries." more >

OneBeat Residency Brings The Worlds Best Musicians together

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which one of the program’s organizers describes as a “musical exchange”—a way to create a meaningful dialogue between countries and perhaps even lead to better international relations. more >

Yves Robert Named Director of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques

Fleur Pellerin, the French Minister of Culture and Communication, has named Yves Robert to lead the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), replacing Richard Lagrange. Robert has spent his entire professional career working in contemporary art. The CNAP is a department in the Ministry of Culture and Communication involved with visual arts, design and arts professionals. It oversees the national archives of contemporary art. more >

Theatre practitioner, sculptor and poet conferred this year's Cultural Medallion

A trio of veteran artists, from the fields of English-language theatre, sculpture and Tamil poetry, will receive the Cultural Medallion on Thursday. They will be conferred the nation's highest cultural award by president Tony Tan Keng Yam at a ceremony at the Istana on Thursday evening. The award was instituted 35 years ago by former president Ong Teng Cheong, who was then Minister of Culture, to recognise individuals who have contributed greatly and are committed to the arts here. more >

¿Qué proponen los partidos políticos para la cultura?

Mientras el ministro Ricardo Ehrlich presentaba la Memoria Institucional 2010-2014 del Ministerio de Educación y Cultura en el Auditorio Nacional del Sodre, a unas cuadras de distancia, en la Ciudad Vieja, cuatro representantes designados por los partidos políticos fueron convocados en el Centro Cultural de España en Montevideo. more >

Recovering Native Languages

Several important Amazonian and Andean Native nations – most pertinently, fluent speakers of their indigenous languages – were represented at a graduation ceremony held at the Ministry of Culture. Thirty “fellows,” young and middle-aged men and women, were that day graduating from a special course on translation and interpretation. more >