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Middle class people dominate arts, survey finds

Findings also reveal extent to which gender and ethnicity influence prospects of entering and gaining fair deal in industry. more >

Culture Ministry launches Thai Culture Mobile app

The Culture Ministry on Thursday launched Thai Culture Mobile app to provide information on more than 70,000 cultural tourist destination sites. more >

El fraude del ‘taquillazo’ simulaba pases y se inventaba espectadores

El fraude del taquillazo acredita que numerosos cines españoles llevan años simulando pases de películas (ni siquiera las exhiben) y falseando al alza la cifra de espectadores para sacar tajada de las millonarias subvenciones que ofrece el Gobierno al cine español. more >

The fear of funding cuts

When the state is the biggest sponsor of the arts scene, artists rightfully fear being shut out for not toeing the official line.  more >

Edinburgh arts: council to set up new Task Force, one-stop help and new 'open' grants fund

The new plan, to be discussed by councillors next week, includes a series of six aims as well as the task force, to be lead by a "cultural big hitter", to advise and guide council arts policy. The new cultural policy has been developed by the City of Edinburgh Council with input from local artists, directors and venues, the Desire Lines group. more >

Report: Conference on Cultural Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2015

Can cultural rights become a global discourse for supporting inclusive social and political development, and for fostering intercultural dialogue for the mutual understanding of cultures? more >

#ONCulture trending after Ontario asks residents what culture means to them

Political leaders asked residents to tell them how they'd strengthen the province's arts and culture, asking for public input to guide the priorities of next year's Ontario Culture Strategy.  "Culture is all the ways we remember, tell and celebrate our stories, and present and interpret the stories of others," the province said in a statement. more >

Culture: a catalyst for sustainable development of Asian and European cities

Cities are increasingly acting as catalysts for culture-led urban development in Asia and Europe. Through people-centred policies, inclusive governance and speedy decision-making, cities are proving to be innovative hubs for creativity. This message was at the core of the findings that emerged from the AsiaEurope Foundation (ASEF) 8th Public Forum on Creative Cities in Asia and Europe – Cities: Living Labs for Culture? held on 24 November 2015 in Gwangju, Korea, at the Asia Culture Center, the single largest cultural project in the history of Korea. more >

Italy’s Renzi vows to fight terrorism threat with culture

Matteo Renzi has come up with what may seem a uniquely Italian solution to the security threat gripping Europe: to fight terrorism with culture. more >

Research leads to evaluation framework for arts and health

Advice and resources to help arts and health professionals conduct more robust and credible evaluations of their work are being made more widely available through a new website. more >

Cyber security, culture on agenda as India, Malaysia sign 3 MoUs

India and Malaysia on Monday signed three MoUs for cooperation in cyber security, public administration and culture even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought a scaling up of trade and investment. The memorandums of understanding were signed following talks between Modi and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak in the Prime Minister’s Office complex at Putrajaya, the federal administrative complex south of Kuala Lumpur. more >

Denmark’s culture minister wants state broadcaster DR to introduce login to online media

Minister responds to pressure from private media companies to level the playing field. In order to better enable private media companies to compete with the state broadcaster, Bertel Haarder, the culture minister, is pushing for DR to introduce a log-in for its online media. more >

A rich cultural oasis has become the new normal

It's clear from the widely-diversified events of the UAE arts and culture scene that there is a real commitment at Government level to promoting this aspect of the country's development. more >

Ministro Long dijo que este año será la última FIL sin una Ley de Cultura

La clausura de la octava Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) se tornó en una fiesta en honor a la cultura Mapuche de Chile. Varios exponente de esta cultura ancestral expusieron su música, poesía y cosmovisión. more >

Culture is a global value

This unique cultural initiative, the first of its kind since CHOGM started taking place in 1971, was presented by the CHOGM Malta 2015 External Culture Programme bearing the theme Culture as Global Value. It was co-financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs through its Cultural Diplomacy Fund together with the Arts Council Malta. more >