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El Ministerio de Cultura afirma que ha habido un "avance" contra la piratería

El Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte ha informado hoy de que la Sección Segunda de la Comisión de Propiedad Intelectual ha resuelto más del 95 % de las 444 solicitudes presentadas por autores y entidades de gestión, y ha asegurado que ha habido un "avance" contra la piratería. more >

Arts Council England Executive Director Darren Henley: Arts well worth investment

Darren Henley writes: At Arts Council England, we’ve invested £23 million in Sheffield’s cultural life over the past five years. And when you widen our investment out to the whole of Yorkshire, that number jumps to £260 million. more >

Culture Ministry establishes 'Center of Thai Inspiration'

The Ministry of Culture has established the Center of Thai Inspiration or ‘Ban Dan Thai Center’ in the compound of Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center in Bangkok. more >

Australia Council funding: as dust clears, future emerges

The Australia Council released its revised grant program yesterday, saying it is intended to complement Senator Brandis’s NPEA. Strangely, the NPEA draft guidelines make no mention of the Australia Council. However, it is now becoming clear where each funding platform differs from the other. The NPEA is not about developing artists’ careers or nurturing the so-called arts ecology. Individual artists are not eligible for support. more >

Moscow’s Strelka Institute to partner with UNESCO on study of culture

The Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design is set to partner with UNESCO to conduct a study on the role of culture in the sustainable development of cities in 11 countries of the former Soviet Union. more >

Unique role in the promotion of international cultural diplomacy and peace

Seychelles' founding President Sir James R. Mancham was presented with "The award for distinguished contributions to the field of cultural diplomacy and world peace" at a special ceremony in the House of Lords in London where Sir James was delivering a keynote address at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth. more >

Submissions Condemn Arts Funding Cuts

The Australian arts community has roundly condemned the Federal Government in submissions to a Senate inquiry on the impact of Budget cuts to arts funding. more >

Cultura retrasa la Ley de Mecenazgo para después las elecciones

El nuevo ministro de Cultura, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, parece querer seguir los mismos pasos que su predecesor, José Ignacio Wert. Tras su elección como ministro ya anunció su intención de bajar el IVA cultural –intención también expuesta por Wert, en su momento, el ministro de Hacienda, Cristóbal Montoro y hasta el propio Mariano Rajoy-. Sin embargo, no hay fecha prevista. more >

Minister praises ties between Qatar, Italy

Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Qatar H E Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari has praised the ties of cooperation between the State of Qatar and the friendly Italy, particularly in the cultural and artistic fields. more >

"Cultural diplomacy" brings China, Italy together on new Silk Road

"We have gathered representatives of all sectors of the Italian and Chinese creative industries who want to meet and collaborate. It is very important that Italy increases its exports to China and Italy increases its investments into Italy so to enhance development fostered by cultural economics," said Francesco Rutelli, a former culture minister of the Italian government and current chairman of Priorita Cultura (Culture is Priority). more >

BPI and Arts Council England promote British music overseas

Music body, BPI, has successfully secured a grant from Arts Council England to promote music from English artists overseas. The award is part of the International Showcasing Fund delivered by Arts Council England in partnership with the British Council. more >

International forum to ignite discussion of Korean culture

An international cultural forum in Seoul in late summer will assemble the world’s creative opinion leaders to experience, discuss and globalize Korean culture. more >

Rwanda film festival launches amid growing awareness of cultural industry

Hillywood 11th edition is expected to educate and entertain film enthusiasts throughout Rwanda. more >

El Ministerio de Cultura ayuda a productores culturales

Del 3 al 6 de septiembre se realizará en el Centro Cultural Néstor Kirchner la tercera edición del Mercado de Industrias Culturales de Argentina. more >

Professor Aims to Expand Art Audiences With $3.5 Million Wallace Foundation Grant

University of Texas at Austin Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations across the nation.  more >