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Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains inscribed to UNESCO’s Prestigious World Heritage List

On July 3rd, the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee during its 39th session taking place in Bonn, Germany announced the inscription of the Blue and John Crow Mountains to the World Heritage List. The inscription represents the first World Heritage site for Jamaica and the first mixed (cultural and natural) site for the Caribbean sub-region. It is one of only 32 mixed sites. more >

Productores paraguayos dialogan en Colombia sobre la actualidad de la industria musical

CIRCULART, que en su sexta versión se desarrolla en Medellín, Colombia. Esta presencia es posible gracias al apoyo de la Secretaría Nacional de Cultura (SNC), a través del programa Fondos de Cultura. La comitiva nacional está conformada por Lucas Toriño, Sixto Corvalán y Sahorí Ayala. more >

George Brandis will have final say on arts funding, draft guidelines suggest

The attorney general and arts minister, George Brandis, will have the final say on all grants allocated through the newly established National Program for Excellence in the Arts, draft guidelines published on Wednesday suggest. more >

Fray Bentos celebrará la incorporación del Paisaje Industrial a la Lista de UNESCO

El Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, en colaboración con la Intendencia de Río Negro, realizará este martes 7 de julio las celebraciones por la incorporación del Paisaje Industrial Fray Bentos a la Lista de Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. more >

Republic Bank contributes $1.3M for Pan Minors Music Literacy Camps 2015

The Republic Bank Pan Minors Music Literacy Camps 2015 will be hosted by the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport’s Music Development Unit during the period July 06 to 23, 2015. Today the new Managing Director, Richard Sammy of Republic Bank presented a cheque valuing $1.3M to the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport for the Pan Minors Music Literacy Camps. Republic Bank has been a constant supporter of the development of pan music in Guyana. more >

National Program for Excellence in the Arts

The National Program for Excellence in the Arts announced in the 2015-16 Budget will commence in early 2015-16.   The draft guidelines for the Program have been released for public comment. Feedback is invited from the arts sector and broader community.


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El ministro de Educación, Cultura y Deporte fija a los jóvenes como "objetivo prioritario de su gestión"

En el primer viaje oficial que hace fuera de España, Méndez de Vigo se ha entrevistado con el presidente de la Comisión Europea, Jean Claude Juncker, a quién ha trasladado el compromiso de España para "hacer más Europa" y -ha continuado- "esto se hace también con la educación y la cultura". Méndez de Vigo ha mostrado a Juncker "la disposición del gobierno español para seguir trabajando juntos como se ha hecho hasta ahora". more >

Cultura crea fondos de contrapartida para el cine y el audiovisual

Atendiendo al hecho de que los proyectos audiovisuales seleccionados por el Programa Internacional IBERMEDIA, requieren contrapartida local para ser adjudicados, la Secretaría Nacional de Cultura, en aras de la promoción del cine y audiovisual paraguayos, creó un Fondo Especial more >

Arts Minister Brandis announces new cultural agreement signed with Singapore

Arts Minister Senator George Brandis has announced the signing of a significant cultural agreement between Australia and Singapore which will bring new opportunities to collaborate and showcase Australian creative talent overseas. more >

Boom in employment and exports for the UK’s creative industries

Latest figures reveal employment within the UK’s creative industries is increasing at more than twice the rate of the wider UK economy. more >

Aboriginal Ancestral remains return home

Arts Minister Senator George Brandis has welcomed the return of Aboriginal ancestral remains to representatives of the Dunghutti community of New South Wales at a private ceremony at the Embassy of Australia in Washington D.C. more >

World first festival puts accessible music making centre stage - See more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/arts-council-news/world-first-festival-puts-accessible-music-making-/#sthash.5vi7HHUR.dpuf

A two day festival of music in Bristol is set to challenge people's perceptions and attitudes to disability in the music industry. more >

Íñigo Méndez de Vigo is the new Minister of Education, Culture and Sport

Video of the succession ceremony.  more >

Íñigo Méndez de Vigo toma posesión de su cartera de ministro de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

Vídeo del traspaso de cartera. more >

This is the new policy council for the cultural and creative industries, which has been tasked with improving Norway’s cultural and creative competitiveness

Norwegian art and culture have enormous potential to invigorate Norway’s competitiveness. I am delighted that we have found such accomplished and successful partners to advise on how to best to get ahead in the global competition that is now unfolding locally, says Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey. more >

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