National Arts Agency News

News from national government agencies that support the arts. Subscribe to our newsletter, ACORNS. To feature your national agency’s news please email us.

Please read our disclaimer text.

Show year: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Latest National Arts Agency News:

New website uncovers Mongolia's Buddhist past as memories and traces fade

In January 2015 the website went live. Mongolia’s Buddhist heritage is revealed in a treasure trove of data presented in this website of the Documentation of Mongolian Monasteries project. more >

Arts and Human rights” program successfully organized

On December 19, the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) organized an Arts and human rights’ presentation and talk at ACM’s Red Ger gallery with support of the Embassy of Canada. The talk aimed to increase public awareness of human rights and social inequality through the arts and brought together different opinion makers, artists and human rights specialists to discuss selected topics. more >

Borak Arts Series

The Borak Arts Series, an arts conference for creative practitioners and business  leaders were held on 22-23 November 2014 at MAP KL, Publika,  Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.  more >

Richard Findlay Appointed as New Creative Scotland Chair

Richard Findlay, former STV and National Theatre of Scotland chair, appointed. more >

Creative Industries worth £8.8 million an hour to UK economy

New figures published today reveal that the UK's Creative Industries are now worth £76.9 billlion per year to the UK economy. more >

Implementation of Resolution 33 - building Vietnamese culture through sustainable development

Building culture and arts should be focused on developing cultural industry. Discussions between some 30 managers and researchers is the foundation of turning the Resolution into a reality. more >

Joint statement of the ministers of culture and the European Union

On Wednesday 7 January 2015, a terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris killed 12 people, most of them journalists and artists working for the magazine. Despite regular death threats, they had vowed to continue expressing their freedom to think and to create with humour and talent. They were murdered because they drew and published cartoons. more >

NAC CEO joins International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultures Agencies board

The National Arts Council (NAC) has announced that its CEO Rosemary Mangope has been appointed to The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies board (IFACCA). more >

Ejemplar, el convenio sobre patrimonio subacuático suscrito por México y España: Jesús Prieto de Pedro

Rafael Tovar e José Ignacio Wert firmaron el acuerdo en junio pasado. more >

Firma del Convenio para la creación de la Comisión Interadministrativa del “IV Centenario de la Segunda Parte de El Quijote”

La conmemoración está considerada por el Gobierno como ‘acontecimiento de excepcional interés público’. more >

Interested cities attend information meeting on European Capital of Culture 2020

Representatives from a number of Irish locations vying to host the European Capital of Culture 2020 have today (Monday) attended an information briefing hosted by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the European Commission in Dublin. more >

Developing culture and tourism plan in the central economic region

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has a master plan to develop culture and tourism in the key central economic region of Vietnam until 2020. more >

New Cabinet sworn in before the President.

Ten new state Ministers were also sworn in today.  MP Nandimithra Ekanayake is the State Minister of Culture and Arts while Fizar Musthapha is the State Minister of Aviation Services.  more >

De Culto es el nuevo portal de noticias culturales del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes de Chile.

Portal de Arte y Cultura contiene noticias e informaciones del Consejo de la Cultura y de instituciones culturales de todo el país, visibilizando las iniciativas de municipalidades, centros comunitarios, gestores culturales, elencos, entre otros. more >

MinC promove especialização em acessibilidade cultural

O Ministério da Cultura (MinC) e a Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) iniciam, nesta sexta-feira (9/1), processo seletivo para o curso de especialização em acessibilidade cultural – turma de 2015. more >