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Artfutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education

Artfutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education brings together leading arts practitioners, educators and thinkers, across 14 countries and a variety of disciplines, to address the most pressing issues in higher arts education from the perspective of those operating within the field. more >

Export of Objects of Cultural Interest 2013/2014

The 60th annual report on the Export of Objects of Cultural Interest by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest.  more >

Healing properties: Art and Health

This NEA Arts issue looks at some of the innovative ways that organizations are using art as an instrument of healing. At the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, art therapy is helping service members grapple with the complex issues behind post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. At the nonprofit D-Rev, creative product design is forging solutions for medical issues plaguing third-world countries. AIDS Quilt workshops provide an outlet for grief and mourning, while working toward HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. COSACOSA, based in Philadelphia, uses public art to heal communities fractured by poverty and illness, and in California, EngAGE is challenging the concept of what retirement communities should look like. more >

Cultural Policies in East Asia

Corresponding with their increasing political and economic significance, East Asian countries are actively devising cultural policy so as to make their mark in the global cultural landscape. This book takes a detailed snapshot of past and current cultural policies in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. more >

Children, Social Class, and Education: Shifting Identities in Fiji

Class-based self-perception is a rising issue worldwide. In Fiji, a Pacific Island nation where ethnic divisions between indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijian descendants of indentured servants from India have been historically predominant, social-class based identities are emerging. Based on participant-observation in kindergartens in Suva Fiji, this book shows that Suva kindergartens instill social class-specific ideas about self and society. Teachers have different goals depending on the professional background of the families who attended their schools while students create friendships based on shared experience of toys, gender roles, and mass media. more >

Heritage recovery programme

This document provides a record of the collective work over the last three years of a range of agencies with responsibilities for heritage conservation – Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, ChristchurchCity Council, Waimakariri District Council, Selwyn District Council and Ngāi Tahu – and the projects which have grown out of that work. The buildings that survive the earthquakes will become a vital link to greater Christchurch’s past. more >

Emerging regulatory issues: intellectual property and global value chains

Discusses the emergence through trade and investment agreements of a changed approach to the objectives of intellectual property protection, and the challenges that approach presents for knowledge-based and innovation development of New Zealand interests. more >

Arts and culture bodies seeing “tangible benefits” from digital technologies claims new report

The Digital Culture 2014 survey by the Digital R and D Fund for the Arts comes in the middle of a three-year, £7 million research programme funded by Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Nesta examining how English arts and cultural bodies are using technology. more >

Raising our quality of life: the importance of investment in arts and culture

The paper makes four arguments: that cultural policy must be devolved and localised; that it should be democratised and publicly planned; that there be some effort to provide resources for everyday cultural participation beyond institutions; finally, that funding be connected and streamlined. These arguments aim to shift arts and cultural policy from the “instrumentalism” of the New Labour years, to a more localised and participatory approach. more >

Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu Report 2014

he Cultural Gifts Scheme encourages gifts to the nation of important items during the donor's lifetime. The report details the first full year of the Scheme which came into operation in March 2013. more >

Creating Growth

A new study conducted by EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and commissioned by GESAC (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers) reveals that the creative and cultural sectors have shown consistent growth throughout economic hardship and are the third biggest European employer.  more >

Intellectual Property and Folk, Arts and Cultural Festivals - A Practical Guide

This Guide identifies the main intellectual property (IP) challenges faced by festival organizers and outlines some practical elements of an effective IP management strategy, following a step-by-step approach. more >

Lanzamiento mundial de la 1era edición en español del Informe sobre la Economía Creativa

Científica entre el Gobierno del Distrito Federal y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), la Oficina de la UNESCO en México, en el marco del Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, llevó a cabo el lanzamiento mundial de la primera edición en español del Informe sobre la Economía Creativa. more >

Lancement du Rapport 2013 des Nations Unies sur l'économie créative, édition spéciale

Le Rapport 2013 des Nations Unies sur l'économie créative, édition spéciale, sera publié conjointement par l'UNESCO et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement et sera consacrée a l'économie créative au niveau local dans les pays en développement. Ceci est le lancement officiel du Rapport par la Directrice générale. more >

PICE Mobility Report 2013

PICE is the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture. Internationalising Spanish professionals and artists insone of the Strategic lines of action of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E). more >