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Arts Council Mongolia Annual report 2014

The Arts Council of Mongolia is very happy to present the annual report for 2014. In 2014, ACM effectively and successfully continued its activities while creating new initiatives and implementing sustainable projects. more >

Culture in, for and as Sustainable Development

The main results of the Action have been published in "Culture in, for and as Sustainable Development. Conclusions of the COST IS1007 Action Investigating Cultural Sustainability".  The publication  defines and describes the three roles of culture  in sustainable development identified by the Action and illustrates them with real-life cases. Furthermore it reflects the implications for policies and developing assessment frameworks.  The publication  is addressed to scientific community, policy-makers and practitioners interested in the field. more >

Annual report and accounts

Annual Reports provide an opportunity to look back on the past year’s activities and to acknowledge the most notable achievements. This year the ACNI looked a little further back, to the late 1960s, with the development and launch of the Troubles Archive. The Troubles Archive is an online archive of art relating to the 30-year period of the Northern Ireland Troubles, covering the main art forms from visual arts to TV and film. more >

Post-2015 Development Agenda, finalised text released

Sustainable Development Goals document 'Transforming our world' - finalised text for adoption released 1 August 2015.  more >

How Creativity Works in the Brain

This report summarizes themes and trends emerging from psychological and neurobiological studies of creativity. It explores models for trans-disciplinary research collaborations and it foregrounds artistic creation as a process worthy of more rigorous study. more >

Links between Arts, Learning, and Neuroscience Examined in New NEA Report

The report stems from a July 2014 research workshop co-sponsored by the NEA and the Santa Fe Institute, an independent, nonprofit research and education center. The report follows other NEA initiatives at the intersection of the arts, health, and science, including the NEA/Walter Reed Healing Arts Partnership.  more >

Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry

This edited collection provides an introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary field of cultural mapping, offering a range of perspectives that are international in scope. Cultural mapping is a mode of inquiry and a methodological tool in urban planning, cultural sustainability, and community development that makes visible the ways local stories, practices, relationships, memories, and rituals constitute places as meaningful locations. more >

Arts and Growth Report

Announcing the second of a series of policy reports from the Creative Industries Federation. The Arts and Growth report, produced in collaboration with the Arts Council England. It looked at the link between the UK's commercial creative companies and public arts investment. more >

Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the national economy

Written by Cebr (Centre for Economic and Business Research), the report provides us with new evidence that the arts and culture sector makes a strong, tangible contribution to the national economy. more >

State Arts Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Legislative Appropriations Preview report

This document summarizes how state arts agencies fared during this year's budget deliberations and includes information on the appropriations each state arts agency expects to receive for FY2016. more >

Literature & Publishing Sector Review published

The independent study provides an overview of contemporary literature provision, reflecting the successes and the distinct qualities of Literature and Publishing in Scotland whilst at the same time identifying development needs, future challenges and opportunities which will help inform the future work to best support literature and publishing in Scotland. more >

Fund-Finder. Guide to funding opportunities for arts and culture

IETM, international network for the performing arts, launches Fund-Finder, a guide to funding opportunities for the arts and culture in Europe. The publication, available for free download, provides a detailed and easy-to-read overview of public and private funding opportunities at local, national and regional level, in Europe and beyond, and describes in a simple and clear language how artistic and cultural projects can fit with the objectives of several EU funding programmes other than Creative Europe. more >

EUNIC Yearbook 2014/2015 discusses migration into Europe

In the Culture Report/EUNIC Yearbook 2014/2015, a string of renowned scholars, authors and writers, including Francis Fukuyama, Bassam Tibi, Umberto Eco, Richard Sennett and Zygmunt Bauman look for answers to the questions of an ageing European population and immigration. more >

Expression of interest: Compilation and publication of a book on Southern African and Contemporary African Dance forms

Request for Expression of interest from Universities / organisations / individuals that specialise in and have knowledge of Southern African and Contemporary African Dance to submit quotations for the compilation and publication of a book on Southern African and Contemporary African Dance forms. more >

Evaluation of the Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016: Interim Report

Initially launched as a three year pilot programme in 2009 and jointly funded by the Arts Council and The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Arts and Older People Programme aimed to increase opportunities for older people to engage with the arts, by providing funding to arts-based projects which addressed age relevant issues such as poverty, isolation and loneliness, as well as promoting positive mental health.  more >

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