Restoration of Moroccan mosque marks the first anniversary of the CER Fund

October 2004 -

On the first anniversary of the Cultural Emergency Response (CER) on 24 September, the town of Mestassa was given a grant of 25,000 euros to allow its local residents to restore their 14 th Century mosque.

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Tropenmuseum Junior subsidised after all

October 2004 -

The Tropenmuseum Junior tropical museum will retain its structural subsidy from the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science after all. This was revealed in the Queen's Speech budget plans.

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Italy

October 2004 -

Italian cultural policy revolves around the preservation of the 'beni culturali', the cultural heritage. This is not so surprising, as Italy is an expert in this field: it is a country that houses the legacy of its rich artistic past. The extensive involvement of private organisations in the arts is typically Italian too.

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Culture and Public Action

october 2004 -

Website in connection with book on culture in development co-operation and foreign aid.

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Principles of the Sao Paulo and Gwangju biennial totally different

September 2004 -

The artist as autonomous dreamer or as the viewer's colleague. The biennials of visual arts in Sao Paulo and Gwangju, both of which open in September 2004, are based on completely opposite fundamental principles.

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Seminar of European and Asiatic culture policy in Hanoi

September 2004 -

With the fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of government leaders just ahead, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is hosting a seminar in Hanoi, Vietnam in collaboration with the Vietnamese and Belgian Ministries of Culture.

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Rwandan Centre Universitaire des Arts uses culture as a tool for reconciliation

September 2004 -

Ten years after the genocide, Rwanda is working hard to rebuild. The Centre Universitaire des Arts is making a modest, but extraordinary contribution, with recently renewed financial support from the Prince Claus Fund.

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Water the theme of the second round of Context

September 2004 -

In July and August 2004 the second round of Context, a relay project with artists from different countries, took place in Mexico City. This time the theme was water.

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International poetry festival in Macedonia

September 2004 -

The 43rd edition of the Struga International poetry festival was held from 25 – 29 August. Thirty-five poets from twenty-seven countries assembled in Macedonia to present their work. Contrary to what the festival name suggests, none of the presentations took place in Struga.

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Mapping the world the nomadic way

August 2004 -

Claudia Fontes (Argentine) visited the Australian forum South 1, and tried to find the answer to the question: what is the 'South'? And even more challenging: where is it?

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