Circus in Ethiopia for street children and AIDS orphans

May 2004 -

In Ethiopia, the circus is more than performing feats. Street children and AIDS orphans there are trained as performers, and their songs deal with topics including AIDS and children's rights.

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Culture Council gives negative recommendation regarding Tropenmuseum Junior

May 2004 -

The Culture Council has advised the Netherlands' Junior Minister for Culture to stop structural OCW (Education, Culture and Science) subsidy for Tropenmuseum Junior. Museum staff members are astounded.

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'Sharing cultures' in a larger Europe

May 2004 -

One week before the European Union welcomed ten new member states, the European Cultural Foundation celebrated its fiftieth birthday under the title 'Fifty years of sharing cultures'.

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Kanoon, Tropenmuseum Junior's partner

May 2004 -

In September 2003, Tropenmuseum Junior opened Paradise and Co. about Iran. Continuing along this theme, the museum initiated Kids-at-Iran.nl: thirty Dutch and thirty Iranian children learn about one another's cultures via Internet, video letters, photography, animation and art. The Iranian partner for this project is Kanoon.

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Migrantsoul

may 2004 -

Migrantsoul displays photographs of migrants from Bangladesh, throughout Asia and Europe.

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Presentation Okwui Enwezor at ECF conference on engaged art

April 2004 -

From 11 to 14 March, the European cultural Foundation (ECF) organised the conference Almost Real in Utrecht. Some one hundred and fifty visitors from Europe and the rest of the world participated in workshops and debates about art and social changes. The high point of the conference was a presentation by Okwui Enwezor titled The Artist as Producer in Times of Crisis.

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Conference Cairo and Beyond about the role of culture

April 2004 -

Experts from fifty countries met in Amsterdam in March 2004 for the conference Cairo and Beyond - Reproductive Rights and Culture. Special focus was placed on the power of culture.

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Fórum Cultural Mundial: super debate on art and culture

April 2004 -

What part does art play in society and in the interests of the world's artists? Has globalisation destroyed or strengthened cultural diversity?

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Subsidy for youth theatre group Het Waterhuis

April 2004 -

Theatre group Het Waterhuis will receive a structural annual of one hundred thousand euros from the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation. This troupe is often active in Africa with youth performances about subjects such as Aids and child soldiers.

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CER pays part of furnishings for Baghdad university library

April 2004 -

With the first gift from the Cultural Emergency Response (CER) fund, the reading room in the university library in Baghdad has been refurbished.

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