SICA

Keizersgracht 324 (Felix Meritis)
1016 EZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 616 4225

More about SICA at the Power of Culture

Odile Katese: "Rwanda needs art so that it can dream again"

July 2009 -

The Rwandan author, actress and director likes to think big. Her dream: creating a culture of hope and happiness in Rwanda.

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The world in 2008

June 2009 -

2008 Summary SICA and the Netherlands' cultural exchange mapped according to the Buitengaats figures.

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Christopher Cozier: "My sketchpads have become my studio"

March 2009 -

The work of Trinidad artist, editor and researcher Cozier's work is characterised by his strong engagement with the post-colonial Caribbean.

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Akram Zataari: "Collecting is an art form"

March 2009 -

Lebanese video artist, curator and photographer Akram Zaatari is also an 'archive artist', since he claims that collecting is an art form. The old photographs he showes differ significantly from the images we normally see from the Middle East. Recently he was a guest at The Human Body Special, as part of  the Café Mediterranée programme in Amsterdam.

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Surprising Africa - Cross media storytelling

september 2008 -

Cross media storytelling, vibrant and fast moving technological and creative development from cities across Africa.

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Curiosity without borders: revolution in Dutch art world

April 2008 -

A Curiosity Manifesto and improved cooperation between the organisations were the results of the Unlimited Curiosity symposium held on 31 March 2008.

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Policy by donor countries

March 2007 -

The Power of Culture published a summary in 2004 describing the primary policy activities of European donor countries in the area of culture and development. Because much has changed in scarcely three years, the articles have now been updated. Two new countries have also been added: Denmark and Austria.

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Influence of the WTO and the Unesco Treaty on world trade in culture is unclear

July 2006 -

For some time there have been warnings that national art subsidies are under pressure from agreements that countries make in the framework of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Because of free trade and the related consumer preferences, indigenous cultural products ultimately end up getting the short end of the stick.

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Cultural mobility made easier in the Netherlands

June 2006 -

Stimulating the mobility of artists and artistic productions is one of the policy objectives in the international cultural policy of the Netherlands.

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