Policy

Gonzalo Carámbula: "No one doubts the social importance of culture"

February 2009 -

"After so many years, the cultural sector has still failed to place the discussion on culture policy in the spotlight of public debate", says Uruguay's Gonzalo Carámbula. Carámbula is a consultant in the field of culture policy and one of the authors of Agenda 21 for Culture (2004).

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Peru

February 2009 -

The country's first national congress on culture policy was held in Lima early in December 2008. The closing document compiled during the first national conference is being discussed by parliament. It is to serve as the basis for the future Ministry for Culture.

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Unesco discusses practical implementation of culture convention

January 2009 -

The delegations that met in Paris from 8 to 12 December 2008 were faced with an important task: agreeing on the Operational Guideline determining the details of the 2005 Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions.

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Vienna Group is networking for culture in development

January 2009 -

All of the participants at the two-day network meeting in Vienna in January 2009  agreed: the diversity of artistic expression should be promoted in development cooperation.

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Successful meeting of independently operating Asian artists

January 2009 -

Writers, artists, film makers and actors shared opinions and practical information about their working conditions during the conference Culture Asia: Connecting Asian Cultural Actors held late in December 2008 in Bangalore, India.

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The Cultural Economy

January 2009 -

Part two in a series of books on culture and globalisation takes an in-depth look into the relationship between culture and economic change. A particularly well-researched book with contributions by international writers and scientists and hundreds of pages with statistics and graphs.

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Culture and urban development in the North/South perspective

December 2008 -

"Any sustainable development programme that excludes the cultural component limits its chances for success":  these words put the participants to work at the ARCADE seminar in Lille in November 2008. 

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Commonwealth Foundation gives culture top priority

November 2008 -

With the publication of the report Putting Culture First the Commonwealth Foundation has now also recognised the importance of culture in sustainable development.

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Pedro Querejazu: 'Bolivia's cultural policy magnifies differences'

November 2008 -

The executive director of Fundación EsArt opposes polarisation in his country.

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Revolution or Renaissance. Making the transition from an economic age to a cultural age

November 2008 -

In Revolution or Renaissance, D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world: economics and culture.

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