NAC'S “I Never Imagined” Advocacy Campaign Highlights How The Arts Help Draw People Closer 

National Arts Council, 28 March 2012,Singapore

Since the “I Never Imagined” campaign (INI) was launched a year ago to create awareness about the value and importance of the arts, Noel Gifts, a homegrown SME and a household name in the gifts and flowers industry, has stepped up and participated in a series of co-branded advertisements to highlight the power of the arts in bringing people closer.more >

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Chilean Minister of Culture featured in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

IFACCA, 09 May 2012

IFACCA has published the latest video from the ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series, an interview with Luciano Cruz-Coke Carvallo, Ministro Presidente of the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Chile.   more >

IFACCA meetings in Helsinki

IFACCA, 09 May 2012

Members of IFACCA’s European Chapter; researchers from IFACCA member organisations; and the WorldCP International Working Group will all meet in Helsinki, Finland, in the final week of June.more >

Cultural policy profile for South Korea

IFACCA, 09 May 2012

We are pleased to announce that Dr Kiwon Hong, is currently finalising a cultural policy profile of South Korea, as part of WorldCP, the international database of cultural policies.more >

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Greek Festival: a victim of the crisis

Ekathimerini, 09 May 2012, Greece

One month before raising its curtain this summer, the Greek Festival has yet to divulge its final program regarding events taking place in Athens. The same goes for the venues that will host the event’s local and foreign theater and dance performances.  more >

Panel for more funds to Culture Ministry

The Indian Express, 08 May 2012, India

The culture sector has not been accorded the priority it deserves, the Parliamentary Standing Committee has said in its report on the demand for grants by the Ministry of Culture.more >

CPLP Celebrates Portuguese Day

allAfrica, 08 May 2012, Angola

The ambassadors of CPLP Countries in Zimbabwe, namely (Angola, Brazil, Portugal and Mozambique), celebrated on Monday in Harare the Day of Portuguese Language and Lusophone Culture, an initiative of Angolan embassy in that country.  more >

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Niamh Sharkey announced as Laureate na nÓg

Arts Council Ireland, 08 May 2012,Ireland

President Michael D. Higgins announced author and illustrator Niamh Sharkey as Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, presenting her with the Laureate na nÓg medal at a special event at the Arts Council.more >

Samoa-New Zealand artistic exchange to celebrate Samoan Independence 2012

Creative New Zealand, 08 May 2012,New Zealand

Seven Samoan artists will visit New Zealand for a week in June as part of a cultural exchange celebrating Samoa’s 50th anniversary of independence and the close ties between Samoa, New Zealand and their peoples.  more >

First in a Lifetime creative experiences for Scotland

Creative Scotland , 08 May 2012,Scotland

The Year of Creative Scotland 2012 receives 2.2m boost. More people will be given First in a Lifetime opportunities to experience creativity during the Year of Creative Scotland 2012more >

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