Discussing Contemporary Creativity in Cyprus
On Wednesday April 25, at 18:30 pm at the A.G. Leventis Gallery in Nicosia, the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO are co-organizing, in the context of the release of UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies”, an event on the topic of “Cultural Expressions and Pluralism: Aspects of Contemporary Creativity in Cyprus”. The Global Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures taken around the world to implement the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The Report puts forward a set of policy recommendations and produces new evidence to inform cultural policymaking and advance creativity for development
The event will include a presentation on the context of contemporary cultural policy in Cyprus, the launch of the publication “Cultural Expressions and Pluralism: Aspects of contemporary creativity in Cyprus”, which includes civil society best practices in Cyprus for the promotion of the objectives of the 2005 Convention and a presentation by UNESCO on challenges and opportunities for governments and civil society in implementing the 2005 Convention.
The opening address will be delivered by His Excellency the Minister of Education and Culture, Dr Kostas Champiaouris. The event will be concluded with a guided tour of the exhibition ‘Agonies - Diamantis’ by Dr Eleni S. Nikita, Curator of the Cyprus Collection of the A. G. Leventis Gallery.
Cyprus, a Party to the 2005 Convention since 2006, has submitted in 2017 its new quadrennial periodic report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention.