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A new decade for Tajik musicians – UNESCO project gives rise to the the first female music manager

In 2012, the project Strengthening and diversifying music production in Tajikistan, brought about a dramatic change in...

UNESCO funds nine new projects to support culture in developing countries

Nine proposals that will boost the cultural and creative industries in nine developing countries were approved on...
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Made-in-Kinshasa: boundless creativity revealed in city's first culture survey

Kinshasa, a UNESCO Creative City of Music, bears witness to the rapid growth of creative initiatives, movements and...

Palestine: Community-based theatre inspires the youth in Gaza

Community theatre has the power to bring people together. It can also help community members acquire new skills, foster...

Art reinvents public space in Albania

The fusion of art and public space is at the heart of the project set up by Ekphrasis Studio, a non-profit organization...

Reviving Malagasy cinema through professional trainings

Encouraging young people to use cinema as a means of expression for the establishment of a film industry, a project...
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Palestine: Young women behind the camera in the spotlight at audio-visual training

The film industry’s gender gap is in the spotlight, with actors speaking up against under-representation and unequal...

Developing Colombia’s creative economy through professional trainings

In 2018, the City of Bogota recorded 28,046 companies in the creative and cultural industries, of which 29.2% were...

Creating employment opportunities in music across Africa

The African Music Development Program (AMDP) developed by the International Music Council (ICM) aims to strengthen the...
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San Community of Namibia shares their music with the world

Music may account for only 4% of Africa's cultural and creative industries, but it is one of the most dynamic...