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News | 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 in Albania. The project, Engaging Tirana Communities in Public Art and Politics, has been supported... › Read more


News | 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 funded by UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), has concluded in Madagascar.... › Read more
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News | Costa Rica, Mexico and Uganda prepare measures to stimulate creative industries with EU/UNESCO project

The EU/UNESCO Steering Committee approved applications by Costa Rica, Mexico and Uganda. The three countries join Georgia, Gabon, South Sudan and Zimbabwe as partners of the EU/UNESCO project that assists the... › Read more


News | Reinforcing Public and Private Partnerships for Georgia’s Creative Cluster Ecosystem

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, determined to be a leading creative city in the CaucusesThe face of Tbilisi is rapidly changing. With art venues, co-working spaces and museums lining the streets, festivals and fashion... › Read more


News | Somali media consider the importance of cultural pluralism and media diversity

On 16 December 2019, 18 representatives of media associations and media operators together with independent journalists joined representatives from the Somali Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to participate... › Read more


News | Enhancing inter-ministerial cooperation for the cultural governance in Chile

Chile is embarking upon the elaboration of its third quadrennial periodic report to review its cultural policies and measures promoting and protecting the diversity of cultural expressions. As part of this effort,... › Read more


News | EU/UNESCO project supports South Sudan Copyright Policy for Cultural and Creative Industries

On 12 December 2019 in Juba, over 80 stakeholders in South Sudan’s cultural and creative industries sector, including the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and other ministry representatives, the European Union,... › Read more


News | Call for Applications: Immersive residency for African female filmmakers

Deadline: 10 January 2020“It is important for the film sector to make the voice of Africa heard, to support the emergence of diverse cultural expressions, put forth new ideas and emotions, and make sure that women as... › Read more


Event | Burkina Faso: towards a third quadrennial periodic report

Burkina Faso is in the process of drafting its third quadrennial periodic report from 3 to 7 December 2019 in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. On this occasion, a multi-stakeholder national team appointed by the Ministry... › Read more


Event | Zimbabwe reviews its cultural policies and past practices

Several activities will be organised in Zimbabwe by UNESCO in collaboration with National Arts Council of Zimbabwe for the processes of elaborating the Quadrennial Periodic Report for the 2005 Convention from December... › Read more


Event | Capturing Palestinian arts professionals’ voices

Despite severe political and economic challenges, the cultural and creative industries in Palestine have continuously grown: the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, the Palestinian International Book Fair or the... › Read more
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News | UNESCO and Nara International Film Festival join forces to support women filmmakers from Africa

Director-General Audrey Azoulay meets at UNESCO Headquarters with internationally acclaimed Japanese film director Naomi Kawase and President of Japan Foundation, Hiroyasu Ando, to discuss new UNESCO-Japan partnership... › Read more


News | New generation in Rwanda reclaims future through arts and creativity

“Rwanda is an experimental place. I suppose it is part of our DNA.” Carole Karemera, a veteran cultural manager, reflects on the reason behind the recent surge of creative energy in her native country. Having founded... › Read more


News | Equal rights, not special rights – new study calls for improved working conditions for artists

 Being an artist in 2019At the heart of the cultural and creative industries are people. Artists and cultural professionals innovate, inspire, entertain and challenge norms, their creations constantly... › Read more


News | From Jamaica to the world - tapping into the island's creative potential

“There are more than 300 reggae festivals in Europe” announced Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, to the audience on October 31 in Kingston.Reggae music and its “King of Reggae”, Bob... › Read more
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