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3/4/2020

News | Gabon spearheads move towards creative economy

The Gabonese cultural scene is bubbling with creative talents striving to follow their dreams while also promoting their culture. Gabon’s creative workers are eager to play a part in the country’s economic growth and... › Read more

27/2/2020

News | Call for Expression of Interest: project implementation in Mexico

Call for Expression of Interest for project implementation in Mexico EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries: Support for new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural... › Read more

20/2/2020

News | Creativity in the digital space at the heart of global discussion

The 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) took place at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 11 to... › Read more

13/2/2020

News | UNESCO project enables ten African female filmmakers to work with director Naomi Kawase in Japan

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase on Thursday announced the names of the ten winners of the UNESCO-Nara Residency for Young African Female Filmmakers, in a side event of... › Read more

12/2/2020

News | 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 Wednesday by the Committee of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity... › Read more
©Emanuele Cidonelli

12/2/2020

News | 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 explorations. Despite this creative boom, no thorough study on urban cultures - all cultural, artistic... › Read more

11/2/2020

News | “Artistic, creative, visionary” - Thandiwe Muriu photographs Nairobi’s creative renaissance

Thandiwe Muriu is a leading Kenyan photographer who uses the medium to tell the story of “her Africa”, full of colours and energy. Muriu’s work, part of her editorial series CAMO (2015), was selected as the cover image... › Read more

10/2/2020

News | 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 community spirit and develop artistic appreciation. Basma Society for Culture and Arts uses their... › Read more

10/2/2020

News | Call for Expression of Interest - Project implementation in Uganda

Call for Expression of Interest for project implementation in Uganda EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries: Support for new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural... › Read more

5/2/2020

News | Mexico: VR broadens the horizon of women in digital creation

Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the most discussed new technologies in recent years. Its practical applications are broad, and a theater production in Mexico is one such example. VR is injecting fresh momentum into the... › Read more

30/1/2020

News | Your Guide to the 13th Intergovernmental Committee

Global leaders and non-governmental actors will meet at UNESCO Headquarters to discuss the implementation of the UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Expressions at the 13th... › Read more

15/1/2020

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

11/1/2020

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
© Rina Ralay-Ranaivo, Autoportrait

9/1/2020

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

19/12/2019

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
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