7. International Cooperation for Development of Creative Industry

State Secretary for Art and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Government of Timor-Leste through the state Secretary for Art and Culture has established the cooperation international agencies to support the development of creative industry. The related cooperation is;
1. Centro Nacional de Escuelas de Arte (CNEart-Cuba);
2. The Charles Darwin University (CDU - Australia); and
3. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA);

In order to implement the strategic and action plan in the implementation of the National Academy of Art Cultural and Creative Industry (detail, Goal 1. Policies and measure specifically for the dynamization of cultural and creative sector), the government established the cooperation with the National School Center for Arts (CNEart-Cuba) and the Charles Darwin University (CDU - Australia) to develop the cultural content in to the curriculum, giving assistance of technician expert, and the training programs to the Timorese students with aims to contribute to the establishment of the National Academy of Art Cultural and Creative Industry.

With the view to develop the creative industry, the State Secretary for Art and Culture has established the cooperation with Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supporting the technical assistance in developing the micro-business in cultural creative sector.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Reported achievements include;
1. has prepared the professionals technics for the national academy, in different specialty areas such; dance, music and visual arts
through the cooperation with CNEart-CUBA; and
2. In cooperation with JICA has contributed to craft of Luhu, basket, Bote (woven basket carried on the back by a strap, often around
the forehead), providing capacity building training of crafting to Timorese, documenting the landscape and all activities, conducted
exhibition on the creative industry sector and delivering capacity building on documentation and museology;

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Culture
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Japanese Embassy in Timor-Leste
Public Sector
Cuban Embassy in Timor-Leste
Public Sector
JICA in Timor-Leste
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
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