Arts Forum

Where
Cambodia
When
2016
Who
MCFA
Key objectives of the measure:

Arts Forum is to promote the required dialogue and coordination of actions and strategies regarding the Cultural Policy for Cambodia and the future of the sector. The MCFA will lead the Arts Forum on regular basis wishing to invite participants from public institutions at national and provincial level including representatives from the MCFA and other Ministries, private companies and cultural entrepreneurs, arts associations, NGOs and international initiatives.

MCFA with generous support from SIDA, Sweden and UNESCO had organized its first Arts Forum in September 2016 by inviting various private art organizations to speak and debate on theme, “Creative industries in Cambodia.”

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The MCFA will lead the Arts Forum on regular basis wishing to invite participants from public institutions at national and provincial level including representatives from the MCFA and other Ministries, private companies and cultural entrepreneurs, arts associations, NGOs and international initiatives to share their best practices and concerns in order to develop a future cultural policy and strategies for all.

The important contribution the cultural sector can make to achieve the national objectives and the increasing number of actors in the Cambodian cultural sector makes it necessary to implement mechanisms to improve work in partnerships and coordination of efforts. Often initiatives could have a higher impact if they would receive additional support from public institutions at national and local level and often best practices experiences learnt in one area of the country could be relevant in many others. In addition, the implementation of the Cultural Policy requires partnership working models that in time of scarce resources aid to avoid duplication of efforts, reaching efficiency.

During the September Arts Forum, MCFA received important recommendations: 

  1. A focal point be nominated by the MCFA in order to coordinate with the cultural CSOs, civil society and private sector in line with the one-window service policy in the field of culture.
  1. A flexible Cultural Task Force, coordinated by the MCFA and UNESCO, be informally established in order to regularly discuss various specific topics related to cultural sector that would include representatives of the public sector, CSOs and private sector.
  2. An Arts Forum be organized annually with all relevant stakeholders
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Arts Forum is to promote the required dialogue and coordination of actions and strategies regarding the Cultural Policy for Cambodia and the future of the sector. The MCFA will lead the Arts Forum on regular basis wishing to invite participants from public institutions at national and provincial level including representatives from the MCFA and other Ministries, private companies and cultural entrepreneurs, arts associations, NGOs and international initiatives.

MCFA with generous support from SIDA, Sweden and UNESCO had organized its first Arts Forum in September 2016 by inviting various private art organizations to speak and debates on theme, “Creative industries in Cambodia.”

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

MCFA's fund and supports from NGOs

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Distribution
Participation
Production