Improving access to cultural services
Key objectives of the activities are to deliver the easily accessible and good quality service
of culture and arts to population:
- Performing Arts Tours: Best of repertoires of cultural organizations were performed for residents of remote rural areas and districts. 14 tours in 2013 and 21 tours in 2015 were organized by professional cultural organizations including Mongolian National Song and Dance Ensemble, the National Academic Drama Theatre, the State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Horse Fiddle Ensemble, the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet and the National Puppet Theatre. The above tours were successful events that presented to their audiences great performances including inter alia “Wonders of Mongolian arts” and “Divine Qualities” concerts, “Romeo and Juliet” (drama), “Giselle” (ballet) and “Cute baby goat” (drama for children).
- Mobile library: Mobile library services were delivered to residents in remote rural areas. The National Library, the Children’s Book Palace, and Central libraries of Aimags have been providing regular mobile library services to remote populations, the elderly, disabled people and prisoners in Women’s Detention Center and Children’s detention center. In 2015 alone, over 20,000 people in 20 locations benefitted from these services.
- Street Fair: “City streets – My home” has become a regular event. The University of Culture and Arts initiated this event to provide the communities with closer access to culture and arts and appeal for cleaner and friendlier living environment. In cooperation with the Municipal Authorities and Chingeltei District Governor’s Office, over 3,000 students and teachers of the University organized 3 Fairs in 2013, 2014 and 2015 involving over 10,000 in total.
- Best of repertoires of cultural organizations were performed for residents of remote rural areas and districts.
- Mobile library services have been providing regular mobile library services to the elderly, disabled people and prisoners in Women’s Detention Center and Children’s detention center. In 2015 alone, over 20,000 people in 20 locations benefitted from these services. In the scope of the mobile library,The National Library, the Union of Mongolian Writers, the Children’s Book Palace and the “Pen” Center of Children’s writers organized 36 events for children including Literature days “Beauty of Meaning”, “Best Reader teams” competition, “Best reader - D.Natsagdorj Medal” award winner competition, and a competition on “Best character from Literature” competition.
- A software named “MONBIBLIO” was developed with an aim to improve information system in the cultural sector and enable easy and fast reporting by national and sub-national level cultural organizations (theatres, ensembles, libraries, museums etc). This software is serving as a main tool for collecting data, statistics and reports of the cultural sector.
- The following investments have been made in establishing class libraries with 100-150 books in 3,020 classes of 755 schools in Ulaanbaatar, supplying books worth over 700 million togrogs to 450 state owned kindergartens as training materials, expansion of the Public Library in Akhangai aimag in 2013, Children’s Book Palace, expansion of the Central Library in Bayan-Ulgii aimag in 2014, expansion of the Central Library in Dornod aimag and construction of the new building of the National Library.
- “City streets – My home” Street Fair is an event that promotes diversity of cultural expressions, mentioned in 1.a provision of Article 7 of the current Convention. In 2015, a flash-mob and a parade involving 1,000 students were organized in the street. Also cultural performances were presented to the public on the Chinggis Square. All these measures enabled community participation and have become a regular event.
- “MONBIBLIO” software is serving as a main tool for collecting data, statistics and reports of the cultural sector.
During the reporting period, 145 activities of 27 different types were implemented in the fields of: Cultural Services, Cultural Education and Promotion of National Cultural Heritages. A total of 11,741,920,100 Mongolian national currency (tugrug) were spent on these activities.