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Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have agreed to continue accelerated work on intellectual property (IP) and traditional knowledge, genetic resources and folklore, with a focus on the international dimension.
Five years after the Swiss government’s authority in matters concerning cultural policy was enshrined in the constitution, a parliamentary bill containing a new statutory instrument on the promotion of culture (KfG) and extensive amendments to the Pro Helvetia Act (PHG) has been submitted for public appraisal.
Pro Helvetia, the Swiss arts council, devoted a whole issue of its bulletin 'Passages' (vol 38, Spring 2005) to dance issues.
Pro-Helvetia sponsored translations offer the hope of international sales to Romansh authors who otherwise find themselves 'living off crumbs.'
Pro Helvetia has been working to promote Switzerland’s minority language writers by providing opportunities for translations to introduce writers working in Romansh to an audience beyond Swiss borders.