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Hawai’i, a Polynesian State of the United States of America (USA) is the host of the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FestPAC), the world’s largest celebration of indigenous Pacific Islanders where artists, cultural practitioners, scholars, and officials from member nations of the Pacific Community (SPC) get together. The USA is one of the five founding members of SPC alongside, France, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released data today that demonstrate the significant contribution of the arts and cultural industries to U.S. GDP in 2021 while also capturing the continued impact of the pandemic on the sector.
The Independent Film & Media Arts Field-Building Initiative is a collaborative partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) focused on creating a space for knowledge exchange and relationship-building, with an emphasis on promoting regional networks, equity, and career sustainability for individuals working in the film and media arts industry.
A group of visual artists has sued artificial intelligence companies Stability AI Ltd, Midjourney Inc, and DeviantArt Inc for copyright infringement, adding to a fast-emerging line of intellectual property disputes over AI-generated work.
The early performance of a first-of-its-kind copyright small claims tribunal bodes well for its success, attorneys say, even though nearly half of the claims brought to the board have already been dismissed.
PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection is releasing Connecting the Dots: Artist Protection & Artistic Freedom in Asia, a new report that illuminates the challenges to artistic freedom that artists in Asia face; based on a closed workshop conducted in November 2021, and produced in partnership with the Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA).