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A Final Blog Post from Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts
Earlier this month, we brought together more than 400 delegates from over 86 countries in Stockholm, Sweden to address the theme Safeguarding Artistic Freedom at the 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture.
In this report, the Special Rapporteur underlines the rights of migrants to have access to and effectively participate in all aspects of cultural lives, both of the host State and their own cultures. The Special Rapporteur recalls that international human rights law provisions protect those rights, regardless of the legal status of migrants and notes the need to ensure substantial equality in protecting cultural rights. The Special Rapporteur reflects on overcoming the obstacles that migrant artists face and highlights the need for intercultural exchange and interaction to ensure dynamic, diverse and democratic societies.
Registrations for the 2023 Edition of Culture Action Europe’s Beyond the Obvious (BtO) are now open. Handle with Care | Culture for Social Well-being will take place in Elefsina (Eleusis), Greece from 6 to 10 June 2023.
UNESCO calls on a wide range of stakeholders across the cultural and education ecosystems to join the UNESCO Multistakeholder Dialogue on the occasion of the International Arts Education Week to be held on 25 and 26 May 2023 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Asta Pakarklytė, Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Council for Culture, and Rūta Stepanovaitė, Director of Administration, participated in the 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Stockholm. The meeting was organized by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies in conjunction with the Swedish Arts Council. The main theme of this year's conference is creative freedom, and the goal is to unlock the power of culture through collaboration and dialogue in an international context.