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The pandemic upended the arts sector. Its impact was devastating. But artists, groups, and arts organizations, to their credit, were resilient. They continued to create and find new ways to reach us. Their resilience became ours and their artistic offerings, our protection against isolation. Art remained on the side of hope and life.
This year is the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, introduced by Indonesia and ratified by a resolution signed by the UN General Assembly. This is the first time the creative economy has been recognised, which according to the resolution, outlines the need to “promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, foster innovation and provide opportunities, benefits and empowerment for all and respect for all human rights”.
Covid-19 must not lock down the careers of artistes and they should find ways of coming up with new work as Government is committed to promoting and preserving cultural heritage.
Role of artists in preserving inherent African values during Africa Day celebration. The chairperson of the African Union Commission encouraged the continent Tuesday to take advantage of its unique cultures to accelerate its social-economic development and integration agenda.
With an Open Call for projects NDPC, in partnership with NDPHS, EUNIC and Arts Promotion Centre Finland, is launching the project “The Art of Staying Healthy”. In the project, we aim to develop collaboration between the arts and health sectors and to pilot arts interventions on the health and well-being of people and communities in the Northern Dimension area.
El ministro de Cultura y Deporte, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, ha inaugurado el Foro ‘I+D+C de Innovación en Artes y Humanidades' del Círculo de Bellas Artes. Durante su intervención, Rodríguez Uribes ha ratificado su apoyo a “la idea de que el sector cultural es uno de los principales ecosistemas económicos de la Unión Europea y que su fortalecimiento, tras el duro impacto de la pandemia, es uno de los principales objetivos”.