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A new report has warned that more needs to be done to fix the mismatch between publicly funded arts and the taste of the general public, in order to avoid cultural apartheid.
Creative industry will be able to boost the countrys rural economy, Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Marwan Jafar said.
The arts advocacy tool kit can help you talk about the value of the arts. When people know the positive difference creating and experiencing art makes to the economic and social well-being they are more likely to support the arts in all its forms.
IFACCA's European coordinator, Dr Diane Dodd, will represent IFACCA during a two day Satellite meeting for policy makers and funders in Brussels on 17 and 18 February 2015. The Meeting, organised by IETM and Flanders Arts Institute aims to gather representatives of Ministries of Culture and Arts Councils from Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The discussion will focus on the different models for measuring and demonstrating the values of culture and its impacts on societies, as well as the role of such measurements on informing national cultural policies.
In various countries within Europe, there is discussion about governmental investment in the arts and culture. While traditional arguments are losing potency, and the debate is continually becoming carried out more in economic and statistical terms, the work field as well as the cultural policymakers are feeling an increasing need for a new dialog on the place of the arts and culture within a community.
The Minister for Education and Children has underlined the economic and reputational benefits the arts bring to the Isle of Man.