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Applications for IETM Global Connect 2023 are now open to performing arts professionals worldwide (producers, artists, managers, presenters, etc) who have at least 5 years of professional experience in the field. Selected IETM Global Connectors will have the opportunity to broaden their international connections, develop new skills and knowledge, actively share their perspectives with the network and bring new insights and learnings to their communities.
On 24 October 2022, UNESCO and Norway signed a new four-year (2022-2025) Programme Cooperation Agreement on the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to UNESCO’s work in the field of Culture and Communication and Information. Through the long-term predictable financial support of Norway, UNESCO will strengthen its work in the fields of culture – to support world heritage, in particular preserving World Heritage sites in Africa; protect heritage in emergencies; and support artistic freedom.
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, the 2022 edition of the Abu Dhabi Culture Summit brought together more than 180 cultural leaders from around the world, including global policymakers and leaders in art, heritage, museums, and technology, to examine the ways in which culture can transform societies and communities. Held under the theme of 'A Living Culture', the Summit addressed the role of culture in making resilient and shared societies, and explored relating themes of empowering new voices, social responsibility, and diversity. IFACCA was represented at the Summit by Executive Director Magdalena Moreno Mujica, at the invitation of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, the organiser of the Summit and an Affiliate Member of IFACCA.
The Asia-Europe Cultural Festival titled Cultures Connect is a multidisciplinary arts festival taking place on 26 & 27 November 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. A public arts festival, Cultures Connect, is co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the European Union. This year, the festival will present a programme comprising a film screening, music performance and dialogue forum at the Centre for Fine Arts-Brussels (Bozar).
Merged with CULTUROPOLIS: International Days on Cultural Rights, the 2022 edition of the Beyond the Obvious conference will take place in Barcelona, 16-19 November. Co-organised by the Culture Institute of Barcelona and Culture Action Europe (CAE) and in partnership with the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), this international gathering will host academic congress, open debates, participatory formats and project marketplace on lines of work focused on rights to access and participation in cultural life, cultural work, sustainability, diversities, participation and communities and digital environments.
Design Indaba in partnership with Google Arts & Culture launched an online project called ‘Colours of Africa’. The project brings online and showcases 60 specially-curated artworks produced by over 60 unique African creatives chosen by Design Indaba – each invited to contribute a work that captures the ‘colour’ and character of their home country. The project involves creatives from almost every discipline imaginable, from architecture, illustration, painting and ceramics through to writing, engineering, the performing arts and visual communications.