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culture360.ASEF.org is looking for writers to contribute features and interviews to be published on its website in 2023. The publication is open to articles and interviews that focus on new research insights from various art disciplines and on the following themes: Cultural diplomacy and cultural relations, Cultural Policy Development, Heritage & Museums, Cultural Mobility Trends, Climate change and Sustainability, Education and professional development, Creative Industries, Digital media and technology. The call will be open throughout 2023 until 31 October with up to two articles selected per month.
The European Spaces of Culture initiative, co-funded by the European Commission, is looking for new innovative ideas for collaboration in cultural relations in non-EU countries, involving EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) members, the EU and local partners outside the EU. The call aims to identify ideas for new cultural relations projects that can contribute to EU policy development in the field of international cultural relations.
In a bid to influence society’s ability to not only create but also operate institutions effectively, expert and stakeholders at the recently concluded International Arts and Craft Expo have tasked the Federal Government to see culture as important in promoting national security and economic growth.
In recent weeks, there has been a significant focus on cultural employment in different parts of the world. In late August in India, G20 Culture Ministers made a call to action, urging the integration of decent work goals into ongoing and future cultural policies. They call for adequate remuneration systems, comprehensive social protection, and support for transition to the formal economy where relevant. Additionally, the importance of a just transition to the digital environment is highlighted, along with the need for increased investments in skills training, technical assistance, and lifelong learning opportunities, particularly crucial for women, youth, and marginalised or vulnerable groups within the cultural and creative sectors (CCSs).
The country’s nascent creative industries hold vast potential to help diversify its oil-dependent economy. To do so, greater investment and policy support are indispensable.
In line with legal amendment Cap.123 Article 56 26(A) of Income Tax Act [artists] can benefit from a reduced tax rate of 7.5%. This fiscal incentive is being implemented so as to mitigate economic uncertainties for artistic activities, which are more likely to take place within atypical working conditions.