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The Arts Council is delighted to announce a national advertising campaign, reminding audiences of the joy and excitement that comes with attending live arts performances. The Live Is campaign provides support to the vital network of arts centres and venues in connecting with local audiences. The campaign will run from 16th November 2022 across media and digital channels.
In view of fostering dynamic creative industries in developing countries, UNESCO has launched an exploratory study, aiming to map the fashion industry in Africa and provide a detailed and accurate assessment of its current state of development. This call is open to interested institutions/organizations that can develop and conduct a multi-stakeholder survey in order to collect qualitative and quantitative data on the main trends, challenges and opportunities faced by the fashion industry in Africa, as well as produce an analysis of the results and present them in a consolidated report, which will be published in the framework of the work conducted by UNESCO on cultural and creative industries and in line with the Organization’s Global Priority Africa.
On the morning of 24/11, the 57th Meeting of the ASEAN Culture and Information Committee with the theme "Digital Transformation: Access opportunities for everyone" officially opened in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province). Attending the conference were representatives of Quang Nam People's Committee, delegations of ministries, ASEAN agencies in charge of culture and information, representatives of embassies of ASEAN countries in Vietnam. IFACCA was represented by Executive Director Magdalena Moreno Mujica at the meeting.
African artists and human rights defenders face a troubling rise in restrictions on artistic freedom, exacerbated by recent military coups, political crises, flawed elections, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to these and other serious threats to African artists and their freedom, in mid-November 2021 PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) and the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SouthernDefenders) conducted a four-day closed virtual workshop titled “Artistic Freedom in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities." The final report is now available online.
The second call for applications of the ACP-EU Culture Programme (Eastern Africa): Ignite Culture is now launched. Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of 180,000 euros for the support of Creative and Cultural industries(CCIs) in 14 countries in Eastern Africa. The call for applications opens on November 22nd to December 13th, 2022.
On the sidelines of the 18th session of the Francophone Summit held on the island of Djerba, the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Qarmazi, met with the Minister of Youth and Culture of the Republic of Djibouti, Dr. Hbo Moamen Assaoui, and her accompanying delegation on Sunday, November 20, 2022, to discuss ways to expand cooperation between the two countries in the creative fields; to put forward a number of practical proposals to advance the pattern of cultural exchange; and to consider the possibility of identifying common directions for the next stage.