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As co-hosts of the Summit, IFACCA and the Swedish Arts Council are looking forward to gathering representatives from government, academia, and civil society at the Summit for important conversations on Safeguarding Artistic Freedom.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, and other partners will launch the Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (i-DICE) Program in Abuja on Tuesday, 14 March 2023. The launch marks the rollout of a flagship initiative that will drive vital funding for Nigeria’s digital and creative industries.
It is estimated that nearly 10 million jobs were lost in the creative industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic and its aftermath particularly affected the livelihoods of freelance creatives and small and medium-sized enterprises, but it also accelerated the digital transition of creative enterprises.
As a key part of bringing the South Australian Multicultural Act 2021 to life for all South Australians, the first Multicultural Charter acknowledges our state’s culturally diverse history and provides six principles to promote a unified, harmonious, and inclusive South Australian community that values, respects and supports diversity.
The National Arts Council (NAC)’s five-year roadmap will build on the gains from the previous iteration of the plan that took place from 2018 to 2022, where it increased its touchpoints for communities to encounter the arts in public spaces.
The Government is seeking special treatment from host countries for creatives and cultural professionals traveling abroad. In an address to diplomats at a ministerial briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, on March 1, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, said that the ability of artistes to travel to countries to ply their trade is fundamental to the growth and development of the culture and entertainment sectors of Jamaica.