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The Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival has been running since 1998, and this year's event will mark the 7th edition of the festival. Hosted by the government of Vanuatu, in collaboration with the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat, the festival aims to promote regional cooperation and understanding by bringing together people from across Melanesian Spearhead Group member states and allied nations and territories. July 19 to 31 2023
In a remarkable initiative to revive and preserve the 2000-year-old technique of shipbuilding known as the ‘stitched shipbuilding method’, the Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
To enhance the marketing assistance provided to products created by women belonging to Self-help Groups (SHGs), the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojna- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) has introduced the eSARAS mobile app. This app will contribute to the existing e-commerce efforts aimed at promoting and selling SHG-produced goods.
Native American artists say they continue to struggle with the theft of their work, and tribal leaders are urging Congress to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced 11 new national intangible cultural heritages, all of which are in the northern mountainous provinces of Tuyen Quang, Dien Bien, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, and Yen Bai.
The second meeting of the G20 Culture Working Group Meeting, which begins in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, will focus on achieving sustainability through crafts and heritage. In keeping with that theme, an exhibition — ‘Sustain: The Craft Idiom’ — will be inaugurated by Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Monday at Odisha Crafts Museum.