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Great news! The U.S. Senate has just passed their Interior Appropriations bill for FY 2019 including $155 million for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities! The final vote was a resounding 92-6 in favor. U.S. Senate Interior Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) expressed her full support for the NEA and NEH this morning on the Senate floor ensuring "that the National Endowment[s] for the Arts and Humanities receives the level of support that I believe is important."
France wants its young people to experience more culture, so it’s going straight to the source: their smartphones. The French Ministry of Culture has launched a multimillion-dollar mobile application offering young people free access to cultural goods and activities around the country.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s initiative aims to reach tens of thousands of people across England.
Estonia has built something of a cultural utopia, complete with government-subsidized art-fair participation and a national artists' union.
“In Sri Lanka, we have barely any state funding for artists and realistically speaking, the government doesn’t sustain a model that would support developing creative practitioners. Yet we must ask ‘Where is the next Chitrasena or the next Khemadasa? Where is the next Jean Arasanayagam or Oosha Saravanamuttu? Are they stacking shelves in a super market? Are they working in a garment factories?”
Arts Management Quarterly is dedicated to a visionary, exemplary and cutting-edge cultural sector that is open for new theoretical and practical approaches also from the non-western world. The Winter issue 2018, to be published in December, will be a collaboration with the Institute for Arts and Media Management at Hamburg’s University of Music and Theatre and sheds light on the issue “Cultural Leadership”. Submission deadline is September 9th 2018.