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Today, January 16, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas presented to the government the source document "Basic Principles of Cultural Policy until 2020" or "Culture 2020" report on meeting the 2019 goals. The Minister of Culture will give an annual speech on cultural policy in the Riigikogu on Wednesday, January 29.
The work will inform a seminar series in Romsa/Tromsø in November 2020 exploring indigenous craft practices with reference to both Aotearoa New Zealand and the indigenous community in Sápmi, the Northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Alongside this series, a major exhibition will also be developed in partnership.
Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding. Overall, 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million will provide Americans opportunities for arts participation, and this year include projects that celebrate the Women's Suffrage Centennial.
Sustaining Great Art and Culture 2018/19, published today by Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle, is the first environmental report to cover the Arts Council’s 2018-22 National Portfolio – which has grown by 20% and includes 184 new organisations that have never reported on their environmental data before.
The Colombian Ministry of Culture provides technical cooperation to facilitate the consolidation of the newly created Panamanian Ministry of Culture.
On the morning of January 13, 2020, the Party Committee of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a conference to summarise the work of building the Party in 2019, the direction and tasks for 2020.