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On April 7, in Da Nang, the Department of Performing Arts (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) held a conference to disseminate Decree No. 144 of the Government on performing arts activities with the participation of managers and business enterprises, organisations in the Central region. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong chaired the conference.
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dato 'Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri saw the importance of the need to restore non -Governmental Organizations (NGOs) culture to enable the arts, culture and heritage sector to move actively despite the current challenging situation.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, announced further funding of €126,780 by Culture Ireland for the promotion of Irish arts globally in 2021. The funding is to support 23 projects presenting Irish film, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts worldwide.
The Director of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe Mr Nicholas has urged practitioners in the Cultural and Creative sector to be vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 disease to add weight to calls for the reopening of the entertainment sector in the country.
Since 2020, the Covid-19 epidemic has transformed tourism from the most stable growth to the most affected sector, said Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism. However, thanks to the government’s strong leadership, Viet Nam quickly controlled the epidemic and became a prominent international player. This is a strength, leverage for future growth and recovery in Vietnam.
As we join the DCMS in announcing the latest support for arts and cultural organisations across the country thanks to the government's Culture Recovery Fund, our CEO Darren Henley reflects on the vital role creativity has played throughout the pandemic.