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The 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) 2024 is moving forward with determination and aroha, symbolising the resilience and unity of the Pacific region. This year's Festival carries an even deeper significance as it aims to uplift the communities devastated by the recent wildfires in Maui.
In 2019, Hanoi officially joined UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities in the field of design. After 4 years of joining, Hanoi has issued many policies to create a "framework" for the development of cultural industry, building a creative city; at the same time, organising many activities to realise commitments to UNESCO.
The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to support the growth and sustainability of the arts and culture in the Northwest Territories (NWT) through capacity-building and sector development.
Today, as part of President Biden’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, eight federal agencies clarified—for the first time in writing—that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits certain forms of antisemitic, Islamophobic, and related forms of discrimination in federally funded programs and activities. These wide-ranging protections provide important tools to curb discrimination based on shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics and to better protect the civil rights of all Americans.
The National Arts Festival (NAF) is a prestigious event organised by the Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Arts in Zambia. It aims to showcase the best of Zambian arts, promote cultural heritage, and foster national unity. The festival embraces the principles of creativity, patriotism, and excellence, offering a unique platform for artists, artisans, and creative minds to shine.
Jamaicans involved in the creative industries are being encouraged to take advantage of the Government’s productive inputs relief scheme.