Value of the arts
Cultural and creative industries are essential for inclusive economic growth, hence the deliberate decision by the Government to continuously support the sector, Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Dr Kirsty Coventry has said.
Dr Hiu Man Chan, Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries, has announced that the hybrid festival, titled Odyssey: A Chinese cinema season, will open at the Picturehouse cinema in London and Edinburgh on Tuesday 10 May, giving people a chance to learn about Chinese culture (both domestic and diasporic) in Europe.
When expressing his expectations for the country's cultural workers to create works that inspire the people and warm their hearts, President Xi Jinping has quoted a proverb well known to Chinese writers, artists and intellectuals alike: "The function of literature is to convey the truth or the moral values."
The orchestra, consisting of recently refugeed Ukrainian musicians, Ukrainian members of European orchestras and top Ukrainian musicians, will participate in a concert demonstrating the power of art over adversity.
Creative New Zealand has today launched an 8-week long storytelling series, focusing on the hauora/wellbeing benefits that the arts, culture and creativity provide.
In an increasingly complex and turbulent world, artists and cultural professionals bring much-needed vitality to support innovations that will, in turn...