On World Cities Day, 55 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), following their designation by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. New cities were acknowledged for their strong commitment to harnessing culture and creativity as part of their development strategies, and displaying innovative practices in human-centred urban planning. With the latest additions, the Network now counts 350 cities in more than one hundred countries, representing seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music.
The Arts Council has released its annual Equality Data and Arts Council Awards report, a report on disability, ethnicity and gender in individual awards granted in 2022. This third annual report reveals continuing inequities in individuals making applications and being awarded arts grants in 2022. As the Arts Council begins work on its second Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Plan, it is clear why a focused approach to guaranteeing such human rights is so important.
Theatre practitioner Helen Camps (Ellen O'Malley Camps), Chinese folk artist Maria Lee and artist Shastri Maharaj were awarded for their contributions to the growth and transformation of Trinidad and Tobago’s theatre, art and visual arts sector in a ceremony on Wednesday.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded more than $30 million in grants to support approximately 900 arts organizations, projects, and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved on July 25, 2023 at the Arts Council's 57th Annual Meeting in Trenton, which featured a special musical performance by Allison Strong, a 2023 State Arts Council Artist Fellow.
The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council are inviting artists and cultural practitioners to submit applications for the Mentorship Award: Moving Narratives programme. The call, a pilot programme by the Prince Claus Fund and British Council, is a multidisciplinary programme that re-examines legacies of the past, defies euro-centric social and historical discourses, centres the perspectives of marginalised communities, and forges connections between contemporary emancipatory movements and their historical roots.
Instituciones cubanas vinculadas al acceso inclusivo a la informatización y la cultura recibieron hoy la condición de campeonas en el Foro de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) que sesiona en esta ciudad suiza.