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The show must go on: Culture and Cities in the next normal event launches UCLG ASPAC’s culture committee publication

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected health and economic sectors, but it has also strongly affected the cultural sector. Culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development is the fundamental aspect in recovering better and stronger from COVID-19 in Asia Pacific cities and local governments. Therefore, there is an urgent call to tackle the matters of culture in cities, as it serves as an antidote to the secondary effects of the pandemic.

Open Call for Digital Diasporas 联网流散

2020 marked a pivotal shift for the Chinese diaspora around the world. The world’s watchful eye on the People’s Republic of China, where the COVID-19 pandemic started, and subsequent travel restrictions, communication bans, and algorithmic biases only exacerbated echo chambers.

Sampling Beats and Youth Research Participants – in Real Time

In research terms, a convenience sample is a group of folks who feature in a study because—well, they happened to be there. Convenience samples do not permit truly random assignments of individuals into the cohorts being studied. For this reason, it is impossible to apply the study results to the general population, or to make claims about statistical significance.

Building Back Better with the Creative Economy – webinar

Registration is open for a webinar on ‘Building Back Better with the Creative Economy’ on 17 June, organised in partnership with UNCTAD, UNESCO and DG Wallonie Bruxelles in Geneva. It has been developed for International Geneva, in the framework of the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

Impacts of Covid-19 in the Brazilian cultural and creative sectors

Check out the main results of the research Impacts of Covid-19 in the Brazilian cultural and creative sectors carried out in partnership by the University of São Paulo (USP), Unesco, Sesc, secretaries of culture, state foundations and institutions linked to culture, between 10 June and 31 August 2020, in all states of the country and the Federal District.

Cultural mobility in the New Normal: How can we continue to support knowledge exchange and mentoring of young arts professionals?

ASEF and ENCATC are jointly organising on Friday 28 May the conversation titled: “Cultural mobility in the new normal: how can we support knowledge exchange and mentoring of young arts professionals?” This talk is organised as part of the virtual residency for arts journalists Virtual Crossovers, and will present innovative ways to support knowledge exchange and capacity building in times of restricted mobility.

#CULTURE2030GOAL

Here you can see the website of the #culture2030goal campaign. It is formed by global cultural networks united to advocate for the role of culture in sustainable development.

China to celebrate International Museum Day 2021 with various activities

The year 2021’s International Museum Day is themed on “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine,” which aims to share ideas on how museums should face and adapt to the multiple challenges during the pandemic and actively explore new directions and models for museum development in the future.

The 4th UNESCO-UNITWIN Symposium – ARTS EDUCATION IN AND THROUGH A TIME OF CRISIS : How arts education can contribute to resolving today’s challenges

Today’s world faces unprecedented crises: climate change, COVID-19, social diversity and equity issues no matter where we are. As research in arts education has demonstrated
the social value, impact and role of arts education in various ways, UNESCO-UNITWIN Symposium gathers artists and scholars to discuss how principles and practices of arts education can contribute
profoundly to resolving the social and cultural challenges facing today’s world, as stated in the
Seoul Agenda’s development goal no.3.

Introducing VICSCREEN – Victoria’s Screen Industry Strategy 2021-2025

As film, television and digital games projects spring back from the global COVID hiatus, the Victorian Budget 2021/22 will provide a record $120.7 million for an ambitious strategy to supercharge Victoria’s $2.2 billion screen industry; growing jobs, strengthening screen businesses and bringing local content to screens worldwide.

Open Call for international artists! ”swimming in AIR”

The first activity of SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO that appeared in the public realm in May 2014 included the Artist in residence (hereafter AIR), and it coincided with the Sapporo International Art Festival held in the same city. In 2021, in accordance with measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, AIR is accepting remote participation (online residency) where the physical presence of the overseas artists is not required.

Now water can flow or it can crash, my friend | online launch and roundtable events

The program ‘Now water can flow or it can crash, my friend: Fluid archives of active discontents from East Asia and beyond’ consists of a series of online/offline roundtable discussions, interactive workshops, screenings and lectures to explore notions of art, archive, and activism in the context of East Asia and beyond – kicking off with a digital launch. The series is realized by Framer Framed in collaboration with ASCA/University of Amsterdam.

MuseumWeek 2021

#MuseumWeek is the first worldwide cultural festival on social media. For seven days, cultural and public institutions will be invited to show creativity with their smartphones on the occasion of this eighth edition.

Arts for Good Projects | Open call

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF)’s Arts for Good (A4G) Projects is a programme that brings together artists and different sectors of society to collaborate on arts-based initiatives for social good.
The COVID-19 situation continues to impact the arts and culture scene globally. At the SIF, they remain committed in their support towards arts practitioners and their initiatives.

Solidarity Sky | Interview

Solidarity Sky is a virtual community driven artwork with the aim of bringing people together through sharing personal images of the sky. Creatives Unite sat down with its creators, Luke Conroy and Anne Fehres, to get more insight into this unique project.

Support flows to restart Arts and Entertainment

Almost $15 million will flow immediately to support thousands of jobs in the arts and entertainment sector, as it continues to come back from the impacts of COVID-19, under the second tranche of grants from the Australian Government’s $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

Art, now more than ever: Strategic Plan 2021-26

The Canada Council for the Arts strategic plans outline the organization’s direction for strengthening the arts sectors’ capacity and its impact on the public. This strategic plan was written during a pandemic that will forever change the lives
of hundreds of millions of people around the world.