Arts Council England Faces Criticism Over Policy Discouraging ‘Political Statements’

The Arts Council England (ACE), a UK government agency that provides funding to museums and arts spaces across the country, is facing criticism over a new policy that warned organizations against making “political statements.” On January 28, the organization updated its policies to include a new section titled “Considering Reputational Risk,” which...

Viet Nam: Draft amendment to Cultural Heritage Law bans export of antiquities

National treasures which are under public or private ownership can only be transferred, exchanged, donated or inherited within the country, according to a draft amendment to Cultural Heritage Law. HÀ NỘI  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed a draft amendment to the Cultural Heritage Law to prohibit national treasures trading...

Cultura Circular: How the Caribbean and Latin America’s Festivals are Becoming More Sustainable

Thirty six festivals from across eight countries in the Caribbean and Latin America have come together to learn and exchange knowledge through the ‘Cultura Circular’ Programme, delivered by JB and supported by British Council Americas. This project has been a great example of how JB is working at scale internationally across...

Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ICCIRA calls upon all parties to exercise maximum restraint.

ICCIRA strongly denounces acts of violence that target both Israeli and Palestinian civilians, including acts of terrorism, indiscriminate attacks, provocation, incitement, and destruction. ICCIRA underscores the critical importance of upholding international humanitarian and human rights laws, which encompass principles such as distinction, necessity and precaution during times of conflict. ICCIRA...

Greek Cultural Heritage Law

Greek Cultural Heritage Law – What you should know at a glance! The main Greek law protecting cultural Heritage is Law No. 3028/2002.   Law No. 3865/2008  mainly deals with the fight of illicit trafficking in cultural objects but may of its articles are  practically not in force. Law 3028 governing antiquities...

Creative Destruction? Creative firms, workers and residential gentrification

Authors: Dr Tasos Kitsos,  Dr Max Nathan, ​Dr Diana Gutierrez Posada. A new study by Tasos Kitsos, Max Nathan, and Diana Gutierrez-Posada finds only a minor influence of creative firms and workers on neighborhood gentrification in England and Wales between 2001-2011. Meanwhile, the Creative Industries continue to be a key driver of...

FOR A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF CORRUPTION AS A CULTURAL FACT, AND ITS INFLUENCE IN SOCIETY

A Paper by Fernando M. Forattini Fernando Miramontes ForattiniPHD in History at PUC-SP / University of ChicagoCo-Founder of Corruption in the Global South Research Consortium Download the Paper on PDF here: FOR A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF CORRUPTION AS A CULTURAL FACT, AND ITS INFLUENCE IN SOCIETY IntroductionThis brief article intends...

Cultural Policy News from Sweden

The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis (Kulturanalys) has released a report on Broadened Participation in Culture (“att bredda deltagandet i kulturlivet“). This in-depth research was carried out with the ambition to broaden citizen participation and emanates from the Swedish cultural policy objective that everyone should have the possibility to participate in culture. In...

The Armed Conflict Survey 2022 Launch – IISS Manama Dialogue 2022

The Armed Conflict Survey is the Institute’s annual review of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all active conflicts, offering in-depth analysis of the drivers and dynamics of current wars. It is an essential resource for those involved in security policymaking, and an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious analysis of...

Indigenous Peoples

There are 476 million Indigenous people around the world and spread across more than 90 countries. They belong to more than 5,000 different Indigenous peoples and speak more than 4,000 languages. Indigenous people represent about 5% of the world’s population. The vast majority of them – 70% – live in...

“Medipus” A Contemporary Tragedy Played by Greek Politicians or Simply Another Decoy?

By Panayiotis Neufelt, Founder-Chairman of ICCIRA #IAmAnArtist #NationalTheatreofGreece #Greece #ArtistsGreece #ArtsGreece #CultureGreece #ArtsCouncilGreece #InternationalIndependent #IndependentArtsCouncil #IndependentCreativeInductriesCouncil #IndependentEntertainmentCouncil #InternationalEntertainmentCouncil #ICCIRA #neufelt #Artality https://www.linkedin.com/in/panayiotis-neufelt/ Greece, Presidential Decree (PD) 85/2022, the cultural and creative sectors in Greece are in turmoil. The cultural and creative sectors in Greece are in turmoil due to the recent circulation of Presidential Decree (PD) 85/2022. Artists from various backgrounds and disciplines are...

Creative Europe MEDIA strand

Supporting and promoting Europe’s film and audiovisual sector The MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe programme supports the European film and audiovisual industries to develop, distribute and promote European works, taking into account today’s digital environment. In addition it A new structure for a new programme  2021 marked not only MEDIA’s...

Cultural Industries Development Act

Key objectives of the measure: The Act provides for:1.the establishment of a regulatory framework to facilitate and encourage the sustainable growth and development of the cultural industries,2.funding for cultural projects and duty-free concessions and,3.income tax benefits in respect of cultural projects and related matters. Scope of the measure: Regional, National, International...

ICCIRA Encourage Lawmakers, to Introduce the Terms of the Cultural Visa-Free Travel and Related World Wide Permits for Artists and Cultural Actors

ICCIRA since its formation in 2015 is encouraging lawmakers to introduce the Cultural Passport and Visa for the Arts, Cultural, Creative and Entertainment Industries – ACCEI actors enabling them to move openly and hustle free, from country to country, validating the par excellence borderless nature of cultural mobility and creativity....

CALL FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

International Cultural and Creative Industries Regulatory Authority  As the 2022 Board term is coming to an end, ICCIRA is seeking for (3) board members. Please visit the International Cultural and Creative Industries Regulatory Authority website: https://www.iccira.org Procedures: 1. Please register your interest and apply by sending us an email...

Creative economy offers countries path to development, says new UNCTAD report

But more data and innovative and multidisciplinary policy responses are needed to enhance the development impacts of creative industries, especially in developing countries. The creative economy offers a feasible development option to all countries, particularly developing economies, says UNCTAD’s Creative Economy Outlook 2022 launched on 7 October at the 3rd...

Proposed Law Regulating Art Sales Would Destroy German Art Market Experts Say

Henri Neuendorf Specialist, Post-War and Contemporary Art Experts agree the law would damage the German art trade. The German government’s planned revision of the nation’s cultural protection legislation has been met with fierce resistance from art dealers, auction houses and collectors. The legislation proposes that all cultural artifacts valued at €150,000...

Creative industry 4.0 offers vast opportunities for developing countries

A new UNCTAD report provides policy options for developing countries to harness new technological trends for their creative economies. 21 April marks World Creativity and Innovation Day, a day to increase awareness about the role of creativity and innovation in problem-solving and sustainable development. This year, UNCTAD celebrates this day with...

ICCIRA’s Vice Chairman Marco Valente at the 19th WFTGA Convention

Nesta, the Project that started in 2021 as a PhD thesis in Archaeology, by the University of Evora, subordinated to the Theme: Project Research, Archaeology, Study and Tourist Valuation – Cultural – Environment l of sites of Heritage of interest in Castro Verde (Acting model for Limitro Councils). But what...

CALL FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

International Cultural and Creative Industries Regulatory Authority As the 2021 Board term is coming to an end, and ICCIRA is seeking for (3) board members. Please visit the International Cultural and Creative Industries Regulatory Authority website: https://www.iccira.org Procedures: 1. Please register your interest and apply by sending us an email...

The Story of ICCIRA

How ICCIRA Was Created? The International Cultural and Creative Industries Regulatory Authority (ICCIRA) is a non-profit, multi selective and interactive think-tank, research, observatory, legislative and policy drafting and legal advisory organisation, currently relocating to Brussels, Belgium.   ICCIRA was founded by Panayiotis Neufelt, with the assistance of co-founder Christos-Laurence Neufelt-Boras,...

Now, China develops AI ‘prosecutor’

As artificial intelligence(AI) technology gathers momentum worldwide, reports claim China has developed an AI “prosecutor” which can charge people using the high-end technology. According to Chinese researchers, the AI “prosecutor” can file charges against an accused with over 97 per cent accuracy based on verbal description. The machine has reportedly been built by...

UNESCO member states adopt the first ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO presented Thursday the first ever global standard on the ethics of artificial intelligence adopted by the member states of UNESCO at the General Conference. This historical text defines the common values and principles which will guide the construction of the necessary legal infrastructure to ensure...

Simon Rattle: Music faces a grim future unless Brexit red tape is cut

By Robert Dex @RobDexES Sir Simon Rattle said the future for music in this country is “grim” unless something is done to cut the Brexit red tape stopping musicians touring in Europe. The Government’s Brexit deal was criticised for failing to negotiate visa-free travel and Europe-wide permits for musicians and crew. A recent agreement with 19 countries...

Cultural Relations – Key Approaches in Fragile Contexts Report Available

A report on Cultural Relations – Key Approaches in Fragile Contexts offers evidence and recommendations to the EU, EU Member States and other interested countries, EUNIC members and partners on how cultural relations can enhance peace and stability. The study authored by Jordi Baltà, commissioned by EUNIC, ifa and the...