In early 2010 at the National People’s Congress, Premier Wen Jiabao stated in his government work report that China will attach more importance to cultural development to enhance the international influence of Chinese culture.
“Culture is the society’s spiritual foundation,” noting that the Party and State always pay attention to preserving and promoting cultural identity. “Together with the State’s investment, all economic sectors will be encouraged to invest in cultural activities to help boost national development,” said Dung.
The prestigious Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association awards top international artists. The Grant for Young Artists goes to the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2010. More
The International Dunhuang Project (IDP) is a ground-breaking international collaboration between institutions in China, Europe and Japan bringing information and images from the Silk Road online. More
An interview with HSU Po-Yun, Chairperson of the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) by Culturelink Asia-Pacific. More
The Arts Council of Mongolia(ACM), with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Open Society Institute, will bring together filmmakers and film industry professionals from Asia, Europe, Central Asia, the USA and Mongolia for the first of its kind event ever to be held in the country: the “East Meets West Film Forum […] More
The Asia-Europe Foundation and its partners, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, the University of Luxembourg and DDA Warehouse (China) will organise the second and final phase of the 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp – Art Workshop for Visual Arts 2009/2010 in Shanghai from 26 August-7 September 2010.
The European Parliament launches a new role-playing game and social networking forum. On Citzalia, users create an avatar and can choose what role they want to play in the European Parliament to experience democracy in action. More
LabforCulture publishes an interview with Dirk Heinze founder of Arts Management Network on online provision of arts management theory and resources. More
A step change in cultural co-operation between India and the UK was made in July 2010 when a new cultural agreement was signed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt and Jawhar Sircar from the Indian Ministry of Culture, in the presence of Prime Minister David Cameron and the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. More
China and Singapore signed a Film Coproduction Agreement More
Two Japanese movies have been nominated for the 67th Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award. More
Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo joins cast of Chinese historical blockbuster More
Pakistan Culture Minister Aftab Shah Jilani has said the government could block the release of Indian films for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival in order to encourage the struggling local industry. More
Residents of Cadaqués, home town of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, are amazed by a Chinese developer’s plans to build a replica of their town in Xiamen Bay. Architects have been on site, taking measurements and photographs. More
“tanzconnexions” a website pioneered by the Goethe Institute provides choreographers, dancers and dance enthusiasts with a wealth of information on contemporary dance in the Asia-Pacific region and the European-influenced German dance scene.
Read article from The Guardian newspaper (UK) where the head of the state administration for cultural heritage in China expresses concern about how building development is destroying traditional architecture. More
Julie’s Bicycle, the UK based coalition of music, theatre and scientific experts committed to making the creative industries green publishes a report examining the carbon impacts of touring theatre. More
The World Heritage Committee has approved 21 new sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, including significant historical sites in Vietnam, China, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Korea and India. More
At ARTMUSFAIR 2010 new music convention platform in Warsaw, Poland in September, the CREATORS NETWORK will be launched with the vision of promoting future creativity. More
A series of essays published by Asialink in Australia, exploring how Australia’s international relations are increasingly located in Asia rather than in the rest of the world. More
Visiting Arts UK is working in partnership with Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) to encourage and support collaborative exchange in the performing arts between the two countries. More
Visiting Arts, in partnership with British Council and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation Moscow, delivered a 10-day study visit for a group of museum curators from across the Russian Federation in june this year. The visit was a prize for the winners of the best submission to the Vladimir Potanin Foundation’s Changing Museums in a Changing World competition.
Theatre Director Ong Keng Sen has been selected as the Arts and Culture laureate for Fukuoka Prize 2010. More
Chinese writer Xinran chooses five books on Chinese history and culture she recommends you read if you want to understand China better. More
From 2008-2010, four EU expert working groups with government and professional cultural sector representatives worked on specific cultural policy themes. Their final reports are now published. More
“Estonia and China share the same passion for singing,” said Toomas Tiivel, Commissioner General of the Estonia Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. More
Do I know U? project links young actors from Mannheim, Germany and Ranga Shankara theatre in Bangalore, India. More
The Creative Cities Network connects cities who want to share experiences, ideas and best practices for cultural, social and economic development. More
The Japan Foundation launches AIR_J, a new website with information on Artist-in-Residence programmes across Japan in both Japanese and English. More
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