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Number 355 9 December 2016



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Saturday 3 December marked the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), which coincided with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and took as its theme the recently-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the their role in creating a more inclusive and equitable world for people with disabilities. 

In the last week, there have been many interesting articles and publications that highlight the part played by the arts and culture in working towards this future: the Asia-Europe Foundation have released a new report by Jordi Baltà Portolés which looks at existing policies, programmes and projects in the field of culture and disability, Culture & Disability: Policies & Practices in Asia and Europe; Arts Council England published A Balancing Act, a case study of its flagship programme for disabled artists and disability arts - Unlimited - which explores the partnerships behind the project and its success; and on Wednesday the Australia Council for the Arts launched its new Disability Action Plan, which includes goals for accessibility, leadership and arts practice. You can find these reports, and other news stories related to disability within our themes portal

No doubt there are other great examples from the sector out there, so if you have resources or news stories that should be shared with the IFACCA network, send your suggestions to news@ifacca.org.


ACORNS Iberoamericano
Le recordamos que continuamos entregando noticias del espacio iberoamericano tanto de los países miembros como artículos en prensa en general de la región.  Al final de cada edición de ACORNS encontrará la sección de ACORNS Iberoamericano.  Asimismo, nuestro sitio web cuenta con una variedad de noticias en español a su disposición.


IFACCA attends International Forum on Arts & Culture Investment

From 21 to 24 November 2016, Magdalena Moreno Mujica, IFACCA’s Deputy Director, participated in the International Forum on Public and Private Investment in Arts and Culture, in Argentina. Hosted by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes, the purpose of the gathering was to bring together leaders of public and private institutions to explore innovative models for investing in arts and culture.

Local Government: Preliminary findings and a call to latecomers!

Earlier this year, we partnered with the Committee on Culture of UCLG to explore the relationship between national and local governments in relation to cultural policy. A draft report on the findings were presented and discussed at the World Summit; before we make our final edits, we are reopening the survey to anyone who missed their chance to respond. Read the draft report and respond to the survey here.

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National Arts Agency News

Finland serves as safehaven for endangered documents
Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, 02 December 2016, Finland

The National Archives of Finland, an agency operating under the Ministry of Education and Culture, has taken into safekeeping digital copies of documents that have become endangered due to the Syrian Civil War. 

Measuring the Gig Economy through a New Data Source
National Endowment for the Arts, 01 December 2016, USA

There may be no higher tribute to the role of working artists in the public imagination than a term that has awakened the interest of labor analysts over the last few years: gig economy. The description is no longer limited to itinerant entertainers; it includes a reportedly growing sector of the labor force employed through temporary, freelance arrangements.

Beer Culture in Belgium recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage
Ministry of the Flemish Community, Dept for Culture, Youth, Sports & Media, Belgium
30 November 2016

The beer culture in Belgium was included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. This is due to the recognition by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on November 30, 2016.

Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes Indigenous curators in tri-nation exchange
Creative New Zealand - Toi Aotearoa, 25 November 2016, New Zealand

Ten indigenous curators from Australia and Canada will be hosted by their New Zealand counterparts during a series of events in Aotearoa in December. The exchange aims to help generate networks and collaborations between First Nations contemporary visual arts curators which will result in greater exposure to indigenous art for New Zealand and international audiences.

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International News

Visually impaired professor to light way forward on UN disability agenda
UN News Centre, 02 December 2016, Japan

Of the world’s 7.4 billion people, some 15 per cent – or one billion – are said to have some form of disability. Jun Ishikawa is one of them, and has become a visionary on the issue of disability in his country, leading the Commission on Policy for Persons with Disabilities since 2012. Mr. Ishikawa has gone on to become the first Japanese independent expert to be elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a role he will formally take up 1 January 2017.

Reformists win seats in Arts Development Council election
Hong Kong Free Press, 29 November 2016, China, Hong Kong

A group of artists hoping to reform the Hong Kong Arts Development Council – a statutory body – have won a landslide victory, as they seized eight out of ten seats in an election for Council membership.

.ART domain launched
International Arts Manager, 28 November 2016, International

A new top-level domain dedicated to the arts has been launched, with several high-profile organisations adopting the suffix. .ART web addresses will now be used by institutions including Guggenheim Museum, Centre Pompidou and Tate galleries.

Arts Council of Wales: Health budget should fund art therapies
BBC News, 25 November 2016, Wales

Some arts activities should be funded from the Welsh Government's health budget, according to the new chairman of the Arts Council of Wales.


Arts Council England publishes data on donations & sponsorship
Arts Council England, 01 December 2016, England

Arts Council England has published a new report into private philanthropy, donations from trusts and foundations and sponsorship in the arts and culture sector. The Private Investment in Culture Survey was undertaken by MTM to provide an insight into how this income stream has developed over the three years since the last report undertaken by Arts & Business.

Culture & Disability: Policies & Practices in Asia and Europe
Asia-Europe Foundation, 02 December 2016, International

ASEF culture360 is proud to present a new report written by Jordi Baltà Portolés titled: Culture & Disability: Policies & Practices in Asia and Europe. The report focuses on existing legislation, policies, programmes and projects in the field of culture and disability in the countries that are part of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

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Call for Applications: Banff Research in Culture: Year 2067
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 06 December 2016, Canada

The 2017 Banff Research in Culture programme asks: what might the world look like in fifty years and what can we do to shape it?  Moving beyond apocalyptic predictions, post-apocalyptic theories, and techno-utopianism, this program aims to shake up our sense of the political, social, and environmental.

Call for Participants: Wellbeing for cities and regions survey
The Network of European Museum Organisations, 23 November 2016, International

"Wellbeing provides a way for decision-makers to better understand the potential impact of their work on citizens" - with this belief in mind the Carnegie UK Trust is carrying out a study on the international use of wellbeing in policy and practice.


Ministro de Cultura revela que la Economía Creativa en Chile aumentó su aporte al PIB a un 2.2%
Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Chile, 07 December 2016, Chile

El ministro Ernesto Ottone anunció la cifra, que actualiza una estadística de 2010 que fijaba el aporte al PIB de este sector en 1.6%, en la sexta sesión del Comité Interministerial de Fomento a la Economía Creativa, que encabeza el Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, y que se realizó hoy en La Moneda.

La Secretaría de Cultura consolida la política cultural de Estado con 4 años de logros en la atención a artistas y a la sociedad
Secretaría de Cultura, 07 December 2016, Mexico

La actual administración a cargo del secretario Rafael Tovar y de Teresa ha concretado los proyectos culturales de preservación del patrimonio, ampliación y fortalecimiento de la infraestructura cultural del país, incremento de los apoyos a artistas y a la cinematografía nacional, al tiempo que ha llevado a cabo tareas como la Agenda Cultural Digital.

Más recursos para la cultura, con la Reforma Tributaria
Ministerio de Cultura, Colombia, 05 December 2016, Colombia

El Impuesto Nacional al Consumo a la telefonía móvil será ampliado a datos y navegación móvil lo cual podría duplicar los recursos para la cultura. Los libros no tendrán IVA y Leyes como las del Libro, Cine y Espectáculos Públicos no se modifican.

Ceremonia de premiación
Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Uruguay, 02 December 2016, Uruguay 

Este martes 13 de diciembre, a las 19 horas en la Sala Hugo Balzo del Auditorio Nacional del Sodre Dra. Adela Reta, se llevará a cabo la ceremonia de entrega de los Premios a las Letras 2016. Cerca de quinientos autores en las modalidades édita e inédita se presentaron este año para los Premios Nacionales de Literatura, para el Premio Ópera Prima y para el Premio a Ensayo sobre Investigación y Difusión Científica.

Los trabajadores culturales aumentan pero no cobran
El País, 08 December 2016, Spain

El sector empleó a 515.000 personas en 2015, 3.200 más que en 2014, según el ministerio.Únicamente crecen los no asalariados, mientras que bajan los que reciben un sueldo.

Del Solar: ¿qué espera el sector del nuevo ministro de Cultura?
El comercio, 06 December 2016, Peru

Salvador del Solar es el nuevo ministro de Cultura. Tras una gestión discreta y corta del sociólogo Jorge Nieto (hoy ministro de Defensa), el actor y abogado se prepara para encabezar una cartera compleja, con pocos fondos y sin políticas culturales definidas.

Argentina devuelve objetos históricos a Bolivia y México
El Diario, 06 December 2016, Argentina

Argentina devolvió hoy en un acto realizado en Buenos Aires diversos bienes culturales a Bolivia y México, entre los que destacan vasijas incas, fragmentos textiles bolivianos y figuras de Mesoamérica del periodo del 100 a.C al 600 d.C.

Así será la política del Ministerio de Cultura hasta 2020
Ritmos21, 01 December 2016, Spain

La bajada del IVA cultural, una Ley de Mecenazgo y una Fiscalía antipiratería son algunos de los ejes principales de la política cultural del Gobierno en esta legislatura.


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