Policy, Research & Politics

Peter Garrett launches Labor Loves Live Music

FORMER Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett brought the power and the passion to the launch of the ALP's campaign to fight over-regulation of live music venues last night.

Labor Loves Live Music aims to reform planning controls at local government level to support bars, pubs and festivals from vexatious noise complaints and "never-ending legal action from councils".


National Cultural Policy delays frustrate city leaders

CITY leaders in Melbourne and Sydney are frustrated at the Gillard government's delayed National Cultural Policy, with Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle describing federal action on creative industries as "glacial".

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said demand on the city to support arts and culture was likely to grow because of uncertainty about the federal government's NCP.

The Australian

Music Rights Australia Launches

ARIA and APRA|AMCOS have announced today that their joint venture body MIPI has been renamed MUSIC RIGHTS AUSTRALIA, effective immediately.

The new name better reflects the organisation’s focus on the rights of Australian music creators and performers, specifically its role in advocacy, education and protection. A new-look website also provides easily-accessible information and resources for stakeholders and the wider public. 


Latin America Bases Cultural Agenda on Identity, Tradition

SALAMANCA, Spain – Latin American culture ministers are promoting an agenda based on strengthening their countries’ identities and restoring their traditions as a fundamental element of regional development.

 Herald Tribune

Cultural Diplomacy Program Center Stage Brings Contemporary Performers to United States

Center Stage is a trailblazing program designed to bring diplomacy to American towns and cities by presenting ten prominent foreign performing ensembles to the United States of America for month-long tours from June-December 2012.

  World Music Central.org

Conference: Asia-Europe Encounters: Intellectual and Cultural Exchanges

The first half of the 20th century saw some of the most intense political and social changes experienced thus far in world history. Shiraishi Takashi’s coinage of the 1910s and 1920s as an “age in motion” in Southeast Asia might be extended as a reference to Asia-Europe relations during the half century. It was an age in which high imperialism began to unravel and where global political power shifted, bringing profound changes in the relations between Asia and Europe. By 1950, the colonial empires had essentially disappeared and former Asian possessions, as well as other parts of Asia, began completely new trajectories. The same newness might also be claimed of Europe. The period around 1950 thus marked the end of one age of Asia-Europe interactions and the beginning of another.


Source : asef.org

Cultural policy profile for South Korea

We are pleased to announce that Dr Kiwon Hong, is currently finalising a cultural policy profile of South Korea, as part of WorldCP, the international database of cultural policies The profile has the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and is financially assisted by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. A preliminary version of the profile was presented at the launch of WorldCP at the 5th World Summit, in October 2011. A summary profile is available from culture360.org.


Source : WorldCP.org

Spanish rebel against the VAT rise in culture

Spanish protest against the VAT rise in the cultural sector that implies a rise from 8 to 21 percent affecting theatre, movie and concert tickets, while museums, exhibitions and libraries face a rise from 8 to 10.

THe SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores/General Society of Authors) has issued a statement deploring the government move to increase VAT in culture as it will bring more unemployment and less revenue for the Treasury.


Source : ifacca.org

Call for funds for cultural policy

THE nation's main performing arts companies have called on the federal government to commit funds to the National Cultural Policy as Wayne Swan's budget surplus comes under increasing pressure.

As the government attempts to pull back $2 billion in grants, the Australian Major Performing Arts Group will seek assurance that the delayed National Cultural Policy at least will maintain funding in real terms.


Source : The Australian

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