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WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
1 October 2011 to 31 December 2019 Anupama Sekhar Culture Department ASEF Cultural Policy Project Culture



Venue:
Online

WorldCP-Asia was a central component of WorldCP, an online database of cultural policy profiles for countries worldwide, which allowed users to monitor and analyse global trends in arts and cultural policy. WorldCP was launched in 2011 by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) as a tool for policy makers, researchers, advocates and the global community. The programme was closed in 2017 when the Federation revised its programmes in line with the needs of its members.

WorldCP profiles follow the structure developed between 1998 and 2017 by the Council of Europe and the ERICarts Institute for the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. The Compendium, now run by a membership association, continues to publish current information for countries in Europe at culturalpolicies.netIn 2015, WorldCP was acknowledged by UNESCO as a useful information and monitoring system to analyse global trends in key aspects of cultural policies from around the world.

In Asia, IFACCA partnered with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), which served as the Regional Secretariat for WorldCP-Asia from 2011 to 2017. Six cultural policy profiles were commissioned for countries in Asia:

  • India
  • Mongolia in partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • Philippines in partnership with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
  • Singapore in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
  • South Korea in partnership with the Arts Council of Korea (ARKO), the Korean National Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  • Viet Nam in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Authors and partners gathered for meetings in:

  • Wroclaw, Poland (in 2015, alongside the 14th Assembly of the Experts of the Council of Europe/ERICarts Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe)
  • Hanoi, Viet Nam (in 2013, alongside the 6th ASEF Experts’ Meeting & Public Forum: Creative Economy in Asia and Europe - Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth & Development)
  • Melbourne, Australia (in 2011, alongside the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture)
  • Seoul, Republic of Korea (2011)

For more information on IFACCA’s recent work in cultural policy, visit: www.ifacca.org

For more information on ASEF’s work in culture, visit: http://asef.org/about/organisation/590-culture-department 

 

Project Updates

  • The cultural policy profiles of India, Korea and Vietnam, commissioned for the WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies are now publicly accessible on culture360.org, ASEF’s arts and culture portal and on worldcp.org.

    The profiles offer a comprehensive overview of arts and culture in the said countries and could serve as a useful reference tool for policymakers, cultural practitioners, journalists and researchers. They are the first profiles commissioned for WorldCP-Asia, a major initiative to document the cultural policies of Asian countries.

    The profiles were launched at the ASEF Experts’ Meeting and Public Forum on Creative Economy in Asia and Europe: Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth & Development on 4-5 December 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam in the presence of project partners, the regional editor for Asia, Anmol VELLANI and authors, Ashish RAJADHYAKSHA and Raghavendra TENKAYALA (India), Kiwon HONG (Korea) and BUI Hoai Son (Vietnam).

    The WorldCP initiative is led by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). ASEF serves as the secretariat for WorldCP-Asia and supports the funding of profiles as well as the co-ordination with national agencies for culture in Asia. Regional partners include Arts Council, Mongolia; Korean National Commission for UNESCO; Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea; the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam; and Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, Mongolia.

    The profiles of Mongolia and Singapore are expected to be launched in 2014, along with updated versions of the profiles of India, Korea and Vietnam.

  • The national profile of Mongolian cultural policy has been commissioned under the aegis of WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in association with the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism of Mongolia and Arts Council Mongolia, have been instrumental in kick-starting this project.

    The Mongolian profile will be launched on the WorldCP website later this year. This launch will also showcase previously commissioned profiles from Singapore, Vietnam, India and South Korea. ASEF supports the WorldCP initiative through its Asia-Europe Dialogue on Cultural Policies programme.

    WorldCP aims to provide easy online access to up-to-date and comprehensive information on arts and cultural policies. The initiative also promotes the exchange and facilitates dialogue on policy-making between Asia and Europe. It is promoted by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and a consortium of partners from around the world.

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Partners

  • Arts Council Korea
  • Arts Council of Mongolia
  • Council of Europe
  • European Cultural Foundation
  • European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts)
  • International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)
  • Korean National Commission for UNESCO
  • Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Viet Nam

Sponsors

  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, Mongolia
  • National Commission for Culture and the Arts