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WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
01 January - 31 December 2016 Preeti GAONKAR Culture Department ASEF Cultural Policy Dialogue Series Culture



Venue:
Online

To make comprehensive and up-to-date information on arts and culture in Asia and Europe easily and publicly accessible, ASEF supports the development of the research platform, WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies.

The WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies is an international database and searchable website of country-specific profiles of arts and cultural policies, issues and trends. WorldCP aims to enhance public access to reliable national and international cultural policy information. It is modelled on the highly-regarded Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe

ASEF particularly supports the research of national cultural profiles of Asian ASEM member countries through the WorldCP-Asia initiative. The Secretariat for WorldCP-Asia is located at ASEF since 2011.

Through the WorldCP-Asia initiative, national cultural profiles are being commissioned in Asian ASEM member countries. Currently, three country profiles have been launched: India, South Korea and Viet Nam. The profiles of Mongolia and Singapore are currently being written while the profiles of Cambodia and the Philippines were commissioned in 2015. Each profile is researched and written by national experts. All country profiles are presented in a consistent format to enable comparative analysis. Profiles are presented in English and where possible, in the native language of the country.

The research component is complemented by a series of Experts' Meetings that facilitate dialogue between researchers and government officials. Previous Experts' Meetings have been held in Wroclaw, Poland (2015), Hanoi, Viet Nam (2013), Seoul, Korea (2011) and Melbourne, Australia (2011).

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

  • International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)
  • Arts Council of Mongolia
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea