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The arts and cultural industries market is the theme of the creative economy debate to be held today at the Camões – Portuguese Cultural Centre in Maputo.
The event, organised by ‘Vice Versa’, is part of the ‘Week of Arts’ initiative, and is being attended by the Cultural Policy Observatory for Africa, UNESCO, the Iverca Association, the Social Store and the Gungu Theatre Company.
Two themes will guide the debate. The first will focus on “The Cultural and Creative Industry in Mozambique: Financing, Partnerships and Contribution to the Economy”, and aim to understand organisations’ funding for arts and culture policies, and the existing modalities of giving input to artists or organisations working in the area.
Another panel, focusing on “Sustainability in Cultural Projects: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges”, envisions being a more practical way for organisations to enhance day-to-day life in the arts and culture.
The organisers of the event points out that the creative economy is summarised in the processes that involve the creation, production and distribution of products and services, using knowledge, creativity and intellectual capital as the main productive resources.
“The creative economy is already a reality in the country. Mozambique is one of the fastest growing countries, while influencing the lives of new generations, contributing to its profound transformation, especially if we consider the activity developed around heritage and national culture, which lead to the reinforcement of the collective identity and the spirit of defence of the collective memory,” a statement sent to daily Noticias reads.
‘Art Week’ is a socio-cultural platform for the formation, exhibition, reflection and development of the cultural creative industries. The platform has materialised its objectives since 2017 through a range of initiatives in the field of arts and culture, and maintains a focus on art as a factor of socio-economic development, youth training, employment and sustainable development.Source: Noticias
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