The cultural policy community is invited to take part in the upcoming International Cultural Policy Conference 2023 that is being organised by Arts Council Malta and the Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends so as to engage in debates addressing the theme of Right to Culture. The conference takes place on October 5.
In conjunction to this, Arts Council Malta will be organising The State of the Arts National Symposium 2023: Right to Culture, taking place on October 7.
The Right to Culture, is a universal, inalienable and interdependent fundamental right that refers to the right of every human person and all peoples to participate in, contribute to and enjoy cultural life. The commitment towards cultural rights underpins the overarching principles of Malta’s National Cultural Policy as well as Arts Council Malta’s Strategy2025.
In this context, this year’s programme of the will focus on the theme of the Right to Culture, as it is not only important to recognise that culture is a fundamental right, but also to discuss how we commit to advocating for a universally accessible Right to Culture in the future.
It is essential to look more closely at this point in time how the cultural sector and cultural policy are dealing with issues pertaining to the principles of cultural rights or how they address related challenges and opportunities in the near future.
The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends is currently spearheading a campaign on the Freedom of Artistic Expression – including cultural accessibility and cultural diversity. This is therefore an invitation to participants of different cultural and national backgrounds, as well as artists who have struggled to express their art freely, in order to shed light on diverse perspectives and bring together people from different fields.
For more information and registration, kindly visit www.righttoculture.com.