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The impact of COVID-19 on artists in Malta

The emergency situation caused by COVID-19 is once again highlighting the precarious employment conditions of various artists and their right to earn a living wage. It has been reported that at least 170,000 jobs were lost in the film industry in Hollywood and the UK...

Searching for Malta’s best creative startup

A new national competition has been launched for Malta’s creative entrepreneurs to join a global community celebrating startups and championing the creative industries. W The Creative Business Cup, launched in Malta by Culture Venture, is a global competition...

Paying the artist

A few weeks ago Arts Council Ireland launched a new policy to help improve the working and living conditions of artists and ensure that a career in the arts is viable. The culture of underpaying or not paying artists is not exclusive to Ireland and resonates with many...

Cultural leadership – Make it happen. Make it matter.

In a speech on cultural leadership, Toni Attard argues that positive change can occur everywhere and across all levels. We often discuss great artists and their work. We also praise the efficiency of cultural managers and eulogise the success of cultural...

Mobile Minds: Culture, knowledge and change

The role of IPAC in the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture. « How can one create a global conversation on change that is relevant and responds to diverse voices, socio-political structures and cultural contexts? If shared knowledge, transnational cooperation and...

Cultural relations for global empathy

As the relationship between arts and politics continues to be challenged even further with the rise of populist agendas, Toni Attard calls for global empathy in cultural relations.  In January 2019 Brazil's President Bolsonaro dissolved the Culture Ministry. In March...

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