UNESCO joins Thailand to celebrate the International Year of Creative Economy
UNESCO joins Thailand’s Creative Economy Agency and Ministry of Culture to celebrate the International Year of Creative Economy with a series of events taking place every weekend in August 2021. Within the celebration framework, UNESCO will directly organize two events: launch of UNESCO Bangkok recent report “Backstage: Managing Creativity and the Arts in Southeast Asia” and launch of “Re-imagining Creative Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia”.
The celebration is a part of UNESCO’s ongoing collaboration with government institutions and civil society in Thailand to support the strengthening of Thailand’s creative sector, implemented thanks to the support of the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Culture.
The Backstage report launch will feature findings from a policy review, in-depth interviews and a survey responded to by 321 cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Southeast Asia. The specific situation of Thailand's creative sector will also be presented. The presentations of the report authors will be followed by a panel discussion consisting of representatives of some CCI organizations and experts in the field, to discuss the challenges their organizations currently face at the policy and operational levels, along with factors that contribute to their success, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be on 14 August 2021, 10:00-12:00 Bangkok time
The Re-imagining Creative Cities book launch will feature two rounds of discussion. The first discussion includes selected book authors, many of whom are members of UNESCO 2005 Convention Expert Facility, who will discuss the themes raised in the book, including the impact of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network in the region and some of the challenges faced by members cities to promote sustainable development. The second discussion gathers young creative practitioners from Thailand’s creative cities who will share their professional and personal experiences in working with local partners to drive their cities’ creative sector forward.
The event will be on 14 August 2021, 13:00-15:00 Bangkok time
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