Webinars on Cultural and Creative Industries
Announcement March 2021

10 March 2021

UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty starts the series of awareness-raising online webinars on Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI).

These webinars are held with the participation of internationally-recognized experts in CCI to raise awareness of the competent authorities in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus (e.g. Ministries of Culture, National Commissions for UNESCO and other stakeholders) about the importance of the promotion of the CCI and the Creative Economy.

All webinars will take place in the online format in the English and Russian languages (simultaneous interpretation will be provided). They are open to all interested representatives of concerned state institutions, NGOs and civil society and research organizations.

Creative Economy Strategy for Resilient Future
Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Time: 12:00-13:30 Almaty time.
Speaker: Ms Gu Xin, director of the Master of Cultural and Creative Industries (MCCI) at Monash University in Australia. She has published widely on urban creative clusters and agglomerations, cultural work, creative entrepreneurship, cultural and creative industries policy, media cities, maker culture and cyberculture in China. Xin has worked with policy initiatives in the UK, China and Indonesia to support small-scale local creative industries development services. Her work focuses on the transformation of creative cities and the creative economy under different social, economic and political conditions. Xin is the world-leading expert in contextualizing Western discourses in Asia and of convergence and divergences in the globalized creative economy. Xins current research concerns the digital creative economy, looking at the democratization of creativity through vast transformative digital media ecosystems.

Performing and Literary Arts
Date: Friday, 19 March 2021
Time: 12:00-13:30 Almaty time.
Speaker: Ms Meijing He, independent consultant, trainer and arts specialist with fourteen years of experience in a broad range of cultural practices, including visual, performing and literary arts. She was recently Head of Arts and Partnership for the British Council in New Zealand (2016-2018) and in Hong Kong SAR of China (2012-2016). Prior to that, she was senior arts manager at the British Council China office (2005-2012), leading on management, mobility, public art, sponsorships and trade policies. Meijing has a global network and an extensive track record in facilitating international collaborations between artists and cultural institutions. She helped state representatives and civil society organizations develop management and entrepreneurial skills in the cultural sector. She has developed and managed various cultural policy development projects in Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and China. She holds an MA in Arts Management from City University in London, UK.

Public Art
Date: Friday, 26 March 2021
Time: 12:00-13:30 Almaty time.
Speaker: Ms Meijing He, independent consultant, trainer and arts specialist with fourteen years of experience in a broad range of cultural practices, including visual, performing and literary arts. She was recently Head of Arts and Partnership for the British Council in New Zealand (2016-2018) and in Hong Kong SAR of China (2012-2016). Prior to that, she was senior arts manager at the British Council China office (2005-2012), leading on management, mobility, public art, sponsorships and trade policies. Meijing has a global network and an extensive track record in facilitating international collaborations between artists and cultural institutions. She helped state representatives and civil society organizations develop management and entrepreneurial skills in the cultural sector. She has developed and managed various cultural policy development projects in Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and China. She holds an MA in Arts Management from City University in London, UK.

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