News on Cultural Diplomacy

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Jaipur Literature Festival

Current topics feature on the programme at this year’s festival, which takes place from 25 to 29 January.

Jaipur Literature Festival | 25.01.2018
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Science diplomacy for Europe

UNESCO and CNRS are launching the InsSciDE project to promote European-wide science diplomacy.

UNESCO | 24.01.2018
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Celebration with dance

Dancing Finland, one of the biggest campaigns of the Finland centenary year, continues in Estonia for its centenary celebrations.

Dancing Finland | 23.01.2018
Curators Koyo Kouoh and Rasha Salti © Christoph Terhechte

Soviet cultural diplomacy

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin is examining Soviet influence on African and Arabian films in a programme entitled "Saving Bruce Lee".

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | 18.01.2018
2016 winners of the Young Europeans Award. Photo: Horst Wagner via

Dedicated to Europe

Organisations from France, Germany and Poland are calling on young people to participate in the second Young Europeans Award.

Young Europeans Award | 16.01.2018
Fireworks for Maltese <i>festa</i> celebrations. Photo: jennicatpink (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

2018 European Capitals of Culture

From 1 January, Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) and Valletta (Malta) hold the title for one year.

European Commission | 11.01.2018
<i>Imagining Ireland: 21st Century Song</i> will be performed in both Dublin and London. Photo by David Beale on Unsplash

GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain

Culture Ireland’s 2018 special focus is on Great Britain with over 60 projects, from exhibitions to concerts.

Culture Ireland | 08.01.2018
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Borderline Offensive

The programme kicked off by Creative Europe and Sweden’s Västra Götaland Region is now open for applications.

Boderline Offensive | 03.01.2018
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International art event in Bangladesh

"Human Ecology & Art" is the show's motto with works from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Mauritius.

Santaran Art Organization | 27.12.2017
The V&A, pictured here, is displaying over 250 objects from its permanent collection at the gallery in Shekou, China. Photo: aaranged via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

V&A Gallery opens in China

London's Victoria & Albert Museum has opened its first gallery in China as part of a partnership within the Design Society cultural hub.

V&A | 19.12.2017