ResiliArt Debate: Celebrating 15 years of Diversity and Creativity
In the context of the 10th anniversary of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), the 15th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005 Convention) and the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artist (1980 Recommendation), UNESCO will host a special edition of ResiliArt on 21 October 2020.
ResiliArt is a UNESCO movement launched on 15 April 2020, World Art Day, to mobilize a concerted global effort to support artists and ensure access to culture for all. It sheds light on the current state of creative industries amidst crisis by initiating global discussions with key industry professionals, while capturing experiences and voices of resilience from artists – both established and emerging – on social media.
While the year 2020 was set to be a major anniversary year and a moment of reflection for UNESCO and the culture sector, the COVID-19 crisis has changed the cultural landscape forever, threatening to undo gains achieved over the last 40 years. While the celebration takes place in the “new normal” unimaginable when the anniversary year began, today’s culture crisis has only increased the importance of the three UNESCO instruments, each of them representing an important milestone in international cultural policy and creative economy.
21 October 2020
Online - France