Defending creative voices: artists in emergencies, learning from the safety of journalists
Publication supported by the UNESCO-Aschberg programme for artists and cultural professionals and by the UNESCO Multi-Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of journalists.
Cultural organizations and the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions
This policy brief highlights initiatives and examples of good practice by both organizations and cultural events, to support artists, ensure access to a wide range of cultural expressions and support the creative ecosystem as a whole.
Re|shaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good
The UNESCO Global Report, Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good, is the third edition of a series designed to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Revenue distribution and transformation in the music streaming value chain
PERSPECTIVES for the diversity of cultural expressions is a series of policy briefs designed to inform and inspire discussions among Parties of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its objective is to identify and analyse emerging trends in the creative sectors.
Promoting policy and cooperation to support creativity: peer-to-peer learning toolkit
This peer-to-peer learning toolkit provides policymakers, civil society representatives, cultural practitioners and stakeholders with a step-by-step practical guide to conceive and implement peer-to-peer learning with knowledge-providers when developing regulatory, policy and strategic frameworks for creativity.
The African film Industry: trends, challenges and opportunities for growth
The report proposes strategic recommendations for the development of the film and audiovisual sectors in Africa and invites policymakers, professional organizations, firms, filmmakers and artists to implement them in a concerted manner.
Backstage: Managing creativity and the arts in South-East Asia
South-East Asia is a region rich in cultural diversity and dynamic in its creativity. The publication showcases the policy environments in which the creative sector is operating and concretely identifies areas in which exchanges and further development can be engineered to unleash the full potential of the sector.
Cultural and creative industries in the face of COVID-19: an economic impact outlook
This report aims to capture the scale of the global disruption caused by the pandemic of COVID-19. It examines the economic impact and consequences of the pandemic on the cultural and creative industries, and explores digital innovations that have emerged in response to this unprecedented crisis.
Gender & creativity: progress on the precipice, special edition
Building on the recommendations put forth in the 2018 Global Report, this special edition provides an overview of current advances towards, and challenges to, gender equality in the culture and creative sectors at the national, regional and international levels.
Film industries in Central Asia: a view today and towards the future
This publication assesses the film industries of Central Asia and concerned legislation. It provides recommendations for its future development, international cooperation prospects and ways to improve the status of local culture professionals and creative entrepreneurs working in the cinema sector.
Culture in crisis: policy guide for a resilient creative sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the cultural and creative industries, revealing and magnifying their pre-existing volatility. This practical guide offers advice on how to respond to the most pressing needs and how to induce the structural changes needed to strengthen the resilience of the cultural and creative industries and prepare for the “new normal”.
Freedom & creativity: defending art, defending diversity, special edition
Building on the recommendations put forth in the 2018 Global Report, this special edition provides an overview of current advances and challenges in the legal protection of artistic freedom and the protection of the social and economic rights of artists and cultural professionals at the national, regional and international levels.
Culture & working conditions for artists: implementing the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist
The UNESCO study Culture & Working Conditions for Artists uncovers persisting and emerging challenges artists and cultural professionals face and examines how countries around the world are addressing these issues through policymaking. This study is based on a quadrennial global survey conducted in 2018 on the impact of the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist.
Culture in the CARIFORUM - European Union Economic Partnership Agreement: rebalancing trade flows between Europe and the Caribbean?
The provision on preferential treatment for developing countries is known to be one the most binding and powerful of the UNESCO 2005 Convention. The goal of preferential treatment measures is to facilitate the mobility and exchange of artists and cultural professionals from the global South, through, for example, simplified procedures for visas or lower visa costs
Re|Shaping cultural policies: advancing creativity for development
The Global Report series monitors the implementation of the 2005 Convention. The 2018 edition examines how the 2005 Convention has inspired policy change at the global and country level and puts forward a set of policy recommendations for the future.
Culture in Treaties and Agreements
The 2005 Convention calls for a new approach to international cooperation by promoting a more balanced exchange of cultural goods and services and greater mobility of artists and cultural professionals. This study examines 59 bilateral and regional agreements concluded between 2005 and 2017, and reveals the trends that have emerged since the adoption of the Convention at the international level.
Culture in the Digital Environment
Since the adoption of the 2005 Convention, tremendous technological transformations have taken place. The digital era has significantly changed the cultural landscape and has had a major impact on creative sectors worldwide.