High-level meeting focuses on cultural development priorities

Heads of Culture from seven Pacific Island countries are in Noumea, New Caledonia this week to map cultural development priorities for the region. The week-long meeting, hosted by the Government of New Caledonia with support from the Pacific Community (…

From the Pacific to New York: Pacific culture on display

Photo credit: Jessie Mc Comb  The artists: Maria Rova, Marita Wendt, Naomi Tozaka and Janet Lotawa

Zoom - FestPac2016 Guam: “Nothing short of amazing”

Every four years, the Pacific region holds a vibrant Festival of Pacific Arts (FestPac). In 2016, the 12th FestPac took place in Guam from 22 May to 4 June, bringing 2500 participants and a record number of tourists to the island. Guam worked with the…

Emotional farewells as Festival of Pacific Arts closes in Guam: Regional celebration of cultural heritage pauses until 2020 in Hawai’i

Two weeks of vivid activity celebrating and showcasing the diversity of the Pacific region’s cultural traditions has drawn to a close in Guam. More than 2,700 artisans, dancers, storytellers, singers, designers and mentors from 25 countries and…

Culture among Pacific region’s most valuable resources

Pacific culture Ministers have called for ongoing support for the region’s cultural sector and for greater collaboration, experience sharing and use of innovative approaches to fund culture, such as development levies and tax incentives.

Council sees vibrant future for Pacific arts

Government directors of culture and arts are upbeat about the potential growth of arts in the Pacific, as a form of cultural expression, way of life and source of job creation, tourism and economic growth. Also among the outcomes of the 27th Council of…

Ministers to review Pacific Regional Cultural Strategy in Guam

A mid-term review of the Pacific’s 10-year regional cultural strategy is high on the agenda as representatives from over 25 countries and territories gather for the 27th Council of Pacific Arts and Culture meeting in Hagatna, Guam, today. The Government…

Spectacular opening for Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam

The curtain has been raised on the biggest celebration of the Pacific region’s diverse cultural heritage, with the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts under way in Guam following a spectacular opening ceremony yesterday.

Cultural producers enhance business skills through training

The cultural industries in Fiji represent an important economic sector tied to tourism, heritage and culture.
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