A reawakening of cultures

A reawakening of cultures   By SAMANTHA RINA

New publication highlights the unique cultural etiquette of the Pacific

First published in 2005, Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific is an introductory guide to the diverse array of cultural knowledge and practices found throughout the 26 countries that SPC serves in the Pacific region. This new and revised second edition,…

New Dates Announced for FestPAC Hawai'i in 2024

New dates have been set for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) that will now be held on June 6-16, 2024. The announcement by the Pacific Community (SPC), as the custodian of FestPAC, and Hawaiʻi, the host, follows a decision by the…

Ministers at 29th Council of Pacific Arts and Culture meeting set priorities for post-2020 strategy, call for increased investment and integration

Representatives from 15 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) gathered in Hawaii last week for the 29th Meeting of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture (CPAC). Participants reviewed the work of the Council, and engaged in working sessions…

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…

New York opportunity for Pacific artisans

Cultural Producers from Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands now have a rare opportunity to showcase their Pacific talent and products at next year’s Artisan Resources @ NYNOW Tradeshow in the United States of America.

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…
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