The META Foundation, the gallery`s founding organization, has signed a three-year cooperation agreement with the Fondazzjoni-entru-Kreattivit of the St. James Cavalier Center for Creativity. The applicant must be a voluntary organization registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organizations or a registered co-operative in which at least one major contributor works in full-time equivalent in the cultural and creative sectors. ▪ In 2014, a research institute led by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism carried out a survey on the cultural exchange project. The results of the survey are as follows. (1) The Cultural Partnership Initiative was the most recognized of the APD projects (2) Participants in the Cultural Partnership Programs responded to the survey that the project valued Korea`s economic, social and cultural profiles. Date and time: Wednesday, September 20, 2 p.m. Book a place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cultural-partnership-agreement-grants-2018-2022-i… ▪The initiative aims to promote, in collaboration with partner countries, the development of cultural skills and the creation of a global cultural network by exchanging information with international cultural experts and conducting collective artistic activities with them.
It is a representative cultural ODA project designed to support the training of cultural professionals in underdeveloped countries and their artistic activities through the exchange of cultural workers. It provides a basis for the promotion of Korean culture abroad through diverse and ongoing cultural exchanges between cultural institutions and interest groups such as cultural organizations, currency partners and Korean diplomatic and consular representations. ▪The project includes activities to invite cultural partners to underdeveloped countries, to co-produce works of art, to appoint a secretariat to organize workshops and discussion meetings, and to organize programs to monitor artists` post-production activities. The main activities are the co-production of works of art with guest professional artists from underdeveloped countries in Asia and Africa. More information and applications are available at: www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200047/grants/6624/cultural_organisations_app… The META Foundation has also entered into a cultural partnership agreement with the Malta Arts Council between 2017 and 2019. The strength of these working relationships will be the cornerstone of VC`s growth and its important position in the Maltese cultural landscape. In 2017-19, 11 organisations and festivals active in the cultural and creative sector were selected as strategic partners of the Arts Council Malta. The three-year partnership will provide stable support to organizations in the planning, growth, development and implementation of ACM`s strategic objectives.
▪The project helps underdeveloped countries achieve sound cultural development. It provides a platform for Asian art and cultural exchanges and expands the opportunity to enjoy the art and culture of Asian countries, which will generate stable growth of the Asian cultural industry. Non-profit cultural organizations can apply for funding of between $10,000 and $40,000 per year between April 2018 and March 2022 to cover the basic costs of their organization.