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Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe

February 25, 200925 February 2009

Situation of older artists

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This site is an invaluable resource regarding cultural policies and programs in European countries, as well as a few other countries around the world (including Canada).

With contributions from local researchers, the site contains detailed and categorized information about cultural policies in 41 countries. The site contains information about policy objectives, current issues, cultural institutions, cultural financing, governance structures, legal provisions, support to creativity, cultural participation, arts education, diversity and intercultural dialogue.

The information on the site can be retrieved by country, by topic, or using both categories. For example, one can compare supports to artists across all 41 countries or in a subset of countries. The site also provides summaries of recent changes in each country’s cultural policies and programs.

Comparative tables between countries include subjects such as public priorities, legislation, policy, cultural funding, cultural participation and cultural consumption.

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