WorldCP-Asia is a major new initiative to document the cultural policies of countries in Asia. The initiative is a central component in the development of WorldCP. Five country profiles have been commissioned since 2011:
The profiles of India, South Korea & Vietnam will be launched in 2013. The profiles of Mongolia and Singapore will be launched in early 2014.
The editorial review process for the cultural policy profiles of Asia is undertaken in consultation with a regional editor. Anmol Vellani, former Executive Director, India Foundation for the Arts, has served as the regional editor in Asia since 2011.
In 2012 & 2013, WorldCP-Asia was coordinated by a partnership between the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), the lead partner of WorldCP, and the WorldCP-Asia Secretariat, managed by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).The WorldCP-Asia Secretariat will carry out key tasks including administering the project; partly funding pilot profiles; liaison with Asian governments towards securing national funding partners; stimulating policy dialogue, networking and mutual learning through expert meetings and online platforms; and, co-ordination with IFACCA.
In 2011, the WorldCP-Asia Secretariat was also coordinated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, South Korea (MCST) and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU).
The research component is complemented by a series of meetings that facilitate dialogue between researchers, government officials and partners:
Enquiries regarding the project can be made to the WorldCP-Asia regional secretariat, located at the Asia-Europe Foundation:
Anupama SEKHAR (Ms)
Deputy Director, Culture Department
Phone: +(65) 6874 9724
Fax: +(65) 68721207