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Reclaiming global arts and culture sectors through G20 CMM: ministry

Magelang, C Java (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology is mobilizing its commitment to revive the global arts and culture sectors through the meeting of ministers of G20 Culture (G20 CMM) in Magelang.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) is hosting the latest G20 Senior Officials’ Meeting and Culture Ministers’ Meeting at the Borobudur Temple compound in Magelang, Central Java, September 11-14, 2022.

Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Nadiem Anwar Makarim, who chairs the G20 CMM, said Indonesia is committed to fostering global gotong-royong (collaboration) in the practice of a sustainable way of life and to accelerate the empowerment and development of the cultural economy.

“The pandemic has strongly affected the arts and culture sectors. That is why we continue to promote the realization of the Global Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (GACRF), initiated by the Indonesian Presidency. We hope that the discussions on the global fund to be continued by India as the next host country of the G20,” explained Minister Nadiem.

Apart from meetings of senior officials and ministers, the ministry will also invite delegates and the public to participate in various cultural events held within the Borobudur Temple compound and its surroundings, including Ruwatan Bumi (Earth Healing Ritual), which is a combination of ceremonial rituals presented in a contemporary performance that involves traditional elders and vocal art groups from various parts of Indonesia.

There will also be several other programs, including the New Media Festival “Indonesia Bertutur”, the G20 Orchestra, Kirab Budaya (Cultural Carnival) and Rapat Raksasa (General Assembly), involving 2,500 artists, cultural performers and the Indonesian public. and internationally.

MoECRT’s Director General for Culture, acting as coordinator of the G20 Culture Ministerial Meeting, Hilmar Farid, hoped that through this series of cultural events, “delegates will be able to learn sustainable living practices rooted in Indonesian tradition as responses to global challenges in economic and environmental issues”.

During this year’s G20 Presidency, MoECRT is leading the discussion on five priorities for the culture sector, namely the role of culture as an enabler and driver of sustainable development; and the economic, social and environmental benefits of culture-based policies.

Then, the efforts to safeguard culture as a common concern and to strengthen the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property; the importance of legitimate wide dissemination
access to cultural products and the benefits of the cultural economy; and the mobilization of international resources for a sustainable recovery through the launch of the Global Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (GACRF).

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