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The SDC Community of Practice "Culture Matters" is primarily intended to promote the exchange of culture and development issues within the SDC. However, the website also serves as a public platform for information on the SDC's cultural commitments. "Culture Matters" also has a blog to promote the exchange of experience and good practice in culture and development. We can notify you of new posts on this blog by email if you wish.
Specialist website «Culture Matters»
Culture and Art: An Ideal Instrument for Social Change
Culture plays a key role in development cooperation. This is why the SDC supports selected cultural projects in Switzerland and its partner countries.
Cultural projects in the South and East
The SDC supports selected cultural projects in all the different fields in its partner countries and priority regions. The guiding principle applied here is that at least one percent of the total budget is allocated to the promotion of local culture.
Focus on film and music in Switzerland
In Switzerland, the SDC facilitates the access of artists from the countries of the South and East to the Swiss public, the international cultural market and to professional networks. It does this in cooperation with professional partner organisations. The two priority areas are film and music – given their market relevance and dissemination potential.
Events and projects in Switzerland supported by the SDC
The SDC supports the following Swiss organisations and projects in the implementation of its cultural strategy through a federal contribution or mandate.
Film festivals of national/regional importance
Local festivals and events
Visions Sud Est
Salon du livre
Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Additional Information and Documents
- Cultural Engagement in the South and the East: Overview 2009
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- Eine Welt
Nur in der Schweiz bestellbar
Nr. 1/2013: Nordafrika / Honduras / Äthiopien / Somalia / Telemedizin Mongolei / Kulturprogramm Zentralasien / Wasser
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- Cultural Encounters: Swiss Cultural Programme in South Eastern Europe 1999-2012
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- Ten years of commitment to African literature
- La Suisse livre à l’UNESCO son rapport sur la diversité des expressions culturelles
- Diversité culturelle: Plus qu'une cerise sur le gâteau