11th Festival of Pacific Arts ends on high note
Secretariat of the Pacific Community release, 13 July 2012

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS: The 11th Festival of Pacific Arts ended on 13 July, after two weeks of festivity. Founded by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community 40 years ago, the Festival of Pacific Arts has become an important regional cultural institution, bringing Pacific people together every four years to share their traditional arts such as weaving, carving, music and dance. A number of high-level meetings were also held, to discuss the pressing issues that face the region’s cultural sector. Pacific Ministers of Culture endorsed a ten-year regional cultural strategy, which sets directions for the development of the sector at both national and regional levels. In addition, the first cultural rights symposium addressed cultural rights in the Pacific and intellectual property and traditional knowledge. Read the release …