Cultural capital for creative economy project to be held every month next year

The Director-General of the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), indicated that OCAC had formulated an action plan for the Cultural Capital of the Creative Economy project as 12 Months, 12 Events, 12 Sites which would be held in all five regions across the country.

The Director-General of OCAC, Prisana Pongtadsirikul said that the project was aimed to disseminate the cultural contemporary arts such as visual art, sculpture, performing art, musical, literature, architecture, decorative art, to be participated by the national artists, and local artists in each area to raise cultural awareness among children and the general public.

The events would be arranged in cooperation with the local administrative offices featuring art market and walking street to display local cultural products. These would support the communities to bring out their wisdom on handicrafts and to develop the products in order to add value under the Creative Economy.

Ms Prisana pointed out that the event of the Contemporary Art and Culture exhibition each month would take into consideration the national public holidays with the themes for the exhibitions arranged accordingly. Thereby, OCAC planned to publish a contemporary art calendar in accordance with the work plan to be implemented from January 2010. (NNT)