Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept. 10
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to create a national council for literature and art, Kazakh Deputy Culture and Sports Minister Askar Buribayev said Sept. 10 at a briefing at the Central Communications Service of Kazakhstan.
"It was instructed to develop a long-term cultural policy concept. While drafting the concept, we tried to take into account all opinions and recommendations. It is planned to create a national council on art and literature, as well as arts councils across sectors in order to further transform this sphere. They will ensure the coordination. I believe this is very important on the scale of the whole country," Buribayev said.
He added that the concept is being drafted for the first time. He said scientists, creative unions and civil society were attracted for this purpose.
Buribayev said the concept also provides for the development of creative and cultural-tourism clusters.
"The former is aimed at forming creative environment, while the cultural-tourism cluster is reviewed as part of the general strategy of forming cultural environment in the regions, which is aimed at supporting creative activity," the deputy minister said.
The concept focuses on a practical outcome for promotion of Kazakhstan's culture on the international level.
A range of activities are envisaged for the development of individual branches of culture.
Edited by CN