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2021 ichLinks Open Archive Contest
ICHCAP is planning to hold ichLinks Open archive contest from October 25 to November 25.
ichLinks Open archive aims to be performed as a channel for discovering and sharing the ICH stories around our daily lives.
Safeguarding ICH needs our interest and attention rather than special people or devices.
Through diverse viewpoints from the public, ichLinks Open Archive would like to meet various ICH stories with various aspects and the value of cultural diversity.
ICHCAP will select a total of 51 winners and give them prizes. The awards to be offered in each category are; First Prize for 1 person, The second Prize (10 people), The third Prize (40 people).
The contest is open for everyone. Applicants can join the ichLinks platform through SNS and register their submissions.
ICHCAP expects that the contest will help raise public awareness of ICH in their daily lives, which leading ICH safeguarding.
Invitation for ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony
ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony AD image © ICHCAP
Invitation for ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony
27 May 2021 (14:00-16:00, GMT +9, online)
The International Information & Networking Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has established an online information sharing platform called ‘ichLinks (www.ichlinks.com)’.
The ichLinks platform contains information about more than a thousand elements of the intangible cultural heritage (ICH), as well as thousands of photos, videos, audio materials, publications, and information on experts and organizations. It also publishes updated information about upcoming and past conferences, seminars and events.
To celebrate the official launch of ichlinks and invite new partner organizations, ICHCAP holds the online launching ceremony on 27 May 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (Korea Standard Time). During the event, there will be presentations and demonstrations on the ichLinks as well as the users’ feedback.
If you are interested in joining, please register yourself at www.ichlinks.events.
Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Inviting New Partner Organizations for ichLinks
ICHCAP invites the new partner organizations for the ichLinks, an Integrated ICH Information-Sharing Platform in the Asia-Pacific Region (www.ichlinks.com).
The partner organizations are key actors who collect and share the ICH information in their respective countries and utilize the shared information to enhance the visibility of ICH and cultural diversity.
Last year, ICHACP designated five partner organizations in Malaysia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. The selected partner organizations shared their ICH data through the ichLinks, and ICHCAP supported them to build their own ICH database as well as to develop digital content.
This year, ICHCAP will designate the 2nd group of partner organizations. The selected organizations are supposed to share their ICH information and may get the financial and/or technical support upon their requests.
Those who wish to be the ichLinks’ partner organization, please send us your application (attachment 3) with the recommendation letter from the related government authorities by 15 June 2021. Among the applied partner organizations, those who need financial and/or technical support, please send us your project proposal (attachment 5) by the same date as above.
For any inquiries on the project, please contact the ichLinks secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Symposium on Tugging Rituals and Games to Be Held from 9 to 10 April in Dangjin and Online
2021 Tugging Rituals and Games Poster Image © ICHCAP
The 2021 International Symposium on Tugging Rituals and Games for Its Sustainability, “Living with ICH: Tugging Rituals and Games” will be held for two days from 9 to 10 April with on/offline hybrid format.
In last year, celebrating 5th anniversary of its inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO, diverse events had been planned. Though, because of the global pandemic, all were postponed and only December event was held via online.
Therefore, the expectation of this symposium is pretty high, particularly among four countries where done multi-nomination. This symposium aims to understand better the value of the element and its sustainability in present. Notably, the 2003 Convention acknowledges ICH’s re-creativity, as a mainspring of cultural diversity, by communities and groups. The emphasis of the event lies here. It is crucial to share each country’s activities and build a network for vitalizing their ICH safeguarding activities for the sustainable development of humanity.
Not only experts’ multi-angle analysis, two in-depth discussion sessions are prepared. In accordance with Gijisi Juldarigi Festival, the rituals with commentary will be live streamed via ICHCAP YouTube channel on 8 April, too. You can find more information from here.
Webinar on Youth and Nowruz Traditions Safeguarding to be held on March 26
Author: The National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO
A webinar on “Youth and the Safeguarding of Nowruz traditions” will be held on March 26 2021 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
The City of Shymkent celebrates its 2200th anniversary. It has been included in the List of anniversaries which UNESCO is associated in 2020-2021.
The Mayor of Shymkent and the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO invite representatives of the National Commissions from the countries which have celebrated Nowruz holidays for centuries.
This will provide a unique possibility to share the experience of transition of traditional knowledge and ritual practices from its ancient origin to the global contacts and modern IT technologies. The main topic for discussion will be the youth involvement to learn, study and safeguard the rich cultural heritage of the predecessors and historical memory, and resume of the cultural interaction at the Great Silk Road.
More detail on this webinar and the information for registration are available at https://webwebinar.online/en/youth-and-nauryz-traditions-safeguarding/