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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

National Cultural Policy Consultations July – August 2012 The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) hereby inform the general public that countrywide consultations will be carried out during July and August 2012 to develop a National Cultural Policy. The consultations are designed to identify the linkages between culture and development and to discuss economic, social, and cultural factors which should be considered in the decision-making process at the national level. The end goal is to develop a better understanding of Belizean culture; encourage social participation; develop positive cultural attitudes; and introduce a policy which reflects the desire of Belizeans for the development of culture and the arts. The various dates and venues of the consultations are scheduled as follows: DATE July 17 2012 July 18 2012 July 24 2012 July 25 2012 July 31 2012 August 1 2012

Zone Corozal Consultation Orange Walk Consultations San Ignacio, Santa Elena, Benque Consultation Belmopan Consultation Stann Creek Consultation Toledo Consultation

August 7 2012

Belize District Consultation

TBA

Special Interest Cultural Groups

Venue & Time Corozal House of Culture, 5:00pm Banquitas House of Culture, 5:00pm Cahal Pech Village Resort, 5:00pm Civic Centre, 5:00pm Father Marin Parish Hall, 5:00pm Father Frances J. Ring SJ Parish Hall, 1:00pm Government House of Culture, 5:00pm TBA

We hereby extend an invitation to all cultural stakeholders to attend the consultation meetings in their area. A working document of the Cultural Policy and survey instrument is available on the nichbelize.org website for review and input. For more information, please feel free to visit our office or contact us via email culturalpolicy@nichbelize.org

CONTACT: Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR) National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) culturalpolicy@nichbelize.org t 822 3307 f 822 3815

Cultural Policy Press Release  

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