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Welcome to Culture Matters - The SDC Community of Practice for Culture and Development

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Who we are

Culture Matters is a community of practice set up by staff members at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

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SDC Cultural percent

Here you find an overview of SDC cultural projects and cultural programmes & Guidelines for implementation of SDC cultural percent.

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Network and services

There are a lot of resources, experience and knowledge among us, but also outside SDC.

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​Publications

Here you find SDC publications and further reading on culture and development.​

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Discover our toolbox

Here you find tools and guidelines for setting up a new cultural programme.​

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Blog

Visit our BLOG now!

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A varied and turbulent year 2021 is drawing to a close. The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving its mark and will also accompany us into 202​2. We - the Culture and Development Team and the Community of Practice Culture Matters - were able to take away many new impulses despite globally destabilizing times. Learning from a crisis, promoting cohesion and working together for culture and development remains our goal in 2022. We have commissioned the cultural activist François Matarasso to prepare two further reflection papers​ that take up valuable thoughts, action directions and discussion points inherent in or emerging from the crisis for the field of culture and development. Furthermore, there are inspiring Blog-Contributions​ by the Community of Practice​ that provide insights to projects that emerged and got realized in 2021. More​

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