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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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In times of crisis, such as th​e present, art a​nd culture take on special significance. They offer space for discussions on social cohesion, emotion​al expression and exchange. But cultural achievements are not only relevant in times of crisis. The SDC's Culture Network, in collaboration with the author François Matarasso, has produced ten reflection papers that highlight the role and potential of art and culture in various areas of international cooperation. More​

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