Reference Material

Faro Convention
The Faro Convention is based on the idea that knowledge and use of heritage form part of the citizen’s right to participate in cultural life as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The text presents heritage both as a resource for human development, the enhancement of cultural diversity and the promotion of intercultural dialogue, and as part of an economic development model based on the principles of sustainable resource use.

UNESCO declaration
The UNESCO declaration is now ratified by 139 countries. The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity is a declaration adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its thirty-first session on 2 November 2001[1]. This Declaration is constituted by 12 Articles; Article 1 titled “Cultural diversity, the common heritage of humanity” states that “As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for the nature. In this sense, it is the common heritage of humanity and should be recognized and affiemed for the benefit of present and future generations.” Article 6 affirms the freedom of expression, media pluralism and multilingualism. And Article 12 defines on the role of the UNESCO.

OMC report on Access to culture
A report on policies and good practices in the public arts and in cultural institutions to promote better access to, and wider participation in culture

OMC report on Cultural diversity and Intercultural dialogue
Report on the role of public arts and cultural institutions in the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialouge

ACP Cultural Component of Citizenship
The articles in this publication examine the cultural component of citizenship from a wide range of perspectives. They are the fruit of an open call sent to a wide range of actors involved in the field and can be grouped by: Defining the Cultural Component of Citizenship (Mathieu Kroon Gutiérrez), How is Cultural Citizenship Practiced? (Matina Magkou, Natalia Grincheva, Patricia Adkins Chiti, Ana Tomás Hernández, Chaitas Charalampos & Anastasia Kalou, Goran Tomka, Mathieu Rousselin), and What are the Legal Aspects of Cultural? (Izabela Henning). These articles critically develop a new understanding of the concept of citizenship, focusing on concepts, but also on concrete examples in cultural life, revealing new ways of arts practice and communication with the audience.


Diversity and the museum
The report Diversity and the museum was done by the Swedish Exhibition Agency. The goal was to show how the museum sector can develop and make use of the development potential of multicultural Sweden.The report includes an analysis of multicultural Sweden, a study of methods and fundamental concepts, and a section devoted to concrete proposals.

Culture by whom?
In June 2015 The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis released the report Culture by whom? The proportion of people with a foreign background working within cultural institutions is lower than in society at large – a tendency that has strengthened over the past ten years. The study includes more than 120 museums, performing arts institutions and government agencies/foundations/companies, and the focus is on the years  2009-2012, based on data from Statistics Sweden.

Tool for Diversity
Swedish article about MCP Broker and the benchmark tool.


The Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles (RAB) and the Brussels Kunstenoverleg (BKO) are two cultural networks working in close collaboration in the Brussels region of Belgium. Today they bring together more than 130 Brussels based arts’ organisations belonging to the French and Dutch speaking communities. Through their collaboration they aim to stimulate exchanges and encounters in Brussels cultural sector. Here you can find a list of articles named ‘Cahiers-Interact’ that highlight the challenges of Brussels cultural sector and aim to stimulate new paths for the future.