Event on opportunities and solutions to support and develop the traditional handicrafts organizedArt & Culture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. For the purpose of the cultural and creative month campaign, the Ministry of Culture and the Small and Medium Enterprises and Services Support Center /Capital City-Owned Enterprise/ jointly organized the complex event “Opportunities and solutions to support and develop traditional handicrafts of cultural product manufacturers” for the second year.
In the framework of these complex activities, the Ministry of Culture will organize discussions and training on cultural heritage research, handicraft trends in the creative and cultural industry, intangible cultural heritage and crafts, handicrafts, and creative output. During this occasion, 100 export-oriented handicrafts will be selected to implement a project and will be supported for export.
During the opening ceremony held at the Corporate Convention Center, the Minister of Culture, Ch. Nomin, delivered a speech saying, “The long-term development policy of Mongolia, the platform of the President of Mongolia, and the action plans of the Government and the Capital City have included many fundamental goals for the development of small and medium-sized industries with cultural content. In the past, the government has approved the revised draft of the Law on Culture, the central and priority guidelines, and action plans for creative cultural production. Additionally, the ministry will soon work on the law supporting creative artistic output to be approved, establish a complex for the creative and cultural industry, and implement a unified digital system.
To ensure the implementation of these goals and measures, the Ministry of Culture of Mongolia, in cooperation with the Small and Medium Enterprises and Services Support Center of the Capital City, organized the “Opportunities and solutions to support and develop traditional handicrafts of cultural product manufacturers” for the second time this year.
Handcrafters and small and medium enterprise owners are the creators of handicrafts and cultural products in the travel industry and cultural field, which are included in the revival policy of the government, so we believe this work will enrich and develop the export-oriented industry with national characteristics in many ways. For example, the Ministry of Culture is organizing specific training for artisans and small and medium enterprise owners on cultural heritage research and handicraft trends to support coordinating national content products with cultural heritage resources.
Moreover, following the principles of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions of UNESCO, the various training and forums on property protection and brand development of traditional handicraft products will be organized to protect, develop and pass on the traditions of handicrafts.
As part of the three-day comprehensive event, a 1,000 artworks exhibition of handcrafters and small and medium producers will be open to the public, and 100 export-oriented handicrafts will be selected and will be supported for export to the international market.
This year’s exhibition, training, and forum wrapped up on November 9, involving more than 1000 individuals and small and medium enterprises from Ulaanbaatar city and rural areas.