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Joseph Calleja on coordinating board for culture

Phyllis Muscat has been appointed chairwoman of a coordinating board for culture projects.

The board is being set up to take stock of the current cultural situation, foster and facilitate coordination between entities working in the field and serve as an incubator for new major cultural initiatives and capital projects.

The board, whose other members are tenor Joseph Calleja, Ruth Bianco, Brian Schembri and Giorgina Portelli, will work towards fully utilising the potential of culture as a catalyst of economic and social restructuring.

It will advise and submit proposals to the Government on all aspects related to this industry, while strengthening existing collaboration and establishing new cooperation with local and international stakeholders.

Its role is to create and manage a cultural roadmap containing strategic milestones for the country.

The government said the appointments and the board itself reiterated its commitment to put artists at the heart of the primary decisions processes.

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