What We Do

Information Sharing

ICHCAP collects and publishes information about intangible cultural heritage to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding this heritage. We also develop digital and print materials and support performances, exhibitions,...

Network Building

Our Centre establishes networks among communities, groups, and individuals to help transmit and share intangible cultural heritage and strengthens cooperative networks among NGOs, research institutes, and government organizations regionally and...

Raising Awareness

To promote community participation and enhance public awareness about intangible cultural heritage, we produce a variety of publications, including the ICH Courier, an e-newsletter, translations of UNESCO publications into Asia-Pacific...


RECENT NEWS

Cham: Mesmerizing Buddhist Mask Dance

Dressed in vibrant colors with mesmerizing masks, monks of Buddhist monasteries perform dances known as cham. These dances are performed in Buddhist monasteries of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and India. This...

ICH in Higher Education: Context, Protection Policy, Social Awareness

Many issues arise in integrating ICH and higher education—from rote facility of education to the unreinforced role of cultural bearers; from ghostly legal implementation of ICH-informed laws to public ignorance....

Stamford Arts Centre: A Modern Home for Traditional Arts

Located at Singapore’s Waterloo Street arts belt, and in close proximity to arts centers, institutions, museums, and schools, the Stamford Arts Centre was re-opened in June 2018 and held its...

Osh—As the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2019

Osh, Kyrgyzstan, was declared the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World in 2019. The decision was made by the Permanent Council of Ministers of Culture of the TURKSOY countries at...

Call for Proposals—Information Sheet on Education Policy and ICH

The UNESCO Living Heritage Entity is looking for an individual specialist to revise and enrich an information sheet on education policy and intangible cultural heritage. Proposals should reach UNESCO by...

Announcement for the results of the recent open calls for the applications

ICHCAP would like to announce the results of the recent open calls for the applications for two projects as follows. Digitization ICH related analogue audiovisual materials - Country: FSM -...


Related Sites

ICH Courier

Regardless of culture, religion, or world view, one universality of life is death. The ways in which various cultures and communities mourn or celebrate death could not be more different. In volume 38 of the ICH Courier, we look ICH related to the funeral ceremonies in Asia-Pacific communities. Articles and downloads are available on the ICH Courier website.

e-Knowledge Center

ICHCAP has uploaded some of its project outcomes on our e-Knowledge Center website. Here, you can find multimedia materials and electronic versions of many ICHCAP publications.

ICHCAP's Online Community

ICHCAP operates an online community for communication in various networks to safeguard intangible cultural heritage. The online community also includes information on intangible heritage specialists and group and organization directories.


COOPERATIVE PARTNERS

National Intangible Heritage Center

National Intangible Heritage Center

CRIHAP, Category 2 Center

CRIHAP, Category 2 Center

IRCI, Category 2 Center

IRCI, Category 2 Center

Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia

Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

UNESCO

UNESCO

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina