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China rolls out plan to encourage artistic creativity

Updated: Jul 13,2017 5:56 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The Ministry of Culture has rolled out a plan to encourage artistic creativity during 2016-2020.

The plan, for the 13th Five-Year Plan period, is aimed at creating 100 classic artworks and 150 art exhibitions by 2020.

It will also step up support by funding 4,000 art projects and cultivating 1,000 playwrights, directors, musicians, critics and other artistic talents.

Guided by socialist core values, the plan focuses on creating artworks themed on the Chinese Dream, according to the ministry.

“The plan has concrete measures to develop traditional culture by training art performers and strengthening guidance over art creation,” said Qi Shuyu, an expert on Chinese cultural reform from the Chinese Academy of Governance.

According to a government blueprint made public in May 2017, China plans to encourage cultural prosperity in remote and poor regions by building more public cultural facilities, increasing access to radio and TV programs and offering subsidies for grassroots cultural workers.