The BC Heritage Branch is seeking proposals for a project to conduct a a jurisdictional scan and prepare recommendations and best practices on the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage across Canada.
BC Heritage Branch is offering this opportunity on behalf of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Culture and Heritage (FPTCH) Table, a group of 14 government departments (13 provinces/territories and the Federal Government) responsible for culture and heritage matters in their respective jurisdictions.
Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is a mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development. Best practices on safeguarding ICH demonstrate the efforts of communities to transmit their practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills from generation to generation, and to discover and sustain living cultural expressions vital to social cohesion, reconciliation, and community health.
The purpose of this project is to improve the safeguarding and promotion of intangible cultural heritage across Canada and to enhance the understanding of intangible cultural heritage at the FPTCH Table. The following outcomes will be achieved by this project:
· Obtain baseline data on current ICH work undertaken across Canada;
· Understand current best practices on ICH;
· Develop guidelines that may help standardize and promote ICH best practices across Canada;
· Improve the ability of jurisdictions to take effective action in safeguarding ICH.