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

Call for Participants: 2018 International Conference on Cultural Statistics and Creative Economy

The second International Conference on Cultural Statistics and Creative Economy will be held on 3 and 4 October 2018 in Manila, Philippines. The conference is being organized by the National...

ICH Inventorying for and by Communities

The UNESCO Capacity-Building Workshop on Community-Based ICH Inventorying was held from 23 to 27 July 2018. Co-hosted by ICHCAP and the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the...

Music from Pakistan’s Far North: Performing ICH for Sustainable Development in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral

Music occupies a significant position as intangible cultural heritage. In fact, 56 out of 470 cultural practices and expressions on the UNESCO Lists from 2008 to 2017 can be categorized...

Kyrgyz Kayryk: Music Camp for Young Composers

The first experimental music camp for young composers, Kyrgyz Kayryk, (Kyrgyz Melody in English) was held on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul in the yurt town of Beltam from 28...

Safeguarding Folk Culture in Darjeeling Hills

Darjeeling, famous worldwide for its black tea, is rich in cultural diversity. It is a shelter for sixteen distinct indigenous communities from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan in the eastern Himalayas....

Dance of Fools: The Awa Dance Festival in Tokushima, Japan

The Awa Dance Festival, also known as the Awa Odori Dance Festival, is the largest traditional festival in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, and has over four hundred years of history. It...


Related Sites

In Volume 35, ICH Courier explores ICH as it relates to city festivals in the Asia-Pacific region as well as how these traditions help build a sense of belonging to a community. View the articles online, or download the pdf.

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 partnered with the Google Arts and Culture project to promote the intangible cultural heritage of the Asia-Pacific region. Included are images and video depicting the unique cultures of the region.


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