Art Moves Africa: the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa

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Cultural management

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Ouafa Belgacem, resource mobilization expert and AMA grantee, travelled from Tunis, Tunisia to Tripoli, Libya, in order to complete a networking and scoping mission hosted by the WaraQ Art Foundation between February 15 and 18.

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Lanoi Maloiy, cultural researcher and AMA grantee, travelled from Nairobi (Kenya) to Johannesburg (South Africa) from December 10 to 15 to conduct research on museum management in five museums and cultural centres.

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It is our pleasure to announce the grantees of Session 30 of AMA's mobility grants programme (November 2018-January 2019).

Thanks to the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AMA is able to support 22 artists and cultural professionals for their travel projects within Africa with a budget of 14,000 euros. Please find all the information about the grantees, jury, and statistics of Session 30 below and on AMA's website.

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AMA is thrilled to announce the grantees of Session 29 (October 2018-January 31 2019)!

Thanks to the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AMA was able to allocate a budget of 14.000 euros to supporting 20 artists and cultural professionals for their travel projects within Africa. Please find all the information about the grantees, jury, and statistics of Session 29 below.

Congratulations to the grantees!!

 

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It is our pleasure to announce that AMA mobility grants are back for a short period thanks to the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Art Moves Africa supports all artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa for travels from an African country to another African country. Grantees receive a round-trip flight ticket, booked, paid for and issued by AMA.

Two deadlines are planned for travels taking place before January 2019:

AMA is pleased to announce the grantees of Session 28 (August 2015) of its mobility grants programme.

This session was one of AMA's most competitive, with 165 eligible applications received. A total of 17 artists and cultural practitioners (including 3 groups) were awarded grants:

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AMA is now accepting applications for projects taking place between September 15, 2015 and January 15, 2016.

Interested applicants can find the application guidelines and form here **Please note that the application form has changed.**

Deadline for applications: July 15, 2015, 6 pm WAT (West African Time)

Candidates will be notified of the results on August 25, 2015.

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AMA is pleased to announce the grantees of Session 27 (March 2015) of its mobility grants programme.

Of the eighty grant applicants, twenty were awarded grants:

Ms. Ada Jeanne Umugwaneza (dancer, Rwanda): Ms. Umugwaneza will be travelling from Kigali to Toubab Dialaw, Senegal, to participate in “Du geste à la danse,” the first module in the 3-part professional development workshop in traditional and contemporary African dance organized by the École des sables between April 6 and June 13, 2015.

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Today, AMA grantees Peter Churu and Tendai Tshakisani Makavani are travelling from Harare, Zimbabwe, to Gaborone, Botswana on behalf of Complete Arts Project (CAP) for a meeting with Gao Lemmenyane of Maitsitong Theatre. They will be developing a collaboration platform in preparation for the Women and Democracy / Theatre for Development project that will be hosted by CAP in Harare in February 2015.

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The conference programme included 4 keynote addresses, 2 panel discussions and roundtable discussions on 10 thematic areas, including the UNESCO Conventionon the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and its relevance to the African creative economy. From the keynote presentation by Joy Mboya (Executive Director of the GoDown Arts Centre, Kenya), I learnt, for the first time, the extent to which the global economic meltdown had impacted the creative industries.

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