IFCD Project Proposal

Project Title
Growing of Arts from the Grassroots (GAFG)

Project ID: 2016 - 7519

Country: Rwanda

Date of submission: 15/6/2016

Name of applicant
Ubumuntu Arts Organization

Type of applicant
NGO

Amount requested in USD
0.00

Beneficiary Countries

Status

Submitted

Pre-selected

Non eligible

Final Score
Expert 1 Expert 2 Total
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Funds Allocated in USD
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Growing of Arts from the Grassroots (GAFG)

Title of project: 
Growing of Arts from the Grassroots (GAFG)
Amount requested in US$: 
0.00
Name of applicant: 
Ubumuntu Arts Organization
Type of applicant: 
NGO
Country: 
Rwanda
Beneficiary country(ies): 
Date: 
22/4/2016
4.1 Length of the project: 
1/4/2017 to 20/7/2018
Short-term objectives of the project: 
1) Create a performing arts training manual to be used nationwide. 2) Train 15 Rwandan youth artists as Trainers of Trainers. 3) Building capacities of 100 trainees and theatre group mentors/leaders/directors. 4) Holding 20 semi professional theatrical performances at regional and national levels.
Full Name of the representative of the applicant as Signature: 
Hope Azeda
Long-term objectives of the project: 
1) Professionalize the arts sector through capacity building of knowledge and institutions. 2) Show arts as a career option and advocate for its development and support by different structures.
Family name: 
Kajuga
Title: 
Ms
4.2 Brief summary of the project: 
Art is a strong tool in social transformation, but also an uplifting platform to overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma while fostering self-expression and critical thinking. The “Growing Arts From the Grassroots” is a pilot project which is aimed at building capacities of Rwandan youth performing groups in theatre and other artistic forms. This will be done province by province where selected trained groups will compete between themselves to reach to the level of National Competitions. The project consists of 5 phases. The first phase will be the Exchange and Training of Trainers within the Rwandan arts sector to boost their skills in facilitating their teaching. The training will be conducted by Mashirika staff in partnership with regional experts. Through these trainings, we will develop a best practices trainer’s manual in playwriting, directing, and production management which will be used throughout the training. Phase two will consist of identifying 2 capable groups in each of Rwanda’s 5 provinces through a stratified sampling process. Youth Civil Society Organizations will be targeted for this project. We choose to focus on young people because youth form the largest part of the Rwandese population , they are very dynamic and can easily foster change. The third phase will entail capacity building to youth theatre groups through youth Civil Society Organisations. Under phase four, trained groups will come up with performances which will culminate in a regional arts competition to pick the top groups in each province and the finalists will compete in the National Arts Competition. The fifth and final phase will be the 2 winners of the National Arts Competition performing at Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018, an international arts platform in Rwanda.
4.3 Local context and complementarity of the project with other regional, national and local policies/ measures/ programmes/ projects: 
Despite it’s strengths, art has not been given the importance it deserves both at policy, educational and practice levels. In Rwanda, art is seen as an extracurricular activity but rarely as a career option or an avenue to share civic dialogue. Income generatation is a challenge because few artists have long term employment contracts.. Through promoting the nationwide arts sector, we will build legitimacy and develop the cultural industries in the long run. The marginalization of arts is reflected in the lack of resources put into the cultural sector in Rwanda; while the country is full of talent, there is a lack of infrastructure and training programs to develop and market creativity. Many youth dream of performing but have no avenue to gain skills in the performing arts and seek other fields of work. However, performing arts and culture are a valuable asset to Rwandan society because artists are the change makers and provide social commentary for unity and development. The project will cover current educational and vocational gaps in the creative industries, since there is currently no arts program in the Rwandan school curriculum. “Growing of Arts from the Grassroots” will be a defacto performing arts program for youth who need increased opportunities to combat unemployment. The focus will be on the entrepreneurial side of the performing arts sector so youth can see it as a career option. At the same time we will be build up capacities of the entire sector in order to uplift our standards, which will have profound impacts on the professionalism and marketability of the Rwandan performing arts sector. GAFG will also be a path to promote unity.Rwanda has made great strides in rebuilding the social fabric, which was deeply damaged by the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. Engaging the youth in theatrical activities, and performing for diverse audiences, will promote social cohesion, positive values- including pluralism and personal responsibility- empathy, critical thinking and action in order to build a more peaceful society adding significant value to the work already being undertaken by government programs. GAFG is the next phase of a homegrown methodology of arts for healing. Working from the grassroots and building to a national level is a reflection of the social building fabric after genocide. Engaging in activities that promote critical thinking and self-expression are essential while building a society that brings former perpetrators and survivors together.
Family name: 
Azeda
Given name: 
Jerome
Given name: 
Hope
The project will build off of a government campaign, Ndumunyarwanda, to encourage citizens harmoniously work together for the development of their country avoiding any divisionism and to identify as Rwandan instead of the 3 ethnicities found within Rwanda. Racialized relations were the cause of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and President Kagame has promoted unity through a single identity- Rwandan. Working together during trainings, workshops, performing in same spaces to the same audiences without any discrimination will work strongly to bring to life that national campaign, hence promoting diversity. While Kigali has a vibrant arts scene, it is not easily found outside the city limits. Many initiatives have been recently launched in Kigali’s cultural and creative industries but these networks have remained close knit and centered around the city. “Growing Arts from the Grassroots” will work to break down the elitism of performing arts following in the footsteps of trusted community drama practitioners “Urunana Development Communication” and “Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company”. Both groups have been working in Rwandan communities for over a decade each. We hope to diversify the population of performing arts in Rwanda. “Growing Arts from the Grassroots” culminates at Ubumuntu Arts Festival, a signature event in Rwanda that is international in scope. It is the first of its kind in Rwanda as an arts festival centered around the theme of humanity. The festival slogan is “I am because you are and you are because I am.” Both projects will mutually benefit each other because artists from Rwanda’s rural areas will be able to meet artists from abroad and see various styles performing arts from other countries. Visa versa, international artists will be exposed to youth artists from all over Rwanda and see the diversity of the nation.
Position: 
Director of Culture, Social and Human Sciences Department
Position: 
President
Address: 
Gasabo, Kacyiru
Postcode: 
B.P. 2052
Address: 
PO Box 3470
Postcode: 
Town: 
Kigali
Promotion of gender equality: 
Yes
Please indicate other contextual information that the IFCD Panel of Experts should take into consideration when evaluating the pre-selected project proposal.: 
We would like to notify you that the correct requested amount of money is giving in the budget plan. We suspect an IT-related problem with the platform to have caused 0$ to appear in the summary.
Town: 
Kigali
Please explain: 
We will make sure that participating groups represent gender in an all-inclusive manner and that the performances themselves put gender balance into consideration throughout the processes of casting, script development, rehearsals, and performing. Everything will be sensitive to gender equality.
Country: 
Rwanda
Empowerment of youth: 
Yes
Telephone: 
0788426994
Telephone: 
+250788300222
Please explain: 
Almost 80% of Rwanda’s population is under 35 years old. Although the youth are certainly the majority in Rwanda’s population, they have many challenges facing them, mainly lack of education and unemployment. “According to the forth Rwandan Population and Housing Census (RPHC4) conducted in 2012, unemployment rate in Rwanda stands at 3.4 percent in general with the majority affected being aged between 16 and 35 while it stands at 7.7 in Urban areas.” There is a major need for youth to have access to employment opportunities. “Growing of Arts from the Grassroots” project will be a skills-building and sharing space for youth to expand their career opportunities.
Promotion of South-South/North-South-South cooperation: 
Yes
Email: 
ubumuntu.artsfestival@gmail.com
Please explain: 
We will contract with performing arts professionals from Uganda and Kenya to train and exchange with the local Rwandan arts trainers. Experts from the East African Community will be more fit for this program because we intend to work in both urban and rural communities, which African theatre professionals have more experience in themselves.
What elements demonstrate the applicant’s organizational capacity and competence to manage the project and implement the work plan?: 
The applicant has experience in artistic training and building professional capacities. They have the expertise to conduct a result-oriented training as well as the regional and international network to foster exchange and implement the project through qualified trainers. Through the experience in the organization of Ubumuntu Arts Festival they have shown that they are capable of organizing well-structured and effective arts events and competitions. They have a strong team that is working together in project development and implementation, as well as the physical capacities and human resources for conducting the workshops and elaborating the manual.
Participation of various social groups in the areas of intervention of the IFCD: 
Yes
What are the main reasons for having pre-selected this project proposal, as compared to other proposals received by the National Commission for UNESCO?: 
The Project "Growing Arts from the Grassroots" has a creative approach and the capacity to significantly enhance the development of the Rwandan performing arts sector. Compared to other proposals it is strongly tied to the needs and the current state of the Rwandan Cultural Industry and has an approach that is focused on having a long-term impact by building capacities and developing an important part of the industry through the training of young artists. It clearly targets the lack of professional capacities and structures by uniting and educating the trainers in order to facilitate the training of young artists and creating a manual that can be used for continuing projects. Hereby, it shows an effective sustainable approach to have a long-lasting impact on the sector. The competitions organized will receive thorough media coverage and are directly impacting on the local populations in all districts. Especially the emphasis on developing arts and providing skills and capacities in rural areas is vital in the steps of building a diverse cultural industry and showing arts as a sector of the industry to a diverse part of the population. In Addition, gender equality is especially important in the performing arts sector as artists have the capacity of decreasing gender bias in areas that have long been subject to the domination of one gender. In this context, the projects is unique in choosing gender balance as a top priority and ensuring equal gender representation in the selection of trainers which will work as role models in the sector throughout Rwanda.
Date of establishment of entity / organization: 
4/2/2016
Place of establishment of entity/organization: 
Kigali, Rwanda
Name: 
Sam Kyagambidwa
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Project Management and Coordination
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Music, Dance, and Drama trainer, behavior change communications expert
Name: 
Gloria Karengera
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Support trainer and advisor in acting and judgement competitions
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Expert actress and dance trainer with a background in legal affairs
Name: 
Vanessa Umuganwa
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Financial Management
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Finance manager with expertise in project management
What types of procedures have been foreseen by the applicant institution/organization to ensure financial accountability?: 
The project team includes a finance manager that is part of Ubumuntu and therefore accustomed to their projects, staff and capacities. Apart from this, they presented a clear and detailed budget plan which is in full coherence with the scheduled activities which will facilitate operation and further increase the financial accountability. Moreover, the reasonable distribution of the budget, including relatively low costs for the salaries (36.33%) show that the budget will be actively used in organizing the training and the competitions.
Please explain: 
Communities in rural areas are often overlooked when it comes to national programs. “Growing of Arts from the Grassroots” brings skilled trainers to Rwanda’s districts with each area of the country having an equal opportunity to participate in capacity building. This will be the first program to occur in this scope in Rwanda. The nationwide arts competition will be a platform of participation for people far and wide.
Main mission of applicant: 
Our mission is to inspire and equip communities with skills to identify and solve their problems. Goals 1. To prevent conflict. (Genocide, terrorism, domestic violence, xenophobia, etc.) 2. To promote peace building and healing from violence. 3. To provide cutting edge training and mentorship to youth and women. 4. To make arts achieve its own merit as a profession. 5. To create spaces for critical thinking. 6. To equip communities with like skill tools to be agents of change. 7. To develop homegrown methods of performance.
Main activities of applicant: 
1. Organizing and holding Annual Performing Arts Festivals The Ubumuntu Arts festival is the first of it’s kind in Rwanda, it is an art centric festival inspired by and created for the sake of humanity. The aim of the festival is to give a platform to artists to explore humanity themes from different areas of the world in search for sustainable peace to avoid atrocities, such as the genocide that happened in Rwanda. The festival will be a forum for and of unity - one world, one problem, one solution. 2. Providing Capacity Building in the area of the Arts, Performing Arts & other artistic skills to different partners Capacity building can assist community participants, individually and collectively, to build confidence through a process of sharing knowledge and skills, solving problems and achieving goals. This is covering a gap where Rwanda has no formal training for arts in schools and universities. Through this experience the actors and dancers not only gain new performance and art skills, but also learn new creation processes and ways of making new works aimed at social development. 3. Creative arts therapy Creative arts therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.- Using Music, art, and dance are the main expressions for this variety of therapy. Art played a crucial role in tackling Rwanda’s immense post genocide challenges. From genocide perpetrators giving truthful testimonies, to victims forgiving perpetrators. Art was and can still be part of a continued solution to the issues confronting Rwanda, the same issues confronting all of humanity. The activities under creative arts therapy include different methods of expressing oneself in order to bring out arising issues. One example that has been used is clay therapy where the participants are instructed to mold the demons affecting them, destroy the clay figure, and mold the good qualities in themselves that they want to strengthen. Other processes are also used in the disciplines of theatre, music, dance, and visual arts. Creative arts therapy is a unique and priceless tool for a healing society.
Result: 
RESULT 1
Description: 
Trainers in the Rwandan Arts Sector will learn best practices of facilitation.
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 1.1
Description: 
20 trainers will be selected to attend a week long capacity building workshop in Kigali, which will produce a manual of best practices for theatre facilitation.
Implementation Schedule: 
1/4/2017 to 8/4/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
This will be an intensive week-long workshop that will be measured through the course of the training. Trainers will be taught methods to improve their theatre facilitation skills and use a hands on approach throughout this process to demonstrate competence and growth. The workshops will have a balance of gender in the trainers trained.
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
This will be verified through the collective production of the best practices manual. All of the successful methods used will be documented in the manual for use in the district level capacity building.
Location(s): 
Kigali, Rwanda
Direct Beneficiaries: 
The direct beneficiaries are the 20 trainers who will attend the workshop, 10 of whom will be male and 10 will be female.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
The indirect beneficiaries will be the Rwandan arts sector (est. 30,000) which will professionalize through these capacity building workshops. Performing arts are a young and emerging industry in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.
Result: 
RESULT 2
Description: 
A manual of best practices will be produced for nationwide capacity building.
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 2.1
Description: 
20 trainers will be selected to attend a week long capacity building workshop in Kigali, which will produce a manual of best practices for theatre facilitation.
Implementation Schedule: 
1/4/2017 to 8/4/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
The trainers who attend the workshop will be the contributors to write the manual of best practices. There will be a balance of gender in the workshop's participants. We will make sure all of the trainers have the opportunity to contribute equally to writing the manual.
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
This will be verified through the collective production of the best practices manual. All of the successful methods used will be documented in the manual for use in the district level capacity building.
Location(s): 
Kigali, Rwanda
Direct Beneficiaries: 
The direct beneficiaries are the 20 trainers who will attend the workshop, 10 of whom will be male and 10 will be female. The trainers will use the manual to conduct further trainings in provinces throughout Rwanda.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
The indirect beneficiaries will be the Rwandan arts sector (est. 30,000) which will professionalize through these capacity building workshops. Performing arts are a young and emerging industry in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.
Result: 
RESULT 3
Description: 
Rwandan Youth Artists will undergo training with trainer-mentors and learn new performance skills.
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 3.1
Description: 
2 trainers will be assigned per selected district to work with Rwandan Youth Artists.
Implementation Schedule: 
17/4/2017 to 31/5/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
There will be one male and one female trainer sent to each district.
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
The training in Kigali will ensure that the trainers are prompt, professional, and strong mentors.
Location(s): 
selected districts in Rwanda
Direct Beneficiaries: 
The direct beneficiaries will be the artists in the selected districts, the number of which varies place to place.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
The indirect beneficiaries will be the Rwandan arts sector (est. 30,000) which will professionalize through these capacity building workshops. Performing arts are a young and emerging industry in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. The community where the capacity building is taking place is also an indirect beneficiary because it will increase vocational skills in the district.
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 3.2
Description: 
Each performance group is expected to have 10 members available for training, which makes for a total of 100 artists directly trained through the capacity building workshops. These participants are expected to share the skills they learned with the other groups in their district for a stronger infiltration of skills and return on investment.
Implementation Schedule: 
17/4/2017 to 31/5/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
We will strongly favor groups that show a balance of gender in their members when selecting groups of capacity building workshops. We will use the best practices manual to run the workshops at the district level and equip trained groups with a copy of the manual to further train their peers.
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
We will ensure that every performance groups receives a copy of the best practices manual and that they inform the local coordinator of the trainings they are holding themselves.
Location(s): 
selected districts in Rwanda
Direct Beneficiaries: 
The direct beneficiaries will be the artists in the selected performance groups, which will be 10 groups of 10 members.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
The indirect beneficiaries will be the Rwandan arts sector (est. 30,000) which will professionalize through these capacity building workshops. Performing arts are a young and emerging industry in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. The community where the capacity building is taking place is also an indirect beneficiary because it will increase vocational skills in the district.
Result: 
RESULT 4
Description: 
Rwandan Youth Performances groups will be empowered to create new, original work.
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 4.1
Description: 
Each of the groups develops a performance, making 10 different pieces to compete in arts competitions.
Implementation Schedule: 
1/5/2017 to 31/12/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
The groups will have to deliver an original piece of work as the product of the capacity building. As always, we will amke sure that the groups have a balance of gender and also make sure the performances produced are sensitive to issues of gender.
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
This will be verified through live performances at the provincial and nationwide levels.
Location(s): 
selected districts in Rwanda
Direct Beneficiaries: 
The direct beneficiaries will be the artists in the selected performance groups, which will be 10 groups of 10 members.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
The indirect beneficiaries will be the Rwandan arts sector (est. 30,000) which will professionalize through these capacity building workshops. Performing arts are a young and emerging industry in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. The community where the capacity building is taking place is also an indirect beneficiary because it will increase vocational skills in the district.
Result: 
RESULT 5
Description: 
A nationwide arts competition will be launched with preliminary provincial competitions.
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 5.1
Description: 
Each province will hold a local arts competition with the best performance advancing to the national competition for a total of 5 pieces competing. This will be the first nationwide arts competition in Rwanda that will have a trajectory of impact on the merit of arts in the Rwandan context.
Implementation Schedule: 
1/1/2018 to 31/3/2018
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
The performances that the groups have developed will be staged at the provincial competition. The groups will all show a balance of gender.
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
The competitions will be open to the public.
Location(s): 
Rwanda's 4 provinces and Kigali
Direct Beneficiaries: 
The direct beneficiaries will be the 100 artists in the selected performance groups and the audience members who will attend the competitions.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
The indirect beneficiaries will be the Rwandan arts sector (est. 30,000) which will professionalize through these capacity building workshops. Performing arts are a young and emerging industry in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.
Result: 
RESULT 6
Description: 
An increase in social cohesion as people will indiscriminately interact during training and performances.
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 6.1
Description: 
The two best pieces from the national arts competition will perform at Ubumuntu Arts Festival where Rwandese youth artists can perform for an international audience.
Implementation Schedule: 
1/6/2017 to 20/7/2018
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
The 2 winners will continue to develop and rehearse their performances to prepare for Ubumuntu Arts Festival. This festival attracts an audience from all walks of life and is made "in the name of humanity." It takes place at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, a symbol of failed humanity. This will be the ultimate platform in Rwanda for the youth to showcase their work.
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
As the youth go through the whole process from training to performing, they will work with a variety of people and feel more comfortable in diverse groups.
Location(s): 
Kigali, Rwanda
Direct Beneficiaries: 
The direct beneficiaries are the 2 performance groups (20 people) that will perform at Ubumuntu Arts Festival.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
The indirect beneficiaries is all of Rwanda (11.78 million people) because rebuilding the torn social fabric is a ongoing process of peace-building and reconciliation.
Party to the 2005 Convention from developing countries: 
Yes
Sustainability: 

Sustainability in projects should be considered in relation to ongoing results, effects and outcomes of the project. Sustainability is about:

  1. Building relationships on an on-going basis – through communication, building trust, reciprocity and showing commitment;
  2. Developing diverse funding sources – including grants, fees for services, volunteers, donations, active fundraising campaigns, etc.;
  3. Being flexible – capacity to accommodate change by incorporating on-going evaluation into project evaluation.
National Commission Review Form: 
Yes
What measures/steps will you put in place to ensure that your project long-term objectives can be met? : 
Once we have trained the trainers they will have the skills they need to effectively train others and they can continue to pass on those skills in further trainings. We will also train them in methods to come up with project ideas, which can be used to generate income and carry out activities. Through the project life, every step will be documented and lessons learnt put on record. These lessons learnt will be shared with partners at different levels including government bodies and will be used as advocacy tools to make sure that arts are given priority hence making a chain of continuity. In cooperation with Ubumuntu Arts Festival, the competition will receive nationwide attention furthermore promoting the competition and branding it as a project worthy of bigger support from other NGO’s and institutions.
Signature of National Commission: 
Yes
What are the main current needs and priorities in your country in terms of cultural policies and/or cultural industries?: 
Rwanda is in need of revising cultural policies and finding new ways of implementing them on a national scale. In Addition, Rwanda is in need of diversifying the creative industries and fostering creativity in sectors of the cultural industries that are already established. The country has a lot of aspiring individuals who are working on projects and trying to promote their work but there is a lacking structure for the distribution of products and the organization of art performances. More specifically, Rwanda lacks educational institutions and opportunities as well as performance spaces that enable artists to display their work and generate a sufficient income. The vocational training offers regarding cultural industries need to diversify and the access to different types of professional formation needs to be available from an early age. The future of the Creative Industries depends on giving the young generation the skills and abilities to innovate, develop and nourish their talents and giving them a perspective. Artistic expression is not valued to the necessary extent at the moment and economic and social pressure leaves many without the ability to consume cultural products and/or pursue their artistic talent. Therefore, arts need to be taken into account regarding national education strategies and the access to artistic creation and education has to be enabled.
What measures/steps will you take to follow up with the beneficiaries of the project after its completion?: 
We will maintain a network of beneficiaries with an appointed coordinator in each province, who will overlook the performing groups, provide advice and support, and communicate their needs to our staff even after the life of the project.
How do the objectives of this pre-selected project proposal meet the current needs and priorities of the country in terms of cultural policies and/or cultural industries?: 
The project is focused on capacity building for artists as well as a general promotion and showcase of performing arts as a form of self-expression and creation. In this context, it has the ability to increase the recognition of the performing arts sector throughout Rwanda and provide artistic training that is necessary to further develop and grow the sector. Through the training of professional trainers and the redaction of a manual targeting the specific situation and structures in Rwanda the industry can profit from this project. The goal is to further increase capacities and advocate for performing arts as a profession and career option. The project also targets the need of a general promotion of artistic events and diversification of the creative industry by creating performance space throughout the country and building a network of trained youth artists who will be able to emphasize the importance of cultural expression throughout their communities.
Official documents status (with on English or French translation if necessary): 
Yes
To what extent do you expect this pre-selected project proposal to have an impact on the country’s cultural policies and/or cultural industries?: 
Through the manual, a document will be created that can be used as a viable resource by trainers, initiatives and organizations throughout the country. In the long term, it will provide skills and techniques and will comprise shared knowledge of East African professionals in the performing arts. Consequently, it can also be an input to the revised National Cultural Policies which will be elaborated by the Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture. Apart from this, the regional and national competitions will give a performance space for young artists and will develop their performing skills and capacities enabling them to further pursue their talents and be advocates for the creative industries and artistic expression. In coherence with the Training of Trainers, a strong network will we build throughout Rwanda which will have the ability to create new performance spaces and build educational capacities.
Total funding requested from the IFCD (not exceeding US$ 100,000): 
$97337.40
Total co/self-funding income: 
$16756.20
Total project cost: 
114093.60
Source: 
Description: 
Provision of training venue and office space in Kigali
Amount: 
$5895.80
Status of funding: 
Avaliable
Description: 
Video coverage of provincial and national arts competitions.
Amount: 
$5689.20
Status of funding: 
Avaliable
Description: 
50% of Project Manager's Salary.
Amount: 
$3103.20
Status of funding: 
Avaliable
Source: 
As part of our staff we have an accountant with expertise in project management.
9.1 Previous funding from the IFCD: 
9.2 Previous funding from UNESCO for similar or related projects (either from UNESCO Headquarters, a Field Office or an Institute) to implement project(s) similar to or related to the project that you are currently proposing: 
Are you currently applying for other UNESCO funds?: 
No
Please provide details: 
Outcome 1: A policy environment that promotes the diversity of cultural expressions is created through targeting structural change. : 
[  ] Cross-sectoral cooperation in policy making and implementation demonstrated;
[x] The role of civil society in policy making and implementation strengthened;
[  ] Processes and mechanisms of policy implementation and review strengthened.
Outcome 2: The value and opportunities that the cultural and creative industries offer in the achievement of sustainable development are clearly demonstrated.: 
[  ] Innovation and new business models applied to cultural entrepreneurship;
[x] Access to local, national or international markets for cultural goods improved;
[x] Participation and collaboration in cultural and creative industries widened to previously excluded individuals and social groups.
Outcome 3: Contributions are made to sustainable capacity development in the cultural sector at institutional, organisational and individual levels.: 
[x] National and international networks and communities of practice facilitated, with a focus on North-South-South cooperation;
[x] Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain assessed and mapped;
[x] Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain addressed at appropriate levels.
Please check the two boxes below:: 
Commit to respect the provisions of paragraph 25 of the Guidelines.
What elements demonstrate that the applicant institution/organization is a significant stakeholder in the culture sector (locally / nationally / internationally)?: 
The organization has shown expertise and capacity in providing working space and conducting workshops and training in Rwanda. The members are professionals with long experience in the performing arts and theatre sector and the organization is the main catalyst for the creation, development and growth of the named sector in Rwanda. They have demonstrated reliable organization and execution skills in holding the Ubumuntu Arts Festival which is a unique event for Rwanda, being the only performing arts festival. The festival is already a fixed part of Kigali’s festival schedule and through the work building up to it and the growing recognition amongst the population a strong recognition for the performing arts is being established and is now further growing. Ubumuntu is a platform for artistic expression and capacity building targeting youth as well as professionals. They are organizing free workshops for interested individuals and have the ability to further elaborate the performing arts and manifest them as a viable form of cultural expression and as an opportunity for fostering creativity and employment in the cultural industries.
Certify that all information contained in this application is truthful. I also certify that any documents provided in support of my application are authentic and accurate.
In the framework of the pre-selection process, please indicate the name of the representatives of the organizations/institutions (representatives of the Ministry of Culture and/or other Ministries responsible for the cultural industries, and members of civil society organizations specializing in the field of culture) who participated in the IFCD Pre-selection Panel to evaluate and pre-select the project proposals.: 
Name: 
Jerome Kajuga
Organization/Institution: 
Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO
Name: 
Leo Luedemann
Organization/Institution: 
Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO
Name: 
Arlette Ruyonza
Organization/Institution: 
Ministry of Sports and Culture
Name: 
James Vuningoma
Organization/Institution: 
Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture
Description: 
English Translation
Category: 
Translation of Official Document in English/French
Language of Document: 
English
Document: 
Description: 
Registration of Ubumuntu Arts Organization
Category: 
Official Document proving your legal status
Language of Document: 
Other
Description: 
Logo of Ubumuntu Arts Organization
Category: 
Image/Logo
Language of Document: 
Other

3.1 Please list all paid contractors, subcontractors, consultants and/or experts who will participate in the implementation of the activities proposed who are not employed by your institution/organization.

Contractor or partner: 
Name: 
Phillip Luswata
Professional affiliation: 
Makerere Universty
Nationality: 
Uganda
Skills/background/qualifications: 
MA in Communication Studies (University of Leeds)- Thesis: Practices of Film Production in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania: Lessons for a Vibrant Film Industry in the Region BA in Drama (Makerere University)- Honors Thesis: “Emerging theatre companies and reasons for their popularity” Part Time Lecturer at Kyambogo Univeristy- Teach and Supervise Theatre Students through the writing and production for the electronic media, Acting, Playwriting, theatre application and production Creative Director at Theatre Factory Uganda- Oversee all artistic requirements of the company including, concept development [i.e. scripting and concept design] for clients, talent scouting and training, on ground supervision of work in progress and writing work reports. Writer at The Mediae Trust
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Training of trainers
Name: 
Maija Rivenburg
Professional affiliation: 
Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company
Nationality: 
United States of America
Skills/background/qualifications: 
BA in Performing Arts and Social Justice: Theatre (University of San Francisco)- Senior Performative Thesis "I Am Because We Are...original drama critiquing the dependency theory of development BA in International Studies with concentrations on Peace & Conflict Studies and African Studies (University of San Francisco) Artist-Activist and Administrative Assistant at Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company- teach weekly acting classes focusing on Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and method acting
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Training of trainers
Outcome 1: A policy environment that promotes the diversity of cultural expressions is created through targeting structural change.: 
[  ] Expected Result 1.1 Cross-sectoral cooperation in policy making and implementation demonstrated;
[x] ER 1.2 The role of civil society in policy making and implementation strengthened;
[  ] ER 1.3 Processes and mechanisms of policy implementation and review strengthened.

3.2 Please list all non-paid partners involved in the project's implementation. Please indicate whether the partner is a public authority/institution, an NGO or a private company.

Outcome 2: The value and opportunities that the cultural and creative industries offer in the achievement of sustainable development are clearly demonstrated.: 
[x] ER 2.1 Innovation and new business models applied to cultural entrepreneurship;
[x] ER 2.2 Access to local, national or international markets for cultural goods improved;
[x] ER 2.3 Participation and collaboration in cultural and creative industries widened to previously excluded individuals and social groups.
Outcome 3: Contributions are made to sustainable capacity development in the cultural sector at institutional, organizational and individual levels.: 
[  ] ER 3.1 National and international networks and communities of practice facilitated, with a focus on North-South-South cooperation;
[  ] ER 3.2 Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain assessed and mapped;
[  ] ER 3.3 Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain addressed at appropriate levels.
Non-paid partner: 
Name: 
Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company
Type of Institution: 
Private company
Country: 
Rwanda
Role in project: 
Technical support and skills sharing Provision of office, office logistics and workshops space
Project expected results and activities: 
Type of ExpenditureDescriptionRelated Activity/iesCost for Unit (USD)Unit (per day, per person, per item, ...)Number of UnitsTotal Cost (USD)Amount co/self funded (USD)Amount funded by IFCD (USD)
Salaries / fees
Contractor/Subcontractor/ConsultantFacilitation of WorkshopACTIVITY 1.12343per person24,686.000.004,686.00x
Contractor/Subcontractor/ConsultantFacilitation of District-Level Trainings ACTIVITY 3.21366.4per person2027,328.000.0027,328.00x
OtherProvincial Judge FeesACTIVITY 5.1517per province52,585.000.002,585.00x
OtherNational Judges FeesACTIVITY 5.1129.3per person5646.500.00646.50x
Project StaffProject ManagerAll the activities387.9per month166,206.403,103.203,103.20x
Subtotal41,451.903,103.2038,348.70
% of the Grand Total36.33%18.52%39.40%
Travel and per diem
Per diem for seminar/Conference participantsTrainers per diemsACTIVITY 1.1226.1per person204,522.000.004,522.00x
Land TransportationTravel Reimbursement to come to Kigali for Workshop Participants ACTIVITY 1.112.9per person20258.000.00258.00x
Per diem for seminar/Conference participantsParticipants Per DiemACTIVITY 3.2226.1per person10022,610.000.0022,610.00x
Land TransportationTravel Reimbursement for Participants ACTIVITY 3.212.9per person1001,290.000.001,290.00x
Per diem for seminar/Conference participantsPerforming Groups ACTIVITY 5.151.8per person1005,180.000.005,180.00x
Per diem for seminar/Conference participantsPerforming Groups at National CompetitionACTIVITY 5.151.8per person502,590.000.002,590.00x
Subtotal36,450.000.0036,450.00
% of the Grand Total31.95%0.00%37.45%
Equipment and supplies
OtherTraining Supplies (stationary, flip charts, markers, etc)ACTIVITY 1.1258.6lump sum1258.600.00258.60x
Rent of vehicle(s)Fuel for Rented Coaster BusACTIVITY 1.164.6per day7452.200.00452.20x
OtherTraining Supplies (stationary, flip charts, markers,etc)ACTIVITY 3.2129.3per district101,293.000.001,293.00x
OtherCertificates and AwardsACTIVITY 5.1129.3per district5646.500.00646.50x
OtherPrizesACTIVITY 5.1517.2lump sum1517.200.00517.20x
Subtotal3,167.500.003,167.50
% of the Grand Total2.78%0.00%3.25%
Communication
Publications (editing, design, printing, etc.)Finalizing Production of Best Practices Manual (Editing and Printing)ACTIVITY 1.1702.9per day42,811.600.002,811.60x
OtherTelephone airtime credit to coordinate workshop ACTIVITY 1.126per day14364.000.00364.00x
OtherTelephone airtime credit to coordinate trainingACTIVITY 3.278per day141,092.000.001,092.00x
Promotional Activities / Events / Advertisements, etc.Video Coverage of Provincial CompetitionsACTIVITY 5.11034.4per province55,172.005,172.000.00x
Promotional Activities / Events / Advertisements, etc.Publicity of National CompetitionACTIVITY 5.11939.4lump sum11,939.400.001,939.40x
Promotional Activities / Events / Advertisements, etc.Video Coverage of National CompetitionACTIVITY 5.1517.2per day1517.20517.200.00x
Subtotal11,896.205,689.206,207.00
% of the Grand Total10.43%33.95%6.38%
Other costs and services
Rent of Conferences/ Seminar RoomsTraining VenueACTIVITY 1.1103.4per day7723.80723.800.00x
OtherDaily Tea and Snacks at WorkshopsACTIVITY 1.136.4per person20728.000.00728.00x
OtherDaily WaterACTIVITY 1.14.2per person2084.000.0084.00x
Rent of Conferences/ Seminar RoomsTraining Venue RentalACTIVITY 3.2103.4per day 141,447.600.001,447.60x
OtherDaily Tea and Snacks at District-Level WorkshopsACTIVITY 3.236.4per person1003,640.000.003,640.00x
OtherDaily Water at District-Level WorkshopsACTIVITY 3.24.2per person100420.000.00420.00x
Rent of Conferences/ Seminar RoomsProvincial Competition Venue HireACTIVITY 5.1258.6per province51,293.000.001,293.00x
Rent of Conferences/ Seminar RoomsNational Competition Venue, PA System, and Lights Hire ACTIVITY 5.12585.8per day25,171.600.005,171.60x
OtherWater and Refreshment at National CompetitionACTIVITY 5.13.8per person100380.000.00380.00x
Subtotal13,888.00723.8013,164.20
% of the Grand Total12.17%4.32%13.52%
Overhead
Rent of office spaceOffice space, other logistics, and consumablesAll the activities452.5per month167,240.007,240.000.00x
Subtotal7,240.007,240.000.00
% of the Grand Total6.35%43.21%0.00%
Grand Total114,093.6016,756.2097,337.40
Percentage of Grand Total14.69%85.31%
Subtitle: 
Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Full Name of the representative of the National Commission as Signature: 
Jerome Kajuga
Submitted by the deadline: 
Yes
Application Form submitted either in English or French: 
Yes
Maximum amount requested is US$ 100,000 or below: 
Yes
Project implementation period is between 12 and 24 months: 
Yes
All sections of the Form are completed: 
Yes
Signature of applicant: 
Yes
The applicant does not have an ongoing IFCD funded project: 
Yes
Falls within the areas of intervention of IFCD: 
No
Reasons for non-eligibility: 
The project proposal relates to the production of cultural expressions (arts festival) and, in accordance with paragraph 8 of the Operational Guidelines for the IFCD, will not be eligible for assistance from the IFCD.