Theme:
Policy Design, Expert Facility, Cultural Industries Support, Contributing to the SDGs
Type of project:
Capacity Development
Countries:
Local Partner(s):
  • National Arts Council of Zimbabwe
    Type of organization: 
    Public institution
Related activity:
Start date
Jun 2019
End date
Jul 2022

Context/Overview

Zimbabwe has an ambitious objective: to become an upper middle-income  country by 2030. To achieve this, nurturing and formalizing the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to maximize their contribution to economic development is essential. Indeed, a localized survey in 2012 has revealed that CCIs are already contributing 6.96% to Zimbabwe’s GDP.

The project assists Zimbabwe in establishing a strategy that focuses on funding the development of CCIs. The strategy will also take into account the digital environment and the need to support creative entrepreneurship in order to create sustainable CCIs that can contribute to Zimbabwe’s long-term economic development. 

The project responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe:

Challenges

  • The formalization and professionalization of CCIs currently largely operating as informal sectors
  • The obsolescence of laws that can govern dynamic economic activities of the arts and culture

Needs

  • Capacity development that enables CCI practitioners to operate as true businesses  

Design of a strategy to support the development of CCIs

The project helps design a strategy that can support the development of CCIs. In particular, the strategy will address issues such as professionalization, entrepreneurship, marketing and promotion of cultural goods and services, resource mobilization as well as harnessing the opportunities presented by the digital environment.

Music industry against piracy

Among Zimbabwe’s diversified CCIs, music is one of the country’s most dynamic and thriving industries, in part due to new technologies that facilitate easy access. The project will pay special attention to the music industry, in particular the issues of piracy, driven by the wide use of ICTs. The CCI strategy is expected to create anti-piracy mechanisms.

Project Implementation

  • March 2020: Project launch and first international expert mission to Harare.
  • Early 2021: Finalisation and diffusion to the wider public of the diagnostic report, a refined results framework and work plan for the project.
  • May 2021: Peer-to-peer exchanges with Nigeria, notably with the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
  • August 2021: Virtual Peer-to-peer exchanges with South Africa.
  • October 2021: Physical Peer-to-peer with South Africa.
  • October 2021: Capacity-building of the national team on Cultural and Creative Industries, the music sector, and how a public policy strategy intervenes with these industries.
  • February 2022: Drafting committee working on the national music strategic.
  • March 2022: Feedback session on the strategic document.
  • June 2022: Final presentation.

 

Spin-off activities:

  • July 2020: ResilArt debate on the impact of COVID on youth and the arts

Designing a strategy for the sustainable development of CCIs in Zimbabwe

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Activity Type: 
Countries: 
Zimbabwe
Local Partner: 
National Arts Council of Zimbabwe
Type of organization: 
Public institution
Date: 
2019 to 2022
Context/Overview: 

Zimbabwe has an ambitious objective: to become an upper middle-income  country by 2030. To achieve this, nurturing and formalizing the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to maximize their contribution to economic development is essential. Indeed, a localized survey in 2012 has revealed that CCIs are already contributing 6.96% to Zimbabwe’s GDP.

The project assists Zimbabwe in establishing a strategy that focuses on funding the development of CCIs. The strategy will also take into account the digital environment and the need to support creative entrepreneurship in order to create sustainable CCIs that can contribute to Zimbabwe’s long-term economic development. 

The project responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe:

Challenges

  • The formalization and professionalization of CCIs currently largely operating as informal sectors
  • The obsolescence of laws that can govern dynamic economic activities of the arts and culture

Needs

  • Capacity development that enables CCI practitioners to operate as true businesses  
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Title of the section: 
Design of a strategy to support the development of CCIs
Short Description: 

The project helps design a strategy that can support the development of CCIs. In particular, the strategy will address issues such as professionalization, entrepreneurship, marketing and promotion of cultural goods and services, resource mobilization as well as harnessing the opportunities presented by the digital environment.

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Music industry against piracy
Short Description: 

Among Zimbabwe’s diversified CCIs, music is one of the country’s most dynamic and thriving industries, in part due to new technologies that facilitate easy access. The project will pay special attention to the music industry, in particular the issues of piracy, driven by the wide use of ICTs. The CCI strategy is expected to create anti-piracy mechanisms.

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Project Implementation
Short Description: 
  • March 2020: Project launch and first international expert mission to Harare.
  • Early 2021: Finalisation and diffusion to the wider public of the diagnostic report, a refined results framework and work plan for the project.
  • May 2021: Peer-to-peer exchanges with Nigeria, notably with the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
  • August 2021: Virtual Peer-to-peer exchanges with South Africa.
  • October 2021: Physical Peer-to-peer with South Africa.
  • October 2021: Capacity-building of the national team on Cultural and Creative Industries, the music sector, and how a public policy strategy intervenes with these industries.
  • February 2022: Drafting committee working on the national music strategic.
  • March 2022: Feedback session on the strategic document.
  • June 2022: Final presentation.

 

Spin-off activities:

  • July 2020: ResilArt debate on the impact of COVID on youth and the arts
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Donors: 
European Union
Related activity: 
Supporting new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries and promote South-South cooperation