Cultural Domains:
UNESCO Priorities:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 73 514.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
Arterial Network - South African Chapter
Start date
Jun 2014
End date
Dec 2015

About the project:

The project aims at empowering the creative community in South Africa by strengthening their capacities and giving them access to critical information on funding opportunities.

The Arterial Network – South African Chapter is a local NGO committed to the promotion of a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable African creative sector.

    Expected results:

    • The capacities of 20 members of civil society organizations are strengthened to influence policy-making.
    • A web-based database containing relevant information about over 200 cultural organizations is developed.
    • The South African creative community’s awareness about the UNESCO 2005 Convention and national cultural policies is raised.

    Advocacy and Information Sharing: Promoting the creative sector in South Africa

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    Project implementation period: 
    2014 to 2015
    About the project: 

    The project aims at empowering the creative community in South Africa by strengthening their capacities and giving them access to critical information on funding opportunities.

    The Arterial Network – South African Chapter is a local NGO committed to the promotion of a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable African creative sector.

      Beneficiary countries: 
      South Africa
      Country of applicant: 
      South Africa
      UNESCO Priorities: 
      Funds allocated (in USD): 
      USD73514.00
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      Expected results:
      Short Description: 
      • The capacities of 20 members of civil society organizations are strengthened to influence policy-making.
      • A web-based database containing relevant information about over 200 cultural organizations is developed.
      • The South African creative community’s awareness about the UNESCO 2005 Convention and national cultural policies is raised.
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      Main activities:
      Short Description: 
      • Carrying out two workshops in cultural policy advocacy and arts marketing in Cape Town and Johannesburg using the ‘Arterial Network Lobbying and Advocacy Toolkit’.
      • Conducting a survey to collect information on the number, size and performance of organizations operating in the cultural sector in South Africa.
      • Hosting four public debates in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in order to raise awareness about the opportunities the UNESCO 2005 Convention offers to the cultural and creative community.
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      How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?
      Short Description: 
      • Increases income-generating opportunities and access to funding resources in the cultural industries – The database improves access to funding, contacts and resources to set up partnerships and alliances and start new ventures.
      • Promotes the exchange of key information on local cultural organizations and transparency – The web-based database reveals relevant information for a broad array of stakeholders in the sector: namely policy-makers and cultural practitioners.
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      Bottom Left
      Organization: 
      Arterial Network - South African Chapter
      Family name: 
      Layne
      Given name: 
      Valmont
      Position: 
      Secretary General
      Year of application: 
      2013
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