Assistance/ Publication of books

President’s Fund for Creative Writing (PFCW) operation under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The objects of the President's Fund for Creative Writing according to the Act shall be to finance:
(a) schemes to encourage and assist deserving Mauritian writers wishing to have their creative writings published;
(b) the promotion of creative writing in all languages written and spoken in Mauritius;
(c) the organization of -
- workshops for Mauritian writers at National Level;
- workshops and forums in creative writing, in collaboration with the Mauritius Institute of Education and other Government organizations for writers, trainee teachers and students of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels;
- essay competitions, short story writing competitions and other literary activities;
d) the setting up of a network among educational institutions in Mauritius in order to promote creative writing in all genres;
e) the compilation and publication of regular anthologies and a Directory of Mauritian writers; and
f) the preparation and publication of annual literary magazine.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* Publication of books by the Fund
* Assistance to authors

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Year Assistance (USD) Publications(USD)
2016 3000 2125
2017 1125 1875
2018 3375 438
2019 3000 1175

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Speaking Unions
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)