!KAURU Contemporary Art Project

South Africa
!Kauru Contemporary Art Project
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
!KAURU Contemporary Art Project began in 2012 as a vehicle for educating the public about the role of art in society. It was conceptualised as a platform for cross-border/cross-regional engagement and discourse between South African creatives and their counterparts across the African continent. The Project is focused on dialogue around social and economic cohesion, transformation and access within the creative sectors in South Africa but also across the continent to strengthen engagement and build sustained relationships with creatives on the African continent.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The results expected through the implementation of the measure? • To showcase the finest of African contemporary art. • Sensitize and mobilize South African/African audiences and media to appreciate African visual art. • Promote inter Africa/diaspora cultural exchange in a direct and meaningful way. • Create a network and visibility for artists, artist promoters, academia, and cultural institutions. • Skills transfer, empower young and up coming local artists through skills development workshops and community outreach programs. • !KAURU not only recognizes the visual arts as a means to celebrate heritage, but it strives to position the visual arts as an important contributor to the economy of the region and stimulate ongoing investment in this field.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
From 2012 to 2017, between R1, 500, 000.00 ($0,13) to R2, 500,000.00 ($0,21) (more recently in 2017)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Department of Arts and Culture
Public Sector
Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
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