National Arts Fund of Namibia Act, 2005

Where
Namibia
When
2016
Who
National Arts Council of Namibia
Key objectives of the measure:

The objectives of the measure are to:

  1. encourage participation of individual persons, groups, institutions and organisations in arts programmes
  2. expand, improve, upgrade and develop art activities and related educational services
  3. support institutions and other bodies engaged in arts activities
  4. provide and improve art facilities in all parts of Namibia, especially in previously disadvantaged communities
  5. grant scholarships and financial support relating to arts
  6. raise funds from any source for the promotion and development of arts and;
  7. finance projects and programmes relating to arts
Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
legislative, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

To provide for the establishment of the National Arts Fund; to promote and develop the arts in Namibia; to establish a council to control and manage the Fund and to build an enabling environment for the identification and development of creative talents of Namibians for the betterment of self, community and nation and to support the development of a sustainable arts industry.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The expected results fromthe implementation of the measure are to have:

  1. Widespread public participation in the arts;
  2. Strong arts organisations at the local level;
  3. Professional development of arts leaders;
  4. Promotion and awareness of the value of arts;
  5. Appreciation and support for the arts;
  6. Support to arts programmes in communities;
  7. Enhanced livelihood of arts and cultural practitioners;
  8. Improved standard of presentation of cultural expressions; and
  9. More research and documentation on the cultural sector and expressions
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Fund is fully funded by the Namibian government through the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. However, it has the jurisdiction to source funds through other means.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation