Swaziland National Arts and Culture Strategic Plan

Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

The Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture promotes and develops art and culture through:

  • regulating the industry,
  • coordinating  arts and cultural activities,
  • advocacy and collaboration with key stakeholders,
  • sensitization on cultural values,   
  • socio-economic empowerment of artists.                                                                                          


Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:


The main features of the measure are to:

1. Advocacy2. Income Generation / Resource mobilisation

3.Promotio and coordination

4. Regulation

5. Capacity Building

6. Infrustructure Development                                                                                        

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The expected result through the implimentation of the Arts and Culture strategic Bill is a well regulated arts and culture industry.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The allocation of funds towards this measure is catered under the the above measure which are under the Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture. The Bill, Policy and Strategic plan are under the same budget of the Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture. 

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

From the Strategic Plan document, identified projects that can be implemented in a short space of time subject to availability of financial resources (-though some of them are long term, they can be executed in phases-) encompass:

  1. Development of Board Charter
  2. Inter- Ministerial Committee Synchronization of Government Policies with regards to arts and culture
  3. Urgent Tabling of the Arts and Culture Bill
  4. Urgent Tabling of the Intellectual Property Rights Bill
  5. Establishment of National Arts and Culture Day

There is an urgent need to develop a Management Information System master plan to ensure reliable and efficient communication and applications development

Indicators used to determine impact:
The main indicators used to determine the impact were:1. Development of Arts festival regulations2. Perfomance and levies frameworkA team was put in place to come up with a monotoring and evaluation framework that will monitor and regulate the arts industry. Under the monitoring and evaluation plan they have included a team that will work or ensure that the strategic plan is followed and activities are carried out. This team comprising the CEO, Compliance/Legal Manager, Marketing /Coordinating Officer and the Arts and Culture Managers. The SP sets suitable output and outcome parameters with annual targets for tracking implementation. A comprehensive M&E framework has also been developed with detailed reporting system and responsibilities.The development of the SP is aimed at ensuring a systematic and coordinated plan of action. A plan is as good as its implementation. For the action to bear the desired fruits, it is important that there must be a monitoring & evaluation tool.  In addition to developing the tool, it is imperative that there must be human beings who monitor progress. For SNCAC to succeed, progress made on each activity/target will be monitored and documented.     
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
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