ZANZIBAR CULTURE POLICY 2005

Where
United Republic of Tanzania
When
2020
Who
MINISTRY OF YOUTH, CULTURE, ARTS AND SPORTS
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Language - Kiswahili is a national language and a language of wider communication in Zanzibar and medium of instruction. It is an instrument to preserve, protect and promote Zanzibar culture.
Arts and Artists
The policy recognizes music, traditional dances, performing arts, drama, circus, visual arts.
Also realizes the need to establish and formulate arts councils, arts associations, federations and networks. They are under Management of Zanzibar Arts, Censorship and Culture Council

National values and Identity
The Government shall identify, preserved, inherit and develop national identity which are Stone Town Cultural Heritage, National anthem, Uhuru torch, Red Collubus Monkey, Jozani Forest and Cloves and Spices.

Copyright
Protect rights and interest of right holders and right users
Recreation
Recreation identify media participation, areas for recreation, research, encourage the observance of values, traditional and Customs, Health of Citizen, Investment and Community centres.

Cultural and Community Participation
Community has the role in the preservation and promotion of Zanzibar culture as it connects with faith, peace and tranquility and patriotism. The policy recognizes all groups of people (women, disables, people with special needs, children, youth) in performing culture and arts activities in Zanzibar.
Education and Training
The Policies identifies measures, which enhance the visual arts, film, music and performing arts to promote the education and protect of the culture through the implementation of education curriculum from the primary level to higher learning institutions.

Management and Financing Cultural Activities
The Management would be administered by institutions like: Zanzibar National Kiswahili Council, Zanzibar Censorship Arts and Culture, Copyright Society of Zanzibar, Commission for Culture and Arts, and Ministry of Youth and, Culture, Arts and Sports at large.

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

Language
One means of communication throughout Zanzibar. The growth of media and publishing industry, growth of creative industry, commercialization of Kiswahili language. Zanzibar Constitution draft recognizes Kiswahili as a national language. In promoting Kiswahili different dialect dictionaries developed such as Kimakunduchi dialect, Kipemba dialect and Kitumbatu dialect dictionary. Establishment of Kiswahili Association to promote Kiswahili. Establishment of Government Regulatory Body which is Zanzibar National Kiswahili Council and institutes that promote Kiswahili such as Institute of Kiswahili and Foreign Languages and non state actors like Zanzibar Writers Association.
National values and Identity
Building National coherence and supporting peace initiatives for example Member states of the Southern African Development Community.

Arts and Artists
Establishment of Arts institutions and organisation like Zanzibar Arts, Censorship and Culture Council, Zanzibar National Kiswahili Council, Copyright Society of Zanzibar, Dhow Country Music Academy, Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Zanzibar Film Actors Association etc.
Improvement of arts industry especially film in which Zanzibar film practitioners can perform their artistic works in and outside Zanzibar.
Zanzibar films compete in national, regional and international platforms and have opportunity to preform in different forums/ events.
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Recreation
Availability of recreation area, researching of urban and rural plan, Tourism master plan, Radio and Television stations, online TV, production company, festivals and Film and music Infrastructures for example Zanzibar film and Zanzibar national studio, National Arts Council and Institute of Arts and Culture Theatre Hall and Cinema Hall.
Cultural and Community Participation Availability of entrepreneurs engaged in culture and arts activities such as traditional dancing, arts and crafts, printing, visual arts, performances. Recognition of cultural festival like Zanzibar Culture Festival, Mwaka Kogwa, Local Food Festival, Reggae Music Festival for environmental preservation, Kizimkazi festival and Rafiki Network Festival. ?Copyright In protecting rights and interests of artists and creators the government has established regulatory bodies like COSOZA under the Copyright Act No. 14 of 2003, BASSFU the Zanzibar Arts, Censorship and Culture Act No. 7 of 2015 and BAKIZA under the Zanzibar National Kiswahili Council Act No. 4 of 2004 and their regulations thereof for the purpose of protecting and promoting right of creators, owners of contents and artists.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, TOURISM AND ANTIQUITY
Public Sector
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Public Sector
MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Public Sector
MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND PLANNING
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Transversal Priority(ies)
Youth