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CHAPTER OF THE MONTH: Arterial Network Morocco  

Arterial Network Morocco/ Association Racines stands out as a vibrant chapter in the North African region. The chapter has an office in Casablanca managed by a full time national coordinator responsible for the day-to-day business of the network and communication to members via the website and monthly newsletter. Read More >>(in French)

Monthly Reader: Arts and Culture Information Directory  
This directory provides information about stakeholders and key contacts in the creative sector in each African country. The directory should be used in tanderm with www.artsinafrica.com home to more information about cultural heritage in Africa. Read More>>My Arterial Network Story: How has the network benefited you or your organization

Do you want to share your story? Send your Arterial Network story tonancy@arterialnetwork.org

Artist's Rights and Advocacy News

Save Uganda National Museum The announcement by the Uganda government in January last year that it would demolish the Uganda museum to give way for the construction of a 60-storey trade centre understandably caused a stir. Read More>>
If the government insists on demolishing the Uganda museum so as to build the East African Trade Tower, there will be serious ramifications for the immediate environment. Read More>> 
Opportunities: Training/Jobs/FundingVacancy at Arterial Network – Communications Intern (Unpaid)

Do you want an opportunity to work in an international NGO? Do you want to learn more about African arts, creative industries, international instruments relating to the arts and its role in development? Read More>>  

Vacancy at Arterial Network – Web and IT Intern (Unpaid)

Do you want to have an experience working with the ‘who is who’ in the African and international arts sector i.e. Artists, media, civil society, government? If your answer is YES then you are the person we are looking for. Read More>>

AMA Travel Grant – Deadline 1st September 

AMA supports mobility within the African continent by providing the costs of travel, visa and travel insurance for the duration of stay. AMA doesn’t support fees, accommodations, or per-diem. Read More>>

Arterial Network Cultural Policy Task Group – Deadline Extended to 3rd August 
Arterial Network would like to establish a Cultural Policy Task Group on a more sustainable basis to train and nurture new culture policy practitioners, engage with cultural policy matters in a rigorous manner on an ongoing basis, assist governments in developing and implementing cultural policies and undertake research into appropriate cultural policies for the African continent. Read More>> 3 Years Based Employment at Spier Arts Academy The Spier Arts Academy offers employment-based training in professional mosaic. Apply now for 2013. Based in Cape Town’s Innovation District – the Fringe – this three year, full-time apprenticeship focuses on mosaic art and includes tuition in drawing, art history and business skills – enabling apprentices to jump start their creative careers and run their own successful enterprises.Read More>>UNESCO Call for Experts Deadline Extended to 2nd August

In partnership with the African Arts Institute and Culture et Development, UNESCO is establishing a Pool of Experts on the 2005 Convention in African countries. After a competitive selection process, 30 cultural policy experts will undertake a comprehensive training programme on critical aspects of the Convention. Read More>>

Call For Works – Art Forum in AmmanAfter Tunis in December 2011, for which you can find the report on the network’s website, the path of EUROMEDINCULTURE(s)
ARTS FORUM goes to Jordan and its capital Amman, before going to France in March 2013. Read More>>

Hot Docs Documentary FundCreated to help enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and to contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community, the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund provides financial support to African documentary filmmakers for development and production. The application deadline is August 20, 2012. For more information, Read More>>28th International Short Film Festival Berlin- Call for submissionThe International Short Film Festival Berlin for its 28th edition is looking for short films from Africa. You may submit films not more than 20 minutes. The submission deadline officially is passed but there is an extension for African short films upon request. Read More>> Haraka! Supporting new talents in short African filmsCFI is now launching Haraka! a contest for fictional short film projects, with the aim of mobilizing the energies of a new generation of directors who are determined to film at all costs. By providing the means to young directors under 35 years old within sub-Saharan Africa, who have already acquired the basics of the job, to enhance their experience. Read More>>Meetings and ConferencesArterial Network African Creative Economy Conference, November 14 -16
After a successful first edition of the African Creative Economy Conference last December in Nairobi, plans are now underway for the second edition of African creative economy conference scheduled for November 14 -16. More information about the location will be released soon.
Arterial Network Second Conference on the African Creative Economy: Call for PapersArterial Network will host its second annual conference on the African Creative Economy in November 2012. The aims of the conference are to provide practical analysis and reflective overview of the current status of African creative economy. Interested speakers are invited to submit expressions of interest . Read More>> 

Resource Center 
Arts in Africa Website The objective of this website is to be a one stop portal for information about the arts in Africa listed by country as well as discipline. It includes information on Funding Agencies, E-newsletters, Cultural Policy, Creative Industries, Events, Conferences, Training Institutions and civil society organisations among others. Read More >>
Ghonche Materego interviewed in ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ video series
Mr Ghonche Materego, Executive Secretary of Basata: National Arts Council of Tanzania, talks about bringing cultural policy to the artist community; the arts council’s role in youth employment; and his experience of a Tanzanian and Swedish co-production.
Watch the video>>