Arterial Network News

Utrecht Conference: Research on the Contribution of Sustainable Cultural Entrepreneurship

Cultural Leadership Training for Southern Africa

Call for Applications: Music in Africa Portal

Artist's Rights and Advocacy News

Let us join hands with our colleagues in Tunisia in fighting for the rights of an artist!

Opportunities- training, jobs and funding

Art Moves Africa (AMA) is looking for interns in Communication

Call for Applications: 15th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films

CAM International Festival of Short Films, Cairo, 25-30 April

International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Third Call for Funding Requests

9th Sukabe Festival

12th Film Festival Image & Vie

Meetings and Conferences

CIMAM´s 2012 Annual Conference

RCF/FRC – Artistic Mobility public debate in Portugal

General News

Art Moves Africa Next Deadline

IFACCA publishes Creative Intersections: Partnerships between the arts, culture and other sectors

 ference: Research on the Contribution of

Arterial Network's General Manager, Belisa Rodrigues and the West African Secretariat Lassana Diarra attended a conference on cultural entrepreneurship which took place in Utrecht in Netherlands from 21 March to 23 March 2012. The conference focused on cross-overs with other economical, social and environmental areas, the methodological, the state of the art research and networks and platforms. Read more

adership Training for Southern Africa
The first of five regional Training Hubs for arts and culture on the continent will be launched in Johannesburg in May.

An initiative of the African Arts Institute in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Arterial Network, with funding support from the European Union Commission, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year training programme in Cultural Leadership, Governance and Entrepreneurship. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Similar training hubs will be established in Morocco, serving 6 North Africa countries; in Senegal, serving 15 West African countries; in Cameroon, serving 9 Cen
tral African countries; and in Kenya, serving 13 East African countries.

Southern African candidates can now apply to participate in training at the Johannesburg hub which will be based at the Goethe-Institut. From 13 to 19 May, Train-the-Trainer sessions focusing on Cultural Leadership and covering Arts Advocacy, Marketing, Fundraising and Project Management, will be presented there.

Training will be facilitated using a series of toolkits on these subjects, developed by Arterial Network (AN) in 2011. The programme is aimed at training trainers on the use of these toolkits; and for these trainers to return to their respective countries and/or organisations, to train others.

The course is limited to 20 applicants. Ten bursaries will be provided.

Applications should include the following:
•a typed letter of motivation highlighting previous experience as a trainer and a commitment to working as a trainer;
•information pertaining to and elaborating on practical experience in at least one training area, advocacy, marketing, fundraising or project management ;
•three reference letters applicable to your training experience ; and
•a clear indication of whether you are applying for a bursary, with a brief motivation.
Note that Arterial Network membership would be an advantage. The cost is ZAR 1500 or EURO 150.

Send applications to 
Applications must be received by 13 April 2012. 
Successful applicants will be notified by 20 April 2012.

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Call for Applications: Music in Africa Portal
The project, initiated by the Siemens Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut, aims to establish an internet-based platform for music information in Africa, together with partners from the continent. The initiative reacts to the interest expressed by music professionals for more intra-African exchange and the need for reliable and accurate information on music in Africa.

The knowledge required to shape the future is based on information, which forms the foundation of every dialogue. This is where the project comes in, aiming to make information on music in Africa accessible to music professionals as well as interested audiences. This encompasses information on current musical scenes as well as resources for those working in the music sector in order to strengthen local and regional structures.


The Project Manager for the Music in Africa (MIA) Portal relate in the first phase to the establishment of the MIA Association and the day-to-day administration task of the MIA Portal network. In the second phase the project manager will also be overseeing the research and content management of the portal.

Thus the role of the Project Manager is to coordinate all aspects of the project including organisational planning, budgeting, fundraising, logistical arrangements, contracting, media and publicity, recruitment, office management, infrastructural support for researchers, etc.

Requirements include strong project and financial management skills, good reporting skills, sound planning and coordination skills, the ability to work independently and good interpersonal skills. Fluency in English and additionally French would be a great advantage.


Researchers will be contracted to conduct much of the initial research to map what currently exists in terms of music information in each country through primary research as well as through a literature survey and/or desktop research.

Requirements include strong research skills and experience, proven experience in the music sector or in music education, excellent management skills, initiative and the ability to work independently, as well as knowledge and/or experience of the African continent. Fluency in English and additionally French would be a great advantage.

These posts are open to interested African citizens, from as soon as possible after 15 April 2012.

The Project Manager position will be a full-time, one year post, based in South Africa. Researcher positions will be part-time, short-term contracts, based in any African country.

Applications are to include a letter outlining which position is being applied for and a motivation by the applicant as to her/his suitability, a curriculum vitae detailing relevant experience and skills, and the names and contact details of at least three referees familiar with the applicant’s recent work in the relevant area.

Please submit applications by email to Belisa Rodrigues: by Monday, 9 April 2012. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants who have not heard from us by 13 April 2012 have been unsuccessful.

Artist's Rights and Advocacy NewsLet us join hands with our colleagues in Tunisia in fighting for the rights of an artist!
On March 25th 2012, professionals, amateurs, and drama students gathered to launch the festivities of the World Theatre Day which is celebrated on March 27th. They chose to do so in closed theatres as well as in the public space of the Habib Bourguiba Avenue, in order to celebrate the event in a festive and popular mood. The event was granted full authorization by the Interior ministry.

But no sooner had the event, supposed to be a celebration, scheduled and prepared for the past 3 months, started, that a crowd of determined fundamentalists tried to stop it from taking place, by all means, including violence. The two stages which had been set up on the avenue were respectively destroyed and occupied by these groups, after forcing the artists to leave. Some of the participants were assaulted physically without the police’s intervention, although they were all over the scene. When they did eventually react, it was to push the arti
sts into the Municipal Theatre, and keep them locked in there for over a couple of hours. Read more:

Opportunities- training, jobs and fundingArt Moves Africa (AMA) is looking for interns in Communication
Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international not for profit organization aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel grants to artists and cultural practitioners living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.

AMA experience in mobility through the Grants program has led the organization to develop other schemes to strengthen mobility in Africa such as: Mobility Hub Africa (MHA), Mobility Think Tank and Research on Mobility &Touring Circuits.

AMA is planning to recruit interns in order to assist the Coordinator in developing and implementing the organisation’s communication strategy and work. 

The intern must be fluent in English & French and will be working from AMA office in Brussels.

Further details about the internship tasks and duration will be communicated upon request to:

The 15th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films, which will be held in Ismailia, Egypt, from 23 to 28 of June 2012, is calling for entries. Film genres which are covered by the festival include Animation, Documentary, Experimental and Short.

Ismailia International Film Festival for documentary and short films takes place every year in Ismailia (Egypt) to promote an intercultural dialogue for a deeper understanding of others by presenting their creative works to the audience and to encourage filmmakers of documentary and short films to continue. 

All the producers and directors of documentary & short, experimental and animation films are eligible to participate. 
Egyptian Film Center
Ismailia International Film Festival for Doc. & Short Films
City of Arts
Pyramids Ave – Giza – Egypt
Postal code 12 111

More information and application forms on:[backPid]=7&cHash=d7d52500e470237ef31a9f370558786e
Festival of Short Films, Cairo, 25-30 April
Organisers of the CAM international Festival of Short Films invite interested filmmakers to participate in the April 2012 Session of the festival. Inquiries should be send to the Secretary General of the festival: 00201005334258 or
International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Third Call for Funding Requests 
On 14 March 2012 the IFCD launched its third call for funding requests for programmes/projects and preparatory assistance requests that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector at the national and/or local level, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction of new cultural policies and cultural industries, or strengthening existing ones.

Government authorities and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, as well as international NGOs (INGOs), are eligible to apply.

Currently, the IFCD is providing close to USD 3 million in funding for 48 projects in 35 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas, from the development and implementation of cultural policies, to capacity-building of cultural entrepreneurs, mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new cultural industry business models. Read more:
9th Sukabe Festival
Association Culture Nigerienne for Development opens a call for artists to participate in the 9th edition of the Sukabe Festival that will take place from the 1st to 7th September 2012 in Niger, Niamey. This edition’s theme is ‘Empowering children to participate in the MDGs.’

All the African countries, arts practitioners and consultants are highly encouraged to participate in this 9th edition. Information and enquiries should be send to the festival secretary at 
2th Film Festival Image & Vie
The film festival « Image et Vie » is annually hosted by the Groupe Image et Vie, an artistic and cinematographic organisation composed of filmmakers, distributors, animators, arts journalists, comedians, students, film lovers etc.

The 12th edition of this festival will take place from 12 to 16 June 2012 to promote and celebrate African and Senegalese film industry. This year’s edition aims to develop new audiences, to consolidate and build partnerships and networks for the Senegalese film industry development. 

The festival is open to all genres and preference is given to African films. 
To submit your movie, please download the application form from this website 
Meetings and ConferencesCIMAM´s 2012 Annual Conference
‘Museums Beyond the Crises’

CIMAM will hold its 2012 Annual Conference in Istanbul and will be organized in collaboration with Vasif Kortun, Director of Programs and Research at SALT as hosting institution. Under the title ´Museums Beyond the Crises´ the goal is to take a look beyond the crisis that defines us today and see what is there, what these novelties are, what the museum future is. 

The dates have been set for November 12-14, 2012. We expect a good number of attendees and represented countries among attendants, with around 170 museum directors and curators coming from more than 40 countries. 

Conference registration will open in early April. Information on agenda and speakers will be uploaded to CIMAM’s website soon. To read the conference concept, please visit
/FRC – Artistic Mobility public debate in Portugal
In collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012, RCF will be organising a one-day event on the theme « International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy » on Thursday 24th May 2012 at the Cultural Centre Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal. The seminar is conceived as an informal gathering of stakeholders. The format of the day’s programme is divided into two parts: the morning will be a closed session for the Board members, experts and funders of RCF; the afternoon will be a public debate, open to all, where participants can voice their opinions openly and meet panellists directly during speed-meetings.
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General NewsArt Moves Africa Next Deadline
Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international not for profit organisation aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation. 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. The next deadline for receiving applications is 1 May (before 06:00 PM WAT): for the travels planned from 1st of July onward. More information on:

IFACCA publishes Creative Intersections: Partnerships between the arts, culture and other sectors

D’Art No. 41, Creative Intersections: Partnerships between the arts, culture and other sectors represents one of the first attempts to research and analyse creative intersections, their forms and structures and the policies that influence them. 

The objective of the research project was to look at the ways that artists are working in diverse settings (from communities through to the commercial sector) and the nature of partnerships (‘intersections’) that exist between the arts and other sectors. It also looked at the ways that governments at all levels (local, national, international) initiate, support or influence such relationships through policies or programmes. 

A preliminary version of this report was published as a discussion paper for the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture held in Melbourne, Australia, on 3-6 October 2011. Read more:

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