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ARTMOVES AFRICA (article first published : 2005-08-1)

ArtMoves Africa (AMA) is an independent non-profit association 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 and between the five African regions in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.

AMA is a project initiated by the Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) together with a group of African and Arab organisations to facilitate and encourage the mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent. In 2001, YATF participated in meetings in Egypt, Kenya and Zimbabwe, together with different organisation and cultural activists from Africa and the Arab world. The meetings aimed at linking organisations and individuals, and creating informal continent-wide networks. The participants agreed that one of the major obstacles for artists and cultural professionals in Africa was the persistent lack of funds specifically allocated to support travel.

The project encourages artists and cultural operators to exchange experiences, information and ideas towards shared projects and artistic collaborations. It also gives artists and cultural operators the opportunity to gain a better knowledge of the context and the cultural environment in the different regions. Opportunities are provided to attend festivals in order to see each otherís work to enrich their own creativity as well as the chance to enhance artistic or technical skills by participating in highly professional artistic and arts management workshops, seminars and residencies for artists.

For the first year, AMA will be functioning as one of the programs of the YATF, but with an independent selection committee and coordinator. By the end of 2005, ArtMoves Africa shall be registered as an independent international association in Africa.

The first deadline to apply is September 1, 2005. The guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the YATF website at www.yatfund.org

More information from Khadija El Bennaoui on e-mail: ama@yatfund.org or write to Young Arab Theatre Fund a.i.s.b.l, 19 Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Phone/fax: +32 2 2031295. More information on www.yatfund.org




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