Nhimbe Trust to launch funding analysis

HARARE - Nhimbe Trust, in partnership with Pamberi Trust and supported by the British Council and Africalia, will launch the Funding Analysis - Modes of Engagement Research Report - conducted and written by Melissa Eveleigh.

The launch will be held at the Art Market @ HIFA on April 30.

The Report explores opportunities, threats and gaps in local arts funding. This research is a response to the commonly held view that external financial support for the arts is more reactive and sporadic, than proactive and strategic. A more strategic and effective approach to spending and programming is needed, the report suggests. The conceptual basis therefore is that improved access to information across the creative sector can lead to a more cohesive and rewarding approach to working across the divides – especially in terms of closing the gaps between artists, cultural workers and ultimately decision makers.

The Report also outlines key trends and perspectives, for use by stakeholders across the creative sector including artists, cultural workers, non-profit cultural organisations, cultural and creative industries. It gives a comparative view of twenty four arts funding agencies supporting the local creative sector.

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe is happy that the research findings are coming at a time when Zimbabwe is formulating a new National Culture Policy that will allow for the professionalisation of the creative sector, which we have been championing for the last fifteen years- Funding to the creative sector should strive towards being policy-driven and programme-based rather than being project-driven.

    Comments (1)

    sorry was unable to attend but how can we get the report please.

    Stephen Muchaka - 5 May 2015

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