Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust
Mobility Impacts Communiqué| Harare, 05 October 2015

 

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The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that envisions an inclusive society characterized by improved well-being for all. It harnesses resources for the creative sector in order to make impacts on the broader Zimbabwean society by engaging the transformative power of Arts and Culture. The Fund facilitates the advancement of a sustainable and vibrant Culture in Zimbabwe that contributes to broad participation by Zimbabweans in their cultural life and development of their country. The Culture Impacts programme partners the Culture Fund with the Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Danish Government through the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the European Union (EU) Delegation in Harare to foster social cohesion, peace and poverty reduction among Zimbabwean communities. The Culture Fund offers travel funds to Zimbabweans and eligible residents. It enables artists, arts professionals and cultural operators to travel within Zimbabwe and internationally for the purposes of cultural exchanges, skills enhancement, establishing network linkages and business opportunities. The modality of grants under USD2, 000.00 will be maintained.

Applications: 26 received, 3 approved
Destinations: 1 local travel within Zimbabwe, 1 travel to Netherlands, 1 travel to Mali
Mobility Events: 1 Festival, 1 Exhibition, 1 Photography Biennale
Mobility amounts requested outside Fund scope, activities and budget misalignment, among others resulted in some applications being unsuccessful in this instance

APPLICANT GENDER MOBILITY ACTIVITY AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES
1. MERCY NHAURANWA 1F Grant: $500.00
Activity: New Dawn Exhibition, National Gallery, Bulawayo | 28- 30th October 2015
Outcomes: : International collaborations and exchange plus professional development

2. RODNEY MASANGA
1 M Grant: $1,175.00
Activity: Amsterdam Animation Festival, Netherlands | 27 October – 1st November 2015
Outcomes: International collaborations and exchange plus professional development
3. NYAZOMBE NYAMPENZA
1M Grant: $310.00
Activity: African Photography Biennale, Bamako, Mali | 30th November – 4th December 2015
Outcomes: International collaborations and exchange plus professional development