Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust
Mobility Impacts Communique| Harare, 02 November 2015
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: 20 received, 4 approved
Destinations: 1 Botswana, 1 Netherland, 1 Germany, 1 Israel;
Mobility Events: 1 Exhibition, 1 Festival, 1 Awards Ceremony, 1 Artist Residency
Mobility amounts requested outside Fund scope, activities and budget misalignment, among others resulted in some applications being unsuccessful in this instance
1. SOUKAINA MARIE-LAURIE EDOM 1 F Grant: $1,685.00
Activity: Machol Shalem International Dance Festival | 28th of November 2015 to the 2nd of December 2015
Outcomes: Free expression and artistic skills among young artists enhanced.
2. LINDA GABRIEL
1 F Grant: $1,560.00
Activity: Artistic Residency at AfricAvenir | 1 February 2016 to 12 March 2016.
Outcomes: Professional Development International Collaborations and Cultural Exchange.
3. EDGAR LNGERVELDT
1 M Grant: $1,600.00
Activity: The Royal Netherlands Prince Claus Awards Ceremony | 10 December 2015
Outcomes: International collaborations and exchange plus professional development.
4. JAMES CHIFAMBA 1 M Grant: $500.00
Activity: Global Expo Exhibition | 25 â€“ 28 November 2015.
Outcomes: Professional development, international collaborations, explore new