North Africa Cultural Programme© Libya Culture Media Organisation
The Programme builds on a Vision that the strengthened and pluralistic cultural sector contributes to developing and empowering the civil society. The Programme aims to protect and to enlarge a social space where democratic values can be expressed and intercultural dialogue happen. lt has the potential to allow marginalised Voices to be heard and new or unpopular ideas to be shared.
Link to booklet Phase IV (01.01.2016 - 31.12.2019): Central Asia Arts and Culture Program
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Le programme d’appui au secteur de la culture Grands Lacs est conçu pour promouvoir Ia culture et les arts en tant que vecteurs de paix et de développement et de soutenir en complément les autres programmes de développement et humanitaires déjà mis en œuvre dans la région des Grands Lacs. II contribue à la céation d’opportunité d'échanges entre les artistes de la région ainsi qu'à l’exploration de nouveaux modes d’expression. II renforce la cohésion sociale et promeut une vision inclusive de la cohabitation.
By developing a Regional Cultural Programme, Switzerland seeks to facilitate intercultural dialogue and exchange as a foundation for peace and conflict sensitive development in North Africa and to foster artistic expression as a driver of change in support to the challenges of transition. This will promote peaceful coexistence, political stability and social cohesion in North Africa, hence providing a contribution to the prevention of violent extrernism and alternatives for the fulfillment of North African youth in their own societies.
Article SDC Website
Article SDC Magazine "One World"
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The Regional Arts and Culture Project of the South Caucasus aims at fostering a pluralistic, innovative and participatory cultural sector in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and intends to stimulate intercultural dialogue and exchanges within and between these three countries – mainly by promoting visual arts (documentary film and photography) – through the following key objectives: - To empower the civil society to reflect on critical social issues, and enhancing cross-border dialogue and cooperation between film-makers by supporting the documentary film culture in the South Caucasus. - To preserve the cultural photo heritage of the South Caucasus, strengthen the skills and capacities of female photographers and increasing the civil society’s access to art and educational activities through the promotion of the field of photography in the South Caucasus. - To capacitate diverse cultural actors in the South Caucasus and boosting the local art scenes.
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Link to Factsheet: Regional Arts and Culture Project in the South Caucasus
Article SDC magazine "One World" 4/2019 (DE) (FR)
Southern Africa has a strong artistic heritage and cultural tradition which exudes from the talent of its diverse people. However, this rich heritage has been stifled by the lack of capacity, networking and resources among artists in the region. Through this programme, Switzerland supports art organisations and individual artists in Southern Africa to bring fresh perspectives, build on available cultural resources and strengthen the arts and culture sector's contribution to development in the region.