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By Khalifa Hemed
Published August 4, 2020

Ministry of Youth and ICT of the Government of RwandaRwanda has announced the creation of a Support Fund for the Arts and Culture to the tune of €300,000.

Known as Cultural and Creative Industry Recovery Plan (CCIRP)in response to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on creativity and lifestyle, the fund, that is open to all artistic disciplines, is the initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, the Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture in partnership with Imbuto Foundation.

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The CCIRP recovery plan targets three main areas for support:

  • initiatives that support art enterprises and artists, that will eventually attract financial gains and knowledge sharing
  • Shared resources, facilities and training opportunities in the cultural and creative industry, for artists to use and benefit from at no cost, and
  • the ‘Made in Rwanda Art Campaign’ to engage Rwandans to learn about, love and purchase ‘Made in Rwanda’ art.

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Map of RwandaRwandan artists living in Rwanda and working in music, film, plastic arts, literature, beauty and fashion, traditional dance, and performing arts sectors are all eligible to apply for support before the August 7, 2020 deadline.

The CCIRP fund is accompanied by the development of a digital platform to support the promotion of artistic ‘Made in Rwanda’ works, and an awareness campaign to encourage the population to support its artists and to recognise the arts and culture as vector of social, economic and human development.

Grant application details are available here.

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