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14.04.2011 General News

Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund Calls For Applications

By Daily Guide
Korkor AmartefioKorkor Amartefio
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The Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund (GDCF) last week made a fresh call for applications from artistes and arts-oriented organizations for support of projects that have been initiated throughout the country.

Making the call in Accra, Korkor Amarteifio, administrator of the fund, said the GDCF will give priority to applications that involve artistic creations of excellence, creative works which are vibrant and groundbreaking and traditional works with contemporary ideas.

She added that all kinds of activities that support and provide opportunities for participation in arts experiences through audience development in various communities (including deprived ones) will equally be considered for support.

According to Amarteifio, who is also the Associate Director of the Institute for Music and Development, application forms are available on www.ghanaculturalfunds.org http://www.ghanaculturalfunds.org/ .

She urged all artistes, arts managers and cultural activists to take advantage of the fund to ensure a successful completion of ongoing and new projects.

She revealed that the GDCF has so far released a total of GH¢ 514,602.43 since its inception in 2007 for a number of projects in several parts of the country.

She added that the fund has assisted various projects in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literature and film.

The GDCF is governed by a framework between the Royal Danish Embassy in Ghana and the Danish Centre for Culture and Development in Denmark.

Objectives of the fund include the strengthening of inter cultural relations, mutual understanding and promotion of democratic values among the people of Ghana through intercultural expressions and interactions.

It is also to foster Ghanaian/Danish collaborations through the contemporary arts and the preservation of our shared cultural heritage.

Members of the GDCF board are Prof. Irene Odotei, Director, Historical Society of Ghana; Frances Ademola, Director, The Loom Gallery; Prof. John Collins, former head of Music Department, University of Ghana, Legon; Seth Dei, businessman and largest art collector in Ghana; H.E. Stig Barlyng, Danish Ambassador in Accra and Yaw Poku Danquah, Director of Culture at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture.

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