Cultural Fund Calls For Applications

240x_mg_ptkw5ba442_korkor_amarteifioThe Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund (GDCF) has made a call for applications from artistes and related art organizations for support for projects throughout the country.

According to Korkor Amarteifio, administrator of the fund, all projects relating to the arts are welcome. She however stressed that precedence will be given to applications that involve excellence in ingenuity, creative works as well as traditional works with contemporary ideas.

The application forms, she noted can be obtained freely on  www.gdcfonline.org http://www.gdcfonline.org/  stressing that forms must be filled and mailed to the address provided on the website. She added that the deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Ms Amarteifio, who is also the co-director for the Institute for Music and Development, revealed that diverse activities that tend to support and provide opportunities for participation in art experiences through audience development in various communities (including deprived ones) would equally be considered for support.

Since 2007, the GDCF has disbursed a total of GHC677,613.43 to various organizations, educational institutions, groups, artistes, filmmakers and authors, who have successfully completed projects that have enhanced the development of the arts in Ghana.

In the last quarter of 2012, the GDCF released a total of GHC133,641.00 for seven artistes, music/theatre groups, art galleries and other organizations in the creative sector to engage in various projects.

The objectives of the GDCF, which was established in 2007, include the strengthening of inter-cultural relationships, mutual understanding and the promotion of democratic values through intercultural expressions and interactions.

It is also to foster Ghanaian/Danish collaborations through contemporary arts and the preservation of our shared cultural heritage while enhancing the distribution of products from the creative sector.

By George Clifford Owusu

Daily Guide

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