Cultural Fund calls for Applications

240x_mg_vaqd7hgt64_korkor_amarteifioThe Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund (GDCF) has once again made a call for applications from artistes and related arts organizations for support of 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 Sunday September 15, 2013.

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 arts experiences through audience development in various communities (including deprived ones) would equally be considered for support.

Since 2007, the GDCF has released a total of GH¢932,773.43 for various arts projects throughout the country. These include publishing of books, documentary films, dance productions, acquisition of instruments/equipment, storytelling and reading programmes for school kids among others.

Objectives of the GDCF, which was established in 2007, include the strengthening of intercultural relationships, mutual understanding and the promotion of democratic values 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 while enhancing the distribution of products from the creative sector.

By George CliffordOwusu

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