Brazilian development project RODA being copied in the Netherlands

July 2004 -

The Brazilian development project RODA, which organises cultural activities for problem youth, has recently acquired a Dutch sister organisation with the same name. The financiers are ICCO and Solidaridad. They launched their collective initiative during the Festival Mundial, on Saturday 19 June.

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Contemporary dance in Africa the subject of the IETM meeting

juli 2004 -

The Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM) wants to use a meeting at the end of August in South Africa to build a bridge between the European and African modern dance world.

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Zimbabwe International Book Fair honours national writers

July 2004 -

Starting at the end of July, Harare will be the site of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF). The book fair, whose 2004 theme is Voices: Dialogue Across Nations, has evolved to become the most important platform for African literature.

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Fundación esART promotes contemporary visual arts from Bolivia

July 2004 -

Work of fourteen contemporary Bolivian artists will be on display from 26 June through 18 July 2004 in Pulchri Studio in Den Haag. Fundación esART from Bolivia, a partner of Hivos, hopes the exhibition will show that contemporary Bolivian art includes more than just the more internationally familiar crafts and paintings from the colonial period.

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Documentary ‘Black and White’ shows race relations in Brazil

July 2004 -

On 20 June 2004 the world premiere of Preto e Blanco / Black and White, a documentary by the Brazilian multimedia/video artist Carlos Nader (Sao Paolo 1964), was presented at the World Wide Video Festival.

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Renovation of the Nola Hatterman Institute the capstone of the Fort Zeelandia restoration

July 2004 -

Surinam is receiving almost 112,000 euros from the Dutch HGIS Culture Budget to restore the only wooden officers quarter in the Fort Zeelandia complex in Paramaribo that still needed restoration. This means not only that an important historical monument from the 17th century is being preserved, but also that the Nola Hatterman Institute is getting a new lease on life.

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ArtThrob

july 2004 -

On line Southafrican magazine on contemporary art.

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The South Project: the traditional and modern worlds meet

June 2004 -

What do Argentina, South Africa, Madagascar, East Timor, New Zealand and Samoa have in common? Which way is the 'South' going? The South Project, a four-year art project, wants to answer these questions by 'bringing together and celebrating the creative energies of the Southern hemisphere'.

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Hivos initiates fund for Central American and Cuban films

June 2004 -

Hivos has taken the initiative to establish a film fund for Central American and Cuban film productions. The fund is called Cinergia and is directed by Fundacine in Costa Rica.

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Congo in Cartoons in the Tropenmuseum

June 2004 -

Exposition Congo in Cartoons by Tshibumba Kanda Matulu shows the history of Congo in cartoon style.

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