Hivos Culture Fund

P.O. box 85565
2508 CG Den Haag
The Netherlands

+31 (0)70 376 5500

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Poetry keeps hope alive in Zimbabwe

April 2009 -

The political turmoil that has been going on in Zimbabwe has been the muse for poets and writers who have used it in their creative work. Poetry has become a tool in spitting and uttering protest statements in the struggle that Zimbabweans have been facing.

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Zimbabwe in Pictures

April 2009 -

Zimbabwe in Pictures is a blog which contributes to the independent gathering of news from Zimbabwe. Editor-in-chief/publisher Chris Kabwato explains the background and the objectives of the e-zine.

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Female authors plea for more Ugandan literature

March 2009 -

"Locally written books are scarce in Ugandan classrooms. Teachers prefer using the British literature they are used to in class." According to Hilda Twongyeirwe of Femrite, Uganda's association of female writers, this should change.  

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Success for intercultural puppet theatre in Indonesia

January 2009 -

The puppet show On a journey was staged in December 2008 in Jogjakarta. It was a special collaboration between Indonesian, Mexican and Australian puppeteers, who all share a great passion for their craft.

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Successful meeting of independently operating Asian artists

January 2009 -

Writers, artists, film makers and actors shared opinions and practical information about their working conditions during the conference Culture Asia: Connecting Asian Cultural Actors held late in December 2008 in Bangalore, India.

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Heated beginning for Peruvian theatre project Desierto

December 2008 -

How can an art project about public space be created in a state of emergency? The creators of Desierto found the answer.

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Pedro Querejazu: 'Bolivia's cultural policy magnifies differences'

November 2008 -

The executive director of Fundación EsArt opposes polarisation in his country.

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La Forma Equivalente: new vision on image and power in Central America

October 2008 -

Twenty young artists from Central America expose how 'image marginalisation' takes place in their countries in a travelling exhibition.

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Culture letter: cross fertilization of Dutch culture policy in other countries

October 2008 -

Culture and development represent a growing policy field to which the regular art world is devoting an increasing amount of attention. It is for this reason that the time has come for the next step: interaction with international culture policy. That is the message in the letter from the Netherlands' Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture & Science, Grenzeloze Kunst (Art without borders), in which the priorities for the next five years are presented.

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