Hivos Culture Fund

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

+31 (0)70 376 5500

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Runa bundles cultural strengths in Peru

April 2007 -

In Loreto, an isolated area in the Amazon, Peru's Runa organization is developing an interactive culture policy.

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Master plan African art sector on the way

April 2007 -

More than fifty key figures from Africa's independent art world met early in March 2007 at Senegal’s Gorée Institute for the conference 'The ARTerial'. The expansive theme of the conference was strengthening the art sector.

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Hamlet between reality and virtuality

March 2007 -

The interdisciplinary theatre group LOT Teatro from Peru performed an interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet in a television studio in Lima late in February 2007 as a reflection on today's consumer society: Marketing/Hamlet/Set.

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Poetry and film at World Social Forum

February 2007 -

The Centre for Creative Arts, based at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, presented a provocative line-up of poetry and film at this year's World Social Forum.

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Estrecho Dudoso: Costa Rica as the epicentre of visual art

January 2007 -

Estrecho Dudoso (Doubtful Strait) is a large international event for the visual arts being held from 1 December 2006 through 15 February 2007 in Costa Rica.

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Theatre group Malayerba from Ecuador wants to be close to the people

December 2006 -

Theatre group Malayerba from Ecuador has been active for nearly thirty years. Their production Tirenle Tierra (Let's forget it) addresses male-female relationships and domestic violence.

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Alternative Nobel Prize for international poetry festival Medellin

December 2006 -

The Right Livelihood Awards will be presented in the Swedish parliament on 8 December 2006, on the eve of the official presentation of the Nobel Prizes. One of the striking winners this year is the Festival Internacional de Poesia de Medellin (Colombia).

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Peruvian theatre group LOT and the chaos in the world

November 2006 -

Exploring borders and spotlighting the social chaos of today are the objectives of La Otra Orilla (LOT). The Peruvian multidisciplinary theatrical group's objectives are making it an international hit. Actor Rafael Freyre: “Artistic freedom comes first and foremost for us.”

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"Community art is an international hype"

November 2006 -

“Community art often finds its origins in social dissatisfaction and the will to do something about it.” Initiator Eugene Van Erven about the community theatre festival 'Art in my backyard' to be held in Utrecht from 23 to 26 November.

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Co-funding: culture suffers hard blows in the Netherlands

October 2006 -

Dozens of organizations in the Netherlands participate in development cooperation. Their work varies from health care to home construction, and a number are involved in cultural activities. They are primarily financed by the government. This year, all of the subsidy schemes were placed under the rule of the MSF: the co-funding system.

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