Mimeta

Visiting: Skippergaten 3, Kristiansand
Postal: Mimeta PO.Box 414, N-4664 Kristiansand

+47 38 12 75 00

Mimeta is the first Norwegian organisation specializing in the sector of Culture & Development.

As cultural expressions engage the public and contribute essentially to democratic development, Mimeta supports culture projects and accommodates collaboration in production, exchange, sharing and communication.

Mimeta is an advocate for culture cooperation that do:
• Support of art and culture projects in cooperating countries
• Presentation of expressions with origin in cooperating countries
• Facilitation of cultural exchange

More about Mimeta at the Power of Culture

The ARTerial Network connects African artists

November 2009 -

With its motto 'act locally, impact globally' the ARTerial Network connects more than one hundred artists and cultural organisations in Africa together. The exchange of information and lobbying are needed to strengthen the African art sector. What has the network done for art organisations on the African continent? Five views from five countries: Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Egypt. "The power lies in the collective voice."

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Peter Rorvik: "Strong cultural organisations are needed on the continent"

November 2009 -

Peter Rorvik, director of the Centre for Creative Arts in Durban, South Africa: "The time is ripe for a more rapid flow of information on the continent and for South-South exchanges".

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Farai Mpfunya: "The Zimbabwean conflict has made people more assertive"

November 2009 -

In Mpfunya’s opinion, the ARTerial Network strengthens the voice of Zimbabweans in the arts sector in Zimbabwe. "We can use the examples and experience gained elsewhere for our own lobby activities."

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Abiy Demilew Tefera: "There is still much to be improved in terms of marketing"

November 2009 -

His business card quotes Haile Selassie: "If we do not unite, history will certainly not forgive us, for it will not give us another chance." To Abiy Demilew Tefera, that message was an important motive behind joining the ARTerial Network.

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Korkor Amarteifio: "Contemporary artists are invisible in Ghana"

November 2009 -

Korkor has noticed a cautious glimmer of change in mentality among Ghana's political leaders. "The government is showing a bit more interest in cultural affairs," she says.

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Arts in Africa

July 2009 -

The website Arts in Africa hopes to become a one-stop portal for information on African arts, including information on government policies and international organizations.

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Mimeta

Mimeta is the first Norwegian organisation specializing in the sector of Culture & Development.

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Baroque music in the Amazon

June 2009 -

Since the 90's, children and youngsters from the Indian communities in the Bolivian province of Santa Cruz enthusiastically assemble Baroque choirs and orchestras. This is an indirect result of the discovery in the '70 of thousands of scores with Latin American Baroque music.

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An electric chair made of plastic bottles in the Venice of the jungle

April 2009 -

The cultural organisation La Restinga has been working  since 2007 on its project Crea Belén in the Peruvian Amazon city Iquitos. Children learn how to deal creatively with complex social issues.

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