Mobility & Touring in East Africa

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Art Moves Africa (AMA) proudly presents « Mobility &Touring in East Africa », a research commissioned in 2011 and implemented by Hildegard Kiel on the performing arts sector in East Africa. 

Since its establishment in 2005, Art Moves Africa worked on sponsoring and developing artistic mobility within the African continent. With the support of regular evaluations and statistics of applications received and of grants allocated to African cultural practitioners, AMA succeeded in developing its interventions as grant making organization and to identify needs within the African artistic mobility sector.  

The objective of the research was to identify the main actors of the performing arts field in East Africa and to analyse the relevance and frequency of artistic mobility from that geographical area towards the whole African continent.  

With the support of AMA partners in the region and of interviews carried out in situ, the research resulted in a 3 steps publication concerning:

· The identification and mapping of available infrastructure and human resources in the performing arts;

· The identification and analysis of opportunities and the major obstacles to mobility in East Africa;

-Proposal of feasible and practical solutions for the implementation of mobility.