CreativeACTIONs seeks to boost the momentum of creative movements, strengthen capacities for more sustainable creative ecosystems that can contribute to reaching Zimbabwe’s Sustainable Development Goals and targets. This is where we promote and showcase shared values of Zimbabwe and Europe. Creative movements supported to promote values such as respect for cultural diversity and gender equality, freedom of expression, access to information and Culture and fundamental human rights; can contribute to social cohesion, help reduce inequalities and assist in improving viability of Zimbabwe's creative sector and its creative industries. While substantial creative capacities exist in Zimbabwe - reflecting the transformative power of Culture and the Arts; their manifestations vary in strength and relevance within increasingly digitalized global cultures. Creative sector innovations are powerful vectors for positive social values and behaviors. CreativeACTIONs proposes to strengthen identified creative and innovative capacities within targeted groups to strengthen their diversity of expression while boosting capacities to improve livelihoods and contributing to more cohesive communities.
Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust’s CreativeACTIONs, funded by the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe, launched a Call for Proposals on the 11th of March 2020 to strengthen capacities for creative civil society organizations and arts and culture practitioners in Zimbabwe, targeting to support new and innovative projects from Zimbabwean artists, cultural practitioners and institutions, creative civil society organizations, private operators involved in creative industries, arts associations and professional networks as well as arts education institutions.
CreativeACTIONs aims to facilitate and strengthen the growth of Zimbabwe creative sector and their capacities to promote equitable access, inclusive participation and benefitting from artistic and cultural expressions by all citizens. It seeks to help improve social cohesion, gender equality and livelihoods. Download the Call Out documents below for more details and information on the types of activities eligible for funding.