Stories from the Culture Fund Ecosystem
Culture Fund connects African communities with resources and harnesses the power of the creative sector in order to positively change the lives of ordinary people. We work within society to re-imagine our world, profit from focused conversations, join hands in innovating and co-creating within collaborative spaces while exploring and profiting from the dimensions and nexus of arts, culture, commerce and development.
Here are some change stories from the ecosystem!
Culture Fund and Afro Vision debunk Retrogressive Cultural Practices and Norms - Amplifying Women's Voices Series
Culture Fund CreativeACTIONs Conversations Series: CaliGraph in Studios at Mbare Art Space
Culture Fund in Culture at Work Africa
CultureACTIONs Stand Against GBV
Some Voices from the Culture Fund Ecosystem
Culture Fund leverages its robust fund management capabilities and deploys home-grown approaches such as the Creative Knowledge Toolkit (CKT). It seeks to remain relevant in the society it serves; by designing and implementing initiatives that respond to local and global shifts in demographics, technology, politics and the economy.
Culture Fund's ecosystem network is rich in diverse talents seeking partnerships and assistance for their creative endeavours. Below are some of them - in their own words!
Shellah Black EP Release
"Hey Culture Fund, I'm Shelton B. Black from Harare and I'm an Afropop singer and songwriter. I'm currently working on an EP to be released soon before mid year, I really want your hand to put my work in the spotlight and recognized.
Here is some of my work. I hope u will enjoy.
"Hi Culture Fund. Do you fund or support projects like radio drama shows that deal with women empowerment and human trafficking issues? We have a particular project meant to mostly EDUCATE people about GIRL - WOMEN RIGHTS and the dangers of HUMAN TRAFFICKING in all forms and the possible solutions. Hoping to hear from you soon". GiVe
"Good day, we are a team of Zimbabwean animators (Jungle Hut Studio) some of our work is on YouTube, currently we are working on an animated feature film but are struggling to get any funding, (We) only got introduced to you recently, don't know if you can assist us or give us any (sic) pointers."
"I am a member of the Campbell Theatre non profit organization in Kadoma. Even though we have a 7 decade long history of bringing theatre and drama to the community, we are struggling under the current (economic) pressure and issues facing most artistic institutions. We were hoping you'd be able to assist us ...."