China National Arts Fund (CNAF)

CNAF Management Center
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Arts Fund is non-profit and aimed at boosting artistic creation, promoting competitive works, cultivating artists, and fostering the healthy development of national arts undertakings. It is funded mainly by the central government and donations from natural persons, legal entities or other organizations at home and abroad according to law.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
From 2014 to 2018, CNAF has actually funded 4,013 general projects, with a total investment of 3.338 billion RMB and the rolling funding of 59 million RMB. From funding structure perspective, stage art creation programs have enjoyed the largest amount of funding, followed by communication and promotion programs, taking up nearly 30% of the total, then by the artists training programs, more than 10%, and then by the young artists and creators programs. However, the number of the number of young artists and creators programs funded by CNAF has been far more than that of others, taking up nearly 30 % of the total general projects being funded within five years. Fine arts creation project was launched in 2016 and funded once in the same year; it has been the type with the least funding so far. In 2018, for example, CNAF funded 938 projects, including 155 large-scale stage plays and works with a total funding of 376.14 million RMB, 181 small plays and works with the funding of 28.05 million RMB, 132 artists training programs funded with 84.1 million RMB, 290 programs for young artists and creators funded with 42.8 million RMB, and 180 communication and promotion programs funded with 202.1 million RMB.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), the central government has further increased its investment in CNAF with the planned budget of 2.5 billion RMB, including 400 million RMB for the year 2016, 368 million RMB for 2017, 832 million RMB for 2018 and 800 million RMB for 2019.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
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Institutions and individuals applying for China National Arts Fund
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
Since its operation, CNAF Management Center has adopted the project-based funding management system while respecting the law of arts and the reality of arts development. It has continuously improved the working mechanism of fund management, enhanced fund supervision, and strengthened the guidance of fund use. As a result, the principal responsibility of the projects for fund management and use has been strengthened. The Management Center has played a positive role in guiding, demonstrating and promoting the standardized, professional and scientific management of the arts fund, which has effectively contributed to the healthy and prosperous development of the arts industry.
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