Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Ethiopian Theater Professional Association in collaboration with Ethiopian National Theater, Addis Ababa University performing and visual art college, Sundance Institute East Africa theater program participants, Performance studies international (PSI), hosted a festival that brought creatives from twelve different countries from Africa, The US, and the Middle East that participated, performed, showcased their works. More than 200 participants were involved and where 70 were from the 12 countries. This platform created several opportunities by delivering fourteen individual and group performances, fourteen theatrical performances, twenty-one round table discussions, a keynote speech, and two Workshops
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
This program mobilizes artists from around the world. It has also invited a large number of African artists to the program and the Diaspora community to perform in Ethiopia. We have received numerous performances and conferences from around the world calling for the preparation of the second round of Crossing Boundaries Festival and Conference. This festival has taught the Ethiopian Creative Sector that cultural exchanges and festivals can grow to be cultural centers that create a knowledge base for all African creatives.