Cultural Exchange Programmes (CEPs)/ Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Cooperation (MOUs)

Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage
Commission for Arts and Culture (Rodrigues)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This policy provides for the exchanges in the fields of arts and culture and usually the sending part meets the costs related to air tickets and travel insurance while the receiving party makes provision for board and lodging and inland transport.
The Ministry/ Commission has several Cultural Exchange Programmes (CEPS)/ Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) on Cultural Cooperation with friendly countries such as India, China, Seychelles, Egypt amongst others.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

This has enabled substantial amount of artists (from Mauritius, Rodrigues and Agalega) to participate in international events held abroad and this has brought a greater visibility for Mauritius in the international market.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Year Details Amount Particulars
2016/2017 Artists from Pakistan icw Eid 7,500 Per-diem
Mauritian Artists to China icw Folk Festival 1,650 Per-diem
Artists from India icw Eid 6,60 Per-diem
Artists from China - Henan Arst icw Spring Festival 2017 2,660 Per-diem
Artists from India icw Maha Shivaratree 640 Per-diem
Mauritian Artists to Egypt icw Festival of Drums 1,095 Per-diem

Total 14,205

2017/2018 Bollywood Artist form India 24,440 Per diem
Artists to Seychelles-32nd Edition of Festival Kreol 1,070 Per diem
Artists from India 938 Per diem
Mauritian Artists to Delhi icw Africa Festival 1,422 Per diem
Artists Week - Malagasy 1,985 Per diem
Total 29,855

2018/2019 Mauritian Artists to Seychelles - Festival Kreol 880 Per diem
7,255 Passage Cost
Artists from Mozambique icw Abolition of Slavery ,875 Per diem
1,125 Passage Cost
385 Accommodation
Artists to Egypt - Aswan International Festival 2,310 Per diem
102,475 Passage Cost
Mauritian Artist to Madagascar icw Journee Internationale de la Francophonie 35 Per diem
Artists from India - Divali 2018 15,565 Passage Cost
Delegation to Rodrigues -Festival Kreol 2,648 Passage Cost
Artists from India icw Maha Shivaratree 1,610 Accommodation
Artists from Rodrigues icw Dragon Boat 1,575 Accommodation

Total 136,738

2019/2020 Artists to India - Ramayana Festival 1,660 Per diem
Artists from India 740 Per diem
Antariksh Bollywood Band 2,850 Accommodation
Mauritian Artists to Seychelles icw Festival Kreol 2019 777 Per diem
Artists from China - Spring Festival 2,088 Per diem
Artists from India- Maha Shivratree 683 Per diem
Komiko Group - Festival Kreol Seychelles 4,160 Passage Cost
L B Ferre & ors - Festival Kreol Rodrigues 1,087 Passage Cost

Total 14,045

(i) Artists from Abroad to Rodrigues

Artists Group Exchange Programme Country Period Amount Spent
(USD)Mr. Mr Laurent Hoareau Adobe Reader Effect Workshop Reunion 18 Nov 2016 750

Chinese cultural artists Martial Art, Acrobatic and Magic Show China 8 - 11 May 2017 2,010
(MACH& CCC) at Malabar Gymnasium

(ii) Artists sent to other countries from Rodrigues

Le Chou College Coupe du Monde de Slam de Poesie: France 24 May 2016 4,850
Slam Team (Funded 12eme Grand Slam Intercolleges
partly by MAC) et Lycees 2016

Chung San Society Dragon Boat Festival 2016 Mauritius 5 June 2016 680
(five air tickets)

Cultural delegation: 31st Edition Festival Enternasyonall Kreol 2016 Seychelles 24 -29 Oct 2016 12,230
15 artists + 1 Officer

Harel Casimir Sommet de la Francophonie Madagascar 14- 27 Nov 2016 570

Mr. Jean Daniel Rencontre des Poet de L'Indiennocenie Reunion 3-4 Feb 2017 1,000
Raboude &
Ms. Christiana

Chung San Society Dragon Boat Festival 2017 Mauritius 21 May 2017 1,350
(10 air tickets)

Five artists Journee de la Culture Rodriguaise Mauritius 2 July 2017 815

Sega tambour group Festival Moutya 2017 Seychelles 5 - 9 July 2017 4,900
(5 artists)

Mannyok (Air Ticket 8eme Jeux de la Francophonies, Abijan Cote dIvoire 21 -31 July 2017 NA
Rod - Mru - Rod only) Cote d'Ivoire

Cultural delegation 32nd Edition of the Fetival Enternasyonal Kroel Seychelles 25 October - 11,730
(10 artists + and Laserenade Enternanasyonal 1 Nov 2018
Mr. M. R. D. L. E.

Marie Dianola SAGAM International Dance Festival 2017 Mauritius 16 - 17 Nov 2017 875
Sylvain Agathe
Jacques D. Legentil

Chung San Society Dragon Boat Festival Mauritius 10 June 2018 1,625
(10 air tickets)

Cultural delegation: 33rd Edition of the Festival Enternasyonal Seychelles 25 Oct - 1 Nov 2017 10,776
10 artists + 1 Officer Kreol and 2nd Edition Laserenade Enternasyonal
Chief Commissioner

Marie Dianola SAGAM International Dance Festival 2018 Mauritius 13 -19 Nov 490
James Steward
Emanuel Agathe
& Juliette Ernest

Chung San Society Dragon Boat Festival 2019 Mauritius 2 June 2019 2,100

Mr. Jean Daniel Fete de la Francophonie Seychelles 20-23 March 2019 1,500
Raboude &
Mr. Stelio
Pierre Louis

Sakili (3 artists)- Tour d'Europe Europe 4 - 28 June2019 1,875
financial assistance

Cultural delegation: 34th Edition of the Festivl Enternasyonal Kreol Seychelles 25 -28 October 420
16 Artists Group and 3rd Edition of Laserenade Enternasyonal


The CEAS is a scheme providing financial assistance to Rodriguan cultural groups and artists to participates in CEP abroad.

Artists /Group Exchange Programme Country Period Amount

Group Ambiance Tropical Africolor France 5 -9 July 2016 2,500

Mr. Joseph Emmanuel Festival International de Guitar Classique France 24 - 27 Nov 2016 575

Group La Flamme des Iles Cuivre de l'Est Reunion 6 -22 Dec 2016 1,900

Group Eko Rod Festival Donia Madagascar 31 May - 4 June 2017 1,375

Ms. Christiana Perrine The Ndhavuko International Performance South Africa 25 -30 Sep 2018 405
Poetry Festival
Group K-Dans 2nd Edition 'Fe Viv Nou Tradysion" Reunion 16 - 24 Dec 2018 560

Ms. Magda Edouard World Poetry Day Seychelles 21 - 24 March 2019 280

Marie D. Prudenc Agathe Festival Labdihy Madagascar 12 - 24 Aug 2019 355

Participation of Agalean Artists abroad

Year Event Country
2016 Festival Kreol Rodrigues
2017 Festival Kreol Seychelles
Festival Kreol Rodrigues
2019 Festival Kreol Mauritius

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: