Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The association was established to promote more than 80 nations and nationalities with the main purpose to preserve the dance culture, To register the Ethiopian unique and diverse art of dance in UNESCO Intangible Heritage list and to promote the culture worldwide. to bring dance as a crucial part of the culture and creative sector in Ethiopia artists are coming together and established dance art association. The association is now working to insist establishments of dance training school both public and private. Dance art has a great potential to create employment opportunity , in order to have enough recognition and support as an independent art rather as accompanying art to other main acts in a nightclub or in a private band the association is working with government and other stake holders.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
- The establishment of the association has contributed to mobilizing better support for professionals including preparing verification documents for professionals who travel abroad for artistic work as well as the association is being an advocate for the rights of the artists. - Recognizing veteran professionals as well as introducing, networking, and promoting local and international communities - To promote the art of dance around the world to the desired level create job opportunities for the youth in the sector and for lobbying the government to realize the potential of the art and maintain its cultural values.