National Arts Fund

Dónde
Mauricio
When
2020
Quién
Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The National Arts Fund (NAF) has been set up in March 2018 to give a new drive to the field of arts and culture in Mauritius. The NAF contributes to the financing of creative arts projects and events to empower artists and arts organizations in the different fields of arts and culture.

It supports and accompanies a wide range of artistic activities/projects/programmes from both emerging and established artists through the following grants:

(a) Emerging Talent Grant
(b) Production Grant
(c) Research Grant
(d) Capacity Building Grant

The main objective behind the setting up of the NAF has been to support Mauritian artists to better integrate the mainstream of economic development and to optimize the potential of the Mauritian creative sector. At the same time, the NAF, through the different grant schemes it offers, seeks to improve the standards of arts in the country, stimulate public interest in the fields of arts and culture, and preserve and promote elements of our cultural and artistic heritage. Holistically, the NAF aspires to create a conducive environment with a view to giving a boost to our creative industry and cultural tourism and also provides opportunities for the population to have a better exposure and appreciate the works of our artists.

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

A. No. of applications received and no. of projects retained since the Fund was launched:

SN Call for Project No of applications received No of projects retained
1 1st Call for Project 56 24

2 2nd Call for Project 42 10

3 3rd Call for Project 30 9

Total 128 43

B. No. of projects approved under different categories such as Music, Dance, Theatre, Painting, Literary, Cinema, etc and corresponding grants:

a) No. of projects approved under 1st Call for Project and their corresponding grant:
Grant Type Arts Form No of Projects approved

Emerging Talent Grant Literary 1
Performing Arts (Drama) 1
Visual Arts 2
Performing Arts (Dance) 2

Production Grant Performing Arts (Music) 3
Circus Art 1
Visual Arts 4
Performing Arts (Drama) 2
Literary 3
Performing Arts (Dance) 2

Research Grant Literary 3

Capacity Building Grant - Nil

b) No. of projects approved under 2nd Call for Project and their respective grants:

Grant Type Arts Form No of Projects approved

Emerging Talent Grant Performing Arts (Music) 1
Cinema 1
Visual Arts 1

Production Grant Performing Arts (Music) 2
Cinema 2
Visual/Multi-Disciplinary 2

Research Grant Performing Arts (Music) 1

c) No. of projects approved under 3rd Call for Project and their respective grant:

Grant Type Arts Form No of Projects approved

Emerging Talent Grant Cinema 1
Aerial Circus Art 1

Production Grant Performing Arts (Music) 3
Cinema 2
Visual Arts 1
Musical 1

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

1,250,000 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
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