This is a instrument that was developed to establish a working relationship with arts and culture organisations, associations and companies that seeks to recognise their existence in the kingdom. This instrument was developed in consultation with these bodies for the purposes of creating a a conducive environment for these organisations to also participate in the development of the arts and culture sector in the kingdom.it is through these agreements that government through Council would provide technical and financial support to the various programmes of these bodies.
Through the implementation of this measure, more organizations are receiving financial support for their programmes as well administrative grants for running such bodies. These bodies also participate in the shaping of the creative sector in the kingdom, as they are a critical stakeholder, they have participated in the formulation of the arts and culture bill, the copyright act, the national arts and culture policy, the development of the national arts and culture syllabus and many other areas that is shaping the landscape of the arts in the kingdom.
The Eswatini National Council of Arts and Culture has allocated over 45 000 US dollars for the implementation of this measure. This is about 21% of the Council budget that is allocated to the recognised arts and culture organisations
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Eswatini National Council of Arts and Culture
in the first year of the implementation of the measure, 2017, it transpired that most bodies were not eager to sign these agreements due to lack of understanding the intentions of the agreements. But through training and raising awareness on the purpose of the agreements, most organisations were able to sign. In a nutshell, the agreements were for accounting purposes on the part of Council when releasing funds to these organisations.
We have seen an increase in numbers of organisations that are now working within the arts space for the purposes of developing the creative sector in the kingdom