Visual Art for Development and Economic Progress – National Capacity Building for Visual Artists and Showcasing of Works of Visual Artists

Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Wollo University
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Ministry of Culture with the collaboration of Wollo University and Dessie Education Bureau hosted a nine-day national-level capacity development for Visual Artists from all regions of Ethiopia in Dessie City located in Wollo, Amhara Region. The capacity development session included a panel discussion and presentation of research papers on Ethiopia's Ancient Painting where subsequent training was given. The prime intention of the capacity building is to create awareness and promote the visual art of Ethiopia by bringing past experience and integrate it into the modern approach. In doing so, the effort of capacity building is to elevate the visual art sector so that the visual art professionals create economic value for themselves and others in the visual art sector. The capacity building was concluded with an art exhibition.

The capacity building has created opportunities by bringing different key stakeholders from all regions that can create a more collaborative platform and develop the visual art sector from several perspectives that will increase the engagement among stakeholders from Government and CSOs. The capacity building has brought together more than hundreds of participants and engaged twenty first-time artists from all regions with the collaboration of CSOs based in Addis Ababa, namely Ethiopian Women Visual Artist Association and Ethiopian Visual Artists Association. Teachers from the Wollo University, students, youth, and women were among the participants that were engaged in the capacity building. The event has also engaged stakeholders from the governing bodies of the Dessie Education Bureau.

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

The result achieved by the capacity building is that trainees were enabled to translate their experience from the training to their respective regions and engagement points. Although data is being documented on the direct impact, there have been initiatives where impacts of the training were observed. This has also increased the engagement of CSOs from the creative sector with universities and government bodies.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Wollo University Theatre and Music Department
Public Sector
Debub Wollo Zone Administration
Public Sector
Debub Wollo Culture and Tourism Bureau
Public Sector
Dessie City Administration
Public Sector
Dessie Culture and Tourism Bureau
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Artes visuales