PUBLICATIONS

  • Adapting the Wheel: Cultural Policies for Africa

    This tool aims to assist artists, cultural practitioners and stakeholders in Africa to focus their efforts on developing well-researched, well-analysed and thoroughly debated policy frameworks of relevance and significance to their circumstances, that ultimately result in raising the standard of arts and cultural theory and practice in their respective countries.

    http://www.artsinafrica.com/uploads/2011/05/Cultural_policy_template_English_8Mar2011_final_for_print.pdf

  • Arts Advocacy and Networking Toolkit

    This Advocacy and Networking Toolkit provides information on what networking, advocacy and lobbying for the arts is actually all about, with examples ( some drawn actual case studies and others created to illustrate the paint) of how collaboration can positively and professionally draw attention to these issues that concern artists and cultural workers. Information on how to structure a network and develop a campaign of action is supported with examples and tips for efficient planning and implementation. Samples of a constitution, a formal letter, a petition and a budget and action plan for launching a campaign are also provided.

  • Contemporary Arts and Culture Discourse: African Perspectives

    A collection of seminar papers written in 2010. The topics dealt with include Culture and Development, Creative Industries, Cultural Diversity, African Languages and Climate Change.

    http://www.artsinafrica.com/uploads/2011/07/African_persepctives_e-book-1.pdf

  • Creative Economy Report (UNCTAD, 2010)

    This version provides an update of the previous Creative Economy Report (2008). It provides empirical evidence that the creative industries are among the most dynamic emerging sectors in world trade.

    http://www.artsinafrica.com/uploads/2011/08/Creative_Economy.pdf

  • Cultural statistics

    Cultural Statistics is a Eurostat Pocketbook which, in 253 pages, presents comparable data related to culture in the EU Member States and in the EFTA and candidate countries. This edition revises the previous 2007 one, with coverage of different aspects of culture: cultural heritage, cultural employment, enterprises in certain cultural sectors, external trade in cultural goods, households' cultural expenditure, cultural practices.

    http://www.artsinafrica.com/uploads/2011/07/Cultural_statistics.PDF

  • Fundraising Toolkit

    This Arts FundraisingToolkit is one of a series of three developed to offer practical tools towards strengthening resources in civil society arts organisations throughout Africa. The other two are concerned with Marketing for the Arts and Advocacy and Networking for the Arts.

    http://www.artsinafrica.com/uploads/2012/03/Fundraising_toolkit_FINAL_(web_version).pdf

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

    Project Management is a professional career for people who have the passion, personality type, drive and the expertise to thrive in the project management environment. It is also something that every person is confronted with at some stage of his or her life. Everyone has to organise a birthday party or a function of some kind. Project management is more part of one’s daily life than we realise or even think of. The basic principles of project management can be applied in organising Sunday Lunch for a family gathering, managing the school drama competition, organising a national arts festival and building a bridge! This toolkit contains the practical guidelines for a best practice of Project Management.

    http://www.artsinafrica.com/uploads/2012/03/Project_Management_Toolkit_ENG.pdf

  • The Artists Handbook

    The aim of The Artist's Handbook is to provide artists with the administrative tools they need to administer, manage and distribute their creative work more effectively, thus maximising income, and individual and organisational sustainability.

    http://www.artsinafrica.com/uploads/2011/07/The_Artists_Handbook.pdf