Arterial Network’s General Council (AGM) will take place from 28 – 29 October 2016 at the National Gallery in Harare, Zimbabwe, bringing together delegates from nineteen African countries.
Arterial Network is a dynamic, civil-society network of artists, cultural activists, entrepreneurs, enterprises, NGOs, institutions, and donors active in Africa’s creative and cultural sectors. Established as a member-based, non-profit organisation, Arterial Network operates all across the continent, and is led by an elected Steering Committee which represents the five regions of the continent. Its Continental Secretariat is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Steering Committee meeting will precede the General Council (27 October 2016) and bring together the ten members of the network’s continental Steering Committee to deliberate on the corporate governance aspects of the network.
For the General Council meeting, delegates from Arterial Network Chapters and Affiliate organisations will be in attendance, as well as staff members from the Continental Secretariat in Cape Town, South Africa. This meeting is an opportunity for members to share experiences, and offer input and discuss the programme plans for the coming year in light of the Strategic Plan 2016-2018 that emphasises the network’s five core functions, namely Capacity Building, Market Access, Advocacy and Lobbying, Research, and Organisational Development and Sustainability.
In 2015, Arterial Network’s General Council was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, alongside the Arterial Network Biennial Conference and the 5th and final edition of Arterial Network’s African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC).
The Arterial Network General Council 2016 is supported by an ANT Funding Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg (financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)), as well as funding from Stichting DOEN, Africalia, Hivos, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NFAM).
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