As 2017 draws to a close, the activities of Arterial Network will be marked by three major events to further solidify the continental Secretariat’s relocation to Côte d’Ivoire. In late November, Arterial network delegates from across the continent will meet in Abidjan for the launch of the Fonds Arterial constitution, the Steering Committee meeting and the Arterial Network Biennial Conference.
The Fonds Arterial, the organization stated, is a transnational and continental fund set up to support the African arts and culture sectors. Its mission is to support professionalisation along the cultural and creative industries value chain. Aware of the myriad changes taking place across the continent today, the fund addresses the creative sector in all its diversity, with special attention accorded to young people and women.
“The launch of the Fonds Arterial constitution will be amplified by an exhibition of work by major African and international artists to be opened on the 28th of November at La Rotonde des Arts, Abidjan.
Under the direction of Professor Yacouba Konaté (director of MASA and director of the Rotonde des Arts), the exhibition will include works by artists Soly Cissé (Senegal), Abdoulaye Konaté (Mali), Ludovic Fadairo (Benin), George Camille (Seychelles), Siriki Ky (Burkina Faso), Amahiguéré Dolo (Mali), Houda Ghorbel (Tunisia), Wadi Mhiri (Tunisia), Dany Leriche & Jean-Michel Fickinger (France), Daphné Bitchatch (France), Nu Barreto (Guinea-Bissau) and Amadou Sanogo (Mali).”
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