Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international not for profit organisation aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation. AMA was first launched as a program initiated by the Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) and a group of African and Arab organizations to facilitate and encourage the mobility of artists and cultural operators-within the African continent. In 2001, YATF participated in meetings in Egypt, Kenya and Zimbabwe, together with different organizations and cultural activists from Africa and the Arab world. The meetings aimed at linking organizations and individuals, and creating informal continent-wide networks. The participants agreed that one of the major obstacles for artists and cultural professionals in Africa was the persistent lack of funds specifically allocated to support travel. The AMA is accepting applications for travel on or after November 1st on September 1, 2012. to apple visit http://yatfund.org
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