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ACE No r a d P rogr a mme in A r t s a nd Cult ur a l Educat io n

Norad Programme in Arts and Cultural Education (ACE) The ACE programme supports cooperative projects between institutions of cultural higher education in the South and in Norway.

Aim The aim of ACE is to contribute to the development of cultural education institutions in the South through joint activities and the professionalisation of artists and art forms.

model). ACE also supports the development of networks of institutions of cultural higher education in the South. Support is based on the needs and priorities of the institutions in the South.

Among the activities supported are scholarships for students at Diploma, BA and MA level at institutions in the South, in Nor足way or in combination (sandwich

The programme is financed by Norad and administrated by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU).

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This master programme has expanded my knowledge and generated new interest and respect in me for my own culture. MA student in Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø

Eligible institutions

Objectives • To establish models for cultural education that lead to formal qualifications. • To contribute to the development of art and culture as sources of in­come for graduates and cultural insti­tutions. • To strengthen the competence and independence of cultural institutions by developing professional cultural arenas and networks in Norway’s main partner countries and between countries in the South. • To contribute toward improving gender balance among students.

• Norwegian colleges or universities working in the art and cultural education sector. • Institutions of cultural education in the South in the following areas: 1. Norway’s main partner countries: Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Bangladesh and Nepal. 2. Countries with which Norway has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the cultural sector.

Applications ACE calls for project proposals from institutions every third year. For application procedures, please see ACE/ 3

Current projects, 2006-2008/9 Institutions


Marangu Teachers College/ Hedmark University College

Community-based arts: regaining and modern­ising cultural heritage education and profes­sionali­sation of the community artist

Dance Trust Zimbabwe/Oslo National College of Arts, Faculty of Performing Arts

Dance on!

Bagamoyo College of Arts/ University of Stavanger

Raising competence in the Department of Dance and Music at Bagamoyo College of Arts

Dhow Country Music Academy/ Said National Conservatory of Music/Agder University College

From musicianship to formal education – bridging the gap between musical practice and insti­tutional demands. Collaboration in musi­cal edu­cation between Norway, Zanzibar and Pale­stine

Makerere University, Music, Dance and Drama Department/University of Bergen, Grieg Academy

Ethnomusicology in Uganda: Education, Research and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

University of Cape Town/ Norwegian Academy of Music

A community education programme of the South Africa College of Music (UCT) and MUSEDI (Music Education Initiatives) as a vehicle for exchanges

University of Bamako/ University of Tromsø

Developing visual literacy in cross-cultural communication

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When I study in Norway, I learn to see art from a Western per­ spec­tive. I also think it is good for Nor­weg­ians to get to know our per­spective of art. Zambian student at the Oslo Natio­nal College of Arts

Eligible fields • Dance • Visual arts/sculpture • Design • Music • Theatre/drama • Cultural heritage • Professionalisation of cul­tural workers in market­ing and manage­ment

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The project has led to an orien­ tation in our international work where not only Western music insti­tutions are worked into the strate­gies, but the perspectives of music and music education outside the West now form a natural part of our orientation. From the 2005 annual report of Agder University College on cooperation with Dhow Countries Music Academy in Zanzibar

• 2381 2 • Published Februar y 2007 • Printed by Molvik Graf isk as • Photo David Zadig • Circulation 2,000

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