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).
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
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 www.siu.no/ace 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
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
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
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
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