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Keys to Successful Cultural Enterprise Development in Developing Countries

Yarri Kamara, UNESCO Arts and Cultural Enterprise Division, December 1, 2004, 55 pages – 2004/12/01

In this working paper p repared for UNESCO Arts and Cultural Enterprise Division and developed for Phase II of Artists in Development (AiD), Yarri Kamara examines the needs and weaknesses that cultural enterprises in developing countries manifest to illuminate the challenges that cultural enterprise development must address. He also analyses practices needed for successful cultural entrepreneurship to suggest strategies for cultural enterpreneurs and cultural enterprise development programmes.

The Artists in Development Programme (AiD) is an initiative coordinated by UNESCO's Arts and Cultural Enterprise Division with funding from the Norwegian government. The programme is designed to foster skills among artists and creators in developing countries that can be turned into income-generating activities. Launched in 1999, the first phase of AiD, consisted of a series of ten workshops in diverse artistic disciplines in all regions of the world. The second phase that started in 2004 focuses on capacity building for cultural enterprises. [05-27]