UNESCO has announced the 2012 laureates of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme. They hail from 17 countries and specialize in creative writing, music, and visual arts.
Created in 1994, the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme aims to provide experience to young artists and help them complete their training in countries other than their own. The Programme also gives priority to artists and institutions in developing countries in order to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation. It therefore converges with the principles and objectives of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions regarding international cooperation for development.
Hundreds of young artists have already benefitted from UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries. In 2012 this programme is granting 18 fellowships funded by 12 partner institutions from 10 countries.
Consult the list of laureates and get more information on the Programme on the UNESCO website.