Cape Verde: 80 projects by national artists to get state support in 2023

The Government of Cape Verde will support 80 of the 163 projects of Cape Verdean artists, in several areas, competing for the call for proposals to Encourage National Artistic Creation for the year 2023, it was announced on Monday.

In a statement, the Ministry of Culture and Industries recalled that the call for proposals, launched from February 14 to March 14, aims to fund the projects or creations of artists and creators residing in the national territory. and that, in total, 163 applications were submitted.

Out of the 163 applications submitted, only 80 were selected. They are all related to the creation of a national cultural agenda, subsequently managed by the Directorate General of Arts and Creative Industries, the statement said.

This state financial support of up to 100 thousand escudos (900 euros) for each project, will cover 70% stage arts works (dance, theater, music, illusionism and ‘stand-up comedy’), 28% visual arts (plastic arts and photography) and 2% literature.

The island with the highest number of projects was Santiago, with a total of 79, followed by São Vicente, with 29, and Santo Antão, with 25. The selected works are intended to be “carried out in the national territory, with the aim of promoting the arts and creative industries,” states the announcement of the contest.

This is the first contest of its kind launched this year by the Cape Verdean government, and in evaluating the proposals, criteria such as the “artistic quality of the project,” the involvement of other professionals working in these sectors, and the “viability of the artistic proposal” to be implemented in 2023 will be considered.

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