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With a view to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on artists, the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage is implementing a COVID-19 Artists Support Plan 2021 for the cultural and creative sectors. The Plan comprises schemes in various artistic disciplines, namely music, books, production of short stories, painting, sculpture, film making, photography and other forms of art.
Grant applicants from Mauritius’s creative sector, under the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) group configuration, have till 20 March 2020, to submit their applications following the launch of a call for proposals entitled Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries. The call was launched by the ACP-EU Culture Programme last week.
The creation of the National Arts Fund with an initial contribution of Rs 50 million aimed at financing activities for performing as well as fine arts, such as music recording, concerts and sales and exhibition of art work, amongst others is at the stage of finalisation
Mauritius will host, in November 2017, the Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Slave Route Project. A conference on slavery will be also held.
Mauritius, with the support of UNESCO, has launched an initiative to design a new law to professionalize the status of artists in Mauritius.
Activities that would be organised to mark the 180th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius on 1 February 2015 were announced by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Santaram Baboo, on 16 January during a press conference in Port Louis.