Arterial Network announces the call for applications from arts organizations for the SHIRIKA programme 2016, created in partnership with the Cultural Development Trust and with seed funding from Africalia. SHIRIKA is a training programme designed to equip organizations with the necessary tools to become more viable and sustainable through best practice in financial management and governance.

SHIRIKA aims to support the work of arts organizations in Africa by improving the overall health and effectiveness of their processes and systems. The training programme is open to all arts organizations and invites them to share their experiences and challenges with the intention to provide real-time learning and applicable solutions. The programme has been designed as a continuous growing process, with the guidance of both experts and beneficiaries.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an organisation working in or for the African Arts & Culture sector
  • Be in operation for at least 3 years
  • Be officially registered
  • Be able to have two (English speaking) staff members attend one of the workshops listed below (Venues TBC)

Cape Town, South Africa: 29,30,31 August
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: 7,8,9 September
Kampala, Uganda: 19, 20, 21 September
Mbabane, Swaziland: 26, 27, 28 September
Dar es Salam, Tanzania: 10,11,12 October
Nairobi, Kenya: 1, 2, 3 November


Please send all required documents in ONE PDF document to before the 30th of June 2016:

  • Latest annual report
  • Motivation letter from management team to express the needs and the will to change
  • Motivation letter from participants and their profiles/CV (top and medium level).
  • Completed SHIRIKA Health Check
  • Organizational Background.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information about the programme, click here.

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