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Vicensia Waae Newcastle 2009

  1. 1. Can Inter-regional Theatre Institutions in Africa Sustain Themselves?<br />WAAE Summit 2009 <br />Newcastle<br />VicensiaShule<br />Tanzania<br />
  2. 2. Eastern Africa Theatre Institute (EATI) <br />Established 1998/1999<br />Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda<br />Open to other Eastern African countries<br />
  3. 3. Vision <br />Mission <br />Is to establish a vibrant theatre industry which will contribute to the sustainable development of Eastern Africa society<br />To promote and facilitate the development of theatre in Eastern Africa, through networking, capacity building and advocacy<br />
  4. 4. Objectives <br />Promote theatre as a profession<br />Promote regional, inter regional, international and networking in theatre<br />Promote activity and artistic work on identified social development issues<br />Develop national theatre resource centers<br />Promote indigenous forms of theatre i.e. story telling<br />Advocate for enabling environment for theatre<br />
  5. 5. Activities<br />Training<br />Research<br />Performances <br />
  6. 6. Projects<br />PACSEA<br />Dramatool<br />…<br />
  7. 7. Challenges<br />Overdependence on (single) donor<br />Poor planning and implementation of the objectives<br />Missionary work<br />
  8. 8. Opportunities <br />Use institute reputation<br />Use institute members CVs<br />
  9. 9. How?<br />Capitalizing on the objectives<br />Change of mindset<br />Change administrative structure<br />Cut down unnecessary training and workshops<br />Solicit members who can pay for the service<br />Increase publicity<br />
  10. 10. How?<br />Run entrepreneurial activities<br />Invest and capitalize on endowment fund<br />Seek for support from promising states within the region<br />Capitalize on self sustaining activities such as mainstreamed trainings, research etc<br />…<br />
  11. 11. Asante Sana<br />

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