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UNESCO Crafts Prize 2004 for Africa 

The UNESCO Crafts Prize 2004 for Africa will be awarded on the occasion of the 9th International African Arts and Crafts Trade Show of Ouagadougou (SIAO). 
The main purpose of this Prize is to reward the creativity of craftspeople in each region and to stimulate their sense of innovation, aesthetic flair and perception of the present-day world market. In addition to a total financial award of US$ 10,000, the prizewinners will have an opportunity to participate as special guests in International Craft Trade Fairs.

In order to ensure the presentation at these fairs of a broad variety of craftworks, the Prize will be awarded for particular types of materials and techniques from each geographical region. Thus the contest for Africa will be open to products in leather and wood.

In addition, and for the second time, UNESCO is taking charge of the installation of the "Creativity Pavilion" at the SIAO. The items submitted for the Crafts Prize contest will be displayed in this Pavilion along with a selection of the most representative products of African crafts.

UNESCO too will have a stand at the SIAO. Here it will receive the craftswomen who participated in the Workshop on fashion accessories which grouped creative women from Centre Africa in Douala (Cameroon) in June-July 2003. The final evaluation of the workshop will be carried out during this demonstration on the basis of the new products presented by these artisans.

Related themes :   Arts and Creativity

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Start Date 29 Oct 2004
End Date 07 Nov 2004
Event Type UNESCO Prize
Event Location Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso
Website (URL) SIAO
Email i.vencatachellum@unesco.org

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