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International Residence for drama, Cameroon - Call for applications

Second International Residence for drama in Douala

The literary association « le Grenier Littéraire Vers et Verbe » launches a call for applications for its 2nd edition of the International Residence for drama in Douala, in Bonendalè.

This residency programme is targeted to all confirmed french-speaking playwrights from all over the world, without any distinction of age or nationality. Applicants shall have a professional experience, i.e. having published, created or presented texts in a show ; or having participated previously to a residency programme in the field of dramatic litterature.

The theme is : History and power

The Residency will take place from 1st to 31st March 2010, in Bonendalè, in the suburbs of Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon.

To apply, candidates have to send their application together with:
- a cover letter
- a presentation of the project (3 pages min.)
- a CV
- a published text

The applications must be send by e-mail to versetverbe@yahoo.fr or submittedt to headquarters of the association « Grenier Littéraire Vers et Verbe », by 31 December 2009.

For more information, please click here or visit Africultures website (in French).

  • Points of the 1997 Declaration related to this subject:
    - Parag. 18: (...) New means of private funding, from major foundations to small companies, must be encouraged as supplementary sources of funds, particularly with a view to supporting the creation, the expression and the dissemination of contemporary works.
    - Parag. 19: Public and private funding sources are invited to respond favourably to requests made by artists in developing countries or countries in transition. UNESCO’s intervention is particularly necessary in order to identify and publicize existing opportunities for private funding of the arts worldwide.

  • Source:Africultures
  • 13-11-2009
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