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Programmes & Activities

THEME:

“PROJECTING OUR NATIONAL CULTURE – THE QUEST FOR CREATIVITY, EXCELLENCE AND RELEVANCE”

WORK PLAN

2017 - 2019

ACTIVITY

PERIOD

RESPONSIBLE

TASK TEAM

REMARKS/COMMENT

1. Capacity Development

Strengthening governing structures, expanding national reach (presence in all Regions) operationalizing administrative structures including offices, administrative staff etc

2017 / 2018

National Steering Committee

2. Baseline research on domains of the creative arts sector

GCF to encourage and facilitate:

A. A compilation of a comprehensive inventory on cultural production units, enterprises, initiatives and actions towards raising resources funds for the industry

B. An inventory of key institutions, projects, programmes and models in the Ghanaian cultural sector and allied domains

C. An audit of donor related complementary programmes and initiatives in the sector and allied developmental areas (such as in Urban development, Health, Education etc) that can be ‘hooked’ on in support of culture and the creative industries

2017 / 2018

Research Task Team

Justification:

Providing profiles on the key domains of the creative arts and as necessary for development of the creative industries

To re-position the creative arts industry which will require continuous strengthening of the institutional structures of the organisations to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness

3. Sector / Domain Profiling

GCF to facilitate an

audit of policies,

legislative

instruments (laws

etc) and key

operating documents

of the sector and

allied domains

2017 / 2018

Research Task Team

Justification:

Ensuring coherence in policy framework for the culture sector

4. Resourcing the Culture Sector

GCF to facilitate a strategic meeting (Donors conference) on resourcing the culture sector

Partnering Bodies:

  • GCF
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
  • Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
  • National Commission on Culture
  • National Development Planning Commission

2017 / 2018

Resource Task Team

National Steering Committee

Participants:

  • GCF member organisations and partners.
  • Relevant MDAs
  • International Partners

5. Develop a comprehensive document for programme funding and other interventions

2017 / 2018

National Steering Committee and Resource Task Team

Towards inclusion in the budgets and implementation of the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda 2014 - 2017

6. Research Activity

Support for facilitation of research activity into indigenous science and technology for the development of scientific cultural data banks

2017 / 2018

Research Task Team

Justification:

Research activity to provide holistic information on the scientific and cultural wealth of Ghana

7. GCF Fund raising activities

2017, 2018, 2019

Resource Task Team

8. Ghana Culture Day

Celebration and Emporium

2017, 2018. 2019

National Steering Committee

  • GCF member organisations and partners.
  • National Development Planning Commission
  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts
  • National Commission on Culture
  • National Theatre of Ghana
  • Stakeholders in Culture and Creative Arts Sector
  • Stakeholder MDAs
  • International Cultural Organisations Etc

9. UNESCO Conventions

Work with UNESCO on the implementation of relevant UNESCO Conventions

2017, 2018, 2019

National Steering Committee

  • GCF member organisations and partners
  • Stakeholders in Culture and Creative Arts Sector
  • UNESCO

10. World Poetry Day

21st March, 2017, 2018, 2019

National Steering Committee

EHALAKASA

GCF Partner Organisations

11. GCF facilitation of the dissemination / popularization of the Ghana’s Culture Policy.

In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts / National Commission on Culture

2017

Policy and Advocacy Task Team

1. Serializing the Culture Policy in the Newspapers

2. Organising a series of programmes on the essential content of the Culture Policy. This is to be held under the framework of GCF’s Heritage Institute - periodically creates the platform for discourse on specific social issues/ questions

12. Commemorative Day

Celebration of World Theatre Day

March, 2017, 2018, 2019

IGC

13. Commemorative Day

Celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity and Development

May 21, 2017, 2018, 2019

IGC

Focus on creative workshop sessions with children

14. Regional Outreach Meeting

GCF sensitization meeting with representatives from the regions in Ghana

2017, 2018, 2019

Outreach Task Team

15. Formation of Regional and District GCF Chapters (Phase one)

2017, 2018, 2019

Outreach Task Team

16. Creative Industries support:

GCF to facilitate 2 Capacity Enhancement Workshops for cultural organisations, institutions, guilds and enterprises

2017, 2018

Capacity building Task Team

Cluster One Issues:

  • Management and leadership skills
  • Development of institutional profile and capacity (brochures, publications, websites, equipment, etc)

Cluster Two Issues:

  • Strategies/Techniques of resource mobilization
  • Marketing, advocacy, public relations and communication skills
  • Developing Networking and partnerships

17. Creative Arts Vacation Camp.

August, 2017, 2018, 2019

National Steering Committee

  • Values for Life
  • GCF Member organisations

18. GCF facilitation of Workshop– on artistic innovation and excellence & professional presentation for performing and visual artists & groups

2017, 2018

Capacity building Task Team

  • GCF member organisations and partners.

19. Advocacy Work on Budget – Engagement with Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Parliamentary Select Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry, Youth, Sports and Culture, and other related Select Committees,

Ministry of Finance,

National Development Planning Commission

2017, 2018, 2019

Policy and Advocacy Task Team

  • GCF Task Team Leaders
  • Creative Sector Advocacy Network

20. Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) Book Festivals

2017, 2018, 2019

National Steering Committee and partners

  • Ghana Association of Writers
  • GCF Partner Organisations

21. Ghana International Book Fair

2017, 2018, 2019

National Steering Committee

  • Ghana Book Publishers Association
  • Ghana Book Development Council,
  • Ghana Library Authority,
  • National Commission on Culture,
  • Copyright Administration Office,
  • Ghana Association of Writers,
  • The Ghana Printers and Paper Converters Association
  • African Publishers Network.
  • GCF Partner Organisations

22. Heritage Institute:

Seminar for media

practitioners on

national culture,

identity and cultural

development issues

2017

Capacity building Task Team

GCF’s Heritage Institute - periodically creates the platform for discourse on specific social issues/ questions

23. Research Activity HOMAGE: Personal Testimonies of the Independence Era & its Aftermath - A video/television documentary project

2018, 2019

Research Task Team

24. EHALAKASA

(Spoken Word) Festival)

2017, 2018, 2019

IGC

EHALAKASA

GCF Partner Organisations

25. Heritage Institute

Seminar on cultural production and Ghana's Industrialization Programme

2019

Policy and Advocacy Task Team

GCF’s Heritage Institute - periodically creates the platform for discourse on specific social issues/ questions

In partnership on with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Association of Ghana Industries, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ministry of Trade and Industry etc)

26. Heritage Institute:

Seminar for teachers and GES officials – Educational Curriculum - its cultural relevance and grounding.

2017 / 2018

Policy and Advocacy Task Team

GCF’s Heritage Institute - periodically creates the platform for discourse on specific social issues/ questions

In partnership on with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ministry of Education etc

27. Heritage Institute Seminar on a more efficient and productive Phonographic Industry

2018

IGC

GCF’s Heritage Institute - periodically creates the platform for discourse on specific social issues/ questions

  • GCF member organisations and partners
  • Ghana Association of Phonographic Industry (GAPI)
  • Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA)

· Professional Musicians Association of Ghana

28. International Outreach Programme

Collaborative programmes with partner organizations and individuals in the sub-region, the African Region, Pan-African and international levels.

2017, 2018, 2019

IGC

Outreach Task Team

Emancipation Day PANAFEST, etc.

29. Domain Activities

GCF support and participation in network members’ activities

2017, 2018, 2019

National Steering Committee

Date Updated : 2018-03-13


UNESCO graciously provided the initial grant and technical expertise to support the institutionalisation and official launch of the Ghana Culture Forum. This website was constructed with funds provided by the grant.