Arterial Network SHIRIKA programme 2016 for Arts Organizations across Africa.

Application Deadline: June 30th 2016

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.

Once an organization has been selected for a 3 day workshop, they will be required to do the following:

  • submit the Shirika Health check before the training begins
  • attend the training
  • submit a portfolio of evidence (POE) 6 months later for assessment

The POE will show whether the organization has benefited from the skills learned in the workshop. After careful evaluation of the POE, organizations that qualify will be issued a certificate of competence with recommendations for further improvements.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an organization 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 [email protected] 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:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SHIRIKA programme 2016


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