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Newsletter - KYA Network // JULY 2015
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The KYA Network is made up of of professionals from different sectors of culture who are committed to put together their expertise and know-how at the service of art and socio-economic development of culture...

THE CULTURAL MAPPING IN MALI
PROFESSIONAL MEETING #1: WHERE ARE WE WITH THE VISUALS ARTS?
On Thursday, July 23, 2015 was held the first of a series of professional meetings around the theme: "Where are we with the Visual Arts? » at the Palais de la Culture Amadou Hampaté BA of Bamako. The organization of this series of professional meetings is part of elaboration process of the Cultural Mapping in Mali, a project initiated by the KYA Network, which seeks to identify actors, goods and cultural services across the territory with an analysis of the sectors and the general functioning of the cultural sector in Mali. Thus, the recommendations of the various professional meetings by sector will be published in December 2015.
  //////////////////// CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ////////////////////

 2015 Holidays' University in Ségou / WALAHA

 
The Walaha is a group of young specialists from several disciplines around the arts, culture, media and communication. Since its inception, its main objective is to develop local skills to promote culture as a vector of development. Walaha recently held the 2015 edition of the University of holidays in Segou, from July 20 to 25, which brought together some thirty participants in a training camp and exchange skills around different modules (photo, video, technical light, applied arts, film, personal development, etc.). Ten professionals were present to coach young people. The University of Holidays 2015 was organized in partnership with the Foundation Festival sur le Niger.
 

Solo exhibition by the visual artist Souleymane Ouologuem



 
 
The visual artist Souleymane Ouologuem organized a solo exhibition at the Gallery Anw-Ko'Art on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 on the theme: "The Foundation". The artist draws heavily from its Dogon origins in his various creations. This solo exhibition of Souleymane Ouologuem enters the implementation of its project which received repayable loan from the Maaya Fund (assistance funds for artistic creation) of KYA Network. The Anw-Ko'Art Gallery has organized this exhibition in partnership with the Foundation Festival sur le Niger.
 
 
One Woman Show - "Sourakamousso Lalley, mousso ko ka foussa ni kèlè yé" (make peace not war) //  Blonba Theater Company
 
The Blonba theater company managed by Alioune Ifra Ndiaye presented its 16th creation entitled "Sourakamousso Lalley, mousso ko ka foussa ni Kele yé" (make love not war), this Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Palais de la Culture Bamako, befor more than 1700 people. This creation follows the first of Mali One Woman Show performed by the famous radio host Oumou Diarra "Dieman".
 

Inauguration of the Ja Blôn Gallery in Bamako

The Bamako district now has a new visual art gallery called ‘Ja Blon’ Gallery. The inauguration of this space dedicated to the visual arts and specifically to photography, located in the heart of Bamako ACI 2000, took place on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The inauguration was coupled with a photo exhibition whose revenues will support students in two rural communities of Koulikoro during the 2015-2016 academic year (school supplies). The creation of this gallery which is an initiative of the Association of Photojournalists of Mali "Jaton" is part of the implementation of a project supported by the Maaya Fund of KYA Network.
 
Launching conference of the 1st edition of the Nâthal Pulaaku Festival

The launching conference of the first edition of Nathal Pulaaku festival was held on July 26, 2015, as a prelude to the event to be held in Bamako from 18 to 20 December 2015 at the Palais de la Culture Amadou Hampaté Ba. The conference was moderated by Dr. Gouro Diallo, director of non-formal national languages at the Ministry of Education, Mr. Belco Barry, writer and specialist in Fulani language and Mrs. Adam Niamé Diop Ba, President of the Association Gnouman-Ke. Nathal Pulaaku The festival is organized by the Batia production agency in collaboration with the cultural actors, producers and associations for the promotion of the Fulani culture. It intends to create a space for exchanges between young Fulani and make this space a showcase for the promotion of the Fulani culture and the search for a definitive peace.
 


Bamako Slam Show / AGORATOIRE



 
After the International Festival of Humor and Slam (FISH), the Agoratoire association, in partnership with Siten'K Communication and the French Institute of Mali has established a forum dedicated to the slam, called "Bamako Slam Show". This event whose third edition was held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Patio of the French Institute of Mali, will continue every last Tuesday of each month to the delight of fans of the slam in the capital city. Bamako Slam Show is hosted by slammers of the association Agoratoire and other slammers artists.
 
  5th AFRICAN CREATIVE ECONOMY CONFERENCE // ARTERIAL NETWORK
The African Creative Economy Conference is an annual project of the Arterial Network, a Pan-African civil society network of artists, cultural activists, enterprises, NGOs and others active in the creative sector. Highlighting the role of culture in sustainable development, the ACEC aims to provide a practical analysis and reflective overview of the current status of the African creative economy. The ACEC has become an annual landmark to debate and formulate the strategies that help sustain and grow the creative sector in Africa. This meeting provides an enabling platform for dialogue, information exchange, networking and the strengthening of partnerships across arts disciplines, sectors, national borders and continents.
..Learn more

KYA Network, the network of Malian cultural organizations, is the representative of Arterial Network in  Mali.
 //////////////////// RESOURCE CENTRE ////////////////////
The following tools and publications, as well as other documents, are available in our resource center, at the headquarters of KYA Network ...
 Other tools and publications available online
Project Management Toolkit for Arts and Culture (Arterial Network)... Download
Festivals Best Practice Toolkit / Part One - Setting Up (An AFRIFESTNET publication / Arterial Network)....Download
Final report of the study commissioned by the KYA Network on Cultural Consumption Practices in Mali (available only in French)...Download
Developing Cultural Industries by Christiaan De Beukelaer  ...Download
 //////////////////// OPPORTUNITIES ////////////////////
- Call for applications concerning a workshop for capacity building of cultural managers in Lomé. Deadline: August 15, 2015... Learn more

- MASA 2016 // Call for applications / Deadline: August 31, 2015.... Learn more

- MASA 2016 // Call for applications concerning the comedians training seminar /
Deadline
: September 15, 2015
...Learn more

- Call for applications for the 2015 edition of the African Festival of Artistic Virtual Images (FAIVA) / Deadline: September 25, 2015....Learn more

- International Organisation of La Francophonie / competition games for the 10 years of the Convention on Cultural Diversity ... Deadline: September 15, 2015...Learn more
 //////////////////// CULTURAL AGENDA ////////////////////
4th edition of the 'Ateliers du Regard' (Screening of films made by six young members of the WALAHA clubs),   August 7, 2015 at 19h30 // Exodus in Bamako...https://www.facebook.com/clubs.walaha?fref=nf&pnref=story

- Programming of the French Institute of Mali ...www.institutfrancaismali.org

- 1st edition of the Historic Festival of the Manding, from October  22 to 24, 2015 in Siby
https://www.facebook.com/Festival.Manding?fref=ts

- 5th edition of the African Festival of Artistic Virtual Images (FAIVA), organized by the Centre Soleil d'Arique from November 05 to 20, 2015 in Bamako, Sikasso, Mopti and Ségou
soleil@afribone.net.ml

- Bamako Encounters, 10th edition, from Octobre 31 to December 31, 2015 in Bamako //  http://www.rencontres-bamako.com/

- Arterial Network, African Creative Economy Conference (Cameroon) from October 09 to 10, 2015 //
http://www.africacreativeconference.com

- 1st edition of the Nathal Pulaaku Festival, from December 18 to 22, 2015 in Bamako.

- Carrefour de la Mode - Mali Fashion Week, 2015 edition organized by Tom Event // from December 10 to 12, 2015 in Bamako // https://www.facebook.com/Carrefourdelamodefestival
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