My plan for Jerusalem

September 2009 -

Composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven gives an impression of his experiences during the preparation of a project in East Jerusalem.


Koulsy Lamko on exotic man

maart 2009 -

Teylers Museum in Haarlem hosts from January until May 2009 the exibition 'De exotische mens. Andere culturen als amusement'. ('Exotic Man. Other Cultures as Entertainment'.) Writer Koulsy Lamko, originally from Chad, gives a personal impression.


The African cinema doesn't exist

February 209 -

Forty years ago the Pan African film and television festival Fespaco was founded. On this occasion, Kenyan film critic Ogova Ondego examines the state of affairs in the African film sector.


Female Arabic writers: neither mannish nor Scheherazadian

September 2008 -

Syrian-Kurdish writer and journalist Maha Hassan lived for a year at the invitiation of Amsterdam Vluchtstad (till August 2008) in the former, renovated apartment of Anne Frank and her family at the Amsterdam Merwedeplein. According to Maha Hassan the female author in the Arabic world is still caught in stereotypes. 


Every euro well worth it in cultural and art exchange

October 2007 -

Culture as part of development cooperation is not a luxury, says Paul Voogt, head of communications of the Amsterdam Tropenmuseum.


Folklore in Peru: diversity as a great strength

September 2007 -

Anthropologist Zoila Mendosa criticizes the use of cultural stereotypes for promoting tourism in Peru.


Culture and development: for better value!

August 2007 -

Paul Faber, curator Africa at the Amsterdam Tropenmuseum on culture and development: "Creativity is contagious."


Art is not a beast of burden for good intentions

May 2007 -

Humans have an uncontrollable urge to sing, tell or write down stories, translate their fantasy into images, and dramatize their experiences or feelings. Joost Smiers on "Culture and Development".


Nicholas Motsatse about the World Arts Summit in Johannesburg

May 2007 -

The eyes of the culture world are on South Africa as the country prepares to host the fourth World Summit on Arts and Culture in 2009. Mike van Graan speaks with Nicholas Motsatse, chairperson of the National Arts Council in South Africa.


Development policy in the Netherlands: more of the same

April 2007 -

On 1 March 2007, Marianne Bhalotra passed her position as coordinator of the Hubert Bals Fund to Bianca Taal. She looks back on twelve years Hubert Bals Fund and views its future from the perspective of the new co-funding program Medefinancierings-systeem 2009-2012 (MFS).

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