Tanzanian Grant Involving northwest Ohioans

Posted Sep 17th, 2008 by Martin Nagy  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


Women Artist Exchanges on International Issues with Tanzania Grant Announcement

Two Northwest Ohio regional agencies, the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development (GLC) and the Arts Council Lake Erie West (ACLEW) jointly announce ‘Arts Exchanges on International Issues with Tanzania,’ a new 2008-2010 grant program funded by the U. S. Department of State. An informational meeting will be held at the University of Toledo’s Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women on Thursday, September 18, 2008, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for artists, art educators and arts agency representatives that may be interested in participating in the grant program. Additional meetings will be announced. Space is limited and reservations must be m ade in advance by calling GLC at 419-530-8572 or by e-mail: .

The program will provide women artists in Northwest Ohio and in Tanzania the opportunity to develop an exchange network between the two countries to collaborate on artwork and create exhibitions, address person to person issues, travel to diverse art agencies and cultural institutions, and develop networks and strategies to empower young women artists to further their artistic, leadership and community goals. The program goal is to create a leadership team of eight young Northwest Ohio and sixteen Tanzanian women artists who will pursue the challenge of developing respect and tolerance for women as artists who express themselves and cultivate leadership in society. We envision that these young women artists will illustrate and provide an example for a systemic change in attitude through an on-going cross-cultural dialogue to address a wide variety of common artistic, gender, social, cultural, educational, networking and lead ership issues. In the long-term, we believe that women’s educational, professional and subsequent economic empowerment will contribute to improved family welfare and nutrition, higher education goals for young women, and an improved economic growth for society as a whole.

The Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development and the Arts Council Lake Erie West are regional nonprofit agencies working in collaboration on this grant program with WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. is the contract agent and manager. For further information contact Elizabeth Balint / GLC at 419-530-8572 or Martin Nagy /ACLEW at 419-531-2046.

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