This contest, sponsored Air France who has generously donated plane tickets, and in partnership with Fresh FM, will give the opportunity to Namibian artists as well as learners of French to stand a chance to win plane tickets to France.
To participate, interested individuals need to submit a detailed application for an artistic or learning project to be carried out in France. The theme of the project is free, and must aim at strengthening the cultural relations between the two countries. FNCC’s new director, Jérôme Kohl, explained: “We want the winners to become Ambassadors of their projects”. The Communication Officer, Alexandrine Guinot, emphasized that “the FNCC wants the winners of this trip to France to carry out the message about their experience and to show others in Namibia which possibilities are open to them”.
For artists, projects can range from a solo performance in Paris to a tour of France on the road, showing casing Namibian art to the French public. On this, Cultural Officer Isabel Katjavivi insisted about the benefit of the learning experience, sharing cultures and benefitting from other forms of arts to enrich Namibian artists’ works. For students, it can be a visit of landmarks studied in class or a discovery of French gastronomy or museums. It could also be a project to study in a French university during a few months.
This competition fits into the mandate of FNCC, aiming to intensify the cultural cooperation between Namibia and France, while promoting and supporting Namibian cultural identity.
The deadline for application is the 25th of October.
Those who are interested in this competition can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.