News and Events

The Hassum Ceesay Memorial Prize for Fiction

October 2016

Title: Hassum Ceesay Memorial Prize for Fiction

Frequency: awarded once a year every January 10th

Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: First prize: D20, 000; Second D10,000; Third D7,000

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The Juffureh-Albreda Revamp Project

October 2016

In 2012 The Gambia Tourism Board at the time headed by the current Minister of Tourism and Culture Hon. Benjamin Roberts held several meetings at Juffureh as part of efforts to have a better understanding of the challenges confronting the Kunta Kinteh Roots product. From the proceedings of these meetings, it became apparent that there was a need for a wholesale reassessment of the Roots product with a view to revamping it.

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Sensitization Workshop on Mainstreaming Culture & Creative Industries' interests into the Trade Policy of the Gambia

October 2016

The Cultural and Creative sector is wide and covers among others the visual arts, performing arts, arts fairs, heritage, film and video, television and radio, computer animation, music, publishing, design, fashion etc. Europe, the ECOWAS Region and throughout Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) The potential for business cooperation and cultural exchanges amongst ECOWAS countries, Europe and throughout West Africa is vast and worth putting into practice.

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NCAC - National Digital Collection Project - A Cooperation Between NCAC and the University of Hamburg

September 2016

The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) on Wednesday 21st September 2016 signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Hamburg, Germany, which spells out the responsibilities of the partners in implementing a new project aimed at making the oral collections of the NCAC more accessible to students and researchers.

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National Calender of Events

August 2016

See dates of upcoming national events...

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Banjul International Colloquium on slavery, slave trade and colonialism July 25, 26, 27 2016

July 2016

Through this rare gathering, The Gambia wishes to once again put the triple painful episodes of slavery, slave trade and colonialism before the court of international public opinion in order to fully expose the negative effects they have on the social, economic and political evolution of Africa

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