African Cultural Renaissance


In 2012, the Africa Clockwise adventure was endorsed by Minister Paul Mashatile of the South African Dept of Arts and Culture, to raise awareness around:

1) African solutions to climate change challenges
2) the AU’s Charter for African Cultural Renaissance.

Mark Sampson performed his Africa Clockwise eco-medy show at schools and embassies en route, while Sam Pearce promoted the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance’s focus on:

  • Regional cultural integration.
  • Cross border cultural exchange.
  • The development of new markets for cultural groups, linked to audience development and arts education in schools.
  • Cultural tourism, including festivals.

She also visited Arterial Network chapters wherever possible, meeting with arts and culture organisations in each country to spread a message of connection and pan-African pride.

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