Fendika Cultural Center

Cultures of Resistance Awardee — Ethiopia
Fendika Cultural Center is a grassroots cultural organization in the center of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Fendika Cultural Center’s mission is to celebrate and renew Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage. Through the exchange of music, dance, art, and poetry, it meditates on humanity’s one-ness and works towards peace. The center’s vision is to nurture the creative community in Addis Ababa and grow into one of Africa’s most vibrant centers for artistic innovation and cultural exchange, grounded in rich Ethiopian heritage. Its values are creativity, peace, love, unity, and intergenerational connectivity. Its programming includes music, dance, visual art, poetry, and spoken word, as well as a community library focused on art and art history. 
Fendika Cultural Center received a Cultures of Resistance Award (CoR Award) and is using the award to hire a media consultant to train staff members to make professional videos in order to film and broadcast live performances.
Visit their website here to learn more about their work.
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