Regional Art and Culture Programme in Central Asia

Projekt abgeschlossen

The programme builds on a vision that the strengthened and pluralistic cultural sector contributes to developing and empowering the civil society. The programme aims to protect and to enlarge a social space where democratic values can be expressed and intercultural dialogue happen. lt has the potential to allow marginalised voices to be heard and new or unpopular ideas to be shared.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Kultur & Bewusstsein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Konflikt & Fragilität
Conflict prevention and transformation

Kultur & Freizeit
Bewusstsein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
01.01.2016 - 31.03.2020
CHF  2’393’500

The cultural life in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan evolved from the initial attempts to build national identities to the nowadays demands towards global trends and modern directions. New independent a/c institutions emerged. This resulted in a growing circulation of ideas and partnerships. Artists in Central Asia are considered as intellectuals and thinkers and their voices are respected and appreciated. The lack of financial support and the limitation of free expressions by the centralised governments make their work full of challenges and frustration, but their voices become more strong and provocative.


Encouraging diverse artistic and cultural creation in Central Asia that positively contributes to a peaceful, inclusive and democratic transformation process.

  • Arts and culture institutions and individual artists
  • Audience of arts and culture institutions and general public

Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

  • Arts and culture institutions and individuals are doing more, better and richer work thanks to the Programme's support
  • People living in peripheral communities with restricted access to a cultural/artistic offer had benefited strongly from work that had reached beyond capitals
  • There is a deepening commitment to cooperate across divides, honour cultural diversity and showcase shared values

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Ostzusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Internationale oder ausländische NGO
  • Ausländischer Privatsektor Norden
  • Schweizerischer Privatsektor

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    2’393’500 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    2’238’714

Phase 4 01.01.2016 - 31.03.2020   (Completed)

Phase 3 01.03.2012 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)