The CAC is grateful to the European Union Development fund for their generous donation which has enabled the project to reach where it has today.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Global Mission nurtures the ELCA’s world engagement through the theology and practice of accompaniment by walking together with their global companions. Their work together has a multi-faceted approach to mission, from sending missionaries and personnel, to offering grants and scholarships designed to strengthen global church leadership and to support the ministries of companions.
The Cultural Arts Centre is a project of the music department at Tumaini University Makumira. The university is led by the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Dr. Joseph Parsalaw.
BASATA (National Arts Council of Tanzania) is an Associate Partner for this project. They are the authorising agent for all folk activities in Tanzania. Through official permission at the national level, the work locally is monitored by District Cultural Officers in the Arusha, Meru, and Kilimanjaro Districts. The local officers also help to liaise with local cultural performing groups that will be important for the CAC research team. They also monitor live performances of traditional folk music in Tanzania (and abroad).