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Promoting inter-Cultural collaboration between the TaSUBa (formerly Bagamoyo College of Arts), Stavanger School of Culture and University of Stavanger, Department of Music and Dance.


The NOTA-project is a mutual, inter-cultural collaboration promotion network involving Tasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni Bagamoyo (TaSUBa), Stavanger School of Culture (SSC) and University of Stavanger (UiS).


TaSUBa is a government training institution under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports. It is one of the very few training institutions in Africa offering practical training in dance, drama, music, fine arts and stage technology. TaSUBa aspires to be a dynamic, creative, innovative and transparent institution for high quality training, research and professionalism in the arts.


SSC is a institution under Stavanger Municipality offering lessons in Music, Dance, Drama and Fine Arts for children and youth as individuals or as ensembles. The school has also programmes for special talented pupils, music therapy and projects in schools.


UiS, Department of Music and Dance offers Bachelor degrees in Classical Music, Jazz, and Dance Education. They also offer Master Degree in Performing Arts and run special programmes in Sound Engeenering. UiS has many foreign students both in exchange programmes and  in ordinary programmes.


The main financial contributor of the NOTA-project is the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The NOTA-project is relying on two other partners to be able to accomplish the  project plan. These are SIU (Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education) and FK Norway.


The first phase of the NOTA-project ended in December 2003. Both the mid-term review and the final evaluation conducted in 2002 and 2003 respectively recommended the project to continue. Phase two of the NOTA-project has two goals, to strengthen the institutional capacity of BCA and to strengthen intercultural collaboration between Tanzania and Norway.



Click here to read about the history of the NOTA-project



Associated Professor of Drama Anna Songe-Møller during her 9 month stay at BCA