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Individual member: Aziz Zeria

National Network: 
United Kingdom
Address: 
399 Wolvesey
Rochdale
Lancashire
OL11 4LE
United Kingdom
Telephone: 
+44 (0)7410052077
E-Mail (2): 
Organisation Type: 
Individual Person
Year of Establishment: 
2003
General Information: 

Culturelinks Alliance Ltd (CLA) (Reg. 05821015) is a small non-profit company with social objectives incorporated in 2006. The company has a long and distinguished track record of working in the arts as a vehicle for promoting international cultural exchange and community cohesion. It specialises in Audience Development, Cultural Diversity, Disability, Social Inclusion and Education, through work with Arts Council England, Local Government and a wide range of community, statutory, voluntary and youth groups at home and abroad. The company has a team of four people who bring together a range of skills including cultural competences, languages, international networks, project management and training skills not commonly found. CLA’s annual turnover is just over £50,000 per annum. The funding is largely generated through consultancy work. It has received funding from the British Council, EU Grundtvig Programme and Sport England for various projects. CLA also receives in-kind support from its various partners.

Mission and Objectives: 

To promote diversity & equality through arts, community and sport development. To promote international cultural exchange and community cohesion through debates, cultural programmes and youth exchange

Main Projects / Activities: 

• Artistic programming and events - conferences, exhibitions, festivals and sports programmes of varying scales ie. Halle Orchestra 150th anniversary (Manchester, 2010), Rumi Festival (London, 2011)

• Diversity and equality policies - regional / national equality and diversity policies for Arts Council England, AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities), Kosmopolis (Netherlands), the European Research Centre (Antalya, Turkey)

• Business and Strategic Development - PANDA (Performing Arts Development Network Agency, Manchester),  Khayaal Theatre (Luton), Pakistan Intercultural Alliance (Newcastle upon Tyne)

• Research - research, analysis, assessments reports, diversity & equality toolkits, helping to develop initiatives that have brought about changes with lasting benefits for communities across many regions in England and Scotland

• National and International Networks & Partnerships – work with the INCD (international network for cultural diversity) creative sector partnerships in South Africa, India, Pakistan, Europe, Turkey and the USA

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

CLA values diversity and believes it should be celebrated and respected. We seek to create and innovate by applying a range of skills and experiences acquired over many years working in the arts, community and sport development and training. We are committed to providing a high-quality service, delivered with integrity and professionalism. We would welcome an opportunity to:

  • Promote awareness of the values and work of the Anna Lindh Foundation
  • Participate in and support the Foundation's activities as necessary
  • Develop closer links with other ALF network members based in the UK and abroad
  • Facilitate events and seminars in the UK
  • Facilitate exchange opportunities for partners in the network
  • Undertake joint research and training
Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

1. to share exchange opportunities to discover and promote best practices in international co-operation and cultural exchange

2. to contribute and be a part of development in strengthening civil society and fostering democratic development

3. to provide intercultural learning experiences to youth and adults and enhance intercultural tolerance and mutual understanding

4. to be a part of an international network

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Aziz Zeria
Head of the organisation: 
n/a

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