Hargeysa Cultural Centre
The Hargeysa Cultural Centre (HCC) was created by the Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF) in Somaliland as a way to extend the activities of RCF’s annual literature festival throughout the year. The aim of the cultural centre is to support the revival and development of Somali culture, strengthen the participation of youth and women in cultural activities, and promote reconciliation, good citizenship, tolerance, and regional integration. HCC runs a cultural program that includes book launches, film showings, theatre performances, and a series of public talks and debates. It also has a public library and provides facilities and training in creative writing, photography, the dramatic arts, and dance. Its mobile library serves local reading clubs and areas outside the urban centers.
A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the 2018 Hargeysa International Book Fair.
A 2016 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the move of the Hargeysa Cultural Centre stage to a new location.