Biennale of Luanda 2021
From 27 November to 2 December 2021, the Angolan capital will host the second edition of the Luanda Biennale – the Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace. Organised in partnership between UNESCO, the Angolan government and the African Union, the Biennale aims to promote the prevention of violence and the resolution of conflicts, by encouraging cultural exchanges in Africa, dialogue between generations and the promotion of gender equality.
ACP-EU Webinar: Videos now available
You were not able to attend our international webinar “Towards a sustainable cultural and creative industry in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries”? Would you like to see the highlights of the exchanges again? Video summaries of the event are now available.
ACP-eu culture, partner of fespaco
This year, the ACP-EU Culture programme had the privilege of being a partner of the 27th edition of FESPACO. Here are some highlights:
support to cultural and creative industries
Our regional support mechanism contributes to strengthening the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in ACP countries.
Supported by consortia of international, regional and national organisations active in the promotion of cultural and creative industries, the ACP-EU Culture regional hubs publish calls for projects at least once a year in the different cultural and creative sectors.
support to audiovisual coproduction
The ACP-EU Culture Programme has set up an innovative mechanism to support audiovisual co-production in ACP countries that complements the financing provided by existing co-production funds by facilitating their access to operators.
This approach aims to support the competitiveness of the audiovisual sector in ACP countries, notably by improving the conditions for the creation and production of audiovisual works, capacity building of audiovisual sector actors, as well as the circulation of ACP works on the various national and international markets.
Implemented by the Organisation of the ACP States and funded by the European Union, the « ACP-EU towards a viable cultural industry » programme (ACP-EU CULTURE) intends to boost the potential of the cultural and creative sector and its contribution to the social and economic development of the ACP countries.
ACP-UE culture Support mechanisms
Thanks to the support of the ACP-EU Culture Programme, several funds provide concrete support to cultural and creative industries in ACP countries. Implemented in partnership with international, regional and national organisations, these funds cover all cultural sectors and aim to strengthen the capacities of artists and cultural operators, improve the quality and promotion of their productions and facilitate their access to innovative financing mechanisms. A total budget of €36 million is earmarked for this purpose.