Ouaga film lab selected projects

The 7th edition of the Ouaga Film Lab will be held in Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire) from 26 September to 1 October 2022.

The call for applications launched in March mobilised some one hundred applications from all the countries of the African continent. At the end of the deliberations, the Ouaga Film Lab selection committee chose 12 projects. 

 

Interview with Sylvain Sankale

Discover our interview of Maître Sylvain Sankale, Lawyer, art critic and collector from Senegal. He tells us about the origins of the Dak’Art Biennial but also about the art situation in Senegal and in Africa.

DISCOVER THE SAHEL CONNECT PROJECT

Supported by the Assalam Alekoum Festival, the Sahel Connect project aims to structure cultural operators in Mauritania. The initiative, which focuses mainly on women and young people, plans to organise the professionalisation of operators in the music industry, support for the production and distribution of works, the structuring of the music sector and the organisation of a “green” festival. This video tells you more.

IGNITE CULTURE'S CALL STILL OPEN

Ignite Culture’s 2nd call for proposals stays open until 17 August 2022. See video tips to help you submit an eligible application!

 

CLAP ACP: doconnect is launched

Documentary Africa (DocA) and CLAP ACP 2 have officially concretised their partnership with the launch of the DOConnect call for projects. Between now and 31 July 2022, the call for projects will enable nine documentary projects (feature and medium-length films and series) to be selected by filmmakers and production companies from ACP countries wishing to develop them ambitiously in the framework of international co-productions.

DAK’ART: World capital of contemporary art

The 14th edition of Dak’Art, the contemporary art biennale, was held from 19 May to 21 June 2022, in the presence of the cream of the artistic and cultural world of Africa, the diaspora and the whole world.

ROUND TABLE ON THE FINANCING OF CCIs

On 23 May, our regional hub “AWA” organised the round table “What innovative and creative mechanisms for the resilience and financing of the cultural and creative industries in West Africa” in partnership with the African Fund for Culture and the Biennale of Contemporary African Art – Dak’Art. The vital issue of mobilising and sustaining funds dedicated to the growth of cultural and creative industries was at the heart of the debates.

ACP-EU Culture in CANNES

The support scheme for ACP audiovisual co-production was presented during the Cannes Festival in the presence of representatives of the Organisation of ACP States (OEACP), the European Union (EU) and our partner organisations.

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ACP-EU CULTURE

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.

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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.