Central Africa: ACP-EU Culture to host its 2nd Regional Meeting

Ignite Culture: 3rd call for proposals now open

The ACP-EU Culture regional meeting for Central Africa will be hosted in Brazzaville and Kinshasa from 6-10 December 2022 against the backdrop of the “Feux de Brazza”.


The third and final round of calls for proposals of the ACP-EU Culture-Ignite Culture programme opened on 22 November. The call is open to cultural and creative organisations and professionals with registered companies.


AWA Programme: 4th call for project now open

The ACP-EU Culture Programme for Southern Africa, Sounds Connect Fund (SCF), has launched its third and final call for proposals. The fund aims to accelerate the development and increase the capacity of professionals in the cultural and creative sectors. The call will close on 15 January 2023.

Photo AWA

The ACP-EU Culture Programme – AWA launched its fourth and final call for projects for West African cultural organisations and operators. This call aims to enhance the value of cultural and creative content in West Africa, by supporting creation and production, image education and the development of means of dissemination and distribution of cultural goods.

Coming soon: Ignite culture's last call for applications

Ignite Culture: Meet Saba Studios

Our East-African hub “Ignite Culture” will launch their third and last call for grant for applications this November. Official launch dates and guidelines will be soon made available. Stay tuned and be ready to ignite culture!

Meet Saba Studio, a Kenyan-based design studio and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor furniture. They produce quality furniture, drawing inspiration from the rich history of Swahili furniture and culture.

Ignite culture: MEET Simma africa


Meet Simma Africa, a Ugandan-based non-profit organisation that uses creative and digital arts to empower sexual minority groups, refugees and women.

The ACP-EU Culture “Creating in Central Africa” has launched its third and final call for projects in support of cultural and creative industries. 



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.