pacific: 1st callfor proposals
On 30 August 2021, the Pacific Hub launched its first call for proposals “Building Capacity in the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific – Grant Programme”.
This call for proposals is open to interested applicants who have submitted an expression of interest, participated in an information sharing session and meet the eligibility criteria to submit a grant proposal.
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.