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Discover our recent study “Shaping Futures: Arts, culture, and education as drivers of sustainable development” . The report presents the transformative potential of the synergy between the culture and education sectors to support sustainable development in ACP countries and beyond.


Mid-Term Review: prospects of the ACP-EU Culture programme

InfoPoint: CreatiFI – The Cultural and Creative Industries Financing Initiative


Last November, a webinar was held to present the results of the mid-term evaluation of the ACP-EU Culture programme. On this occasion, the experts in charge of the evaluation, the implementing partners and the beneficiary cultural organisations came together to take stock of the opportunities and challenges of the programme.

On Wednesday 21 February, DG INTPA will be holding an InfoPoint on the CreatiFI programme – the Financing Initiative for Cultural and Creative Industries. This programme is the first EU initiative to specifically target investment in cultural and creative industries through financial instruments.

ACP-EU Culture 'Sound Connects Conference' to be held in Maputo

EU Belgian Presidency: Promoting digital culture & media in the EU

From 31 January to 2 February 2024, cultural practitioners and creatives hailing from Southern Africa will convene in Maputo, Mozambique, for the Sound Connects Conference, the regional event of the ACP-EU Culture Southern-African hub.

Belgium’s EU Presidency, starting from January 1, emphasizes citizen protection, cooperation, and future planning. In the cultural realm, they advocate for digital transformation, media freedom, and the significance of online influencers and content creators.

Kinani: Reflections on the opportunities & challenges facing the dance sector in Africa

Anim’Ato Mada 2023 residency ends on a high note

During the 10th edition of the Kinani Festival, the EU’s ProCultura and ACP-EU Culture programmes jointly organised a panel discussion entitled “Dancing in Africa: international mobility, training and partnerships”. The panel addressed challenges and opportunities facing professionals in the dance sector in Africa.

Anim'ato mada 2023

The Anim’Ato Mada 2023 training residency took place as part of the 18th Madagascourt Festival. From 30 October to 15 December, ten animators from Africa and the Indian Ocean islands underwent intensive training in animation.

Empowering emerging artists: The Seed Awards 2024 Call for Application

A global call to put cultural solutions at the heart of climate action

The Prince Claus Foundation has just published its call for “Seed Awards” projects for 2024. The initiative will provide 100 emerging artists with a grant of €5,000 to use as they see fit.


Artists and cultural players from around the world have joined forces to call on negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) to place cultural heritage, the arts and the creative sectors at the heart of climate action.


The OACPS and the EU signed a new partnership agreement


The Member States of the OACPS and the EU have just signed a new partnership agreement – the Samoa Agreement – which will provide a framework for their relations over the next 20 years.


The ACP-EU Culture and ProCultura programmes are supporting the participation of five artists in the Festival international de danse contemporaine – KINANI. This year, the festival is hosting the 10th Dance Biennial.

On the Move publishes report on Schengen visa processing for African artists

High-level discussion on the AI in the audiovisual industry

On the Move has just released a brand new report looking at the issue of visa processing, with a particular focus on Africa and the Schengen Visa Code.

On Thursday 19 October 2023, UNESCO will be holding a high-level discussion entitled “The film sector on the front line: the impact of AI on the audiovisual industry” at its headquarters in Paris.

applications for IETM Global Connect 2024 are open

Apply Now: EUNIC Cluster Fund Call for Proposals 2023

IETM has launched its 3rd international call to participate in IETM Global Connect 2024, a programme seeking to make the network more inclusive, diverse, and accessible. Applications will be received until 2 November 2023.

The EUNIC Cluster Fund invites all clusters worldwide to submit proposals to explore the climate crisis through innovative cultural activities. Applications will be received until 6 November 2023.



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.