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IFDD IS seeking INTERNS TO PROMOTE environmental innovation

Southern Africa: END OF THE SOUND CONNECTS FUND PROGRAMME

IFDD has launched a call for applications to recruit trainees specialising in photography and video production. The aim is to promote environmental innovations in Cameroon and DR Congo.

The Sound Connects Fund programme has just come to an end. What are the results of this initiative, which provided financial support for 36 cultural organisations from nine countries in the region?

AWA 2024 Prize: Women Entrepreneurs with Impact

A Journey Through Southern Africa’s Cultural Projects

The AWA Prize is back with a new edition dedicated to women entrepreneurs operating in the cultural and creative industries. Organised by Enabel, the award recognises women entrepreneurs who have had a positive impact on their communities. Interested? Submit your projects by 28 June 2024.

 

Discover the documentary “Sound Connects Us” that tells the stories of various cultural projects carried out in the SADC region with the support of the Sound Connects Fund, the ACP-EU Culture Regional Hub for Southern Africa.

BLACK RHINO VR JOINS SAFARICOM'S SPARK ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

ACP CINEMA TALENTS SHINE AT CANNES

Black Rhino VR, a dynamic Nairobi-based technology startup and beneficiary of the Ignite Culture program, has been selected for the prestigious Spark Accelerator program, an initiative designed to support the growth and development of early-stage fintech and content startups.

The DEENTAL ACP and CLAP ACP programs won awards at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

 

Cannes 2024:ACP-EU Culture returns to the Croisette

AuthenticA Series Lab is open for submissions

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The ACP-EU Culture programme returns to the Cannes Film Festival with a series of activities designed to showcase the talents of the ACP film industry. Check out the programme put together by our partners now!

StoryBoard, in partnership with Realness Institute, has just opened submissions for the third AuthenticA Series Lab. Open to all African nationals, AuthenticA proposes a 6-month residency programme to empower African creators to tell their stories from a distinctly African perspective.

PACIFIC: WINNERS OF LATEST ROUND OF FINANCING ANNOUNCED

UNESCO: CALL FOR PROJECTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY

The Pacific Community has announced the 12 winners of the 3rd call for projects under the ACP-EU Culture Programme “Enhancing Capacity for the sustainability of the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific” (CCIP), bringing the total number of grants awarded by the regional window to 20.

 

UNESCO announces its 15th call for projects for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). This competitive process will select promising initiatives aimed at stimulating the development of creative sectors, in line with the 2005 Convention.

DEENTAL FORUM ABIDJAN: A KEY EVENT FOR THE AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY

Call for Projects: Les Ateliers de Grand-Bassam

The DEENTAL Forum was held in Abdijan from 23 to 25 April 2024. A crucial stage in the programme’s objectives, the event aimed to support the development of the audiovisual industry, promote international production and co-production, encourage the emergence of new talent and the development of locally produced works.

 

The next edition of the Ouaga Film Lab will take place from 15 to 22 September  2024, in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, under the name “Les Ateliers de Grand-Bassam. In this context, a call for projects is open until 30 May 2024. 

Deental At the Séries Mania Forum

MAISHA Dance: Call for applications now open!

The 4th edition of the Deental Series Workshop took place as part of the Séries Mania Forum in Lille. In this context, five author-producer pairs from ACP countries participated in an intense week of creative residency as well as networking sessions with professionals from the audiovisual industry.

The “MAISHA” project, a joint artistic initiative of the European Union and the African Union, has just launched a call for applications to recruit a team of passionate talents for an artistic residency to be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) next May. The selected team will also have the opportunity to perform in Europe and Africa.

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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.