Under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and Arts of the Republic of Congo, the “Create in Central Africa” Programme organised its first networking event entitled “Development and promotion of cultural and creative industries” in Brazzaville, Congo, from 26 to 28 October 2021.
The event brought together the winners of the programme’s first call for projects, who were able to interact and work with cultural actors and operators, regional and international experts, and national and local authorities.
During three days, training sessions and seminars were held on the themes of creation and production, access to markets, image education and financing. Participants also benefited from study visits and a session on cultural policies for the region’s cultural and creative industries.
The ACP-EU CULTURE – Creating in Central Africa programme is co-financed by the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OEACP), which aims to foster the potential of the cultural and creative sector and its contribution to the socio-economic development of ACP countries.
It is implemented by Interarts, Culture and Development, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the National Institute of Arts (INA) in Kinshasa. The Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa (CERAV/Africa), Arterial Network and the United Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) are associated partners of the project.