Support for the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries

CENTRAL AFRICA

REGIONAL MEETING "CREATE IN CENTRAL AFRICA"

The ACP-EU Culture Regional meeting for Central Africa and the second networking event “Creating in Central Africa” will be held in the margins of the “Feux de Brazza” Festival.

These two events will be an opportunity to raise awareness of the support mechanisms for the cultural and creative sector put in place by the ACP-EU Culture Programme in the region, to share the progress made to date and to facilitate exchanges between the beneficiaries of the programme and the key actors of the cultural and creative industries ecosystem in the region. A series of training, capacity building and networking activities are also being organised for grant beneficiaries and cultural operators in Central Africa.

PLACE OF THE MEETING

Brazzaville, Auditorium Denis Sassou N’guesso (6-7 December 2022)
Kinshasa, National Museum (8-9 December 2022)

ONLINE PARTICIPATION

Participants who wish to follow the events online should register HERE.

 

 

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

  • September 2022

A third and last call for proposals has just been launched to support cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Central Africa as economic, social and cultural actors, with the aim of increasing the economic revenues of the creative sector, fostering the creation of sustainable jobs in the cultural sector as well as better accessibility, recognition and valorisation of artists and their works.

The call is open to organisations legally registered in one of the following countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe.

This call for proposals contains three lots. Proposals can only be submitted for one of the following lots:

  • Lot 1: Projects aimed to improve the creation and production of cultural goods and services, to support market access and dissemination of goods and services or to promote image education among audiences, in particular young people.
  • Lot 2: Transnational projects that aim to encourage the mobility of artists and cultural and creative operators.
  • Lot 3: Projects aimed at developing skills and tools to support CCIs in the banking, finance and investment sectors in Central Africa

As an indication, the amount available for the call is EUR 1 200 000. Grants requested must be between EUR 15 000 and 30 000 for lots 1 and 2 and between EUR 15 000 and EUR 115 000 for lot 3 and all projects must have a duration of between 8 and 12 months.

More information is available on the website of the Créer en Afrique Centrale Initiative.

  • April 2022

The action “Creating in Central Africa” has just launched a second call for proposals on Tuesday 5 April 2022 for a total budget of EUR 1 034 000.

Applicants are invited to form a partnership with at least one other entity from the sub-region, other ACP or European countries.

 Priority axes

  • Axis 1: projects aiming at improving the creation and production of goods and services, as well as increasing the number and quality of products and services
  • Axis 2: projects aiming to support market access and the dissemination of goods and services.
  • Axis 3: projects aiming to promote image education for the public, in particular young people.
  • Axis 4: projects aiming to promote access to finance through innovative mechanisms.

The results of the project selection were announced on 16 August 2022. 14 projects have been selected out of 32 eligible proposals. Discover the list here.

More information on https://acp-ue-culture-cac.eu/en/

  • 2021

The first call for projects in support of the region’s cultural and creative industries was launched from 31 March to 6 June 2021, with a total budget of €1,050,000. The priority axes were the following:

  • improving the creation and production of goods and services, as well as to increase their number and quality
  • supporting market access and dissemination of goods and services
  • promoting image education for the public, in particular young people
  • promoting access to finance through innovative mechanisms.

Following the evaluation of 65 proposals submitted from 7 countries in the region, 10 proposals have been selected for funding.

More information on https://acp-ue-culture-cac.eu/en/