Support for the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries

eastern africa

Action Ignite Culture

  •  First call for proposals 

Through its “Ignite Culture” action, our East African cluster launched a first call for proposals – for the benefit of 14 countries in the region – during the period from 17 August to 15 September, which closed mid-September 2021. 

A specific section of the call dedicated to French-language proposals was open from 17 September to 3 November 2021.

A pre-selection of proposals allowed to identify 21 projects for a total amount of € 2 557 483

  •  Second call for proposals 

On 6 July 2022, a second call for proposals has been launched for a budget of around €1.7 million. 

Until 7 September 2022 (following two extensions), East-African artists and other cultural professionals with operational and registered businesses can apply for grants ranging from EUR 30 000 to 180 000.

The grant programme has been designed to enable organisations to successfully develop new businesses, programmes and projects for their target communities and demographic groups, which will go a long way to making their own work and that of their target communities more sustainable.

In addition, it will enable the winners to design, implement and engage in any activity that :

  • will strengthen the creative and cultural ecosystem in East Africa;
  • improve the access and visibility of the various creative and cultural sectors in East Africa;
  • will promote the economic growth of the creative and cultural sector in East Africa.

A practical information pack is available to facilitate the submission of projects: