SUPPORT FOR ACP CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
A NEW REGIONAL SUPPORT MECHANISM
In order to support the commitment of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to promote the socio-economic development of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, the ACP-EU Culture Programme has launched in 2021 a regional scheme to strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries of ACP countries.
With a budget of € 26 million divided between six regional hubs, one per ACP region, this decentralised mechanism aims at contributing to the multiplication of financing opportunities for operators, to strengthen the capacité building of the regional organisations involved and a more equal distribution of financial aid between ACP regions.
Organised around consortia of international, regional and national organisations promoting cultural and creative industries, the regional windows will respond to the needs of ACP operators in a targeted manner, by publishing calls for proposals at least once a year in the different cultural and creative sectors.