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Launch of a new regional facility in support of ACP cultural and creative industries

Editor 1 • 23 December 2020
ACP Culture

The ACP-EU Culture Programme, a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), is launching a new regional mechanism to strengthen the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in ACP countries. 

The ACP-EU Culture Programme published in December 2020 a call for proposals – “Support to the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries” for an amount of € 26 million.

This action inaugurates the establishment of regional “desks” – one per ACP region – which will be responsible for facilitating the increase of economic revenues from the cultural and creative sectors, the generation of employment as well as better accessibility, recognition and valorization of ACP artists and their works at the national, regional and international levels.

This decentralised mechanism will also promote a better distribution of financial support between the six ACP regions, the multiplication of funding opportunities for cultural operators, a better structuring of cultural sectors at regional level and greater proximity with operators in the field. It is presented as follows:

ACP Region

Partner consortia


West Africa 

Institut français and Centre culturel Kôrè, Mali

€ 6,2 M

East Africa

The British Council and the HEVA Fund, Kenya

€ 6 M

Central Africa

Interarts Foundation, Institut National des arts de la RDC and the Economic Community of Central African States(ECCAS), Gabon

€ 4,2 M

Southern Africa

Music in Africa Foundationand the Goethe Institut, South Africa

€ 3,8 M

The Caribbean

Unesco Jamaica, University of West Indiesand CARICOM

€ 3 M

The Pacific

La The South Pacific Community, New Caledonia and Queensland University of Technology, Australia

€ 2,8 M