Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 12:00 (GMT)

The "Créer en Afrique centrale" project aims to support the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the Central African region. These industries are a driver of sustainable socioeconomic development because they enable people to build professional capacities and foster an enabling environment for better access to markets. The CCIs should be seen as tools to galvanise social cohesion and inclusion and job creation, including among vulnerable communities. 

The "Créer en Afrique centrale" project is launching a call for proposals with a view to supporting development projects in the CCIs, in their capacity as economic, social and cultural players. Projects should seek to achieve lasting results and encourage cooperation. 

This call for projects focuses on four priority axes. Applicants must explain which axis/es the project addresses:
  • Axis 1: projects aimed at enhancing the creation and production of goods and services, as well as increasing quantity and quality. 
  • Axis 2: projects aimed at supporting market access and dissemination of goods and services. 
  • Axis 3: projects aimed at promoting visual image education among the public, in particular among young people.
  • Axis 4: projects aimed at promoting access to financing through innovative mechanisms.
Projects may be submitted to this call for proposals by lead partners that are legally registered public or private organisations in one of the following countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Chad. 

All grant applications under this call for proposals must be between a minimum of EUR 35 000 and a maximum of EUR 105 000. The indicative available amount for this call for proposals is EUR 1 050 000

The "Créer en Afrique centrale" project is co-funded by the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a joint initiative of the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), and implemented by Interarts; Culture et Développement; the Economic Community of Central African States; l’Institut National  des Arts. The Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa – CERAV/Afrique ; Arterial Network and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) are associated partners of the project.