Under the auspices of H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo and H.E. Mr. Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ACP-EU CULTURE Programme - Créer en Afrique Centrale (CAC) will hold its 2nd networking event and a regional meeting from 6 to 10 December 2022 which, in line with the relaunch of the "Feux de Brazza", will run simultaneously with the Popular and Traditional Music Festival in Brazzaville and in Kinshasa, capital of Central Africa until the end of 2022.
Under the title «Challenges of financing cultural and creative industries (CCI) and culture in Central Africa», this 2nd edition will focus on the complementarity and diversification of financing systems and the self-financing of culture through the development of innovative economic models, synergies between the different stakeholders and their intervention tools (public policies and instruments, intervention from the banking/finance sector, investments and participatory finance, development of equity finance by organisations and actors).
Finally, this edition will also be an opportunity to hold a regional meeting to ensure the visibility of the CAC project as a regional component of the ACP-EU CULTURE programme, to highlight the results achieved to date, to contribute in the promotion of the cultural and creative sectors towards national and regional authorities, and to establish a privileged framework for meetings and exchanges between the OEACP and the EU, the consortium of CAC and African cultural operators.
The programme also includes several internal and/or public training sessions on key topics, study visits, an immersive experience at the Festival and much more. The 2022 edition of the Festival will be dedicated to the theme "Contribution of traditional musical instruments to Congolese Rumba". Three countries will be in the spotlight: Cameroon, DRC, Gabon. The last edition of the Festival brought together more than 100,000 spectators and event participants.
The full programme is available here.
The Programme ACP-EU CULTURE - Créer en Afrique Centrale is co-funded by the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a joint initiative between the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) whose objective is to foster the potential of the cultural and creative sector and to contribute to the socio-economic development of the ACP countries.
Créer en Afrique Centrale, is implemented by Interarts, Culture et Développement, the Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique Centrale and the Institut National des Arts. The Centre régional pour les Arts Vivants en Afrique (CERAV/Afrique), Arterial Network and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) are project partners.
Concept note (in French)