The “ACP-EU Culture Programme – Créer en Afrique Centrale” launches the third call for proposals

The ACP-EU Culture Programe - Créer en Afrique Centrale has launched its third call for proposals to support cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Central Africa as economic, social and cultural actors, with the aim of increasing the economic revenues of the creative sector, fostering the creation of sustainable jobs in the cultural sector as well as better accessibility, recognition and valorisation of artists and their works.  

The call is open to organisations legally registered in one of the following countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe. 

This call for proposals contains three lots. Proposals can only be submitted for one of the following lots:

  • Lot 1: Projects aimed at improving the creation and production of cultural goods and services, to support market access and dissemination of goods and services or to promote image education among audiences, in particular young people.
  • Lot 2: Transnational projects that aim to encourage the mobility of artists and cultural and creative operators.
  • Lot 3: Projects aimed at developing skills and tools to support CCIs in the banking, finance and investment sectors in Central Africa.

As an indication, the amount available for the call is €1,200,000.  Grants requested must be between 15,000 and 70,000 euros for lots 1 and 2 and between 15,000 and 115,000 euros for lot 3 and all projects must have a duration of between 8 and 12 months.

Depending on the objectives of their project, organisations are invited to consider the diversity of needs to be covered in terms of training, support for production, dissemination and access to culture, taking into account criteria of sustainability, structuring of the sectors and feasibility of the financial dimension of the project, as well as the co-financing thresholds indicated in the call. Proposals may be submitted in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. The deadline for submission is Thursday 22 December 2022 at 11:59AM (GMT)New deadline for submission is Tuesday 10 January 2023 at 11:59AM (GMT) 

For more information on the call for proposals and to access the submission documents, please click here.

The consortium will organise two online information sessions to explain the rules for participation and the general aspects of the call. The first session will take place on 3 november (click here to register) and the second on 17 november (click here to register).


The ACP-EU Culture Programme – Créer en Afrique Centrale is co-financed by the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a joint initiative of the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OEACP) whose mandate is to stimulate the potential of the cultural and creative sector and its contribution to the socio-economic development of ACP countries. Créer en Afrique Centrale is implemented by InterartsCulture et Development, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the Institut National des Arts. The Regional Center for Living Arts in Africa – (CERAV/Africa)Arterial Network and the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) are associate partners of the project.

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