Proclamation of the results of call 2 / grants of the fund for the promotion of west African cultures

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27 winners designated at the end of the second call for projects #2 Grants of the Fund for the Promotion of West African Cultures

The Consortium « Institut Français of Paris (IF) and the Center Culturel Kôrè of Ségou (CCK) » in charge of the ACP-EU CULTURE PROGRAM: SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN WEST AFRICA- AWA, launched from April 1 to May 15 its second call for projects.

The AWA Program has a double objective, namely:

on the one hand, to support the revitalization of the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries all along the value chain (creation, production and distribution) in the 16 West African countries.

On the other hand, to help support the development of the digital economy in West Africa by supporting cultural and creative industries actors in their digital transition.

The second call for projects called « Fund for the Promotion of West African cultures » aims to provide beneficiaries with a maximum grant of €25,000 over 1 year to promote the cultural and creative content of West Africa, by supporting creation and production, image education and the development of means of dissemination and distribution (physical and digital) of cultural goods.

This call for projects aroused real interest among cultural operators in West Africa in view of the very high quality of responses and the mobilization of 112 applications from twelve (12) countries out of sixteen (16) in the region.

The choice of the 27 laureates was entrusted to an international jury composed of experts from West Africa chosen for their expertise and perfect knowledge of the region.

This jury, accompanied by the AWA project coordinators, met on July 2 for its deliberation in the presence of observers from the European Commission and the ACP-EU Culture Technical Assistance Unit. During this final session, the 27 winners including 11 in Performing Art, 8 in Visual Arts, 5 in Literature and 3 in Cinema were confirmed.

Download the list of selected projects here

 

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