On 21 September 2018 the first Call for proposals of the ‘Culture at Work Africa – Promoting the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development’ project was successfully closed. A total of 253 applications was received from 15 African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The high number of applications is a success which testifies to a thriving and professional cultural sector in Africa.
The call supports innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations. The results of the evaluation process will be announced beginning of November 2018. For all those who have not been able to submit an application, please stay tuned: Culture at Work Africa will launch a second Call for proposals in December 2018.
‘Culture at Work Africa’ is a project co-funded by the European Union and implemented by Interarts, Arterial Network, the Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR, Culture et Développement, the Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa – CERAV/Afrique, the Culture Fund of the Zimbabwe Trust, the International Music Council – IMC, and the Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments – UCLG.