The 1st Call for proposals of the ‘Culture at Work Africa – Promoting the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development’ project closed on 21 September 2018, with a total of 253 applications received from 15 African countries: 44 proposals from Benin, 26 from Kenya, 23 from Democratic Republic of Congo, 22 from Burkina Faso, 20 from Cameroun, 19 from Senegal, 15 from Nigeria, 14 from Côte d’Ivoire, 12 from Uganda, 12 from Zimbabwe, 12 from Mali, 11 from Togo, 7 from Niger, 6 from Tanzania and 3 from Rwanda.

The project proposals address a wide variety of themes related to culture thus testifying to the diversity and richness of cultural expressions in Africa. Some of the main themes include intercultural dialogue, transfer of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural practices, as well as social inclusion of children, young people and women through artistic activities such as theatre, music, visual arts, cinema, etc. Moreover, projects submitted under Lot 2 seek to strengthen the professional capacities of artists and cultural professionals in networking, cultural mediation and intercultural dialogue. Finally, regional cooperation is an important dimension of a number of proposals; over 80 applicants foresee to carry out their activities in more than one African country.

The evaluation process is now taking place and the results are expected to be announced by the beginning of November. Stakeholders who have not been able to submit an application, are invited to follow the information on our website and social media: Culture at Work Africa will launch a second Call for proposals in December 2018.

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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.

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Culture at Work Africa has launched its First Call for Proposals on 25 June 2018 to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and to promote active citizenship and intercommunity relations.

The Call for Proposals contains two lots and is open to organisations legally registered in one of the following African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The Call is open until 21 September 2018, at 12:00 (GMT), last deadline to submit applications.

Link to the call.

Video ‘How to apply’

Photo credits: singer Edith weUtonga @Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust