The Culture at Work Africa Project Steering Committee has evaluated the 232 applications received under the 2nd Call for proposals launched by Culture at Work Africa. Applications were submitted from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

The final evaluation took place during the Project Steering Committee meeting on 18 June 2019, in Brussels, Belgium.

The evaluation results are herewith published:

  1. Of the 232 applications, 120 project proposals were not eligible since they did not comply with the Call’s guidelines and/or its formal requirements.
  2. 112 applications were assessed as eligible and were graded according to the evaluation criteria.
  3. In compliance with the evaluation criteria and the financial provision available, 20 applications have been selected for the award of a grant.
  4. A further 9 applications have been included in a reserve list: applications in this reserve list might eventually be awarded a grant, ONLY if any of the 20 grantees are not able to sign the contract and/or implement the awarded project within three months following the publication and communication of the results.

Culture at Work Africa reserves the right not to award all available funds if the grantees are not capable of implementing their projects according to the selection criteria and the guidelines of the 2nd Call.

Download the list of not eligible applications here.

Download the list of admitted projects here.

Download the list of awarded projects here.

Download the reserve list here.


NOTE: Eligible but unsuccessful applicants may inquire about their evaluation results in writing to by 31 July, 2019


The project “Culture at Work Africa – The Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development in Africa”, coordinated by Interarts, participated actively and had a great impact at the European Development Days (EDD) 2019!

The project was presented in two Pop-up sessions at the Interarts stand: “The Value of Culture to reduce inequalities in Africa” and “Presentation of Culture at Work Africa- Sub-Granted Project“, both with the contribution of the partners Farai Mpunya (Culture Fund, Zimbabwe) and Michel Saba (CERAV/Afrique, Burkina Faso); as well as of some of the beneficiaries of the first call. In addition, the project partners met during the two days of the event to finalize the evaluation process of the proposals received in the second call.

Also, in the framework of the EDDs, the International Colloquium “Culture for the Future” was organized by the European Commission, where 400 professionals from the cultural and creative sector met in Brussels to explore the contribution of the cultural and creative sectors to sustainable development and inclusion. Carole Karemera, coordinator of the “Beyond Caring Project” funded by Culture at Work Africa, read the Manifesto at the closing session.

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On 15 April 2019 the Second Call for proposals of the ‘Culture at Work Africa – Promoting the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development’ project was closed, with 232 applications submitted.

A preliminary analysis of the applications submitted leads to concluding that there has been a good response to the Call, with figures similar to those of the First call. Of the 15 eligible African countries, Benin and the Democratic Republic of the Congo were the two countries with the highest participation with 33 and 29 projects respectively, while Côte d’Ivoire had the lowest participation, with only 5 proposals. As for the rest of the countries, there were 17 proposals from Burkina Faso, 16 from Cameroon, 12 from Kenya, 14 from Mali, 21 from Niger, 21 from Nigeria, 16 from Senegal, 9 from Tanzania, 15 from Togo, 11 from Uganda, 8 from Rwanda and 22 from Zimbabwe.

Other data:

  • 173 applications were submitted to Lot 1 and 59 to Lot 2.
  • 71.5% of the proposals include one partner, 23% of the proposals include two partners and 5.5% of the proposals include three partners.
  • Most of the proposals have a non-profit organization as a lead applicant (209) followed by applications led by private- for-profit organizations (14) and by public institutions (10).
  • 33 of the proposals plan to implement their activities in several African countries and provide a regional cooperation component.

The applications address a wide variety of themes related to culture making thus evident 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.

The evaluation process is now underway. The results are expected to be announced by the end of June 2019.


On 15 April 2019 the Second 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.

232 applications have been submitted from the 15 targeted African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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 July 2019. The selected projects will participate in the upcoming Networking in Zimbabwe (2020).

Culture at Work Africa is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by Interarts; Arterial Network; Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR; Culture et Développement; Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa – CERAV/Afrique; Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust; International Music Council – IMC; Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments – UCLG, together with their associated partners African Centre for Cities and the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, the Economic Community of West African States – ECOWAS, and the Centre for Linguistic and Historical Studies through Oral Tradition – CELHTO.

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