Théâtre MAYTON PROMO is an association founded in 2000, dedicated to the production, promotion and dissemination of cultural and literary assets. Its aim is to generate cultural entrepreneurship among young people and support professional cultural stakeholders with their training.
The project “Digital'Art, Pratiqu'Art au Bénin” aims to boost artists’ artistic and managerial knowledge and skills in order to offer quality services and reach populations without regular access to such services.
To do this, a theatre and ballet troupe will be established and will perform in 10 villages of the municipality of Zè. 25 artists will also receive social media training in order to promote their productions.


Since 2009, the project by the Windepkpe association has centred around preserving Benin’s textile and clothing heritage. The ultimate goal is to showcase Benin’s artistic potential, preserve its heritage, share its expertise and make its culture a real driver for economic and social development.

To showcase this rich textile heritage, the association organises the “Koubourou Fashion Days”, an event that highlights Beninese woven pagnes or wrappers, which are emblematic of the country’s textile traditions.

This Conservatory is a cultural industry in its own right and meets a dual objective: to help the people of Benin reclaim ownership of their textile and clothing heritage through the Museum of Textile Art and encourage reproduction and sales through the craft space, to ensure that these cultural treasures are never forgotten.


The Fondation Zinsou aims to provide solutions for the lack of artistic practice and overcome a lack of awareness of contemporary art. This work meets a dual objective: to support artists and help the public to become accustomed to visiting exhibitions and museums. Among its various achievements, in 2013 the association founded the first contemporary art museum in tropical Africa, and also works on producing and holding exhibitions, organising artist residencies, as well as a host of other initiatives.

Convinced that everything begins at a very young age, the foundation aims to help children become familiar with artworks and try out different artistic activities, with a view to contributing to their cultural awareness as well as uncovering future talents. The “Petits Pinceaux” (“Little Paintbrushes”) workshop is the result of this conviction, aimed at children aged 5 to 13, which gives them an introduction to contemporary art through free creative workshops run by cultural educators and artists.

In order to overcome the obstacle of inaccessibility, the foundation has set up the “cultural bus”, a vehicle acquired thanks to support from sponsors, which provides free transport for pupils of over 300 schools.


“Sete Sóis Sete Luas” (Seven Suns Seven Moons) is a Lusophone and Mediterranean festival organised in 30 towns in 12 different countries to promote the diversity and originality of musical cultures. The association aims to create original artistic productions involving Cape Verdean musicians and to promote international mobility for these musicians.
The project consists of creating 4 cultural centres dedicated to protecting, promoting and disseminating traditional music on all the Cape Verde islands. 16 musicians (4 per island) will be trained to manage the centres as cooperatives and offer programmes featuring traditional music, gastronomy, teaching workshops and cultural tourism.


Africa SIMPLY THE BEST et ANKATA COACHING

Ankata means "forward" in Dioula. Located in Bobo-Dioulasso, this associative space was designed and built as a creative laboratory, a crossroads of social and civic links, a place to work and live, to experiment with all possibilities, an exhortation to move forward and reinvent one's environment.

Africa SIMPLY THE BEST and ANKATA COACHING function as a platform for the promotion of young creators in the performing arts, with an affirmed approach of knowledge sharing. The first stage of this programme consists of identifying contemporary African talent, training them and bringing them together on the same stage, with a view to their promotion and positioning at the forefront of the performing arts.


Cinéma du fleuve

The GSCD's ambition is the operational implementation of development projects through culture in rural Africa. It is committed to the preservation of artistic heritage, the reinterpretation of mythologies, dialogue between cultures and friendship between peoples. Its members are artists and professionals from the world of culture and development.

In order to educate the younger generation about the moving image, to allow local populations to see films in favourable conditions, but also to create social links and spaces for reflection while supporting African cinema, the "Cinéma du Fleuve" project proposes to bring cinema to rural areas. The construction of an open-air cinema and an educational room in Mboumba will allow the screening of African cinematographic works as well as international heritage films.


Naija Tales

Mega Arts Pluz Nigeria is a cultural and creative organisation deeply committed to the discovery of talent and actively involved in performing arts programming, cultural consultancy, audio-visual production and innovative African development projects to promote indigenous African arts and make them globally relevant.

"Naija Tales" enlists Nigerian storytellers, theatre artists, digital content programmers and radio producers to accelerate the distribution of cultural content via physical and digital platforms. The project will culminate in the launch of the International African Performance Storytellers' Day (celebrated every 1 December) and the creation of an African Storytellers' Academy.


LOATAD Writing Residency Programme For West African Writers

LOATAD, located in Accra, hosts a library, archive and museum dedicated to the promotion and preservation of African and diaspora literature from the late 19th century to the present. This extensive collection includes approximately 4000 works by writers from 41 of the 54 African countries and black authors from Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.

The "LOATAD" residency project will host 18 writers from 16 West African countries (including 6 under 35 years old, 6 Ghanaians, and 9 women), over a period of 12 months, for a one-month residency. The aim of the residency is to give the writers the time, space, resources and inspiration to work on a long-term writing project. Writers will have literary exchanges with each other and present their writing to a local audience.


ARTIRIUM 1.2+

SUDCREA is a socio-educational and cultural association mainly oriented towards young people and supporting their artistic creation for the emancipation of Beninese culture and more broadly for the promotion of creation on the African continent.

Through the ARTIRIUM 1.2+ project, the SUDCREA association is involved in the transmission of artistic practices (particularly in urban dance and humour) to young people from disadvantaged or difficult backgrounds. This action reinforces the structure of the Artirium platform for which 15 training tutorials on the performing arts and cultural management will be produced and distributed. At the same time, the association is committed to organising an online competition based on humour and contemporary dance of African inspiration, for people under 30.


3rd space : A Yoruba House Music Project

Founded in 2014 in Lagos, the creative agency Whitespace unearths and supports young visual artists (photographers, filmmakers, illustrators and art directors) by providing them with a working environment conducive to completing their projects, allowing it at the same time to develop a strong network within the West African creative sector.

The main objective of the project is to produce an album of Yoruba house music. The first step is to engage two separate groups, each consisting of 14 dancers and drummers, who will lay down ancient rhythms and songs over electronic music. The recorded performances will then be used to create an album.