Burkina Faso

Fund type



Performing arts

Project description

The ICAO initiative aims to consolidate the existing collaboration between the Espace Culturel Gambidi (ECG) and its national and international partners. It is also a question of reinforcing previously established cultural actions such as the “Route des Arts” or the famous International Theatre and Puppet Festival of Ouagadougou (FITMO) now held in 6 West African countries. With the help of marketing plans and digital tools, ICAO seeks to involve young people more, encourage a wider distribution of works and generate more revenue that will allow it to perpetuate its theatrical activity.

Overview of expected productions

– training of 60 cultural operators
– creation of a web platform dedicated to the communication and marketing of content from the West African theatre sector
– production of a video documentary on the capitalisation and sharing of the project’s experiences and good practices

Focus on Espace Culturel Gambidi

Born from the determination of the artists of the Théâtre de la Fraternité (a famous troupe in Burkina Faso) to have a headquarters that would be both a space for rehearsal and creation, the Espace Culturel Gambidi brings together a number of organisations including: The Centre de Formation et de Recherche en Arts Vivants (CFRAV), the Atelier International des Arts Plastiques (AIAP), the first exclusively cultural private radio station in Burkina Faso, a Media Library, a 500-seat theatre and a guest house.