Ivory Coast

Fund type



Performing arts

Project description

This project responds to a difficulty in distributing theatrical and choreographic works in Africa, while the public’s enthusiasm for these performances is still growing. The aim is therefore to create and trace a professional touring circuit for productions that will enable arts performances to tour regularly and meet their audiences. Thus, the “Arts-Liances” project promotes synergy of action between 15 performance spaces in 5 partner countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo) and encourages co-production, the sharing of best practices and the programming of works created. With an eye on sustainable development, the project aims to be inclusive. It aims to mobilise artists and build audience loyalty.

A look at planned productions
– creation of 15 theatre and choreographic performances
– 180 performances
– consolidation of skills for 75 artists, 30 performance technicians and 30 employees of the performance spaces
– strengthening of technical resources of the 15 partner venues

Focus on Sokan Théâtre
After 20 years of activity, Sokan Théâtre is a cultural association recognised for promoting the arts in general and the performing arts in particular. An organisation in constant evolution, it favours and develops collaborations between artists from the South and the North. Through its achievements and in line with its objectives of inclusion, Sokan Theatre is the initiator of the Pan-African Women’s Dramatic Writing Workshop “Femmes en scène”.