The French Institute and Kôrè Cultural Center consortium (Mali) at the helm of the project

Launched in December 2020 (for a duration of 40 months), the ACP-EU Culture Programme: Support for the cultural and creative sectors in West Africa – AWA (Art in West Africa) was designed to sustainably support the structuring of Cultural and Creative Industries in 16 West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo).

International recognition for West African art and culture

Through its financial support, its assistance with the digital transition, its personalized support and its networking, the
ACP-EU Culture Programme: Support to the cultural and creative sectors in West Africa – AWA
, implemented by the Institut français consortium and CCK, aims to offer West African artistic and creative talents new opportunities to flourish, make them more efficient in the use of new technologies, promote better access to markets and their ensure recognition on the international scene.

The difficulties of a booming sector

The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have many talents, operators and companies. This booming sector offers real potential for socio-economic development conditioned by better structuring of professionals and better sharing of experiences and expertise.

A targeted response to the needs of CCIs

Faced with this observation, the ACP-EU Culture program implemented by the Organization of ACP States (OEACP) and financed by the European Union, aims to boost the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in these states. Distributed between six regional centers organized around consortia, this decentralized system aims to meet the needs of operators in the cultural and creative sector, in a targeted manner.