ACP-EU Culture Call for Proposals

Published on: Jan 25, 2020

Support for the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries

The ACP-EU Culture Programme has published on the 20th December 2019 its second call for proposals, entitled “Support for the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries”. With a budget of 26 million euros, this call aims to promote the socio-economic development of ACP countries, by boosting the cultural and creative sector as a whole. Its priorities are increasing economic revenues from the creative sector, creating jobs linked to the cultural sector and improving accessibility, recognition and promotion of artists and their works at national, regional and international level.

Four axes are privileged to achieve its objectives:

  • the creation/production of quality ACP goods and services, at a competitive cost and in increased quantity,
  • access to national, regional, international markets, circulation/dissemination/promotion of ACP goods and services,
  • image education,
  • improving access to finance through innovative mechanisms, enabling co-funding and aimed at reducing the dependence of ACP cultural operators on international funding.

This call adopts an approach guaranteeing the best distribution between the different ACP regions, by proposing 6 regional lots. Through an innovative sub-granting system, it will select partner organizations at international, regional or national level who will be responsible for managing the budgets for each lot and publishing calls for projects on an annual basis to the attention of the ACP cultural and creative sector. The beneficiary organizations will have to ensure support and assistance for cultural operators, in order to guarantee the best success of their projects.

Deadline for the submission of the proposals: 20/3/2020

The call for proposals and its documentation are available here


African Creatives, DLA #4 is open for Applications!

Published on: Jan 24, 2020

The Digital Lab Africa call for applications is open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, based in Sub-Saharan Africa or a national of a country in this region.

The call targets innovative digital content from the perspective of form, storytelling and technologies used in one of these 5 categories: immersive realities, gaming, music, animation and digital art.

The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard to creators and to make their project happen with the support of French & Sub-Saharan African leading companies in the creative industries.

Application deadline: 1 March 2020Go to :

The applications are reviewed by the DLA Selection Committees based on criteria of creativity, artistic/technical quality, technological aspect and potential.

Selected projects are announced in May 2020


Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is the first platform dedicated to creative content (immersive realities, video game, animation, music, digital art) linked with innovation in Africa. The very idea of DLA is to incubate emerging talent by offering them a springboard to fast track their projects development with the support and expertise of DLA creative industries ecosystem in France and in Sub-Saharan African countries.Created in 2016, Digital Lab Africa is an initiative of the French Institute and the French Embassy in South Africa, managed by the South African innovation hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct since 2018. The program is supported by AFD, IFAS, SACEM, TRACE, TV5MondeAfrique and a number of French and Sub-Saharan African partners.