a viable
cultural industry


Implemented by the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and funded by the European Union, the « ACP-EU towards a viable cultural industry » programme (ACP-EU CULTURE) intends to boost the potential of the cultural and creative sector and its contribution to the social and economic development of the ACP countries.

Check out the completed projects with our interactive map

Cultural sectors

The programme addresses the whole cultural and creative sector.

This includes:

  • Audiovisual (including film, television, radio, videogames and multimedia)
  • Performing arts (music, dance, theater…)
  • Visual arts (painting, sculpture, graphic arts…)
  • Architecture
  • Design, fashion, arts and crafts
  • Tangible and intangible cultural heritage, including museums, libraries and archives
  • Literature, publishing
  • Festivals…

Calls for proposals

A first call for proposals was launched in early 2019 as part of the program. The general objective of the call is to promote the economic and social development of the ACP countries through the emergence of the audiovisual sector, vector of democratization and human development. The call has an overall budget of € 6 million.

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