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Call for Applications: Accès Culture Programme

Deadline: 30-Jul-2020

The Institute French, and the French Development Agency (AFD) are accepting applications for their programme Accès Culture to finance and support cultural projects in Africa in order to foster social ties and strengthen collaboration between African and French cultural agents.
The programme seeks to partner civil society organisations (CSOs) with locally or regionally operated cultural establishments (conservatories, public art schools, etc.) who will then present a joint proposal for a project responding to a local need.

Accès Culture is a programme aiming to finance and support cultural projects in Africa in order to foster social ties and strengthen collaboration between African and French cultural agents. The programme seeks to partner civil society organisations (CSOs) with locally or
regionally operated cultural establishments (conservatories, public art schools, etc.) who willthen present a joint proposal for a projectresponding to a local need.

Eligible Candidates

  • Eligible Candidates are partnerships rooted in equal cooperation and an exchange of good practice between one French and one African entity.
  • Eligible entities include: associations, foundations, locally or regionally run cultural public establishments having been in operation for at least two (2) years.
  • The Accès Culture programme also encourages revitalising cooperation between existing partners.
Eligible Projects
Eligible projects feature cultural cooperation and are oriented around community arts outreach (awareness and arts education, initiation into a specific art medium, organisation of artistic get-togethers, etc.). The primary goal is to strengthen social ties in Africa by bringing the arts closer to individuals who would otherwise have limited access to such cultural exposure due to their social, economic, cultural and/or geographic background or because of their gender or a disability.
Applicants have the choice between the two following financing possibilities:
  • Partner projects lasting one year eligible to receive up to €15,000 per year. Interested partners can apply for this type of financing in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
  • Partner projects lasting three years eligible to receive up to €30,000 per year for a total of up to €90,000 over three years. This offer is only open for applications in the year 2020.
  • The granted amounted may not surpass 50% of the project’s overall budget. Partners must co-fund at least 50% of their proposed projects (with either cash or securities) from a source other than the Institut Français or the AFD.
For more information, visit https://www.pro.institutfrancais.com/fr/offre/accesculture

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