Call for projects "Ignite Culture"
The second call for applications of the ACP-EU Culture Programme (Eastern Africa), Ignite Culture, is open from 6 July until 17 August.
Ignite Culture’s first application call was launched in August 2021 and awarded grants to our first cohort of 19 organisations in 2022. This grant was designed to enable organisations to successfully develop new ventures, programmes and projects for their target communities and demographics.
Organisations in this case means: associations, businesses, NGO’s, public or government institutions, local authorities, universities, cultural institutes, museums, art centers, agencies, collectives, consortias, etc. provided they demonstrate legal and administrative autonomy.)
This grant can enable recipients to design, implement and engage in any suitable activities that
strenthen the creative and cultural ecosystem in which practitioners and organisations operate in Eastern Africa;
improve the access and visibility of the diverse creative and cultural sectors in Eastern Africa;
promote economic growth of the creative and cultural sector in the Eastern Africa region.
Through this grant financing of between 30,000 euros and 180,000 euros, prospective applicants should direct any financial support toward the following activities:
increasing the quality and/or quantity of creative and cultural goods and/or services
improving visual literacy of audiences, visibility of makers and access to the new markets for creative and cultural goods and services from Eastern Africa
building appropriate, industry-ready skills and capacity for young people entering the cultural and creative sectors
improving the capacity and knowledge of Eastern Africa’s creative and Cultural practitioners on policy, legal and financing frameworks impacting the sector and increasing their ability to advocate for more supportive policy and legal structures.
For more information, please see this page and this one. The documents available below detail the conditions.
If you wish to apply, please contact the cultural attaché at the embassy: lucille.fontaine[at]diplomatie.gouv.fr.