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Call for proposal: EU-ACP Support Program to Cultural Industries in ACP, Deadline: November 28, 2008

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States informs us that the EU-ACP Support Program to Cultural Industries in ACP has recently published a call for proposal for 2008–2009. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 28, 2008.

The EU-ACP Support Program to Cultural Industries in ACP countries is funded by the European Commission and managed and implemented by the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP). It is open to the 79 African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and European Union Member States that have signed up to the ninth European Development Fund (EDF).

The program seeks “to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development through the promotion of an enabling environment for creativity, cooperation, and exchanges, independence and viability of the cultural sector in the ACP States, as well as the safeguarding of cultural diversity and fundamental cultural values.

“It aims at reinforcing the capacities of policy and decision makers, cultural operators, and certain domains of culture and cultural industries in the ACP countries, and it is structured around three complementary components:

  • The establishment of an ACP Cultural Observatory as a mechanism for providing technical advice and information in order to improve the policy, legal, and institutional frameworks of the sector
  • An ACP/ILO/UNCTAD/UNESCO joint project to strengthen the creative industries in 5 selected ACP countries (Fiji, Mozambique, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, and Zambia), implemented by the UN agencies
  • A grant scheme seeking to reinforce the technical, financial, and managerial capacities of ACP cultural operators and cultural industries.”

Application guidelines may be consulted in full, along with the application form, on the EU-ACP Support Program to Cultural Industries in ACP countries website.

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