Delegation of the European Union to Uganda

Call for Proposals: 26 million (EUR) to support the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries

04/02/2020 - 10:25

The European Union and the ACP Secretariat have launched a call for proposals to select a regional hub for the management of grants in the context of the ACP-EU CULTURE: Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to foster the economic and social development of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries by stimulating the whole of the cultural and creative sector.

The specific objective(s) of this Call for Proposals are:

  • growth of the creative sector’s economic revenue,
  • creation of jobs linked to the cultural sector,
  • improved accessibility and recognition and commercial exploitation of artists and their work

In order to achieve these objectives, there will be support for four strands:

a) creating/producing high-quality goods and services, at competitive prices, and in increased quantities,
b) access to national, regional and international markets, circulation/dissemination/promotion of ACP goods and services,
c) visual literacy,
d) improving access to financing through innovative mechanisms that allow co-financing and aim to reduce ACP cultural operators’ dependency on international financing. 
Digital input is recommended for the implementation of the four strands set out above.

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €26,000,000, divided into six
lots of equal amounts.

The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds. In the same manner, it is possible to increase the foreseen amount should other funds be available.

- Lot 1 – Western Africa: €6,200,000
- Lot 2 – Eastern Africa: €6,000,000
- Lot 3 – Central Africa: €4,200,000
- Lot 4 – Southern Africa: €3,800,000
- Lot 5 – Caribbean: €3,000,000
- Lot 6 – Pacific: €2,800,000

Deadline for application: 20th March 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Brussels time. 


Please see the Guidelines for Applicants, together with all background documents and forms, at


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