Deadline Date:
03 Jun, 2019
Time:
4:00 pmAST

At the 4th meeting of Ministers held in Brussels in November 2017, the ACP States adopted a new Declaration on Culture. The Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries recognised the key role of culture as a driver for economic growth and sustainable human development and reaffirmed their commitment to making culture a priority sector in their countries by implementing concrete actions and programmes. Among the conclusions of the meeting of Ministers, the ACP States stressed the need to support audiovisual production, while continuing to promote and market such works by using, inter alia, digital technologies and legal measures.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME AND PRIORITY ISSUES
The general objective of this call for proposals is to promote the economic and social development of the ACP countries through the emergence of the audiovisual sector, which is a driver of democratisation and human development.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

  1. Improving the conditions for the creation and production of audio-visual works in ACP countries, by increasing funding for co-production and opening it up to co-production from those countries;
  2. Better preparation of ACP stakeholders in the audiovisual sector, in particular via capacity building and monitoring of funded projects;
  3. Allowing such works increased access to and circulation in national, regional and international markets through co-production with Europe;
  4. Increased access to financing mechanisms for productions from ACP countries.
    Support will provide funding for audiovisual co-productions in addition to co-financing from existing European funds or funds from other partner countries, designed to support the audiovisual sector.
    Financial support to third parties will be awarded through existing mechanisms designed to support the audiovisual sector.

Applications shall be submitted in accordance with the instructions in the concept note and the full application in the grant application form and shall be sent in a sealed envelope by registered mail or private courier service or delivered by hand (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) to the address below.

Postal address
Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
Mr Léonard Emile OGNIMBA
Deputy Secretary General, Department for Policy Affairs and Human Development
Avenue Georges Henri 451
B-1200 Brussels
Belgium

Address for delivery by hand
Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
Mr Léonard Emile OGNIMBA
Deputy Secretary General, Department for Policy Affairs and Human Development
Avenue Georges Henri 451
B-1200 Brussels
Belgium

Review all relevant information for the Call for Proposals here.