Boot Camp #1 of the ACF ACADEMY – special “Cultural Managers | West Africa” Portraits of our beneficiaries

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ACF ACADEMY is a pan-African program for the professionalization and strengthening of the cultural sector in Africa.
This is an incubation and support program for young visual artists and cultural managers set up by the African Culture Fund, which aims to stimulate and strengthen the competitiveness African arts professionals through the organization of artistic training camps (arts trainings), residencies for artistic creations and capacity building in cultural management around five (05) artistic and cultural centers of excellence in all regions of Africa:
North Africa (Tunisia); Central Africa (Kinshasa); West Africa (Mali); Southern Africa (Johannesburg); East Africa (Seychelles and Kenya)
The first cohort of the program concerns artistic and cultural centers in West Africa (Mali) and North Africa (Tunisia).
The call for applications for Boot camp #1 dedicated to young cultural managers from West Africa was launched in August 2021.
At its closing in September 2021, 20 candidates from 8 West African countries (10 women and 10 men) were selected to take part in Boot camp #1 which took place in Ségou in November 2021 and whose support and monitoring will continue until May 2023.
Find out the identity and the creative projects of this Boot camp’ beneficiaries.

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