As part of its ACF ACADEMY Program, the African Culture Fund (ACF) in partnership with the contemporary art center “Le 32 BIS” in Tunis, and with the support of the Swiss Cooperation in Mali, launched in March 2022 the call for applications for the recruitment of the second cohort of BOOT CAMP #2 for visual artists from North Africa.

On the closing date, on April 29, 94 APPLICATIONS from 6 North African countries (ALGERIA, EGYPT, LIBYA, MOROCCO, MAURITANIA, TUNISIA) were registered.

The selection process took place in three stages: the registration and analysis of the candidate files which made it possible to constitute a purged base, the pre-selection, and the evaluation as well as the final selection by an independent jury.

The selection panel made up of an international curator, a visual artist, and an art history researcher, met on June 4th to proceed with the final selection and deliberation of the folders.

At the end of the deliberation, 10 applications were selected in 5 North African countries (including 8 women and 2 men) to take part in BOOT CAMP #2 planned in Tunis for 3 weeks from July 2022 and which accompaniment and follow-up will extend over 18 months.

Participants will benefit from a specialized Professional Aptitude Certificate called Kôrè-Qualité at the end of the ACF ACADEMY training, providing them with the skills necessary for the professionalization of their profession in the Visual Arts sectors; they will also benefit from annual supervision in the form of support, advice and mentoring by the greatest visual artists on the African continent for a year. The Kôrè-Quality Certificate is recognized by the IKAM network and its partners throughout the African continent.

ACF ACADEMY is an incubation and support program for young visual artists and cultural managers, around five (05) centers of artistic and cultural excellence in all regions of Africa: North Africa (Tunisia); Central Africa (Kinshasa); West Africa (Mali); Southern Africa (Johannesburg); East Africa (Seychelles and Kenya).

The African Culture Fund would like to renew its thanks to the Swiss Cooperation in Mali for the trust and support as well as to the 32 BIS art center for the support.

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