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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Culture - Media

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Civil Society Organisations, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Media and cultural organisations, Non-profit organisations, Universities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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EDF – ACP EU Culture Support to the cultural and creative sectors ACP – 2020
Funds for: fostering the economic and social development of the ACP countries by stimulating the whole of the cultural and creative sector

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To foster the economic and social development of the ACP countries by stimulating the whole of the cultural and creative sector

Priorities
* 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

Among financed actions
* Creating/producing high-quality goods and services, at competitive prices, and in increased quantities;
* Access to national, regional and international markets, circulation/dissemination/promotion of ACP goods and services;
* Visual literacy;
* Improving access to financing through innovative mechanisms that allow co-financing and aim to reduce ACP cultural operators’ dependency on international financing

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals 

* Initial duration of the action: up to 40 months 

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: a foundation, association, non-governmental organisation, public/private sector operator, local authority, higher education institution and university, international (intergovernmental) organisation (including the International Development Bank and regional financial institution);
– Have been established in one of the eligible countries listed in Annex L, for at least three years from the date of publication of the call for proposals;
– Demonstrate three years’ experience over the period 2015-2019 in awarding and monitoring the implementation of support funds, including in supporting third parties in the fields of culture and/or creative industries and/or social and human development, with the following specific features:
> They must have awarded third parties at least two grants meeting all the following criteria:
> The grants were implemented during the same year over the reference period (2015-2019);
> Each grant was implemented in an ACP country;
> The annual amount of grants awarded was at least €100,000 over the past three years (2017‑2019);
> This experience must be verifiable;
– Demonstrate an average annual turnover or annual revenue of at least €400,000 during the last three years (2017-2019) 

– Actions must take place in ACP countries