There is a new program aimed at creatives of various disciplines. So whilst aimed squarely at game developers, this should appeal to people making music, art and more elements of a game.
The program Afrique Créative financed by Agence Française de Développement, aims to support African cultural and creative businesses in their development, in order to maximize their impact locally, nationally and internationally.
Afrique Créative is an acceleration program funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and implemented by a consortium led by the Belgian non-profit organization Africalia with I&P Conseil of the Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P) group, Zhu Culture (cultural engineering consulting company based in Senegal) , Bayimba Foundation (cultural production structure based in Uganda) and Tshimologong (a technological innovation hub within Wits University based in South Africa). The cultural and creative industries are promising social innovation and generate impact within their communities.
This program aims to support African cultural and creative businesses in their development in order to maximize their impact on a local, national and international scale. While the sector is still embryonic in Africa, the cultural and creative industries (CCI) constitute a considerable economic lever.
In September 2019, a first call for applications to the programme Afrique Créative enabled the selection of nine entrepreneurs from four countries. (Burkina Faso, Morocco, Uganda and Senegal). For the second edition of the program, the call for applications was launched in April 2021 and was open to 9 countries: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Morocco, Tunisia.
Now in its third year, the call has been extended to 12 eligible countries, including Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda.
Applications to the call can be done via this link and will be open until November 15th 2023.