‘CULTURE AT WORK AFRICA’
the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development in Africa
Culture at Work Africa (2018-2021) aims to support 33 projects in 15 countries in Africa. They aim to develop safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue, strengthen multi-stakeholders cooperation and promote citizenship and intercommunity relations.
In this large European cooperation project with Africa, BOZAR’s goal is to highlight the crucial role of culture, by showcasing how talented and dedicated professionals strive to foster intercultural dialogue in their communities.
EXPO: Culture at Work Africa, Multimedia didital showcase & graphic wall (30.04 - 12.07.2021)
A physical exhibition will also be presented in Abidjan at La Rotonde des Arts (20.05-13.06.2021). Created in collaboration with filmmaker Daniel Cattier, this highly visual exhibition will present new projects such as theatre based on narratives of domestic workers in Rwanda, a first virtual reality series into Nairobi’s creative urban spaces, a Nigerian writers’ reality show, a travelling circus of street children in Benin, or the social reactivation of a modernist cinema building in Zanzibar.
The digital multimedia showcase will be followed by a virtual international conference on June 17, 2021.
The Culture at Work Africa’s official song Libation by 23-year old Ugandan rapper & MC Stephen Bongomin, inspired by the experience of conflicts in the North of Uganda.
Rwandan actrss Carole Karemera, director of Ishyo Arts Centre, explaining her project ‘Beyond Caring’.
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Culture at Work Africa is co-funded by the European Union and implemented in 15 African countries by Interarts; Arterial Network; Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR; Culture et Développement; Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa – CERAV/Afrique; Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust; International Music Council - IMC; Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments - UCLG, together with their associated partners Africa Centre for Cities of the University of Cape Town, the Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS, and the Centre for Linguistic and Historical Studies through Oral Tradition - CELHTO.