‘Culture@WorkAfrica - Politics of transformation and artistic creation: culture as a driver for social cohesion’

17 June'21
- 14:00

A virtual panel debate in the framework of Culture@Work Africa

Cultural practices in Africa involve a vast mosaic of local performances and a wide range of artistic approaches which aim to shed light on the present-day challenges that people and their communities face. How can art and culture prevent conflict? How can they contribute to social inclusion? What are the needs of local creative communities and how can we support their efforts? Culture at Work will address these questions by opening the floor to local cultural practitioners and international experts.

This online panel is the final session of an international series of debates that will also take place in Abidjan on 19 May  and in Paris on 8 June . It is part of the Culture at Work Africa initiative, which has provided support for 33 projects in 15 African countries, and aims to foster intercultural dialogue, cross-sectoral cooperation, intercommunity relations and citizenship education. Culture at Work Africa will come to a close with a multimedia digital showcase & graphic wall map, a part of which will be displayed at the Centre for Fine Arts.


With: Sophie Lauwers (Bozar), Beatrice Sibi, Annica Floren, Pedro Affonso Ivo Franco, Stella Nantongo, Lisa Sidambe, Vicensia Shule, Gitte Zschoch, Valeria Marcolin, Mercedes Giovinazzo


Practical information




  • English
  • Translation: French

Registration required.​​​​​​​ You can register via the following link​​​​​​​


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.

More info: ​​​​​​​http://www.cultureatworkafrica.net
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