Cameroonian Cultural Network
How can the Cameroonian cultural scene gain more economic and structural independency? How can the production of high quality art creation be reinforced? How can the local audience be more engaged in a dialog with contemporary arts? The project, as a pilot, is unifying for the first time European and local stakeholders to develop a digital and physical platform in order to establish a strong network for artists, to tour art productions and to propose a capacity building program for associated infrastructures. This will be achieved through regular high quality cultural events, which are offering well needed alternative visions and impulses for the growing civil society in Cameroon.
Cameroonian Cultural Network is a project by: CIPCA, CLAC, Embassy of Spain, European Delegation in Cameroon, Goethe-Institut, Institut Français Cameroun, Kiki Entertainement & OTHNI-Laboratoire de Théâtre de Yaoundé.
Cameroonian Cultural Network is a project within European Spaces of Culture, which aims to test and implement innovative models of collaboration in culture between European actors – EUNIC members and EU Delegations – and local partners in non-EU countries, delivering the EU strategic approach to international cultural relations. European Spaces of Culture is a Preparatory Action initiated by the European Parliament, implemented by EUNIC in close collaboration with the European Commission and the European External Action service. Eunic – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes with 38 members from all EU Member States and associate countries.
Supported by EUNIC Global /European Spaces of Culture.
The project targets to establish of about 15 associated Cameroonian cultural infrastructures with the goal to reinforce space capacities for example in management, event organization, communication, nationwide network, equipement and economic sustainibility.
European Spaces of Culture
European Spaces of Culture is testing innovative collaboration models in cultural relations between European and local partner organizations in countries outside the EU. At the heart of the project lies a new spirit of dialogue, in which equality, mutual listening and learning represent the core values that help build trust and understanding between peoples. As a Preparatory Action, it was initiated by the European Parliament. The European Commission attributed the project to EUNIC. By gathering policy recommendations, the project contributes to the EU strategy for international cultural relations. As a Preparatory Action, it was initiated by the European Parliament. The European Commission attributed the project to EUNIC. By gathering policy recommendations, the project contributes to the EU strategy for international cultural relations.
The initial Call for Ideas, which was launched in January 2021 and invited EUNIC members, EU Delegations and their local cultural partners in countries outside the EU to come together and seek new ways of collaboration in cultural relations, resulted in 39 applications involving 28 EUNIC members, 44 EU Delegations and 172 local partners.
The international selection committee convened on 29 November 2021 online after evaluating 14 submitted project ideas and selected 11 ambitious cultural relations projects for implementation between January and October 2022. The selected projects involve 22 countries, 83 local partners, 17 EU Delegations and 20 different EUNIC members.