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The overall objective of the ACP-EU Programme (Pacific) Enhancing capacity for the sustainability of Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific Project (CCIP) is to increase contribution of the culture and creative sector to economic revenue, commercial engagement and its recognition in national economies.

The ACP-EU Enhancing capacity for the sustainability of Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific Project (CCIP) provides financial support, technical advice, and mentoring and capacity building schemes to artists and cultural producers from across the Pacific region. It seeks to increase the contribution and recognition of the culture and creative sector to economic revenue and commercial engagement in the Pacific Island region. The EUR3.7million Project is funded primarily by the ACP – EU Programme for the Pacific region and is implemented by the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development Division and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). the governments of Australia (EUR6.2m) and New Zealand

The ACP-EU Programme (link to https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/acp-eu-partnership_en(link is external))  has launched a regional scheme to strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries of ACP nations. This initiative supports the commitment of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to promote the socio-economic development of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Link to: https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/acp-eu-partnership_en(link is external)

The ACP-EU Programme: Enhancing capacity for the sustainability of cultural and creative industries (ACP-EU CCIP) will operate across six (6) regional hubs including the Pacific. For more information see https://www.acp-ue-culture.eu/en/support-for-the-cultural-creative-sectors-in-acp-countries/(link is external)

Activities delivered by the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP hub will be managed by the Pacific Community (SPC); in partnership with Queensland University of Technology(link is external) (QUT).

Overall objective

There are two parts to the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP. These are to:

Specific objective

The specific objective is to increase the capacity and sustainability of cultural and creative industry initiatives in the Pacific. It will do this by:

Pacific ACP-EU CCIP Grant Scheme

The main activity of the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP is to award and distribute financial support (grants) to third parties to increase their contributions to their national economies, commercial engagement, and recognition as a significant sector of the economy.

Target groups

The Pacific ACP-EU CCIP Grant Scheme (hereafter called ‘the Grant Scheme’) targets creative and cultural enterprises, entities and organisations that are actively participating in the cultural and creative sector in the Pacific. These could be governmental or non-governmental agencies, community groups, artists associations, sole traders or small or larger businesses, with the purpose of supporting the cultural and creative sectors.

Geographic coverage

Eligible countries for the Grant Scheme

It is assumed that most of the activities will take place in the countries listed above. However, some activities may be carried out in other ACP member states not listed above or even in non-ACP Countries.