ACPEU CCIP Grant Scheme - Talanoa
Date: June 30, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. FIJI TIME
Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Grant Scheme.
This Talanoa session is specifically for those who want to find out more about the ACPEU Cultural and Creative Industries Grant Scheme. We will discuss some of the issues and lessons learned and will provide some pointers, advice and suggestions to those wishing to make a submission.
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) 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 )
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/
Activities delivered by the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP hub will be managed by the Pacific Community (SPC); in partnership with Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
There are two parts to the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP. These are to:
- increase the contribution of the cultural and creative sector to economic development; and,
- enhance recognition of its role in national economies in the Pacific.
The specific objective is to increase the capacity and sustainability of cultural and creative industry initiatives in the Pacific. It will do this by:
- Supporting national and regional development priorities in the fields of culture and creative industries;
- Increasing knowledge, research and learning related to culture and the creative industries for capacity, programme and policy development;
- Improving the skills of artists, creative and cultural enterprises, organisations and operators for the development of the creative and cultural industries;
- Facilitating access to financial support for artists and creative and cultural enterprises, organisations and cultural operators so that they can better support, develop and promote with artists, cultural knowledge holders and communities that they employ or work with.
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.
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.
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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.
ACP-EU CCIP Terms of Reference Guidelines for Applicants
You can access the EOI form online: https://forms.office.com/r/dRu17BETdu OR Download a copy from here.