Project support

Accès Culture 2023-2026

From 24 February 2023 to 16 April 2023
Foreign professionals / French professionals
Funded by the The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and implemented in partnership with the Institut Français, Accès culture aims to support and finance cultural projects in Africa in order to foster social ties and strengthen collaboration between African and French cultural actors.
This programme is open to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and cultural establishments of local authorities (conservatories, municipal art schools, etc.) who will work in pairs on a project that responds to a local need. The primary objective is to use culture to promote social cohesion by developing cultural activities for those who are farthest away from the cultural offer for social, economic or geographical reasons.
Applications are closed
Terms and conditions



Lauréats 2022

Accès Culture - Lauréats 2023
Accès Culture - Lauréats 2023
Accès Culture - Lauréats 2023
Accès Culture - Lauréats 2023

Eligible entities

Eligible candidates are partnerships rooted in equal cooperation and an exchange of good practice between one French and one African entity. In this respect, associations, foundations and cultural establishments of local authorities that have been in existence for at least two years may apply.

The Accès Culture programme also encourages the consolidation of partnerships of pre-existing pairs. Structures that have already benefited from Accès culture support, in the framework of new projects with a new partner, or in the follow-up of previously supported projects with the same partner, are also eligible, as long as these projects are completed at the time of the call.

Eligible projects

Eligible projects should :

  • Be implemented in Africa;
  •  Have a maximum implementation period of 3 years;
  • Be a cultural cooperation project co-constructed between a structure based in France and a structure based in Africa (eligible structures are: associations, foundations, cultural establishments of local authorities that have been in existence for at least 2 years);
  •  To be part of a cultural action approach as a factor of social ties at the benefit of local populations, in particular those who are furthest away from the cultural offer, and for the benefit of the SDGs, such as (non-exhaustive list) : Artistic education project / Action aimed at vulnerable populations (young people, women, etc.) / Setting up professional meetings in the arts and culture sector / Cultural exchange and training programme between schools / Capacity building in cultural mediation / Transfer of competence/social action project / Awareness-raising action through culture on Sustainable Development themes

Through its involvement in the Accès Culture programme, the Conseil Presidentiel pour l’Afrique supports cultural operators from Africa and the Diaspora in France, ambassadors of the common imagination between Africa and France.

The laboratory Les Afriques dans le monde (African Diasporas Chair) is a partner of the Accès Culture programme through a research project on the active citizenship of the African diasporas in France through the prism of cultural entrepreneurship.