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Programming
Multidisciplinary

Africa 2020

French professionals / Foreign professionals
The President of the French Republic announced in November 2017 in Ouagadougou, before confirming the news on 3rd July 2018 in Lagos, that a special season would be organized in France to mark a renewed partnership with Africa, a “varied, strong anddiverse continent that will play a part in our shared future”.
Africa 2020 will take place from June to December 2020 on the entire French territory (Continental as well as the overseas departments and territories).

I • FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

An invitation to observe and understand the world from an African perspective.

The 54 States of the African continent: over 1.2 billion people and a diaspora of over 60 million.

This is not a “cross-season”: there will be no French programming in Africa.

The programme will not be a quick collection of branded projects.

 

Africa 2020 is built on four pillars :

  • A pan-African and multidisciplinary programme focusing on contemporary artistic creation and aimed at all audiences. The projects will not centre on a single artist, a single country, a single region, a single linguistic area or a single artistic discipline.
  • A programme co-produced by African professionals and French institutions. The aim is to avoid a programme designed exclusively through the Franco-French prism and to protect the first founding principle of Africa 2020: extending an invitation to observe and understand the world from an African perspective.
  • Projects designed to act as spaces for sharing knowledge and experience. Thanks to their “pan-African-French” design and realisation, which will bring together professionals from different fields in order to promote the sharing of expertise and intellectual debate.
  • A collaborative platform for the creation and sharing of knowledge, built around certain major projects.

 

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La saison Africa2020, qu’est-ce que c’est ?
La saison Africa2020, qu’est-ce que c’est ?