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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 December 2020 to July 2021 (instead of June to December 2020 as formerly planned) on the entire French territory (Continental as well as the overseas departments and territories).


Coronavirus COVID-19 : Africa 2020 Season postponed


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.



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