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North Africa Cultural Programme (NACP), Phase 1


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : North Africa Cultural Programme (NACP), Phase 1

Pays/Région : Maghreb

Durée : 15.12.2018 - 14.03.2022

By developing a Regional Cultural Programme, Switzerland seeks to facilitate intercultural dialogue and exchange as a foundation for peace and conflict sensitive development in North Africa and to foster artistic expression as a driver of change in support to the challenges of transition. This will promote peaceful coexistence, political stability and social cohesion in North Africa, hence providing a contribution to the prevention of violent extremism and alternatives for the fulfillment of North African youth in their own societies.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : In the transformation of north African societies since 2011, the role of culture as a vector of diversity, opportunities and linkages between communities has become prominent. The arts and culture sector is affected by economic and social hardships as well as by a heritage of censorship and poor governance. Government bodies and private institutions are not sufficiently equipped and funded to effectively support artistic and cultural practitioners, institutions and modes of expression. However, stakeholders in the Arts and Culture display a broad range of talents and innovative approaches and they have the potential to support and realize the creativity of North African artists and to disseminate their visions among young people in the region.
* Objectifs  : The overall goal of the NACP is to strengthen intercultural dialogue, solidarity and livelihoods especially among young women and men and empower creative expression as a vehicle for change. Promoting Arts and Culture is an additional way to achieve Switzerland’s objectives in North Africa, in terms on political stability, economic prosperity and migration management by encouraging dialogue and understanding among people in the region as well as preventing violence.
* Groupes cibles  : The direct beneficiaries are independent, inclusive, arts and culture institutions and organizations, exhibition platforms, spaces, both emerging and established who demonstrate potentially wide outreach and connectivity. Civil society organizations that focus on culture, cultural industry enterprises, academic and training institutions focusing on culture and/or the arts are also eligible beneficiaries. The end beneficiaries are mainly young / emerging female and male artists and cultural practitioners or technicians working in the production, preservation, and distribution of local artistic works. Indirect beneficiaries are individuals of all nationalities, age, and gender throughout each of the five countries, neighboring countries and diaspora communities.

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 5’500’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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