African Colours works towards a viable contemporary African art scene that is internationally recognised and technologically savvy. AfricanColours does so by connecting artists and engaging the art industry through leveraging technologies, offering cultural experiences in and creating value for contemporary visual arts in Africa”.
Connect CP Database
ConnectCP is a database of cultural policy experts based around the globe. By participating in this database we aim to stimulate the interaction of people with knowledge in the cultural policy sector, mobilise human resources, and facilitate the flow of cultural policy information.
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)
IFACCA is the global network of national arts funding agencies. IFACCA aims to benefit artists, arts organisations and communities worldwide. Its vision is a dynamic network, sharing knowledge and creating understanding to enrich a world of artistic and cultural diversity.
Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa
OCPA, the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, is an independent pan-African non-governmental organisation aiming to enhance the development of national cultural policies in the region and their integration in human development strategies through advocacy and promoting information exchange, research, capacity building and cooperation at the regional and international level.
Developed by Africultures, a Global Alliance member, this cultural diversity portal covers 80 countries to date. Available in English, French and Portuguese, it will soon be translated into Spanish and Arabic so that it can become an international reference database on creators and cultural creations of the South.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
It is open to the 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union Member States that are signatories to the 9th European Development Fund (EDF)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
Womex the World Music Expo / Thessaloniki, Greece / 17 – 21 Oct 2012
WOMEX is “The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers.”
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
WIPO is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.