Arterial Network aims to provoke debate, discussions and theorising around arts, culture, creative industries and contemporary arts and culture discourses and to develop African positions and leadership on such issues. To better understand the movement, issues and perspectives of the sector, Arterial Network contributes to the development of research and the dissemination of research results. To this end, the Network has produced the following:
- Adapting the wheel which has been translated into English, French and Arabic, and has been used in the formulation and/ or revision of cultural policies in Zimbabwe, Morocco, Egypt, Mauritius and elsewhere
- Towards an African Arts and Culture Index, produced in collaboration with CPTG experts
In 2016, Arterial Network also contributed to the UNESCO report « Culture Urban Future ». A number of Arterial Network produced research publications are available online.
In order to give a logical and practical follow-up to the lessons learned from the ACEC, Arterial Network will produce a publication based on this series of conferences in 2018.