As part of our programmes in the West African Cluster, we are running a Festivals programme through which we programme young emerging artists from the UK in West African Festivals and vice versa. The programme also includes a training strand through workshops and short secondments in UK and West Africa.
The Festivals Programme will;
- Increase the artistic, technical and management skills of arts and culture festival management teams in Nigeria and other countries in West Africa.
- Provide networking opportunities for festival managers from West Africa and the UK to enhance the sharing of best practice and collaboration
- Strengthen the festivals sector in West Africa to enhance their capacity to create opportunities for engagement with the international sector, while achieving economic and social impact for their host communities.