Culture Works Connections provided training and opportunities to the cultural sector in business skills, cultural leadership and networks & mobility across Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific. The programme, funded by ACP Cultures+, supported over 400 artists and cultural professionals over a 3 year period from 2014 to 2016.
The ultimate aim was to increase markets for the work of artists in diverse locations and contexts in the global south and to become more sustainable as businesses. Training for artists and cultural organisations first addressed their primary motivations as participants in the programme: their creative ambitions, their cultural curiosity and the drive to overcome obstacles facing their artistic development.
Visiting Arts have released a report of the programme offering an insight into the three key impact areas addressed.