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About Afrique Créative

Afrique Créative  is supporting nine entrepreneurs operating in the cultural sector.

The entrepreneurs benefit from technical support of national and international experts through an online platform and two residential bootcamps, as well as financing to accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Launch         2019
Geography   Burkina Faso, Maroc, Sénégal, Ouganda
Sector           Cutural and Creative Industries
Portfolio       9 companies
Tickets         €75,000 - €125,000

Afrique Créative's portfolio

The entrepreneurs selected for the first edition of Afrique Créative are:

Langages du Sud


Afriart Gallery

Crossroads Digital Multimedia



Optimiste Produktions


Bazem'se Couture

Program Partners

Afrique Créative is implemented by a consortium composed of:

⇒ Africalia (Belgian cultural cooperation agency)

⇒ Bayimba (Uganda-based cultural production structure)

⇒ I&P Conseil

⇒ Zhu Culture (cultural engineering consulting firm, based in Senegal)


The program is sponsored by the French Development Agency (AFD).

The AFD finances, supports and accelerates transitions towards a fairer and more sustainable world. Its teams are involved in more than 4,000 climate, biodiversity, peace, education, culture, employment projects in Overseas France and 110 countries. AFD thus contributes to France's commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Latest News

Afrique Créative 2021: the second edition of the programme is open!
News | 19/04/2021  After a pilot edition started in October 2019 for four countries, the acceleration programme funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and managed by a consortium composed of Africalia, I&P Conseil, Zhu Culture and the Bayimba Foundation is opening a second call for...

Entrepreneurs of the Afrique Créative programme respond to the Covid-19 crisis
Entrepreneurs | 03/08/2020  Following the Covid-19 global pandemic, all economic activities were slowed down, with international travel totally banned between March and June in France and Belgium. In the countries of our entrepreneurs, containment and curfews have been put in place. Remote working has become...

Afrique Créative : the entrepreneurs selected and reunited in Burkina Faso for a first bootcamp
News | 25/10/2019  The winners of the Afrique Créative programme, funded by the French Development Agency and implemented by a consortium composed by I&P, AFRICALIA, Zhu Culture Officiel andBAYIMBA, have been officially selected. The call for applications, which closed on 15 August, identified...

Launch of the Creative Africa program, carried out with I&P Conseil
News | 11/06/2019  I&P Conseil has won, along with several African partners (Zhu Culture, Bayimba) and the Africalia agency, the " Afrique Créative" call for proposals on cultural and creative industriesfrom the French Development Agency (AFD), which will enable it to support cultural and creative...