Global visibility for contemporary Africa
Africa is the least visible continent on the World Wide Web. More authentic and diverse voices being digitally represented will encourage a better understanding and appreciation of African art, culture and creativity to foster innovation and economic development.
Supporting the production of local digital content
This programme aims to support artists and creatives in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to address this imbalance by giving them the skills and opportunity to increase the quality and visibility of locally produced digital content.
The programme aims to develop the skills that will enable greater self-expression and offer opportunities for innovation and economic development through;
- skills programmes in digital techniques for the creative sector
- creative collaborations between practitioners in SSA and the UK
- research that will contribute to the wider debate around digital inclusion
- foster social inclusion, innovation and economic development
There will be a particular focus around the engagement of women. The programme will actively drive female participation to support greater inclusion of women in creative digital content creation.