Established in partnership with the Agence Française de Développement in 2020, Accès Culture helps and supports African cultural operators to implement cultural projects with a strong social impact on the continent, in partnership with French cultural operators.
The Dance Biennial in Africa is a unique opportunity to stimulate encounters between players in the African choreographic field, therefore some twenty African and French operators with an interest in dance or the performing arts in general will be invited to take part in the event through the Accès Culture Professional Days.
Quito Tembe, the Biennial's artistic director, is himself a beneficiary of the Accès Culture programme, with the "D'une rive à l'autre" project between Mozambique and Réunion, in partnership with the Centre de Ressources pour le Développement Chorégraphique de l'Océan Indien - Lalanbik.
In addition to the performances, round-table discussions and networking opportunities offered by the Biennial, an Accès Culture event is being held on Friday 24 November in the presence of the beneficiaries and key players in the dance sector: cultural professionals, programmers, choreographers and performers, both national and international.
The event will be opened by the President of the Institut français, the Deputy Head of AFD's Africa Department, the Minister for Culture and Quito Tembe.
The programme will include a "pitching" session, round tables and themed workshops! The topics covered will be rich and varied, ranging from the challenges of dissemination and partnerships to the question of how to incorporate gender in cultural projects.