The Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) is pleased to launch the ACP-EU Enhancing the Capacity of Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific to increase contribution of the culture and creative sector to economic revenue, commercial engagement and its recognition in national economies.
Activities delivered by the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP hub will be managed by the Pacific Community (SPC); in partnership with Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
The main activity of the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP is to award and distribute financial support (grants) to third parties to increase their contributions to their national economies, commercial engagement, and recognition as a significant sector of the economy.
There are two parts to the Pacific ACP-EU CCIP. These are to:
- increase the contribution of the cultural and creative sector to economic development; and,
- enhance recognition of its role in national economies in the Pacific.
The specific objective is to increase the capacity and sustainability of cultural and creative industry initiatives in the Pacific. It will do this by:
- Supporting national and regional development priorities in the fields of culture and creative industries;
- Increasing knowledge, research and learning related to culture and the creative industries for capacity, programme and policy development;
- Improving the skills of artists, creative and cultural enterprises, organisations and operators for the development of the creative and cultural industries;
- Facilitating access to financial support for artists and creative and cultural enterprises, organisations and cultural operators so that they can better support, develop and promote with artists, cultural knowledge holders and communities that they employ or work with.
The Pacific ACP-EU CCIP Grant Scheme (hereafter called ‘the Grant Scheme’) targets creative and cultural enterprises, entities and organisations that are actively participating in the cultural and creative sector in the Pacific. These could be governmental or non-governmental agencies, community groups, artists associations, sole traders or small or larger businesses, with the purpose of supporting the cultural and creative sectors.
Eligible countries for the Grant Scheme include: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Creatives, Artists, Cultural Producers, Local Businesses, national culture and art agencies and institutions from the ACP Pacific region- Countries include Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
For more information, visit https://rrrt.spc.int/projects/PacificCCI