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Senghor University 2023 KreAfrika Training Seminar for African Cultural Professionals

Senghor University, the French Development Agency and Trace Academia have launched the « KreAfrika » project to support and train professionals of Africa’s cultural sector.

Kreafrika is an innovative project targeting both existing and future professionals of Africa’s Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI). It aims to bring public, private and associative actors of the sector together to discuss their professional practices and experience. Through online training, networking and on-site seminars, the program’s beneficiaries will be able to acquire new skills, build a professional network and develop their projects.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our call for applications for an upcoming training program titled « Entrepreneurship and Financing in Cultural and Creative Industries », in collaboration with HEVA Fund. The training will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from November 20th to 24th.

This training seminar aims to provide participants with valuable insights and knowledge on various aspects related to entrepreneurship and financing in the cultural and creative industries (CCI). 

The program will cover a range of topics, including:

  • From ideation to successfully running a business
  • Cultural entrepreneurship in the African context
  • Developing the mindset of a creative entrepreneur
  • Crafting an innovative business plan
  • Understanding the available sources of investment for creative businesses

We invite interested individuals to submit their applications for this exciting opportunity to enhance their skills and expand their understanding of entrepreneurship and financing in the CCI sector.


Senghor University KreAfrika Training Seminar

Application DeadlineNovember 17, 2023
Funding TypePartially Funded
TypeTraining
SponsorSenghor University
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Senghor University KreAfrika Training Seminar

The training structure features the:

  • Presentations by expert facilitators on fundamental concepts related to each course theme, delivered both online (webinar and documentation on the platform) and on-site;
  • Co-development sessions between participants, on topics of common interest related to the seminar subject;
  • Presentations of results from the co-development sessions;
  • Discussions with experts on new perspectives and professional approaches, as well as case studies based on real-life situations; 
  • Practical exercises/simulations/case studies based on real-life situations and on situations suggested by participants during their application process;
  • Visits to local businesses and institutions related to the topics covered.

The following charges will be covered for each participant:

  • The cost of training;
  • accommodation in a hotel close to the seminar location;
  • breakfasts and lunches and dinners.

Requirements for Senghor University KreAfrika Training Seminar

To be eligible for this seminar, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen and resident of an African country;
  • Run or have launched a creative business (at least 3 years );
  • Be active in the creative sector for at least 3 years.

As the language of the seminar is English, a sufficient level of expression/comprehension (advanced) is required.

Application Documents

  • A curriculum vitae; 
  • A detailed presentation of your cultural enterprise or yourself (if self entrepreneur) and the role you play in it;
  • A portfolio including your past achievements and the cultural product/service justifying your application to the seminar as creative entrepreneur (.doc or .pdf format accepted, links must be provided within);
  • A statement presenting your expectations for this seminar.

Application Deadline

November 17, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Senghor University on docs.google.com to apply

Only complete applications will be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail using the address provided when submitting their application. For further information, please write to this address.

For more details, visit Senghor University website.


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