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British Council

As part of our programmes in the West African Cluster, we are running a Festivals programme through which we programme young emerging artists from the UK in West African Festivals and vice versa. The programme also includes a training strand through workshops and short secondments in UK and West Africa.

The Festivals Programme will:

•Increase the artistic, technical and management skills of arts and culture festival management teams in Nigeria and other countries in West Africa.

•Provide networking opportunities for festival managers from West Africa and the UK to enhance the sharing of best practice and collaboration

•Strengthen the festivals sector in West Africa to enhance their capacity to create opportunities for engagement with the international sector, while achieving economic and social impact for their host communities.