British Council’s West Africa Arts Programme invites applications from Creative Hubs in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and United Kingdom to participate in a development programme for Creative Hubs from these countries. 

For this programme, we define creative hubs as any physical space that connects artists and / or creative entrepreneurs* to each other and to skills, and capacity that strengthens their artistic practice or creative enterprise.

*We define Creative Entrepreneurs as people running businesses in film, music, fashion, performing arts, visual arts, architecture, broadcasting, advertising, publishing, gaming or software.

About the Creative Hubs Programme 

The Creative Hubs Programme will support hubs to strengthen their sustainability through a programme of facilitator-led and peer-to-peer learning and networking for hub managers or founders involved in day-to-day leadership or management of the hubs.  

The programme will also support participating hubs to develop their business support, capacity building and advisory services to artists and creative entrepreneurs.

The expected outcome for the programme is a more vibrant network of stronger hubs across West Africa and the UK that stimulate increased capacity in creative ecosystems in the hubs’ locations. 


We are looking for 25 hub managers, leaders of organizations in the creative sector and facilitators (strategy advisers, funders, professional service providers in the creative sector) to participate in a development program for managers and creative business managers from Senegal.

If you fall into this category, apply to be one of 25 participants to take part in a training in Senegal and potentially a second training in Nigeria or Ghana. And maybe to be among the 5 candidates to participate in a study trip to the UK in order to create your network and experience in the cultural and creative industries internationally.


June to July 2019

Hub Managers’/ Founders’ Call for application and selection

August 2019

Hub Managers’/ Founders’ CEP training

last semester of 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

Hub Managers’/ Founders’ training in Nigeria or Ghana.

First semester of 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

selected Hub Managers’/ Founders’ will go to UK for a study tour.


Please fill in the application form, (in french), by clicking on the button below by 08 July 2019. Selected Hubs will be notified by the end of July 2019.

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