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Atelier Graphoui : the residency of Frank Mukunday et Tétshim

From 11/12/2017 to 9/09/2018 Congolese artists Franck Mukunday and Tétshim are coming all the way from Lubumbashi for a residency at Atelier Graphoui. Their stay is the result of the studio's partnership with Africalia and the Global Citizenship Education programme. It is the opportunity for them to carry on their animated short movie project Machini. Read more

10th Edition of the MASA – Market for African Performing Arts

The 10th edition of the Market for African Performing Arts - MASA - will take place in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) from March 10 until March 17, 2018. Africalia is pleased to welcome the MASA team for a conference on January 16, 2018 in Brussels. Read more

Call for proposals Global Citizenship Education tools: FAQs

Africalia launches a call for proposals of artistic tools with an objective of Global Citizenship Education. This page contains a list of frequently asked questions (only available in French and in Dutch). FAQs will be updated regularly. Read more

Call for proposals: co-creating Global Citizenship Education tools in Belgium

Africalia launches a call for proposals of artistic tools with an objective of Global Citizenship Education in Belgium. Particular attention will be paid to the dynamics of cultural hybridity emphasizing contemporary creations by artists in Belgium of African origin or from the Sub-Saharan African diaspora. Deadline to apply is 1 February 2018. Read more

“Great Black Music” captivates Rwanda

From May to the beginning of November 2017, Rwanda Arts Initiative (RAI) invited the East-African public in Kigali - thanks to Africalia's support - to explore Africa's musical heritage. The "Great Black Music" exhibition tells the story of African cultures through music and a rich collection of audiovisual documents. Read more

Afrika Filmfestival – DOCAFRIKA “Mali Blues”

Strong documentaries from/about Africa and its diaspora.
Screening "Mali Blues" on December, 12th at 7:30 PM at Cinema ZED in Leuven, in the presence of the filmmaker Lutz Gregor. Read more

SLOW #03: KIN <> BRU

Thanks to its partnership with Africalia and its Global Citizenship Education programme, the KVS invites you on November 24 and 25 to join an evening dedicated to the art of slam. The Congolese slam poet, Do Nsoseme Dora, and the filmmaker/scenographer, Fabrice Kalonji, will come from Kinshasa to share the stage with Belgian artists from the Congolese diaspora to provide the audience with a modern and interurban experience. Read more

Expo: Ebifananyi – Andrea Stultiens & R. Canon Griffin @ FOMU

From October the 27th until February the 18th, FOMU - the photography museum in Antwerp - hosts an exhibition treating Ugandan historic photography collections and contemporary artistic responses to this heritage. "Ebifananyi" invites the visitors to question the process of documentation, and the use of images to write history. Read more

Isabelle Kouraogo, portrait of a young Ivorian film director

Isabelle Kouraogo, young Ivorian film director, was selected to participate in the 32nd edition of the Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF) in the Manufacture and as a member of the Émile Cantillon Jury. Read Isabelle Kouraogo’s full interview to learn more about her experience at the FIFF and her dreams for the future. Read more

32nd edition of the Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF)

The 32nd edition of the Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF) will be held in Namur from 29 September to 6 October 2017. In addition to the 146 films scheduled for screening, the FIFF offers many other activities for young audiences or professionals in the sector. The FIFF and Africalia will collaborate for this 2017 edition on the Manufacture de Namur and the organisation of citizen workshops as part of the FIFF Campus activities. Read more