The project began in 2007 and concluded in 2016. It was developed in the city of Medellín, in the department of Antioquia, Colombia, as a result of an initiative led by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Antioquia under the name "Programme for the Creation and Support of Cultural and Creative Industries". The last phase was developed under the title FomeccBiz Medellín-Barcelona.
The project started in November 2008 and ended in December 2010. It took place in Santa Rosa de Copan, a city in the south of the country. Its local partner was the Santa Rosa Vive el Arte programme.
The PECCS-FOMECC Senegal project was developed in Dakar, the capital of the country, together with the Association of Musicians of Senegal (AMS). It started in November 2008 for an initial period of two years, and, in December 2010, the second phase started until December 2012. It is important to highlight that the project was open to cultural entrepreneurs from all over the country.
From the experience in Senegal, Interarts, in collaboration with Music Crossroads and the ARTerial network, and with the support of AECID, carried out a study of the cultural and creative sector in Western Africa and a more in-depth analysis in 7 countries in the region – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo – with the aim to assess the sector and identify the countries in which a project as FOMECC could be more feasible to implement.
The activities programme of the project started in January 2010 and took place in Huamanga, department of Aguacucho, an Andean region of the country with an enormous cultural and intangible heritage. The main local partner was the Provincial Municipality of Huamanga and at the end of its activities lasted until 2011.
This project started in 2011 with the support of Barcelona Solidària - Ajuntament de Barcelona and with the collaboration of the Niamey Regional Directorate of Culture and Arts and the Elhad/Taya Music Training and Promotion Centre.
The project, co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture, ran from 2015 to 2018 and aimed to bring culture from the margins to the center of the public sphere in seven countries of the Southern Mediterranean, exploring its potential connections with economic, social and political development strategies. The consortium, composed by Interarts (Spain), BAC Art Center (Tunisia), Gudran for Art and Development (Egypt), Khayal Arts & Education (Lebanon), the National Centre for Culture and Arts (Jordan), and German Commission for UNESCO (Germany), supported 38 projects.
The project, that ran from 2017 to 2019 and was co-funded by the European Union, aimed to strengthen the capacities of female professionals and operators and enhance women’s role in the audiovisual sector in seven countries of the Southern Mediterranean: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and to contribute to sustainable development and cultural diversity by enhancing the image of women in the film sector. The consortium, composed by Interarts (Spain), CUMEDIAE (Belgium), COPEAM (Italy), the Superior School of Audiovisual and Cinema (ESAC) (Tunisia), Screen Institute Beirut (Lebanon), in association with the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, supported 8 projects.
Culture at Work Africa
The project, co-funded by the European Union, ran between 2018 and 2021 and aimed at creating new opportunities and mobilising stakeholders to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity in urban and peri-urban areas in Africa as drivers for social inclusion and sustainable human development. The consortium, composed by Interarts (Spain), Culture et Développement (France), United Cities and Local Governments (Spain), International Music Council (France), Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (Belgium), Arterial Network (Cote d’Ivoire), CERAV Afrique (Burkina Faso), Culture Fund of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) in association with ECOWAS/CEDEAO, the University of Cape Town and CELTHO, supported a total of 33 projects.
Créer en Afrique Central
The project, co-financed by the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a joint initiative of the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OEACP), aims to support about 40 projects in the Central African region, to promote the full development of cultural and creative industries as economic, social and cultural actors. Implemented by Interarts (Spain), Culture et Développement (France), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS/CEEAC) (Gabon), and the Institut National des Arts in Kinshasa (RDC), in association with the Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa - CERAV/Africa, Arterial Network and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), it runs from 2020 to 2024.