Cultural and Creative Industries in Africa

Toolbox series on online resources for African Studies.

Man playing drum set. Photo by Nana Yaw Otoo on Unsplash.
Photo by Nana Yaw Otoo on Unsplash

The Arterial Network is an African organisation that works on policy issues within the creative arts industry and aims to influence and impact the platforms of lobbying and industry rights.

The Arterial Network South Africa site has numerous resources, such as a theoretical framework for an African Arts and Culture Index which aims to guide the formulation of various cultural indicators to aid the process of monitoring and measuring the development of arts and culture.

Andani.Africa leverage data power for innovative solutions based on industry data analysis and trend forecasting expertise. Resources include information on Gaming as a sub-sector of the digital creative industry, an anaysis of AFCTA's potential for unlocking Africa’s cultural and creative industries, or a full needs analysis on South African museums.

Music In Africa aims to support the African music sector through knowledge exchange and fostering collaboration. The website's Knowledge Section provides information on cultural policy, the recording industry, intellectual property law, etc. for numerous African countries.

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