About WestArtfrica

West Artfrica is the Directory of Art and cultural actors in West Africa and the art market community of the subregion. The directory gathers  members from 16 countries. It ibcludes sectors such as:

  • Crafts
  • Contemporary dance
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Heritage
  • Literature
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Puppertry
  • Sculpture
  • Slam
  • Storytelling
  • Street arts
  • Television
  • Theater
  • Video
  • Visual art

The ultimate Database

West Africa is one of the 5 subregions of Africa. It comprises the 15 Ecowas countries and Mauritania. Thanks to economic and political relations, exhcanges amongst those countries are improving.

Westartfrica proposesuseful information on art and culture actors of this space. All sectors and all countries are scanned to offer o the professionals a tool that will help to develop new opportunities.

In 2011, Africa Label Group, a regional development consulting firm developped the “Directory of Culture organisations in West Africa”. It was a joint ECOWAS/UEMOA initiative, with a funding of the European Union.

From Lagos to Nouakchoot, thousand of artists seek parnership to develop their career. Thanks to this portal, the dream is becoming reality.

The professional Network

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Many states in West Africa designed their cultural policy, considering culture as strategic sector that can contribute to economic development.

WestArtfrica welcomes art work from various fields by artists of our subregion. You can showcase your creation here, to be viewed by millions of people all over the world.

The Regional Art Marketplace

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Publish Events here and culture initiatives here. A robust Event tool is developped to allow artist and art promotors to reach the public. Take advantage of the technology. All publications are broadcasted in social media.

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