Culture Works Connections Programme Ambassadors Announced For Edinburgh Visit

Following intensive training since October 2015, eleven participants from World Cultures Connectworkshops in Port of Spain, Addis Ababa, Lilongwe, Suva and at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam have been selected as Ambassadors to convene in the UK for a networking week to showcase their work during the Edinburgh Festivals and Visiting Arts annual International Producers Breakfast in partnership with Creative Scotland.

During their time in Edinburgh the group will be involved the World Cultures Connect Professional Exchange workshop day alongside Scottish artists and cultural managers, which will draw on the experience and ideas of participants to seed new collaborations, share resources and cultural insights. They will also receive a special opening reception where they will have the opportunity to network with key stakeholders.

The training programme forms part of a larger project, Culture Works Connections, connecting artists across Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific to international networks, led by Visiting Arts, in partnership with The Africa Centre, South Africa; The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the ArtsTrinidad and Tobago; and The Pacific Arts and Culture Foundation in Suva, Fiji. The initiative is funded by the ACP Cultures+ ACP-EU Support Programme to ACP Cultural Sectors, financed by the European Union and implemented by the ACP Group of States, and aims to build a community and lasting network of creative businesses in more than fifteen countries in the Pacific, the Caribbean and Africa over three years from 2014-2017.

Find out more about the full list of Ambassadors below and follow the programme on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #WCCtraining.

Check out the highlights from the workshops in Africa and the Caribbean on our Storify pages.

If you are interested in connecting with any of the group in Edinburgh or have an opportunity for them please email