AMA is pleased to announce the launch of its new publication, “Mobility and Touring in West Africa”, the result of long-term research carried out by François Bouda (lead researcher), Espéra Donouvossi, Devin Hentz and Luc Mayitoukou.
In addition to its grants program, AMA conducts research on mobility and touring in Africa. Through studies centring on the infrastructures that support mobility in the different African regions, AMA contributes to the development of knowledge, initiatives and policies aiming to strengthen mobility within the continent. AMA has so far commissioned four studies: two on East Africa (performing arts – 2011, visual arts – 2015); one on Central Africa (2015) and a final study on Northern Africa (2019).
Building off the success of these initiatives, AMA is thrilled to launch its new study on mobility and touring in West Africa. Since the organization’s launch in 2005, AMA’s statistics consistently highlight West Africa as the most active region on the continent in terms of mobility, both in terms of intra- and inter-regional mobility. AMA sought to understand the factors that facilitate this dynamism and identify examples of best practices that might be able to nourish advocacy and support for the development of the African creative sector more generally. The study also aims to identify areas of weakness (in terms of artistic disciplines, countries, axes of exchange, etc.) and to understand the factors that are inhibiting mobility within the region and in connection with other African regions (especially Eastern and Southern Africa).
You can find the full study by consulting the following link : https://www.yumpu.com/fr/document/view/65816402/art-moves-africa-mobilite-et-tournees-en-afrique-de-louest