Introducting Africa Creative Market (ACM) 2022!
Setting forth on a quest to unleash the vast potential inherent in Africa's Creative Industry, the
Africa Creative Market (ACM) emerges as a guiding light, dedicated to fostering the expansion of
the Creative Economy.
Stepping onto the stage with a flourish, the inaugural ACM unveils a captivating 6-day extravaganza, commencing from Monday, August 29 through Saturday, September 3, 2022. The vibrant Landmark Centre at Victoria Island, Lagos, serves as the stage for most of the event, while the grand finale on September 3rd takes place at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island. As an added gem, this maiden edition proudly plays host to the bi-annual Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Summit, adding an extra layer of prestige to this creative confluence.
The Africa Creative Market (ACM) stands as a nexus, uniting key players from Africa's creative tapestry and the global Creative Industries. With a resolute mission, ACM embarks on the empowering quest to propel creatives to unparalleled heights. Serving as a blueprint for crafting commercially viable and sustainable business models, ACM is set to usher in a new era of potential.
This dynamic transformation will be achieved through a holistic ecosystem of enriching capacity-building programs, coveted access to funding streams, and a stage that magnifies their reach to the far corners of the global creative domain.
In this journey of innovation and collaboration, ACM proudly stands shoulder to shoulder with esteemed allies. Partnerships with visionary forces like His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, OJAJA II, the Swedish Embassy, Paramount Africa, and a constellation of influential entities pave the way for ACM's success. Not to be outshone, luminaries like Women In Film LA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Berlin Film Festival through the Black European Creative Hub (BECH), Ascend Studios Foundation, and a host of other prestigious names add their magic to the mix.
Spanning across a rich spectrum of creative realms, ACM's 2022 edition cast its spotlight on the realms of Film & TV, Music, Dance, and Fashion. Yet, within these spotlight industries, there's room for nuanced exploration of sub-focuses such as Advertising, Games, Cultural Education, Edutainment, VR/AR, and Photography.
Diving into the heart of the matter, ACM recognizes the boundless sea of talent that flows within the Nigerian and African creative veins. Despite this, countless talents remain untapped, awaiting their moment of revelation. Even those who have glimpsed their own brilliance might be held back by the shackles of unmet potential, hindered by a lack of mentorship, guidance, and financial accessibility. With a clear mission, ACM steps in as the bridge to span these gaps, offering the knowledge, support, and access that can transform sparks into roaring flames of success. Taking charge of bringing the ACM 2022 vision to life is the capable hands of Ascend Studios Foundation. This instrumental partner guides participants through a journey of development and execution, crafting growth plans that magnify their talents and businesses. The ultimate aim is to mold ideas into commercially viable products that can shine on the global stage, carrying the essence of Africa's creative brilliance to the farthest corners of the world.
Taking charge of bringing the ACM 2022 vision to life is the capable hands of Ascend Studios Foundation. This instrumental partner guides participants through a journey of development and execution, crafting growth plans that magnify their talents and businesses. The ultimate aim is to mold ideas into commercially viable products that can shine on the global stage, carrying the essence of Africa's creative brilliance to the farthest corners of the world