Fund for Burkina Faso's culture and tourism professionals

Burkina Faso
Type of institution
National Government
  • Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
    • Compensation for loss of income
Type of measure
Emergency response

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism announced the creation of a 1.25 billion CFA francs (US$ 2.1 million) fund, for the benefit of cultural actors, stressing that, in addition to this sectoral measure, cross-cutting economic measures relating to the economy as a whole have been taken by the President, providing for support for other sectors that have suffered harm as a result of COVID-19, including tourism. To that end, a committee of about ten members, including civil society and public actors, was set up to identify the damage suffered, determine the criteria and conditions for providing support for each situation and formulate recommendations for the revitalization of the cultural and tourism sector. The management of the grant to the cultural sector will be entrusted to the Cultural and Tourism Development Fund and the Burkina Faso Copyright Office. 

(See Burkina/Coronavirus: More than one billion 25 million FCFA to help cultural and tourism actors)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Media Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts