On Friday, the 21st of September 2018 the first Call for proposals of the ‘Culture at Work Africa – Promoting the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development’ was successfully closed. In total 253 applications were received covering 15 African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The objective of the call is to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations. The evaluation process of the received applications will take place in the following weeks and the results of the selected projects will be announced in the beginning of November 2018. ‘Culture at Work Africa’ is a project co-funded by the European Union and implemented by Interarts, Arterial Network, Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR, Culture et Développement, Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa – CERAV/Afrique, Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, International Music Council – IMC, Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments – UCLG. (Photo by Steven Van on Unsplash).