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The Space Between

The Space Between is a project that brings to life the spaces in a city that form part of the creative ecosystem, encouraging young creative communities to engage with, map and showcase spaces and initiatives in their cities in exploratory ways.

Mamy Tall

The Space Between is a four day collaboration and research experience which will take place from the 30 March - 3 April 2020, during which five creative entrepreneurs/artists from Dakar will collectively map the spaces, initiatives and people that make up the creative ecosystem in their city.

The aim of the programme is to develop creative mapping skills and showcase the creative and cultural potential of the city through its spaces and initiatives. We want to support grassroots infrastructure and ensure that spaces and the young creative community to be enterprising and self-sustaining and will do this by:

  • Scoping: An ecosystem mapping of Dakar’s creative and cultural space, initiatives and opportunities, through experimentation and exchange.
  • Training: Train project participants in professional development skills.
  • Networking: Facilitate networking, dialogue and exchange between Dakar’s young creative community.
  • Capacity-Building: Identifying opportunities to support the creative community to evidence the value of creative economies to societies and supporting. 

The selected participants will be joined by an interdisciplinary group of Senegalese and UK facilitators. Together, they will develop a piece of living research on the Dakar creative ecosystem, in an exploratory and creative way.


We are looking for a UK facilitator and/or team to collaboratively lead a research and development experience with a Senegalese consultant at the end of March 2020 in Dakar, Senegal.