The Artists in Development Programme (AiD) is an initiative coordinated by UNESCO's Arts and Cultural Enterprise Division with funding from the Norwegian government. The programme is designed to foster skills among artists and creators in developing countries that can be turned into income-generating activities.
Launched in 1999, the first phase of AiD, consisted of a series of ten workshops in diverse artistic disciplines in all regions of the world. The second phase that started in 2004 focuses on capacity-building for cultural enterprises.
The Artists in Development website is designed to be a resource tool for artists and cultural operators, stimulating creativity and providing support for cultural enterprise development. The site centralises training materials used in the AiD workshops as well as resources relevant to cultural enterprise development.