Ant Mobility Funding (Southern African Region)

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has entered into a new agreement with the Harare regional office of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for the ANT Mobility Fund. The programme for the 2018 – 2020 assists in the development of a more connected cultural field in the Southern African region, while supporting transnational collaboration, circulation of relevant new work and skills/knowledge exchange.

For the current phase of its programme (2018 – 2020) Ant Mobility Funding support has been separated into two distinct and more focused streams. The first is directed at individual artists and arts practitioners and the second to bands, performing arts companies, collectives, festivals and development organisations.

Activities and Projects should involve mobility between two or more of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The primary focus of Ant Mobility (Individuals is to assist individual artists and arts professionals (curators, organisers, arts managers, etc) to be able to travel across national borders in the region for the purposes of:

  • research and project development,

  • collaboration across national borders,

  • professional exchanges,

  • and touring/presentation of work.

Successful applications will be supported for up to a maximum of ZAR 36 000/US$ 3000.

For companies, groups and organisations, the primary focus of Ant Project funding is to assist in the distribution of new and existing works to a broader Southern African audience and to enable transnational collaboration and sharing of knowledge and expertise.

Projects will be supported for up to a maximum of ZAR 60 000/US$ 5000 and applicants are expected to have or seek additional funding from other sources.

Deadline: 12 February 2018

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