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Following Kehinde Wiley and the Black Rock programme in Dakar, a new residence is opening in Marrakech for visual artists, researchers and curators from the African continent and its diaspora, whose research or production project is connected to the continent. The programme launched by the contemporary art museum MACAAL (Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden) will offer stays lasting from one to three months. Deadline: 15 July 2019.
The grant is accessible to artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and curators as well as Art groups/collectives and organisation looking to create new connections between the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. The grant is accessible to artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and curators as well as Art groups/collectives and organisation looking to create new connections between the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. The Mobility East Africa Travel Grant is co-produced by the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme, Culture and Development East Africa CDEA plus anonymous donors. Deadline: ongoing (but grant review can take up to 2 months).
VERSANT SUD est une structure associative dont la mission principale consiste à développer des projets artistiques et culturels sur deux territoires : la région Sud et des capitales d’Afrique. Peuvent candidater les jeunes artistes diplômés des écoles supérieures d'Arts et de Design de la Région Sud (France) ainsi que les artistes professionnels installés en Région Sud, de moins de 35 ans. Sont acceptées toutes les disciplines artistiques suivantes (les arts plastiques, la photographie, la peinture, le dessin, la gravure, la sculpture, etc.). Ne seront pas acceptés : la vidéo et les arts numériques. Date limite : 31 juillet 2019.
Artists and cultural operators must be resident in the African continent. The projects must be related to Morocco (from Morocco to another African country or conversely) and to performing arts disciplines (music, dance, theater..). Deadline: 30 June 2019.
Afrique Créative programme > Open call / Appel ( Burkina Faso, Morocco / Maroc, Senegal / Sénégal & Uganda / Ouganda)
The Afrique Créative programme's aim is to support the development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in order to maximise their social and economic impact. The objective of this call is to identify eight CCI entrepreneurs to take part in the Afrique Créative programme. The target countries are: Burkina Faso, Morocco, Senegal and Uganda. L'objectif du programme Afrique Créative est d'accompagner le développement des Industries Culturelles et Créatives (ICC) afin de maximiser leur impact tant au niveau social qu’économique. Le but de de cet appel est d'identifier 8 entrepreneurs ICC pour intégrer le programme Afrique Créative. Les pays concernés sont le Burkina Faso, le Maroc, le Sénégal et l'Ouganda. 15/08/2019.
Du 07 au 14 mars 2020, se tiendra à Abidjan, la 11ème édition du Marché des Arts du Spectacle d’Abidjan (MASA) ouvert aux disciplines: Conte, Danse, Humour, Musique, Théâtre, Slam. Date limite : 30 juin 2019.
Through an open call scheme, this program provides up to three-year institutional and programmatic support to active arts and culture entities based in each of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, as well as for transboundary projects that promote joint artistic collaborations, distribution, and the professionalization of arts and culture practices among those five countries and with the rest of the Arab and African regions. Deadline: 15 August 2019 (national fund). For the regional fund, there will be two separate deadlines and announcements, namely August 15 for the first deadline and October 10, 2019 for the first announcement, then November 1, 2019 for the second deadline and January 10, 2020 for the second announcement
The Film Africa Travel Grants 2019-2020 is a pilot scheme primarily aimed at filmmakers aged 18-35 working in short form film, as well as those producing virtual reality, immersive storytelling experiences and installations. However, first and second feature directors will also be considered.The purpose of this funding scheme is to enable African filmmakers to present their work in the UK, develop new contact networks and reach new audiences, whilst increasing the exposure of contemporary film and film talent from the African continent in the UK. Deadline: on a rolling basis (based on a list of film festivals).
Through the Crossing Borders programme, the organisers fund international research trips by authors, filmmakers and photographers: from China (incl. Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam, to Germany and from German-speaking countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The organisers welcome applications from authors, filmmakers and photographers who intend to gather information first hand, visit authentic sites and dare to forge their own, new perspective. The intended publication may range from literary and essayistic prose works, poetry, photo-text volumes, children’s and young adults’ literature, scripts for documentary and feature films, to radio programs and multimedia productions. Deadlines: 30 April and 31 October 2019.
The Prince Claus Fund’s Mobility Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. The Mobility Fund is now accepting applications for countries listed in the DAC List (please check it). This year, in addition to the regular support of the Mobility Fund, the Prince Claus Fund in cooperation with Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is issuing a mobility call specifically for artists and cultural practitioners from the following Asian countries: - Bangladesh - Pakistan - Cambodia - Philippines - Lao DPR - Vietnam - Myanmar - China - India - Kazakhstan - Indonesia - Malaysia - Mongolia - Thailand, and particularly from women and minority groups.
80 organisations from the cultural sector joined forces in a call to the European Institutions to take into consideration the specific needs of the sector in the context of the trilogue negotiations on the Revision of the Visa Code. Read this statement signed by On the Move and share it!
Culture Resource > Wijhat (Destinations) > International mobility fund for artists and cultural actors
Wijhat (Destinations) is a program developed by Culture Resource while merging the Mawa3eed and Tajwaal programs. It is designed to serve artists and cultural actors in the Arab region by offering grants of up to 8,000 US Dollars to support travel both within and outside the Arab region, thereby enabling the grantees to present their works to new audiences and to engage in new and diverse inter- and intra-Arab cultural exchange experiences. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but there are specific times for evaluating the applications and announcing the grantees.
Through this grants scheme, the European Cultural Foundation funds emerging artists and cultural workers of 18 years old or older in 59 countries to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration, create long-lasting collaborations and to instigate a positive change in their communities. They support all kinds of cross-border creativity - including music, visual art, theatre, dance, film, documentary, multimedia, design, photography, fashion and cultural capacity building. #steptravelgrants guidelines are updated! You can now apply for a larger grant if you choose more #sustainable ways of transport such as bus and train journeys. The deadline to apply is a minimum of 60 days before the departure date.
The Institute of International Education announced on 26 May the launch of a programme to save the lives and work of artists who face persecution in their home countries. The new Artist Protection Fund (APF), a three-year pilot programme supported by a $2.79 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in countries where they can safely continue their work and plan for their future.
World Cultures Connect, a new international networking platform for the cultural and creative sectors
World Cultures Connect is an online meeting place for cultural managers and creative or artistic professionals to promote their work and services, discover and connect with new partners, tools and resources to support their international work. This newly launched project allows any individual or organisation to create a free profile to join a community of international artists and organisations talking about artistic exchange, global mobility and new opportunities. Join today and start connecting!