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Goethe-Institut > The Burden of Memory

The Burden of Memory is a platform for cultural practitioners from Africa who work on confronting Germany’s colonial past in their countries in various artistic forms. Artists and cultural practitioners of all art genres from Burundi, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Togo are invited to apply for funding for cross-border co-production projects dealing with (German) colonial past and its impacts on contemporary society. Deadline: 11 July 2020.

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Institut français > Des mots à la scène

« Des mots à la scène » est un fonds de production des écritures dramaturgiques contemporaines d'Afrique et des Caraïbes lancé par l'Institut français. Il vise à valoriser les auteurs du Sud peu connus ou joués en favorisant la production de nouvelles mises en scène. Il est financé par le ministère de la Culture. En raison des difficultés liées aux mobilités internationales qui impacteront le monde les prochains mois, le dispositif « Des mots à la scène » sera plus flexible pour soutenir les premières séquences in-situ des créations . Il s’adressera aussi aux auteurs de la diaspora en 2020. Date limite: 15 septembre 2020.

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Africalia > Creativity is Life Support Grants

In response to the global health crisis, Africalia wants to support artists in their creative dynamics by setting up the ‘Creativity is life’ grants. This punctual response aims to support the production of artistic works during, in reaction to, or following the crisis. Applicants should be resident in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, or Zimbabwe. Deadline: 2 June 2020.

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Art Jameel > Research and Practice Platform

Art Jameel's research and practice platform for independent practitioners intends to primarily support those who work on a per-project basis and whose practices have been affected by programme cancellations and project changes, locally or globally, due to COVID-19. The programme is open to all practitioners based in the Middle East and North Africa region. Grants can be used for a number of activities, including experimenting with new digital formats. Deadline: 7 June 2020.

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Langues d’Afrique et PRIX RECREATRALES 2020 > Appels ouverts (Burkina Faso)

Dans le cadre de leur 11e édition les Récréâtrales ont lancé deux appels à textes: un appel à Textes pour le cycle de lectures langues d'Afrique 2020 et appel à textes pour le Prix Récréatrales 2020. Date limite : 15 juin 2020.

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Prince Claus Fund > Mobility Grant for Women and Minority Groups / Mobility Grant in and from Africa

The Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with ASEF and the British Council, is offering two targeted mobility grants which support travel costs. One supports mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young, women and/or disabled artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The other supports emerging artists and cultural practitioners from artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand. Deadlines: on hold.

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L’Art Rue > Call for Creation Residencies 2020 (Tunisia)

L’Art Rue, a Tunisian association carrying out citizens’ and innovative art projects in public spaces, is offering two residency sessions for artists of any discipline from the Middle East and Africa. The first will take place from September to December 2020, and the second from January to April 2021. Regardless of which session(s) artists attend, all successful applicants must also participate in a thinking laboratory, taking place 5-18 October 2020. Deadline: 20 April 2020 (sessions 1 & 2) / 30 June 2020 (session 2 only).

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European Cultural Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo > STEP travel grants

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. STEP travel grants closed its application procedure on December 2, 2019 In line with ECF’s new 2020 – 25 strategy, the team behind STEP is currently reviewing all their mobility support tools. Stay tuned for new cultural mobility and European experience programmes in 2020. The ECF e-zine will keep you up to date (

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British Council and Prince Claus Fund > _in Motion Mobility Grant

The British Council, and Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development are issuing a Call for Proposals to support Mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The mobility fund is aimed at artists and cultural professionals from the following African countries who are looking to strengthen their cultural practice: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Applications must be received at least 8 weeks before the intended date of travel.

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British Council > East Africa _in Motion Grant

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).

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Mobility Fund by Prince Claus Fund

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). The Fund is currently closed. Stay tuned for further updates.

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80 organisations sign a joint statement on the revision of the Schengen Code of visas

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!

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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.

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Institute of International Education (USA) > New programme to assist threatened artists

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.

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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!

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