Africalia > Creativity is Life Support Grants


No country or area is spared by covid-19, and the population is largely locked down. The cultural and creative field is particularly affected: they are the first sector that had to stop its activities and will likely be the last to start up again.

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. The goal is to give a voice and a space for expression to artists from a variety of backgrounds, focusing on emerging artists’ works, with the aim of making cultural actors – who are little highlighted and particularly vulnerable to this crisis – ‘visible’ and ‘audible’.

Africalia’s objective is to allocate 50 grants with a contribution of €1500 per artist, in its countries of intervention: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda.

Proposals can respond to two topics:

  • ‘Here and now’: Inspiration: during this unprecedented situation, the artist is offering a reflection on the Covid period, a look at society, an escape, a message of hope...

  • ‘Thinking the world of tomorrow’: in order to participate in building a more sustainable and fairer future, the artist is offering their vision, questions, ideas, and creativity... What will the post-crisis world be like: can we reinvent it?

Deadline: 2 June 2020

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