Music in Africa Foundation > Music in Africa Live Digital Showcase Grants


The Music In Africa Foundation is inviting music industry practitioners based in Africa to apply for grants from its recently launched Music In Africa Live (MIAL) project, which aims to support musicians and the industry at large to navigate challenges and new realities introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covering all African countries, the aim of MIAL is to offer financial support to operators, to enable them to create high-quality works and promote, market and showcase their content to a wider global audience, primarily via digital means, and to facilitate the creation and dissemination of educational content with a view to upskill and enable professionals to adjust and adopt to the needs of the changing music industry.

MIAL will seek to enable musicians to earn income from digital live performances while also supporting capacity-building projects that develop critical skills among professionals using digital means.

Applications are open for two categories of grants:

  • Showcase grants: The showcase grants support the production of high-quality digital live concerts with African musicians, with an emphasis on professional productions that offer real exposure, potential export opportunities and generally more opportunities for participants.

  • Capacity-building grants: The capacity-building grants are open to digitally deliver initiatives that develop relevant critical skills for music professionals to navigate new challenges and the transformations of the industry, especially those introduced by the pandemic.

Projects applied for must start from 15 October 2020 onwards and must be completed by 15 December 2020.

This opportunity is open to companies or organisations in need of financial assistance to produce professional, high-quality digital live performances as described in this call. While only companies and organisations can apply, they must be able to demonstrate that their projects will primarily benefit musicians by offering them paid performance opportunities and exposure as described in this call. The applicant (company/organisation) must be based in Africa.

Grants range from €5000 – 8000.

Deadline: 26 September 2020

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