Prince Claus Fund / British Council: Mentorship Award Moving Narratives Cycle 2

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© Cycle 1 Moving Narratives Awardee Mark Teh, "Baling" (2016). Photo by Kazoumi Furuya.

Moving Narratives is a multi-disciplinary mentorship programme, which supports artists to explore and strengthen creative practices that reconsider historical legacies and explore emancipatory movements. 

A partnership between the Prince Claus Fund and British Council, each year Moving Narratives brings together 12 socially and politically engaged mid-career artists and cultural practitioners (± 7–15 years of relevant professional experience) working across diverse mediums and approaches.

Supported by four mentors, participants are encouraged to collectively experiment, exchange, and develop artistic strategies that address dominant narratives and the inequalities they sustain. The programme invites applications from artists who are active within their local communities, and it prioritises practices that focus on intersectional and critical approaches that challenge dominant worldviews and discourses.

To foster conversations and collaborations within the cohort, and to support each artist in their practice, the programme includes workshops, reading groups, guest talks, and peer-to-peer review sessions. Most of the activities are online, but the cohort comes together twice in person for the Lab Weeks (six-day intensive mentoring sessions). Within the programme, the cohort collectively creates a joint project in the form of a printed publication and online platform.

Applicants must live and work in eligible countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

Each participant receives an award of 10,000 EUR to work on the project or body of work outlined in their application. The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council cover the costs related to the mentorship programme itself, including travel expenses, visa costs, and stay.

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