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Call for Applications: ANT Adaptation Fund for Arts Professionals and Organisations in Zimbabwe and Zambia

How do we not only survive the current moment, but reimagine the future for cultural work and an interconnected, thriving cultural field on the continent? Pro Helvetia Johannesburg invites arts professionals and organisations in Zimbabwe and Zambia to apply for support to develop and realise adapted working practices, novel approaches to individual and organisational sustainability, and the growth of new networks and markets with the rest of the continent. Activities and Projects should take place between July and December 2021. Deadline: 6 June 2021.

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Afrique Créative > Second appel

Afrique Créative est un programme d’incubation qui vise la structuration du secteur des industries culturelles et créatives (ICC) en Afrique. En accompagnant et en renforçant les capacités des entrepreneur.e.s sélectionné.e.s, Afrique Créative veut soutenir une croissance durable porteuse de changement. Les pays cibles sont : Burkina Faso ; Cameroun ; Côte d’Ivoire ; Ghana ; Maroc ; Ouganda ; République démocratique du Congo ; Sénégal ; Tunisie. Date limite : 23 mai 2021.

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Pro Helvetia > Connect South Africa (South Africa / Switzerland)

Connect South Africa will grant a funded residency to one artist from Switzerland and one artist from Southern, East or West Africa, with residency activities split between CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva and the array of optical and radio astronomy observatories across rural and urban South Africa. Connect South Africa invites submissions from artists with a distinct interest in an interdisciplinary approach, and a keen engagement with scientific thinking and fundamental science. Deadline: 26 May 2021.

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"CRÉER EN AFRIQUE CENTRALE" > First call for proposals

The first call for proposals is open to organizations legally registered in one of the following Central African countries: Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tome and Principe and Chad. Partnerships with other entities in the subregion, other ACP countries and Europe are encouraged. One of the axis of the call is related to projects aimed at facilitating access to national, regional and international markets as well as the circulation, dissemination and promotion of goods and services. Deadline: 8 June 2021.

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Medinea > Intercultural and Improvised Music Training Sessions (Portugal, Tunisia, France, Italy)

Medinea (MEDiterranean INcubator of Emerging Artists) supports the professional integration of young Mediterranean musicians. It is now inviting applications for four training sessions in Lisbon (Portugal), Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia), Aix-en-Provence (France), and Nuoro (Italy) to explore intercultural and improvised music with the help of the jazzman and composer Fabrizio Cassol. Each session has its own dates and deadline.

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Institut des Afriques > Appel à contributions pour un observatoire des artistes et acteurs culturels issus des diasporas africaine et caribéenne

L’Institut des Afriques met en œuvre un observatoire des artistes et acteurs culturels issus des diasporas africaine et caribéenne. L’objectif est de faciliter les coopérations entre les acteurs culturels. Cet observatoire prendra la forme d’une cartographie numérique et interactive dont la parution est prévue en 2021. Vous pouvez y contribuer en remplissant un formulaire en ligne. Cet Observatoire est réalisé avec le soutien de l’Institut français à Paris et de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine ainsi qu’avec l’appui de Trace.

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Fonds de mobilité Indianocéanique / Institut français

Le Fonds de mobilité Indianocéanique est un programme de la mission de coopération culturelle Afrique et Caraïbes de l'Institut français avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture (Directions des affaires culturelles de La Réunion et de Mayotte et Direction générale de la création artistique). Ce programme soutient la mobilité à l’intérieur de la zone Indianocéanique (pays membres de la COI - l’Union des Comores ; la France au titre de La Réunion ; Madagascar ; Maurice ; les Seychelles.- et les départements français d’outre-mer de l’océan Indien) et en direction du Mozambique, de la Tanzanie et du Kenya. Date limite : 24 août 2021.

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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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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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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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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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Prince Claus Fund > Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme (Disaster relief for cultural heritage)

The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provides quick help to evacuate, stabilise or rescue cultural heritage under imminent threat of destruction or damaged by man-made disasters, natural disasters or conflict.

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