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British Council new Art, new Audience (nAnA) Programme 2019 for Sub-Saharan African Creatives

British Council’s East Africa Arts programme invites cultural partners in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa regions (East, West, Southern).to submit an expression of interest for new Art new Audiences.

Application Deadline: 1st July, 2019

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries:

  • The United Kingdom: England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
  • East Africa: Ethiopia | Kenya | Rwanda | South Sudan | Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda
  • Southern Africa: Botswana | Malawi | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Zambia | Zimbabwe
  • West Africa: Ghana | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone

About the Award: new Art new Audiences aims to be a catalyst for the creation of new art that reaches new audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. The call is interested in projects that showcase new art to 18 to 35-year-old audiences who haven’t seen your art before in the following art forms: architecture, design and fashion; film; music; dance and theatre; creative economy; cultural skills; literature; visual arts; and any combination of art forms.

We are looking for projects between the UK and two Sub-Saharan Africa regions (East, West, Southern). At least three different countries must be involved in the project, each project must have at least one UK partner and at least one partner from Sub-Saharan Africa (from the countries specified below in ‘eligible countries’).

Type: Contest

Eligibility: There are no restrictions on art forms and there are no restrictions on themes.

  • Applicants can apply as an individual artist(s), an arts organisation(s) or an art collective(s);
  • Each project must focus on the creation of a new piece, or a new body of art;
  • At least three different countries must be involved in the project, with at least two of these countries being from the East African region (and from the countries specified above);
  • nAnA focuses on supporting art sectors within cities from the countries specified – artists, artworks and audiences must be connected to cities;
  • Each project must focus on reaching an 18 to 35-year-old face to face, and online audience. nAnA aims to increase the visibility and awareness of new contemporary art from East Africa and the UK. The engagement of an online and/or face to face audience is therefore essential;
  • All key contributors involved in the project must be between 18 and 35-years-old;
  • The projects can be match funded by other financial partners;
  • Applicants can apply more than once to new Art new Audiences;
  • Those who received nAnA 2018 grants (either primary or secondary partner) are also eligible to apply to nAnA 2019. However a primary nAnA 2018 partner cannot apply as the lead partner for nAnA 2019;
  • All projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving funds from the British Council;
  • A mid-project report and an end of project report will be expected in order to receive payment, a template will be provided for these reports;
  • The project must be administrated by one person or organisation. They must have a bank account and a national ID in order to receive funds. They must also be responsible for the mid-project, end of project report, and for the externals communications of the project;
  • 70% of funds will be granted upon signing a contract with the British Council, the remaining 30% of funds will be granted upon submitting your mid-project report.

Number of Awardees: 10 projects will be selected

Value of Programme: Up to £30,000 will be allocated to each project

How to Apply: To apply, download application form from the downloads section in the programme webpage (link below)

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: British Council

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