Open Call: Sub-Saharan Africa New Art New Audiences

Posted: Jun, 21st 2019 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

nAnA (new Art new Audiences) is an annual grant which 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 focused on projects by African and British artists, arts organisations, and art collectives that showcase new creative work to 18 to 35-year-old audiences.

NANA KEY INFORMATION

  • nAnA will fund 10 new projects in 2019;
  • Projects must be 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. 
  • Projects can bid for up to £30,000. 
  • As well as granting major projects at £30,000 we welcome experimental project proposals in the range of £5,000 to £10,000.
  • Artists, arts organisations and/or art collectives must connect to co-create, co-facilitate or co-produce new art together.  
  • nAnA 2019 is particularly interested in supporting projects by artists, arts organisations and/or art collectives that already have, and want to build upon, cross country collaborations and connections. New partnerships are also encouraged and British Council are offering support to identify arts partners in the UK and the Sub-Saharan Africa region;
  • There are no restrictions on art forms and there are no restrictions on themes.

Past projects awarded grants included: Neon's The Things We Do global collaboration exploring the homogenisation of design, Diana Opti's Textile Print Project which brought designers and visual artists together to reimagine African textiles, Salooni a pop-up hair salon exploring the politics woven through and straightened out of black hair and ZineFutures East Africa which encourages the creation, viewing, and discussion of illustrated storytelling through easy to produce art zines and books.

new Art new Audiences - Q&A's from British Council Connect ZA on Vimeo.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 23:59PM, 1 JULY 2019, UTC

FULL DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY CAN BE FOUND ON THE BRITISH COUNCIL ARTS WEBSITE 

For East Africa & UK Arts Focus click here 

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