Apply To The East Africa _in Motion Grant

Posted: Jun, 22nd 2019 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

Calling all East African artists and cultural practitioners!

Apply for a Mobility East Africa Travel Grant for your chance to participate, engage and explore contemporary art across East Africa.

Why Mobility?

We see mobility as movement, but also as building relationships and creating connections. 

We believe mobility is both travelling across national borders and also collaborating with new communities that are right around your corner. 

The East Africa Travel Grant, therefore, supports mobility for East African artists that facilitate meaningful connections to nurture, inspire and/or catalyse your work.

Who is the Grant for?

•The grant is accessible to artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and curators as well as Art groups/collectives and organisation looking to create new connections between the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.

•Successful applicants will be expected to share their travel experience through the creation and distribution of a 3 minute video.

•To follow the journeys we’ve supported so far, have a look at some of the grantees stories here; 

The Mobility East Africa Travel Grant is co-produced by the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme, Culture and Development East Africa CDEA plus anonymous donors.

Selection Criteria

The selection team will be looking for applications that:

•Show generous and innovative ways of sharing your travel experience with others, both online and offline;

•Demonstrate a clear connection to how this travel experience will support your artistic practice;

•Exhibit an interest in building community and connections between artists and art sectors in East Africa. Note: in order to ensure your travel will be embedded into context, the application should describe at least one community/person/organisation that you will connect to in the host location you are travelling to. 

The East Africa _in Motion Travel Grant offers up to the value of £1,000 per person and up to £5000 per collective/group/organization (Paid in local currency)

This fund is exclusively for East African nationals and residents looking to travel to, or within, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.

You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application but unfortunately, due to the high demand for this grant, we shall only contact successful applicants.

For more info & further details to apply for a travel grant to participate in an East Africa Arts event click here

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