British Council Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants 2019 for young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa (£2,500 grant)

Application Deadline: 18:00 (GMT) on 8 March 2019.

O Conselho Britânico is aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as building connections, we aim to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK.

With this in mind, we are seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations, curators or programmers working in any of the following art forms – Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film – to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to connect with the local contemporary art sectors, and undertake their own professional research to be shared with a wider UK sector in their chosen field. The trips should take place between April 2019 and March 2020.

Research may take the form of meeting with potential artists and partners; finding out more about your chosen art form’s ecosystem in a country or countries; gaining an understanding of art trends in Sub-Saharan Africa; meeting arts organisations and/or attending events and festivals with a view to programming or curating work in the UK.

Aims of the programme
Esta oportunidade visa:

  • facilitar as ambições do setor criativo do Reino Unido de se conectar com jovens criadores africanos e profissionais de arte que são 18 para 35 anos de idade;
  • aumentar as oportunidades para as organizações artísticas e indivíduos britânicos visitarem as cidades africanas e obterem mais informações sobre o setor de arte local escolhido;
  • Incentivar e apoiar o desenvolvimento de redes que liguem os setores de artes do Reino Unido e da África Subsaariana a longo prazo;
  • ampliar as oportunidades para profissionais de arte na África Subsaariana se conectarem com organizações artísticas e profissionais de arte do Reino Unido.

Países cobertos

The countries covered under the programme (in which the British Council operates) are: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The grants

The British Council will award up to nine grants of £2,500 (each) to proposals to undertake research of your chosen artistic sector & travel in the Sub-Saharan Region between April 2019 and March 2020. We will be considering a geographical spread across the continent when assessing applications.

Previous research trips

Andrew Kelly, Director of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, received a research grant to travel to the Ake Festival in Nigeria in October 2018. You can read a blog about his experience aqui.

Como aplicar

Se você estiver interessado em aplicar, faça o download e leia a chamada aberta completa aqui, que inclui detalhes dos critérios de elegibilidade e como se inscrever. O prazo final da inscrição é 18: 00 (GMT) no 8 March 2019.

Para maiores informações:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants

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