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Cultural Exchange Open Call

Providing grants for cultural organisations, festivals, artists, and creatives between the countries of SSA and the UK to build networks, collaborate and develop markets​ and share artists’ work with audiences.

This will include research, new connections, and new art co-creation, for artists, arts organisations, festivals, arts professionals, creative sector researchers.

Launch: 28 July | Applications open: 2 August | Deadline 8 September 2021

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Creative Economy

The Creative Economy 2021/2 funding round will focus on supporting the creative economies in 8 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide young people with the skills, opportunities and knowledge that they need to build sustainable creative enterprises.

This will include mentoring, business incubation and acceleration, and peer networks. For cultural and Creative Organisations and Institutions based in the UK and one of Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa will be invited to jointly develop content for Creative Economy SSA Arts.

Launch: early August 2021

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Ignite Culture

Ignite Culture is a new and exciting grant facility for the cultural and creative sectors in 14 countries in Eastern Africa! This Eastern Africa focused fund is part of the global ACP-EU Culture Programme which is being implemented by HEVA, in partnership with the British Council Kenya with the financial contribution of the European Union, and with further support from the Organisation of ACP (African, Carribean and Pacific) States. The call goes live on the 9th of August 2021.

This funding will help successful applicants develop programs and projects to grow their own ventures, and do cultural work and support within their target communities.

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Creative Economy E-learning Programme

Through our Creative Economy E-learning Programme, you will be able to enter into a funnel of sustained support which includes mentoring, coaching, incubation and acceleration to help you develop your ideas and take your business to the next level of growth.  

The programme is comprised of three e-learning modules:

•Creative Entrepreneurship

•Social Impact through Entrepreneurship

•Creative Economy Policy

Pre-register your interest now for the September 2021 launch